Nutella – have you tried the stuff? It’s a chocolate hazelnut spread that’s been around for 50 years. Yep, I had no idea they’d been around that long either, but this past weekend I found out that they’re touring the country to celebrate their anniversary and “spread the happy” with all of their fans. Of course, when I learned that they were coming to a city near me I had to go get my own fill of happy.
Nowadays, people are putting this chocolate hazelnut spread on everything. But since it’s back-to-school season and I know most of us are looking for quick and easy ways to fuel our kids, and ourselves, in the morning, I thought I’d show you some great ways to use this tasty treat.
For breakfast, I thought I’d start with Chocolate-Hazelnut Banana Bliss. I got this recipe from Easy Home Meals, which has a bunch of deliciously simple recipes that use convenient ingredients from the frozen and refrigerated aisles.
For lunch, you can try swapping out the peanut butter in our recipe for Grilled PB & M with chocolate hazelnut spread. I’m pretty confident that this sandwich can put a smile on anyone’s face.
One of the goals of Nutella’s “spread the happy” tour is to encourage people to share how they love to enjoy Nutella. You can see some of the crazy concoctions on Nutella’s Tumblr page. I wanted to try something a little different too, so I found this recipe for Dessert Grilled Cheese.
If you’re looking for a traditional dessert recipe to treat yourself (or the kids) to after a long day, I recommend our No-Bake Chocolate Cake or Chocolate Hazelnut Torte. Neither of them require any baking, which makes them the perfect easy dessert to enjoy.
Back-to-school season affects all of us. Whether you’re Mom, and you need to make sure the kids have everything they need to get through the day, or you’re me and you just need to get out the door before school traffic holds you up, we’re all looking for quick and easy recipes to fuel our day.
For even more quick and easy recipe ideas, be sure to check out our free eCookbook, Cool Fuel for School: 30 Recipes for Kid-Friendly Meals. In this cookbook you’ll find over 30 recipes that kids of all ages will love!
There are so many different ways to enjoy Nutella!
Do you like spreading it over frozen waffles in the morning, or are you more of a “grab a spoon and dig in” kind of person? Have you tried it on fruit slices?
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Giveaway Rules: Giveaway is open and offered only to legal residents of the forty-eight (48) continental United States and the District of Columbia. Only one entry per person. Readers must comment on the blog for a chance to be entered. Open from August 12, 2014 at 5pm EST to August 19, 2014 at 4:59pm EST. Twelve (12) winners will be selected at random using a Random Generator. Winners will be notified on the blog, as well as by email.
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