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Nutella croissants

Dce88 Jan 26, 2013 01:05 PM

So this morning I decided to make these after thinking about it for awhile. I've researched different techniques and decided to just use Pillsbury refrigerated "crescent" rolls.

I separated all the triangles, then tried as best I could to smear some Nutella on them, then rolled em all up. Finished out of the oven, dusted with powdered sugar.

This is the first time I've eaten Nutella. It really is like a chocolate peanut butter, kind of...I was also surprised that it needs no refrigeration, even after opening.

I have half a jar of this stuff left. Any good creative ideas on what to do next with it?

Dan
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    hippioflov Jan 26, 2013 01:13 PM

    My daughter and I eat it straight from the jar! My sons slather it on toast. That said, it's great on a peanut butter sandwich or on toast with orange marmalade. We've been known to warm it up to drizzle on ice cream. Once I was out of hot chocolate mix - a real disaster - we used nutella and it was great. It's also a great cupcake icing.

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      sunangelmb Jan 26, 2013 01:24 PM

      Yes to all of the above, especially the hot cocoa. Also a great crepe filling. Oh and now I think we're having nutella crescent roll crossaints tomorrow for breakfast

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      foodieX2 Jan 26, 2013 01:54 PM

      my son loves that stuff and I make those same croissants as a special treat. Yummy!

      I finally started making my own version of nutella as the first two ingredients are sugar and palm oil. I thought I could make it "healthier". Don't know if it really is, LOL, but we both prefer the homemade version now.

      I started with this recipe and have been tweaking it ever since.

      http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2011/02/...

      The first couple of batches were a little gritty but I finally took his advice and strained it. I actually like it with the little bits of nuts but my son is a purist. I usually make it with just hazelnuts too, no almonds. I also only used a TBS of honey. Since then I have eliminated the honey all together. The chocolate makes it sweet enough.

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        HillJ Jan 26, 2013 02:04 PM

        Nutella and banana or strawberry purses; just roll inside a wonton wrapper or eggroll wrapper and bake or fry until golden. If you bake, drizzle with a bit of butter or spray with a light oil first.

        Nutella stirred into hot cereal is one of my son's favorites.

        Nutella rice krispie bars

        Nutella is a easy cupcake topper

        Nutella smoothies: milk, vanilla Greek yogurt, Nutella.

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          iL Divo Jan 26, 2013 04:54 PM

          recently dumped my pgk of wonton wrappers-they'd dried out in pkg'ing due to my dumbness
          dang

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            HillJ Jan 26, 2013 06:44 PM

            Don't fret, iLD, it happens to the best of us!

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          HillJ Jan 26, 2013 02:06 PM

          Also, next time you make a filled Nutella croissant try using pastry sheets from the frozen food aisle. Cut into squares and fold into triangles.

          1. JerryMe Jan 26, 2013 02:35 PM

            I've made these before and they were devoured

            http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/des...

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              HillJ Jan 26, 2013 03:03 PM

              Yep we make those too in mini cupcake tins and top with crushed pistachio nuts. so easy- three ingredients!

            2. Chemicalkinetics Jan 26, 2013 03:07 PM

              I love Nutella on many things. Toast, crepe.., and even straight from the jar with a dining knife. :)

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                jlhinwa Jan 26, 2013 03:29 PM

                The Pioneer Woman website has a Nutella Rice Krispies Treat recipe that is very popular in our household and circle of friends/family. Made if once and cannot believe how often I get requested to make it for parties, etc.

                1. Dce88 Jan 26, 2013 07:36 PM

                  All great suggestions, thanks! I think I'll try puff pastry sheets cut into triangles next time...

                  1. iL Divo Jan 28, 2013 02:40 PM

                    sounds delish!
                    yesterday I did something similar.
                    made a batch of buttermilk cornbread using half bread flour and half cornmeal, then the other dry ingredients.
                    added melted butter and eggs to buttermilk.
                    since it was 'clean out the pantry day' and since I had extra coconut that had no container as the others holding coconut were full, I tossed it into the batter. sounds awful I know. but I love coconut. since I went that far, I put a dollop of dark chocolate 'Nutkao' onto the batter in the muffin tins then topped it with more batter and baked.

                    husband hates corn meal, corn bread, grits etc. but thought maybe he'd budge and eat one or two. took a bite of one and said nope.
                    I however fell in love with these. gad that store brand of Nutella stuff is wonderful. what a treat to bite into the center to get a warm chocolate blitz.

                     
                    1. sunangelmb Jan 28, 2013 05:28 PM

                      Made these this morning. My husband and boys sy "THANK YOU" delicious

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                        Dce88 Jan 28, 2013 05:39 PM

                        Thank you for letting me know! So glad it made everyone happy. Easy and elegant.

                      2. sweetpotato Jan 28, 2013 06:53 PM

                        wow, Dan, that sounds yummy!

                        1. Emme Jan 28, 2013 11:27 PM

                          in case you have tapioca maltodextrin on hand, i like to mix it with Nutella to make "Nutella powder" then sprinkle it over mini-cakes filled with a custard... i do the same with caramel too.

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