40 Nutella Recipes That Just Might Beat Eating It Straight from the Jar
There’s no cure for a bad day like eating Nutella—the creamy hazelnut-cocoa spread with a massive cult following—straight from the jar. But if you put down the spoon and take a quick look at your pantry, odds are you can put the chocolatey delicacy to better use in a dessert, like cookies, milkshakes and more. Here are 40 Nutella recipes that will make you think twice before devouring the whole jar.
3. Nutella Pancakes
In case you’re all out of tricks for getting your kids out of bed in the morning, you need to see our trick for sneaking a melty Nutella core in the center of each flapjack (OK, we’ll tell—we freeze it into small rounds then plop them in the batter once it’s in the pan.)
19. Caramel-Stuffed Nutella Cookies
Instead of filling them with the iconic spread, Nutella is a main ingredient in the cookie dough itself. Here, store-bought caramels are wrapped in the dough and baked until gooey.
21. Salted Pretzel Nutella Fudge Milkshake with Malted Milk Whipped Cream
We don’t care how cold it is outside—you can safely assume that we’re in the mood for these Insta-worthy sippers all year round.
22. Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch Truffles
Since there’s Nutella in the batter, rolling it into balls can get a bit sticky. So, dust your palms with cocoa powder and let the dough dry out a bit before tackling.
24. Triple-Chocolate Nutella Pop-Tarts
You’ll never look at the store-bought kind the same way again after trying these. Chocolate makes its way into these treats through Dutch cocoa powder, chocolate extract, Nutella and chocolate sprinkles.
27. Brown Butter, Vanilla Bean and Nutella-Swirled Rice Krispie Treats
We can picture your kids squealing with joy already after finding these in their lunch boxes.
28. Hazelnut Nutella Cookies
Unlike a lot of cookie recipes that call for Nutella, this one puts hazelnuts’ buttery, nutty flavor front and center by including a whole cup of them in the dough.
29. Peanut Butter Banana Cake with Creamy Nutella Frosting
Thanks to buttermilk, shortening and mashed bananas in the batter, this cake is bound to turn out impossibly moist.
32. Cream Cheese Cookies with Nutella Glaze
Warning: Once you know how to make the simple Nutella glaze, you’ll want to put it on everything.
33. Nutella Meringues
We can’t decide what we love most, the low-lift recipe or the pretty swirls of Nutella in each meringue. To marble, just drizzle Nutella over each unbaked cookie, then swirl the back of a spoon over it to combine.
34. Peanut Butter Nutella Pretzel and Peanut Snack Mix
No-bake? Check. Sweet *and* salty? Check. Littered with rainbow sprinkles? You bet.
35. Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies
We’re firm believers that chocolate chip cookies are flawless as is. But a creamy pool of hazelnut-cocoa spread in the middle of one certainly couldn’t hurt.
36. Nutella-Swirled Banana Muffins
The riper the bananas, the sweeter the muffins. Feel free to go wild with add-ins, like honey-roasted peanuts, chopped walnuts or peanut butter chips.
37. Strawberry-Nutella Cheesecake
Strawberries are tasty. Nutella-dipped strawberries are delicious. Make them the crowning glory on this Greek yogurt cheesecake with Oreo crust and they’re straight-up heavenly.
38. S’mores Waffles with Nutella and Toasted Coconut
While the waffle is still in the iron, slather it with Nutella, add a layer of mini marshmallows and sandwich the halves. Once pressed, the fillings will melt just right.
40. Two-Ingredient Homemade Nutella
When you’re in the mood for Nutella but don’t have a jar on hand, lean on this ridiculously simple substitute. All it takes is a little patience and a blender or food processor.