When All Else Fails? Chocolate, of Course

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Palm oil, schmalm oil – Nutella is ecstasy in a jar and never have we needed it more in our lives. After all, there’s enough research out there proving that eating chocolate eases feelings of anxiety and elevates one’s mood. Now, as Savoir Flair editors attempt to eat healthily and stay active within the confines of our homes, we’re here to remind you that turning to comfort foods on occasion is perfectly okay – starting with these recipes starring the world’s single greatest invention.


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.

Nutella Lava Cookies
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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 everyone’s favorite, well, spread.

Twisted Nutella Danish pastries
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Nutella Brownies

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.

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Nutella Hot Chocolate

Complaining about the blip of cold weather headed our way this week? 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.

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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.

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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 swirl muffins on plate
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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.

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No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake

We’ve discovered a Nutella Cheesecake recipe that’s entirely foolproof. Hint: there’s no baking involved – just layers and layers of Nutella-cream-cheese perfection interspersed with crushed Oreos and whipped cream. Bragging rights sold separately.

No Bake Nutella Cheesecake in glass
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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 lava mug cake
Photo: Courtesy of Kirbie's Cravings

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’re catching up on your Netflix shows this weekend.

Nutella Mocha Latte in cup on newspaper
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