Yay - it's Chocolate Friday!! First, I have to thank all my awesome readers and friends for so much great input and support this week! I loved all the feedback on Monday about what age to leave a child home alone and then your sweet comments and thoughts on yesterday's post. You all are the BEST! And you deserve some yummy chocolate, so here it is!
As you know, I'm a part of the Nutella Challenge at bell'alimento and that means I need to come up with a Nutella recipe once a month for a few months. Very stressful for me - the recipe Follower! I managed to come up with Mini Nutella Cheesecakes and Nutella Popcorn so far. I actually squeaked out another successful Nutella creation! Whew!
And since I created the recipe all by myself, I think this definitely qualifies for Do It Yourself Day over at A Soft Place To Land! Go link up your projects! And I'm linking it to Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam where you can find lots of yummy recipes!
I present you with Nutella Bites! Er, I may have sampled
several a few to make sure that they were good enough for you. :)
No, I don't mean bites from the jar, but I must say, when you put a bunch of Nutella in a cute little measuring cup like this - it makes you want to just grab a spoon and eat it!
Choose your favorite coating for the Nutella Bites. I used crushed pretzels and crumbled toasted almond slices. The crushed pretzels are my fave because of the salty/sweet combo, but after more sampling, it should be noted that the pretzel bits can get a little stale after a couple of days (they probably won't last that long though). You could try other coatings - maybe coconut or hazelnuts?
These are the almond-coated bites.
And here are the pretzel-coated bites.
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 cup butter, softened1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup coarsely crushed pretzels (if eating in less than 2 days) or other coating of choice
Mix first 4 ingredients together until well-mixed. Shape into 1-inch size balls. Dip in crushed pretzels or coating of choice until well-coated. Can shape into balls first or chill first. Hard to shape when soft, but coat easily. Easy to shape after chilled, but harder to coat. Chill to firm and store in refrigerator. Best eaten after sitting at room temp for a few minutes to soften slightly. Makes 24 balls...or it would if you didn't sample too much. :) The recipe can be easily doubled.
What do you think of that? I hope you get to try them! Keep me posted on great coatings you use! You can find more great Nutella recipes at bell' alimento!
~ Nutella Biscotti
~ Nutella Popcorn
~ Mini Nutella Cheesecakes
~ Nutella Macadamia Cake
~ Nutella S'Mores Cake
Have a wonderful chocolate-filled day!
I'm linking this up to the Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap!