Thursday, March 20, 2014

EAT: Nutella Chocolate

There is no better way to celebrate the first day of spring then a homemade batch of Nutella Chocolate.  I could probably devote an entire blog to just Nutella recipes (now there's an idea) since I've done my fair share of experimenting with this magical ingredient.  There was the Nutella cheesecake, the Nutella latte, the spoonful of Nutella...

Clearly, I have problem.  

And here's a simple way to follow in my footsteps! You'll need some fancy equipment for this one--a chocolate mold.  Just kidding, it's less than $5 bucks at most places (I got mine here) and super easy to use.

Let's get started. 


You will need:
--chocolate mold
--1/2 to 1 cup of Nutella (or other hazlenut spread)
--chopped nuts, berries, etc

  1. Microwave the Nutella in a separate bowl until it is easy to work with, about a minute or two.
  2. Carefully spoon the melted Nutella into the chocolate molds and be sure not to overfill.  Just enough to fill it in.
  3. You can add nuts or berries, whatever you like with your chocolate.
  4. Here's where things may get messy.  To ensure that the mixture fits the mold completely and give you a flat bottom, you'll need to scrape the chocolate.  I used a rubber spatula but in hind sight, I could have used a metal something or other for a cleaner result.
  5. Refrigerate until completely solid.  For Nutella, this may be as long as overnight.  If you're in a hurry, replacing half the Nutella with melted chocolate with result in a firmer candy so it will set up much quicker.  Be sure to store these in an airtight container in the fridge!
These would look wonderful in little cellophane bags or cute boxes as a gift item. It's easy to make bunch and send them out.  I absolutely love getting homemade goodies!

Hope this sounded as easy as it looked.  Enjoy this sunny spring day!


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