Nuts for Nutella

June 7, 2011

Nutella, a chocolate-hazelnut spread, has captured the hearts of Americans.  Dare I say that it holds a place in the pantry next to our beloved peanut butter.  Nutella was first developed in Italy by pastry chef  Pietro Ferrero in the 1940's.  There was a shortage on chocolate products due to World War II so Mr. Ferrero decided to supplement his product with hazelnuts as a way to ration his chocolate supply. Now Nutella is sold in 75 countries and a favorite spread among kids and adults alike.  Here are five different ways to use your jar of Nutella.

1. Nutella Smores

2. Nutella Brownies

3. Banana Nutella Pancakes

4. Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

5. Strawberry and Nutella Croissant Panini

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Rach and Me's picture

I LOVE Nutella!! Nutella s'mores are my absolute favorite!!! Although, Nutella anything is pretty perfect!

Mom's picture

Nutella has 0 saturated fat but it has 200 calories in 2 TBS due to the high sugar content (21 grams in 2 TBS). 50% of the calories come from fat...despite all of this, it is super delicious and i love it...makes a great treat for kids and adults alike.

Midgeve's picture

I love Nutella so much I can't have it in the house. Adding Nutella to a chocolate cheesecake recipe and dusting the top with ground Hazelnuts is divine!