When you’re looking for pure decadence for dessert, you can’t go wrong with creamy and easy Nutella recipes.
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Nutella is rich and creamy chocolate and hazelnut spread that has been popular in Europe for years. In recent years, Nutella has earned a huge fanbase on the other side of the pond in the United States. There are so many great things you can do with Nutella, so creamy goodness awaits.
What are some things to make with Nutella? If you love Nutella, you’ve probably wondered more than once what to make with Nutella. After all, this creamy chocolate and hazelnut spread should be used for more than just eating Nutella straight out of the jar with a spoon or making Nutella toast, right?
Nutella dessert recipes are all over the internet, and we can’t get enough of them. There’s even a World Nutella Day (February 5th).
Below, we’ve pulled together the best Nutella recipes we could find, including easy Nutella desserts, unique Nutella ideas such as Nutella donuts, and indulgent Nutella snacks like Nutella cookies.
Some of the things to do with Nutella are as simple as an easy mousse and chocolatey Nutella fudge. But don’t worry, we included plenty of super-rich Nutella desserts, including Nutella baklava, Nutella pastries, and Nutella cheesecake.
Are you ready to get excited about indulgent Nutella desserts? Let’s dive in!
1. Creamy Nutella Mousse
You can eat Nutella out of the jar with a spoon and it’s as creamy as mousse, but it’s also super simple to make homemade Nutella mousse.
To make this creamy Nutella mousse, you need cream cheese, powdered sugar (confectioners sugar), heavy cream, sugar, pure vanilla extract, and whipped cream for topping.
Garnish this yummy Nutella mousse with chopped dark chocolate and chopped toasted hazelnut bits.
2. Nutella Hot Chocolate
Why haven’t we thought of Nutella hot chocolate before? This is an excellent idea!
You need to cook this Nutella hot chocolate on the stovetop in a small saucepan for the best results.
You can top this Nutella hot chocolate with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, marshmallows, or chocolate shavings.
3. Grilled Banana Nutella Sandwich
If you love a chocolate and banana sandwich, this grilled Nutella sandwich with bananas will be right up your alley.
To make this Nutella and banana sandwich, use a nice wheat bread (your Nutella banana bread is also perfect for this sandwich).
Your bananas should be just ripe enough, not overly ripe like you need for banana bread.
The add-ins could be cinnamon, sliced strawberries, peanut butter, and coconut sugar.
4. Nutella Ice Cream
Who’s ready for some chocolate ice cream? With Nutella, you can have a hazelnut and chocolate flavored frozen treat that will make your friends and family swoon.
This Nutella ice cream recipe produces ice cream that is rich and creamy, and just one scoop is enough to satisfy you.
You can make this chocolate ice cream with or without eggs, but it’s definitely better with eggs.
Use heavy cream, sugar, and milk to make this chocolate ice cream. You can also add nuts, such as crumbled toasted hazelnuts.
5. Nutella Pops
We love a delicious frozen chocolate fudge pop, so we’re all about this frozen Nutella pops recipe.
To make these Nutella frozen treats, you need Nutella, milk, and heavy cream.
6. Nutella Stuffed Cookie Cups
There’s nothing as perfect as a warm creamy chocolate center to a cookie, and these Nutella stuffed cookie cups are sheer perfection.
You can use homemade cookie dough to make this Nutella recipe, or you can buy pre-made cookie dough.
Other ingredients in this recipe are white sugar, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract, flour, baking soda, and salt.
Use muffin pans to make these adorable (and yummy!) little Nutella cookie cups.
7. Nutella Brownies
Who doesn’t love a Nutella brownie? This recipe for Nutella brownies will give you a whole new appreciation of the beloved fudgy brownie.
You need just 10 minutes to prep this recipe and only eight basic pantry ingredients.
The ingredients for this brownies recipe are unsalted butter, light brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour (or almond flour), semi-sweet chocolate chips, and salt. You can also make these Nutella brownies with peanut butter.
8. Baklava Recipe with Nutella
We have a favorite traditional baklava recipe, but we’ve fallen in love with this recipe for baklava made with Nutella.
The melted chocolate spread between layers of buttery phyllo dough is like heaven on a baking sheet.
To make this Nutella baklava, you need unsalted butter (salted butter would work, too), Nutella, phyllo dough, honey, and chopped hazelnut.
9. Nutella Croissants
We love any recipe that lets us make good use of flaky, buttery croissants, and this recipe for Nutella filled croissants is dreamy.
Roll out your puff pastry and use a knife or pizza cutter to cut the pastry into narrow triangles. Then, spread the pastry with Nutella.
10. Strawberry Nutella Pizza
Chocolate pizza? And a recipe for the decadent combination of chocolate and strawberries? This may be the best Nutella recipe!
To make this pizza recipe, you can use homemade pizza dough or store-bought pizza dough. Just be sure you paint the pizza dough with strawberry butter before you bake it.
When the dough is baked and completely cooled off, spread the Nutella on the dough and then add the sliced strawberries. Dust the entire pizza with powdered sugar and you’re ready to enjoy it!
Feel free to add some peanut butter (or other nut butter) to this recipe.
11. Nutella Cookies
Are there folks in the world who don’t love chocolate chip cookies? Surely not! And when you create chocolate chip cookies with chocolate hazelnut spread, you’ve got a treat that is positively decadent.
These delicious chocolate chip cookies are both salty and sweet, and every bite is heavenly.
To make these Nutella chocolate chip cookies, you need unsalted butter, light brown sugar, white granulated sugar, an egg (or egg yolk), vanilla extract, and semi-sweet chocolate chips. You can also use milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips.
12. Nutella-Pretzel Truffles
Chocolate truffles are a delicacy we can all enjoy, and these truffles made with pretzels and Nutella don’t disappoint.
This is a no bake Nutella recipe, and this recipe calls for just four ingredients: Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread, softened butter, powdered sugar, and finely crushed pretzels of any type.
To make these Nutella truffles, simply combine all of your ingredients together in a bowl and mix together well. Roll the dough into one-inch balls and enjoy!
13. 4-Ingredient Nutella Quick Mug Cake
Sometimes we want a quick and easy treat that helps us to limit how many sweets we have sitting around the house. For these occasions, a Nutella mug cake is absolutely perfect!
There are mug cake recipe ideas all over the internet, but we’re in love with the idea of a Nutella mug cake.
For this tasty little treat, you need Nutella, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and fat-free milk (skim milk).
14. Nutella Strawberry French Toast Roll-Ups
We love the combination of chocolate and strawberries, so we knew we had to try this recipe for Nutella and strawberry French toast roll-ups.
Use stale white bread to make this Nutella French toast. The other ingredients needed are sliced strawberries, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, white sugar, cinnamon, and butter.
Sprinkle the French toast roll-ups with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar after they’re finished cooking. You can serve them with maple syrup or the delicious brown sugar sauce recipe.
15. Nutella Pop-Tarts
These homemade Pop-Tarts made with Nutella and brown sugar are addictive. You may find yourself making a batch just for yourself.
To make these homemade Pop-Tarts, you have to make an easy dough using unsalted butter (salted butter is also OK if that’s all you have in the fridge).
The filling is made with cinnamon, brown sugar, and Nutella.
16. Nutella Stuffed Skillet Cookie
Few things are as comforting as a warm chocolate chip cookie, but this recipe for Nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookie baked in a skillet may just be the cure for all that ails you.
This cookie is baked until it’s golden and crispy on the outside, but gooey and buttery on the inside.
This cookie is served sliced like a pie, and it’s wonderful for serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
17. Easy 5-Ingredient Nutella Chocolate Poke Cake
When you want a super moist chocolate cake, you need a recipe for a chocolate poke cake.
The result is a swirled cake with loads of chocolate and hazelnut flavor.
This chocolate poke cake starts with a chocolate cake mix. You’re going to use Nutella in the cake mix, and the Nutella mixture is made with more Nutella and sweetened condensed milk.
18. Nutella Banana Bread
It seems like everyone started baking banana bread again in 2020, but one thing that can make even the worst year a little sweeter is banana bread baked with a delicious Nutella swirl.
The chocolate hazelnut swirl in this moist banana bread is absolutely perfect, and this is a recipe that will impress your guests.
Be sure your bananas are very ripe. That’s truly the secret to the best banana bread.
19. No-Bake Nutella Bars
When you’re looking for easy Nutella desserts, you may be searching for “Nutella recipes no bake.” And there’s nothing more delicious than these easy no bake Nutella bars that have just four ingredients.
These chocolate no bake Nutella bars have a delightful nutty flavor thanks to the hazelnut butter.
The other ingredients you need are pure maple syrup, coconut flour, and your choice of chocolate chips. You can use semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips.
20. Homemade Nutella
You may want to make homemade Nutella spread in your food processor, and if so, we’ve got a recipe for you.
How do you make homemade Nutella? Well, you need just four ingredients, and this recipe is for gluten free and vegan Nutella.
The ingredients needed for making homemade Nutella in a food processor are roasted hazelnuts (unsalted), vanilla extract, sea salt, and dark chocolate. To keep it vegan, be sure to use dairy free dark chocolate.
You can also use raw hazelnuts to make this homemade Nutella.
21. Ice Cream Nutella Crunch Cake
We love ice cream cake, and ice cream cakes are perfect for birthday parties and other special occasions.
When you make a crunch cake with Nutella, you’ve got an interesting and unique dessert that is absolutely perfect.
It’s hard to believe that this ice cream cake has just three ingredients, but it’s true. All you need is two flavors of ice cream, Nutella, and Rice Krispy cereal.
22. Baked Nutella Donuts
To create this donut recipe, you need all-purpose flour, Nutella, baking soda, salt, milk, brown sugar, melted butter, an egg, and vanilla extract or vanilla paste.
You need a donut pan to make these donuts. When they’re baked, glaze them with the Nutella glaze and add your choice of sprinkles.
23. Nutella Latte
Most of the goodies on this list of Nutella recipes are dessert recipes. However, we’ve got something you can enjoy as a special treat at any time of the day: creamy Nutella latte.
You only need three ingredients to make a Nutella latte: half and half (or milk), strong coffee or espresso, and Nutella. Cook this Nutella latte on the stovetop.
24. Ultimate Nutella Cupcakes
Do you want to talk about pure decadence? Let’s discuss luscious chocolate Nutella cupcakes that are frosted with Nutella buttercream frosting.
It just doesn’t get much better than this, does it?
The cake is made with cocoa powder and the secret ingredient: warm coffee.
For the Nutella buttercream frosting, you need unsalted butter, Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, heavy cream (or milk), and a dash of salt.
25. No-Bake Nutella Fudge
The microwave oven has changed how we cook so many things, and chocolate fudge is something that most folks cook in the microwave these days.
This chocolate fudge recipe is made with Nutella, and it has just four easy ingredients. In addition to the Nutella hazelnut spread, you need a can of sweetened condensed milk, coarsely chopped chocolate chunks, and pure vanilla extract. That’s it!
Be sure you melt your chocolate slowly so that you don’t burn it.
26. Nutella Shortbread Bars
Do you love brownies? Of course, you do. It’s a no-brainer!
These Nutella shortbread cookie bars are like brownies, but they’re even more addictive.
To make these Nutella brownies, you need all-purpose flour, butter, brown sugar, coarse sea salt, egg, and some type of fruity jam. You can use quince jam, apricot jam, or whatever type you like.
27. Nutella Milkshakes
A Nutella milkshake is just as loaded with chocolate creaminess as you would imagine.
To make this chocolate Nutella milkshake, you need vanilla ice cream, whole milk, Nutella, ice, and whipped cream.
Blend the ice cream and milk in the blender and then add your ice and Nutella. Be sure to spread a generous bit of Nutella on the inside of your glass for even more chocolate and hazelnut flavor.
Top your milkshake with a dollop of whipped cream.
28. No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake
Nutella lends itself beautifully to a creamy cheesecake. The cream cheese and Nutella blend together perfectly and the result is a cheesecake that will melt in your mouth.
For this cheesecake recipe, you’re going to create a Nutella mousse filling using gelatine, cream cheese, Nutella, powdered sugar, and heavy cream.
Then, you need a Nutella ganache topping that’s made with semisweet chocolate chips (or dark chocolate chips), heavy cream, and Nutella.
Top your Nutella cheesecake with whipped cream or Nutella frosting.
29. Four-Ingredient Cheesecake Nutella Dip
Do you love cream cheese fruit dip? If so, you will delight in dipping your strawberries, apples, melon, grapes, cookies, graham crackers, pretzels, and more in this Nutella cheesecake dip.
All you need to make this cream cheese fruit dip is Nutella, powdered sugar, Cool Whip (or other whipped cream), cream cheese, and mini semisweet chocolate chips.
The cream cheese needs to be softened to room temperature before you start mixing everything together.
30. Nutella Frosting
A boxed cake mix can make your baking so much easier if you’re in a hurry. The secret to passing off a box cake as scrumptious is to make homemade frosting.
Using this Nutella frosting recipe, you can have creamy chocolate frosting to frost chocolate cake, chocolate cupcakes, white cake, yellow cake, or any other flavor of cake.
All you need to make this creamy chocolate frosting is Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread, butter, heavy cream, vanilla, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar.
31. Nutella Pastry Twists
When you pair up the creaminess of chocolate hazelnut spread with delicate pastry, you know you have a winning Nutella recipe.
These chocolate pastries look complicated, but they’re actually surprisingly easy to make.
To make these chocolate pastries, you need store-bought puff pastry. Roll the puff pastry out and spread it with Nutella. The chocolate twists are then baked for about 25 minutes until they’re deliciously golden brown.
The other ingredients you need to make these Nutella chocolate hazelnut pastries are an egg and a tablespoon of all-purpose flour.
Do you want more things to do with Nutella? Watch the video below to learn what to do with Nutella. You can learn how to make easy Nutella recipes such as Nutella truffles, Nutella pudding, Nutella cheesecake, and Nutella cookies.
30+ Easy Nutella Recipes (+Nutella Hot Chocolate)
- 1 cup any type of milk
- 2 Tablespoons Nutella
- Toppings: marshmallows whipped cream, chocolate shavings, chocolate syrup
- Heat your milk in the microwave or in a small saucepan. Don't allow it to boil.
- Whisk in the Nutella until it's completely dissolved.
- Pour into a mug and top with desired toppings.
Organize all the required ingredients.
Enjoy the food.
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