Palm oil, schmalm oil – Nutella is ecstasy in a jar and you know it. While the team at Savoir Flair is all for eating clean and working out, nothing in the calendar excites us as much as the annual arrival of International Chocolate Day on September 13th. In celebration of a holiday that justifies our daily indulgences in some shape or form of chocolate, here are ten recipes to honor, salivate over, pay tribute to, and wax lyrical about what can only be described as the single greatest invention – ever.
Nutella Lava Cookies
Wondrous things happen when Nutella meets chocolate chip cookies, as proven by this decadent recipe for Nutella Lava Cookies. Whether you choose to complement them with a cold glass of milk or a piping hot espresso, they’re little pieces of chewy, gooey, fudgy heaven.
Twisted Nutella Danish
Baking Danish pastries at home may sound like way too much effort for a sweet treat, but this recipe by Plated Cravings is surprisingly simple and requires only 30 minutes from start to finish. The end result? Buttery, flaky puff pastry filled with chopped hazelnuts and a generous spread of what this glorious day is all about.
There’s just something about sea salt that manages to take everything from savory snacks to super-sweet desserts up a notch – including this recipe for Nutella Brownies. Interestingly, it doesn’t call for any chocolate or cocoa powder for the batter, yet results in brownies better than any you’ve ever tasted before.
Nutella Hot Chocolate
Still complaining about how hot it is in Dubai? Blast the AC and ease your misery with a cup of creamy, frothy hot chocolate starring none other than Nutella. And marshmallows. And crushed hazelnuts. And chocolate chips. And even more Nutella.
Nutella Rocky Road Bark
The reign of roasted nuts and marshmallows continues with this recipe for Nutella Rocky Road Bark, which ingeniously pairs Nutella with dark chocolate for a flavor that has gorgeous depth. Get creative with your own take on this dish, experimenting with ingredients like cherries, coconut flakes, or even pieces of Turkish delight.
Swirled Nutella Muffins
Meet the kind of muffin top you’ll be fantasizing about all week long – one that brings Nutella, cream cheese, and granulated sugar together, courtesy of this recipe for Swirled Nutella Muffins. If you think you’ll be way too tempted to just pluck the tops off the fluffy bases, stir some white chocolate chips into the flour mixture, as suggested by the recipe.
Nutella Deviled Strawberries
Gather three simple ingredients on your kitchen counter and you’re already on your way to what is inarguably the greatest – and prettiest – take on deviled eggs. There’s fruit involved in this recipe, so you can (almost) count this sinful snack as healthy eating.
No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake
Molten Nutella Lava Mug Cake
If you’re on good terms with your oven (yes, it does more besides storing pots and pans) but looking to move slowly in your relationship, start by simply using an oven-safe mug. This lava-cake recipe is eggless and requires only four ingredients, yet leaves you with a light, delicate cake exterior and a hot, molten, liquid center. A scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side, and you’re set.
Nutella Mocha Latte
If you’re a coffee addict with a full-blown chocolate craving, you’re in luck; Nutella pairs beautifully with espresso, almond milk, and cocoa powder in this Nutella Mocha Latte recipe by The Girl on Bloor. Give this grown-up version of hot chocolate a try while you patiently wait for cooler weather to arrive.