Friday, October 30, 2009

The Nutella Challenge: Nutella Bites

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.

Nutella Bites

1/2  cup Nutella
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 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!

If you like Nutella, try my other Nutella recipes:

 ~ 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!


  1. Those look really good, and easy to make! We've been eating Nutella on bread, but your way is much more creative. :)

  2. Wow, those look SO good. Like they'd go great with this coffee I'm drinkin'! lol

    I'm missing on the link up today (DSL is messed up-dial up is THUMBS DOWN) because I've got lots of stuff going on. But know that I am baking a chocolate birthday cake for my teen, more choc. amish friendship bread, and some choc. cupcakes!

    Happy Chocolate Friday~

    Lisa @
    All That and a Box of Rocks

  3. Those look absolutely yummy my friend. I got your package today and those weren't in them! But the Hershey nuggets were a treat.

    Big your a nut for nutella size hugs to you!!

  4. Oh, yum! And I just happen to have an open jar of Nutella that is just begging to be used up! Think I know what the kids and I are making this weekend :) I received my teapot this afternoon. It is so CUTE! I can't wait to show it off in the morning! Thanks again!

  5. I am going to have to try these. I opened a jar of nutella this week and have eaten half of it. I just like to dip pretzels in it and eat it. Oh how I love Nutella.

  6. If you are holding a jar of Nutella in our house you may be attacked!! I've seen my kids chase each other holding a spoon!

    Lisa Q

  7. Oh how yummy!!!! I love Nutella. Thankfully I'm the only one in my family that does ;)

  8. Lisa those are awesome. I think I could safely eat a few dozen myself! & btw nothing wrong with bites out of the jar ; )

  9. I've still never tried Nutella! This looks so good though! I will have to try this.

  10. Oh, my !I love Nutella! This sounds amazingly delish, too!

  11. I love nutella, so good swirled with vanilla icecream.

  12. OMG! Danger!!!!

    I just made some Nutella yesterday...I never realized how easy it is to make. And soo soo soo very good. I'm trying really hard not to think about it otherwise I'll go eat it all!

  13. Oh WOW!!! and yes YUMMY!!! YUM!!! THANKS!!! for the GREAT!!! recipe.

  14. pumpkin pie, gingersnaps, & marshmallows ~ thanks for this!

  15. oh, p.s., I shared the link to this yummy pie on my twitter page today!


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