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Janet from Richmond Aug 3, 2006 01:47 PM

I discovered Nutella yesterday and believe this could turn into a bad, bad thing. I bought some croissants and this morning for breakfast sliced one and smeared each half with Nutella. Now I am trying not to simply go get the jar of Nutella and a spoon ::::sigh::::

What else can I do with it?

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  1. macca RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 3, 2006 01:49 PM

    Love it!! Will be interested to see the suggestions. I use it on toast, and it is great on crepes. But I am sure there will be lots more suggestions for us to enjoy.

    1. chocolate chick RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 3, 2006 02:09 PM

      Truffles. Melt 1 lb of good milk chocolate and stir in 1/2 cup of nutella. Let cool to room temperature and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. roll into 1 inch balls and dip into tempered dark chocolate.


      Make vanilla shortbread cookies. Sandwich nutella between them and dip half or the whole thing in tempered dark chocolate.

      I love nutella too.

      1. pescatarian RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 3, 2006 02:10 PM

        nutella and peanut butter on a toasted english muffin

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          amysuehere RE: pescatarian Aug 3, 2006 02:13 PM

          same as above but add bananas....

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          weez RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 3, 2006 02:15 PM

          Just had this last weekend at Notti Bianche in D.C.: Sugar coated donut holes filled with Nutella and hazelnut gelato in a small bowl of chilled espresso. (also topped w/ whipped cream & chocolate pcs.) Great combination.

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            CookieWeasel RE: weez Oct 19, 2009 03:04 PM

            Here's a similar one: A dollop of Nutella inside aebleskiver!

          2. jennaroo RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 3, 2006 02:21 PM

            I cannot open a jar of Nutella. Once opened it will soon be gone. I mostly eat it straight up. I had it on crepes and they were by far the best crepes I had ever had. So far I have only had the "Nutella" brand. I know that Zinngermans sells a chocolate hazelnut spread, but it is so pricey, I have not tried it yet, although one day I will order it. They make it sound like heaven.

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              rumgum RE: jennaroo Aug 3, 2006 05:49 PM

              Nutella on crepes w/ bananas IS the best!!

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                julesrules RE: rumgum Aug 4, 2006 03:58 AM

                Ultimate crepe I used to get in Montreal: nutella and bananas and strawberries, and just a mist of grand marnier. I think these were all the toppings the crepe place had.

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                  jjb75 RE: julesrules Sep 28, 2006 04:24 AM

                  nutella and orange marmalade crepes!

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                mwright RE: jennaroo Oct 17, 2006 04:41 PM

                I think they put crack in it -- my daughter has only had it once and it is all she talks about. I don't dare try it myself....

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                mrsjoujou RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 3, 2006 03:47 PM

                If you think the nutella that you can buy in this country is good you should try the european nutella. I brought one back from paris and there is a big difference in taste. The american nutella has hydrogenated oil.
                You can smear nutella on waffles and make dessert pizza with nutella and strawberries.

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                  CulinaryKate RE: mrsjoujou Aug 4, 2006 02:04 PM

                  there are a couple of select places you can find the good euro stuff, which i totally agree is amazingly better than the crap they sell here (yes, it's possible!)

                  I like mine with a nice chewy baguette

                  It's also pretty damn good with peanutbutter

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                    yogakate RE: CulinaryKate Apr 7, 2008 08:23 AM

                    Does anyone know where I can purchase organic nutella - or European hazelnut spread? I would prefer a product that is not made with artificial vanilla and hydrogenated peanut oil.

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                    missclaudy RE: mrsjoujou Aug 6, 2006 10:46 PM

                    An Italian friend, a food fiend, told me that there are animal byproducts(and I DO mean bybroducts) in nutella. Anyone know anything about this? I bought some home made organic nutella in Italy at a food fair and I haven't been the same since.

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                      LisaAZ RE: missclaudy Aug 7, 2006 12:40 AM

                      My US label ingredients read sugar, peanut oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, skimmed milk, reduced mineral whey, partially hydrogenated peanut oil, soy lecithin, vanillin. I believe the Euro version uses a different type of oil but I can't quite believe either contains any animal byproducts. Have to say though it could contain tripe and rat's ears and I'd still eat it by the spoonsfull.

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                      212 RE: mrsjoujou Oct 20, 2006 03:51 AM

                      the one from Europe is even creamier!

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                      PicklingJessica RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 3, 2006 03:50 PM

                      I live in Europe and buy economy sized Nutella. Nieces come by for a bite of it -- they don't get it at home since it vanishes too quickly :). If I don't eat the stuff right out of the jar instead of candy, I use it as ganache on muffins, spread over belgian waffles and pancakes.

                      1. Pei RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 3, 2006 04:12 PM

                        A banana and Nutella sandwich. Put it on whole wheat nut and grain bread and tell yourself it's healthy...

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                          brady73 RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 3, 2006 04:35 PM

                          nutella rolls.simply spread nutella over slices of bread with removed crusts.roll up. place on tray.lightly baste rolls with melted butter. sprinkle with cinnamon.grill until toasted.yummy.

                          1. Katie Nell RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 3, 2006 04:54 PM

                            We always just spread it on french bread... we used to eat that all the time in French class! (No wonder I only remember the food words!)

                            1. yayadave RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 3, 2006 05:39 PM

                              Add some Nutella to a plain ice cream base while freezing.

                              1. Dommy RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 3, 2006 05:53 PM

                                My friend made Nutella Ravioli recently... It makes Nutella even MORE bad for you... but they were SOOO good! :)



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                                  Janet from Richmond RE: Dommy Aug 3, 2006 06:26 PM

                                  This demonstrates why I love Giada. I can't imagine how good they are.

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                                    Dommy RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 3, 2006 06:28 PM

                                    GOOOOODDDD!!!! ;)


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                                      j2brady RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 4, 2006 11:07 AM

                                      Yeah, agreed! I have also seen her do grilled bread and then spread with nutella to make a little nutella sandwich for a dessert!

                                      Sooo goood!


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                                        Foodrat RE: j2brady Aug 8, 2006 06:38 PM

                                        Toast French baquette that has been lightly drizzled with butter & sugar. Then top with Nutella and sliced strawberries. YUMMMMMMMMMM!

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                                      cincodemayo1 RE: Dommy Aug 3, 2006 06:44 PM

                                      I made this before and it's amazing. So easy and SO DAMN GOOD! Just fill ravioli wrapper, brush egg on corners, fold, and fry. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and garnish with a mint leaf.

                                      I, too, am a recent Nutella discoverer.

                                      At my last job we made breakfast at work on Fridays. Someone once made warm crepes, with strawberries and Nutella, topped with a squirt of whipped cream. Also delicioius!

                                      FYI, I live in an apartment building and our close neighbor friends have stolen our Nutella jar...twice.

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                                        PicklingJessica RE: Dommy Aug 3, 2006 08:28 PM

                                        Wowser!!! Nutella ravioli!!! Guess I'll be going out on a little excursion to the asian store to get Wonton wraps tomorrow :)!

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                                        BJK RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 3, 2006 06:04 PM

                                        Kind of low brow, but try dipping pretzels in it.


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                                          amandine RE: BJK Sep 28, 2006 02:51 AM

                                          low brow? i call that heaven! :)

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                                          SarahEats RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 3, 2006 06:26 PM

                                          If you want to be slightly "healthy" about it, I love dipping apple slices in Nutella.

                                          But for a sinful treat, there is nothing like crepes with banana and Nutella. Got one once on the streets of Paris and it was heaven.

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                                            Susan627 RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 4, 2006 12:31 AM

                                            Giada DeL. made a quick sauce for profiteroles out of Nutella by simply combining 1/2 c. nutella and 1/4 c. cream, then heating in the microwave. I think this would be good on anything!

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                                              vassargirl RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 4, 2006 02:09 PM

                                              If you don't have the time for crepes, try a warm flour tortilla with a generous spread of Nutella... Simple and yummy.

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                                                Jacey RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 4, 2006 03:33 PM

                                                Some of these sound kind of weird but they're really good...

                                                -slice apples and semi-melt some cheese on the and then spread the nutella on top (you get a fruity, cheesy, nutty chocolate taste. which is amazing all together)

                                                -mix it into bread pudding and then spread a layer on top

                                                -dip shortbread cookies into the jar and eat

                                                -use it instead of frosting for cakes or spread it on pound cakes

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                                                  cheryl_h RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 4, 2006 06:03 PM

                                                  I haven't tried this yet but I'm thinking of a Nutella-based filling for macarons.

                                                  1. hhc RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 4, 2006 10:40 PM

                                                    I had nutella w/ sweet condensed milk over a waffle. It was really good.

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                                                      Veggietales RE: hhc Sep 28, 2006 03:25 PM

                                                      REading this just made my jaw drop. This a must try.

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                                                      asirolli RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 4, 2006 11:14 PM

                                                      Ohhhhh...as a recovering Nutella addict, reading all of these devilish suggestions for how to use it is torturing me!

                                                      Here are some of the ways in which I was lured into my Nutella addiction:

                                                      Crepes - A crepe with nothing more than Nutella is one of the most wonderful creations ever; with bananas is a fantastic alternative if you desire variety. The secret to a good one, though, is to make sure the crepe is piping hot so that the Nutella melts evenly throughout.

                                                      Bread - When I lived in France, my friends and I used to heap gobs of it onto baguette. When I returned to the US, I discovered the glorious combination of Nutella on Wonderbread. I'm totally loving the suggestion above for rolling bread around Nutella, brushing it with butter, then grilling it. It's like the next generation of Grilled Stickies from Ye Olde Diner in State College, PA.

                                                      Spoon - This is what led to my Nutella downfall. A spoon, and a jar of Nutella. The only thing that stopped me from having more was an empty jar.

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                                                        Divamac RE: asirolli Aug 5, 2006 04:23 AM

                                                        It's amazing how much Nutella imprves anything, including supermarket white bread!

                                                        I love making multi-layered sandwiches of Nutella on Kavli multigrain thins. It makes me feel like it's a healthy sugar wafer cookie...but oh-so-much-better!

                                                        I think enough people have mentioned the crepe/ntella/bannana combo, but I'll still add my name to the list.

                                                        And, yes, Euro Nutella is better. Find an international market and try all the Nutella knockoffs, too!

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                                                        torta basilica RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 4, 2006 11:18 PM

                                                        One of my favorite childhood memories is when we lived in Germany & mom would go to the bakery every morning & get that wonderful dark brown bread, still warm from the oven, slice it into thick chunks & smear Nutella all over - even more decadent is a thin layer of butter first!

                                                        1. russkar RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 4, 2006 11:29 PM

                                                          Now add the Seared Foie Gras slice and call 911.

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                                                            torta basilica RE: russkar Aug 5, 2006 02:12 PM

                                                            and hope Hoag's ER waiting room isn't too full ;-)

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                                                            piccola RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 5, 2006 04:06 AM

                                                            It's good on a salt bagel (or a croissant for a type of pain au chocolat).

                                                            You can also swirl it into yogurt or use it to stuff pitted apricots (add a toasted hazelnut in the middle). Sometimes I drop a spoonful into muffin batter to make chocolate centres...

                                                            1. Pamela RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 5, 2006 04:27 AM

                                                              Does anybody's teeth and gums hurt when they eat Nutella? It is the most bizarre thing, but I've never had a problem with any food--hot or cold--but Nutella causes me considerable teeth pain, and I've attempted to eat Nutella on several occasions. I think the unbelievable sweetness is what is causing my teeth to hurt.

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                                                                pikawicca RE: Pamela Aug 5, 2006 12:37 PM

                                                                I tried Nutella a number of times while living in Germany years ago. It didn't make my gums hurt, but I couldn't stand the stuff. Don't know why -- I love chocolate, hazlenuts, nut butters, but not this.

                                                              2. Katie Nell RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 5, 2006 04:51 AM

                                                                Okay, no one else has gone there, so I guess I will... body paint in the bedroom!! ;-)

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                                                                  TexasToast RE: Katie Nell Aug 5, 2006 10:12 PM

                                                                  And what an appropriately titled product for it!


                                                                2. MandalayVA RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 5, 2006 07:39 PM

                                                                  On another food board I post at people were grousing about how gross Nutella was ... and raving about Jif's chocolate silk. Hum.

                                                                  Nutella on spice cake ... drool ...

                                                                  1. geg5150 RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 5, 2006 09:28 PM

                                                                    I make a type of "shortbread" for lack of anything else to call it.

                                                                    Pound cake
                                                                    Fresh fruit of your choice
                                                                    Good quality vanilla ice cream (I prefer Bluebell)
                                                                    Nutella sauce -- nutella thinned down with a little heavy cream, heated

                                                                    Last week was grilled pound cake with grilled pineapple -- so good!

                                                                    I also do fresh berries.


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                                                                      Curiosa RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 6, 2006 12:21 AM

                                                                      On Lufthansa, they give you a choice of a warm croissant or pretzel bread (sorry, even when I was in Austria, I didn't learn the actual name of it) and preserves or these cute little nutella packets. I had the pretzel bread with about six packets of nutella smeared on it. Sooo good.

                                                                      And of course, I secretly pocketed about fifteen packets.

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                                                                        BJK RE: Curiosa Aug 6, 2006 09:41 PM

                                                                        Hah! Dunkin' pretzels in it ain't so low-brow afterall!


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                                                                          212 RE: Curiosa Oct 20, 2006 03:55 AM

                                                                          they sell the little packets at Cost Plus World Market!

                                                                        2. toodie jane RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 6, 2006 11:44 PM

                                                                          here's a recipe for making your own, not at smooth, but better ingredients! just as snackable.


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                                                                            PicklingJessica RE: toodie jane Aug 7, 2006 10:56 AM

                                                                            Could you pulse it in a food processor to make it smooth? Or would that affect the taste?

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                                                                              MandalayVA RE: PicklingJessica Aug 7, 2006 11:34 AM

                                                                              Since the recipe states to mix in a food processor, I imagine you could process it until it's smooth. That looks like an excellent recipe.

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                                                                                kamknauss RE: MandalayVA Jul 16, 2010 07:12 AM

                                                                                You can't. I've tried. It's fine, but it isn't the same.

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                                                                            AquaW RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 7, 2006 03:37 PM

                                                                            It's another carb loaded option, but I made some wonderful baked bread pudding with nutella (along with a splash of frangelico). Just follow any traditional bread pudding recipe you use, and layer/top with spoonfuls of nutella. Then spike it as desired when it comes outta the oven.

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                                                                              violet RE: AquaW Aug 18, 2006 02:04 PM

                                                                              oh man. that sounds excellent. bread pudding is my favourite dessert and i am always looking for different recipes.

                                                                              i swirl nutella into my coffee.

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                                                                              dexters RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 8, 2006 08:13 PM

                                                                              Just last night, I grilled pineapple rings and drizzled Nutella (mixed with a bit of heavy cream to thin) over it. It was delicious!! You could also mix some marscapone & vanilla and serve alongside.

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                                                                                Shanna RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 12, 2006 04:26 PM

                                                                                Couldn't get easier. Everyone loves it..

                                                                                16 ounces cream cheese, softened
                                                                                1/2 cup sugar
                                                                                1 (13 ounce) jar nutella
                                                                                1/4-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
                                                                                9 inches graham cracker crust

                                                                                In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
                                                                                Blend in Nutella and vanilla. Pour into crust. Refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.

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                                                                                  dimples RE: Shanna Aug 13, 2006 03:36 AM

                                                                                  We smear it on slices of pear. It's better than apple.

                                                                                2. Phood RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 13, 2006 04:09 AM

                                                                                  Nutella as a dip on animal crackers...or graham crackers (think cinnamon crisp) for an over-the-top sugar buzz.

                                                                                  1. Emme RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 13, 2006 05:53 AM

                                                                                    Nutella Fluffernutter

                                                                                    White Bread or Sourdough
                                                                                    Peanut Butter
                                                                                    Marshmallow Fluff

                                                                                    Spread in desired amounts on bread. Bite, chew, swallow. Postpone guilt until tomorrow.

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                                                                                      mattie75 RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 13, 2006 02:19 PM

                                                                                      I loved Nutella, but for health reasons I need to seriously limit my sugar intake. Has anyone seen a reduced sugar version of nutella or have a good substitute?

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                                                                                        piccola RE: mattie75 Aug 14, 2006 12:16 AM

                                                                                        Probably not what you're looking for, but a café I used to work for made a vegan version with puréed dates, hazelnut butter and unsweetened vegan chocolate. It was terrific, though not exactly the same.

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                                                                                          torta basilica RE: mattie75 Aug 15, 2006 01:01 AM

                                                                                          There's 'Twist' - sugar free hazelnut chocolate butter - I'vee seen it at Cost Plus World Market & on low-carb food sites. It's not Nutella, but it's btter that you expect.

                                                                                        2. Scrapironchef RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 17, 2006 05:20 AM

                                                                                          Nobody's mentioned S'mores yet?

                                                                                          1. DiveFan RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 18, 2006 12:44 AM

                                                                                            Can any attest to the statement on the NutellaUSA web site that their peanut oil has all proteins removed and therefore should Not affect those of us with peanut allergies?
                                                                                            I have eaten Nutella in the past before a) noticing that it contained peanut oil or b) the USA company changed their formula.
                                                                                            Why peanut oil instead of, say, canola?

                                                                                            1. amandine RE: Janet from Richmond Sep 28, 2006 02:55 AM

                                                                                              i go for the salt factor. pretzels are my #1 go to. (in Greece, they have pretzel sticks studded with salt AND sesame seeds which were AMAZING) if no pretzels, pita chips. i LOVE trader joe's pita chips, especially the whole grain sesame ones (note the trend here)

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                                                                                                ellaj RE: Janet from Richmond Sep 28, 2006 03:00 AM

                                                                                                Oh man, I love nutella. I baked a chocolate layer cake a couple of weeks ago and did not frost it but did spread nutella between the two layers.

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                                                                                                  CookieWeasel RE: ellaj Oct 19, 2009 03:09 PM

                                                                                                  I've done that too. Perfect use for Nutella. You can add some custard, too.

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                                                                                                  biscuitdaddy RE: Janet from Richmond Sep 28, 2006 03:10 AM

                                                                                                  So allegedly, Elvis had a favorite sandwich, grilled, with peanut butter, honey, bananas, and bacon. (Not sure if that recipe is accurate, but it's the eponymous and near-fatal combination I enjoyed at the Sullivan Street Peanut Butter Company in NYC.) With all the recommendations about Nutella and bread, Nutella and bananas, Nutella and peanut butter ... it seems like just a little leap to the Nutella Elvis sandwich (the Nutell-vis?). Is there anyone who's tried Nutella and bacon, or this sandwich? (I'm out of the stuff.) And is there anyone /willing/ to try it and tell me if its heaven?

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                                                                                                    Cpt Wafer RE: biscuitdaddy Sep 28, 2006 03:25 AM

                                                                                                    I saw his cook on TV one day. She prepared a version of this sandwich she claimed was Elvis' favorite. I don't recall any bacon or honey in the mix but she did use an entire stick (1/4 lb.) of butter to toast it. She didn't use all the butter up front though. She added it to the pan gradually as it was absorbed by the bread, ala risotto.

                                                                                                    Nutell-vis, gotta love it.

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                                                                                                      rednails RE: biscuitdaddy Jul 19, 2010 02:19 PM

                                                                                                      This isn't exactly on topic, but I was in NYC last week visiting family, and my son heard about this rest. We went there one night, and I had a PB and Nutella sandwich. It was soo good. Couldn't get myself to try the Elvis one.

                                                                                                      There's a cafe near where I live (in the Bay Area) that does dessert panini. The PB and Nutella rocks.

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                                                                                                      deb RE: Janet from Richmond Sep 28, 2006 04:29 AM

                                                                                                      just got bacl from Vancouver and I must say tht the highlight of the trip was the nutella gelato from Mondo Gelato on Robson. Quite Orgasmic.

                                                                                                      1. doctor_mama RE: Janet from Richmond Sep 28, 2006 02:31 PM

                                                                                                        It's incredible in hamantashen (a Jewish pastry traditionally filled with fruit or poppyseed fillings). Trader Joe's has a wonderful version of Nutella.

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                                                                                                          amandine RE: doctor_mama Sep 29, 2006 01:21 AM

                                                                                                          that's good to know. i was wary about buying TJ's hazelnut spread thinking it wouldn't measure up to Nutella. you called it a "wonderful version of"... how is it different?

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                                                                                                            Robert Lauriston RE: amandine Sep 29, 2006 01:38 AM

                                                                                                            No artificial trans fats (like the Nutella sold in European countries that have banned them).

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                                                                                                            212 RE: doctor_mama Oct 20, 2006 03:57 AM

                                                                                                            Doesn't even come close.

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                                                                                                            lucylips RE: Janet from Richmond Sep 28, 2006 05:54 PM

                                                                                                            In addition to the above posts, here are some other options:

                                                                                                            This may sound weird but nutella on a warm tortilla is a delicious snack.

                                                                                                            Nutella on a slice of angel food cake and a little bit of whip cream.

                                                                                                            Melted nutella drizzed on panna cotta.

                                                                                                            1. chowser RE: Janet from Richmond Sep 29, 2006 01:34 AM

                                                                                                              I made a chocolate cake out of Bon Appetit that had nutella chocolate mousse filling, chocolate cake and hazelnut meringue base. It took forever, but it was really good.

                                                                                                              I know someone who dipped toblerone in nutella and swore by it.

                                                                                                              If you want to avoid the partially hydrogenated oil, Trader Joe's has a cocoa hazelnut spread that is similar w/out the trans fat.

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                                                                                                                HillJ RE: Janet from Richmond Sep 29, 2006 12:53 PM

                                                                                                                Could Nutella be melted in a fondue pot?

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                                                                                                                  Robert Lauriston RE: HillJ Oct 17, 2006 05:04 PM

                                                                                                                  Sure, though you'd want very low heat to avoid burning.

                                                                                                                2. foodie in seattle RE: Janet from Richmond Oct 15, 2006 05:05 AM

                                                                                                                  Ricotta and Nutella stuffled in a crepe... ahhh

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                                                                                                                    neurogeek RE: Janet from Richmond Oct 20, 2006 03:32 AM

                                                                                                                    A menage a trois between you, a spoon, and a jar of nutella, though passionate, can be shortlived depending on the size of your nutella jar.

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                                                                                                                      Mimi RE: Janet from Richmond Oct 20, 2006 03:48 AM

                                                                                                                      Saltines...crunchy, creamy, sweet, salty. MMMMMMMM!

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                                                                                                                        212 RE: Janet from Richmond Oct 20, 2006 03:49 AM

                                                                                                                        You must put it on good vanilla ice cream, Haagen Daaz works, and then put toffee coated peanuts on top. It's the best.

                                                                                                                        Also try on brioche!

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                                                                                                                          rbc RE: Janet from Richmond Oct 20, 2006 03:55 AM

                                                                                                                          I never tried Nutella in hamentaschen but that sounds exquisite.

                                                                                                                          When I was in Israel in the spring, we went through jars and jars of the stuff. From what i understand, Nutella is the staple of Israeli children's sandwiches, similar to North America's PB&J... The problem there is that they also like putting a chocolate icing type spread in there instead... But it's oh, so sweet.

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                                                                                                                            212 RE: Janet from Richmond Oct 20, 2006 03:58 AM

                                                                                                                            Just remembered, it's great on Matzoh. It becomes crunchy Nutella.

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                                                                                                                              jcattles RE: Janet from Richmond Apr 7, 2008 10:59 AM

                                                                                                                              Grilled Nutella Sandwhich
                                                                                                                              Spread Nutella between two slices of angel food cake, butter the outsides and cook like you would a grilled cheese sandwich. (You could add marshmallow fluff also, or top with whipped cream)

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                                                                                                                                bagwhat RE: jcattles Apr 7, 2008 01:14 PM

                                                                                                                                I do this with caramelized bananas (sauteed with cinnamon in butter) and a good amount of salt

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                                                                                                                                kenndera RE: Janet from Richmond Oct 18, 2009 02:59 PM

                                                                                                                                Nutella is a delicious and creamy chocolate/hazelnut spread. You buy it by the jar, and it has lots of uses beyond eating it with a spoon.

                                                                                                                                Spread it on toast, good bread, croissants, waffles, pancakes, crepes, even tortillas! You can dip fruits too (bananas are wonderful with Nutella).

                                                                                                                                Sandwich it between two shortbread cookies.

                                                                                                                                Add it to ice cream base, before freezing.

                                                                                                                                Make Nutella ravioli! Just fill the ravioli wrapper with Nutella, brush egg wash around the edges and seal. Fry and serve sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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                                                                                                                                  nmurawsk RE: Janet from Richmond Oct 19, 2009 06:09 PM

                                                                                                                                  I love to mix a little Nutella into yogurt - either flavored or plain fat-free greek. It's a nice little mix of healthy and indulgent. I've also definitely been known to dip pretzel rods in my Nutella too - so salty and sweet.

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                                                                                                                                    hummingbird RE: Janet from Richmond Oct 19, 2009 06:17 PM

                                                                                                                                    Pizza dough sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and baked. once out of the oven macerated strawberies, Nutella and whip cream! Or any in season fruit. So good.

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                                                                                                                                      ospreycove RE: hummingbird Jul 16, 2010 09:38 AM

                                                                                                                                      UH OH, "Death of Nutella"?.

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                                                                                                                                      euphoricly23 RE: Janet from Richmond Jul 16, 2010 11:58 PM

                                                                                                                                      BEST SANDWICH EVER. Great sweet tooth/and munchies cure ;) Nutella hazelnut spread, on whole wheat berry bread, with a slight smear each of peanut butter (jif preferably),marshmellow fluff, and thinly sliced banana. Trust me, try it.

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                                                                                                                                        Tripeler RE: euphoricly23 Jul 17, 2010 06:39 AM

                                                                                                                                        Sounds GREAT for dessert, but...
                                                                                                                                        ....I wouldn't really think of it as a sandwich.

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                                                                                                                                        forzagto RE: Janet from Richmond Jul 17, 2010 03:01 PM

                                                                                                                                        has anyone tried 'Wonder Butter' or 'Better N' Peanut Butter'? Would you consider it a healthy version of Nutella?

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                                                                                                                                          chicken kabob RE: forzagto Jul 17, 2010 05:11 PM

                                                                                                                                          I had a nutella paninni in a restaurant one.

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                                                                                                                                          Sharuf RE: Janet from Richmond Jul 19, 2010 02:33 AM

                                                                                                                                          IHOP has a selection of crepes, and my favorite is crepes stuffed with nutella and banana slices with strawberries in sauce ladled over and topped with whipped cream.

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                                                                                                                                            foodiemahoodie RE: Sharuf Jul 25, 2010 03:21 AM

                                                                                                                                            I make cannoli with it. Mix it with ricotta and fill the tubes.

                                                                                                                                            Heat it up on vanilla ice cream and toasted pistachios too.

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                                                                                                                                            serious RE: Janet from Richmond Oct 22, 2010 02:21 AM

                                                                                                                                            Very important to know that Nutella now comes in 5kg size!

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                                                                                                                                              natewrites RE: serious Nov 22, 2010 09:28 AM

                                                                                                                                              I made a cool drink over the weekend using Nutella:

                                                                                                                                              3 TBL.Nutella and about 1and a 1/2 C. evaporated milk, melted/whisked in a pan over a low heat.
                                                                                                                                              Added a shot of Hersey's dark to this

                                                                                                                                              Topped with squirt Redi-whip and crushed hazelnuts. Heaven. I made it fora friend, but for me, I'd have added some vodka!

                                                                                                                                            2. mamachef RE: Janet from Richmond Nov 22, 2010 09:39 AM

                                                                                                                                              You can spread it on Nabisco Chocolate Wafer cookies and have yourself a private par-tay. I do it all the time, and when Mr. looks for the Nutella, I practice my round-eyed innocent look.

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