Nutella is a familiar face to every person who loves making desserts. And sometimes, it becomes too familiar to the point of being a bit boring. However, in this article, I have all the most fantastic ideas for you to use this chocolate hazelnut spread.
And don’t think desserts contain only cakes and pastries. Various kinds are waiting for you right below, from delicate confections to cool, refreshing ice creams. I even include several beverages here for a quick change.
Table of Contents
- Can You Guess All The Nutella Desserts I Have?
- Have You Known That Nutella Desserts Can Be Made Of Pastry Dough?
- Nutella With Cakes – A Heaven Combination!
- Even As Pies, These Nutella Desserts Are Still Tasty As Ever
- These Small Nutella Confections Have Huge Impact On Your Mouth
- 4 Nutella Cookies That Are Soft And Crunchy At The Same Time
- You’ll Need These Two Nutella Desserts For Summer
- 4 Rich, Smooth Beverages With Nutella
- Now, Do You Know What To Do With Your Nutella?
- 30+ Rich Nutella Desserts
Can You Guess All The Nutella Desserts I Have?
Making Nutella versions of all these desserts is actually pretty easy. Most of the time, you just need to add Nutella to the recipe or replace chocolate with it. Let’s find out what groups these recipes belong to!
- Nutella Banana Bread
- Nutella Pizza
- Nutella Monkey Bread
- Nutella Bread Pudding
- Nutella French Toast
- Baked Nutella Donuts
- Nutella Bomboloni
- Nutella Baklava
- Nutella Turnovers
- Nutella Crepe Cake
- Nutella Muffins
- Nutella Chocolate Cupcakes
- Nutella Souffle
- Nutella Lava Cake
- Nutella Bundt Cake
- Nutella Cheesecake
- Nutella Hand Pies
- Nutella Pop Tarts
- Nutella Cream Pie
- Nutella Brownies
- Nutella Truffles
- Nutella Macarons
Cookies And Bars
- Nutella Cookies
- Nutella Skillet Cookie
- Nutella Bars
- Nutella S’mores Bars
Chill And Frozen Desserts
- Nutella Mousse
- Nutella Ice Cream
- Nutella Latte
- Nutella Hot Chocolate
- Nutella Milkshake
- Nutella Smoothie
Is your mouth watering yet? Keep reading! There is so much delicious information for you!
Have You Known That Nutella Desserts Can Be Made Of Pastry Dough?
In fact, when talking about desserts, I have never thought of pastry as the first choice. They will eventually come to me, but not the first choice. However, pastries with Nutella are different as Nutella spread on regular bread is such a standard option for all of us.
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Now, take this everyday recipe and level it up, you’ll have these terrific desserts!
This recipe is the hero for my over-ripe bananas. Or should I say, only make it with your ripe, brown ones to ensure your banana bread turns out moist and flavorful enough. If your bananas aren’t mature enough, bake them in the oven for 10 minutes before using them.
Since you have enough sweetness from bananas, switch butter with Greek yogurt. It’s still creamy and rich like butter but much more nutritious. Also, the acidity in Greek yogurt helps the bread rise more beautifully.
What a marvelous example of Nutella banana bread! You can see this video to know:
Pizza is often considered a savory dish. But do you know several Italian restaurants serving them in the form of dessert? If not, you need to try this Nutella version immediately!
Making regular pizza from scratch is pretty challenging. But this sweet one isn’t the case. You can even have time to make your own crust. And replace the tomato sauce with Nutella spread and other standard toppings with strawberries, chocolate, marshmallows, and almonds.
The origin of this treat’s name is always my favorite part. People often eat this bread by pulling it apart, just like how monkeys eat their food. Hence its name happens.
Originating from Hungary, monkey bread has become Americans’ beloved breakfast. And it can taste even better if you combine another Americans’ preferable treat – Nutella – into the dough.
Day-old bread is not a strange sight in my house, especially croissants. When that occurs, I will turn them into bread pudding, tasty and filling enough for a weekend brown. And since my kids love Nutella, why not add them too?
It’s effortless to level up this standard dessert with this chocolate hazelnut spread. Just make bite-sized Nutella sandwiches with your bread pieces and fill the baking tray bottom with them. Then, pour a custard mixture over and place the tray in the oven. That’s all!
This Nutella bread pudding will fill your kitchen with its fragrance, let’s see this video:
What’s better than waking up to piping hot, freshly cooked Fresh toast? Well, the answer must be French toast filled with Nutella. Bread soaked in milk and sugar is already mouthwatering. But now, with an oozing chocolate spread, this is a gift from dessert heaven.
However, be careful when choosing your bread. You need something with enough hardness. Too soft, and your French toast will become a soggy mess. Too hard, and the milk can not soak thoroughly. My regular choice is brioche or any day-old bread.
I know what you are going to say. Donuts should be fried, right? But do you know by baking, your donuts will become moister and lighter? Not to mention, it’s much healthier than deep-frying them.
Regular donuts with Nutella glaze are delicious enough. But if you want more of the chocolate hazelnut flavor, how about mixing it into the batter? I’ve tried it before, and now, I have to do it every time I make these donuts.
As I’ve said, baked donuts are healthier than fried ones. But if you insist on the latter choice, then you should try bomboloni with Nutella filling.
Bomboloni are the Italian version of usual American donuts. The only difference is you can see their fillings through a piping hole on top. Most of the time, you’ll see bomboloni filled with vanilla cream or fruit jam.
But this Nutella is a particular version for anyone who wants something rich and nutty.
Learn how to make these Nutella bomboloni with chef Joshua, let’s see this video:
If bomboloni is an Italian dessert, then baklava is a gift coming from Greek. Layers of filo dough brushed with melted butter, or olive oil if you insist on the Greek way, and piled up with nuts in between, that’s what I call traditional baklava.
When I first heard about baklava, I immediately thought of Nutella because of nuts and chocolate. What can be a better match than these two?
Turnovers are a bread type with both sweet and savory styles. And this recipe is a part of the former. Since they have savory versions as well, turnovers aren’t oversweet, suitable for ones that can’t handle too much sugar at once.
Wrap filo dough around Nutella cream cheese filling and bake or fry them until they turn crispy and golden brown. Strawberries, banana slices, and powdered sugar are the most suitable match for these turnovers.
Nutella With Cakes – A Heaven Combination!
Every dessert list has cakes. But all the recipes I’ve prepared down here are no regular ones. And with Nutella as additional ingredients, their flavor can blow your mind away!
Crepes with Nutella were my favorite treat when I was young. Then one day, I thought, why not stack all the crepes and make a massive cake with Nutella? No one opposed, so I tried. And guess what? It’s a total success.
The process is super simple. Like I’ve said above, all you need is to put your crepes on top of each other and separate each layer with a Nutella spread. Then, you’ll get a full chocolate flavor in every bite.
You can make this Nutella crepe cake for your kids’ birthday breakfast, check out this video to know more:
Somehow I always get attracted by the Nutella swirls in these muffins. I can stare at them all day long before finally eating them. For a perfect appearance, don’t forget to microwave your Nutella for 15-20 seconds.
While I enjoy tender Nutella muffins, they taste even better with bananas added to the batter. And banana and chocolate are always a perfect combination, right?
These cupcakes are what I call a full-force sugar rush. They look like simple chocolate cupcakes at first. And when you take a bite, it’s like a Nutella bomb bursting in your mouth. Nutella in the center, Nutella as the frosting, it’s literally Nutella everywhere.
But these cupcakes don’t make you feel tired. Instead, their soft, light texture keeps you craving for more and more. So, don’t check your weight after eating these, just in case!
Some of you may already run away when reading the word “souffle.” Yes, a souffle is one tough challenge for a dessert. But it’s worth the effort (and all the ruined attempts).
And this recipe was born to make it easier for you guys. With Nutella, you don’t have to melt chocolate or heat milk. Just melt Nutella with cream, egg yolk, and whipped egg white for your perfect souffles.
You won’t be scared of this Nutella souffle anymore with this recipe. Watch this video to know more:
This lava cake is like a child born from a marriage between a chocolate cake and a souffle. It attracts all sweet tooth people with the melted chocolate in the filling. When you gently slice and spread the cake, this filling will flow out like volcano lava, hence its name.
Here, chocolate is replaced by Nutella spread, making the flavor richer and nuttier. Also, you won’t need to melt your chocolate, thus saving your time.
It’s hard to forget about this Nutella Bundt cake. Not only is it because of its appearance, but also due to the rich flavor. Nowadays, you can find this cake on any breakfast menu, so it’s urgent to find a new version for this recipe.
And my savior comes in the form of a Nutella jar. Adding Nutella makes Bundt cake moister and richer at the same time. Not to mention, it’s like eating a chocolate cake with nuts, so even the pickiest eater would love it.
Admit to me: Sometimes, even the most hard-working bakers don’t want to get near the oven. The reasons are endless: The weather is too hot, you don’t have enough time, or simply, you are just too lazy to do it.
And those times are when cheesecake comes to the rescue. Here, I won’t tell you about regular ones. But an extremely rich and smooth cheesecake!
With a regular base made of Oreo crumbs, I add Nutella to the cream cheese for a full flavor filling. And spend more of this chocolate spread to make a glaze to drizzle on top of the cake.
Instead of a huge one, you can make these mini Nutella cheesecakes by this video:
Even As Pies, These Nutella Desserts Are Still Tasty As Ever
Don’t forget desserts also have pies besides cakes. If the previous group is too soft and moist for you, let’s come to these pies, where you can enjoy their crunchy, crispy crust.
Compared to other pies, I always have a soft spot for hand pies. That may be because of their medium size, suitable for both small parties or large gatherings. And I can make different fillings with them to my likings.
And most of the time, Nutella is my must-have choice. The rich sweetness of Nutella is suitable with almost all other ingredients, like bananas, cherries, peanut butter, etc.
I believe many people have their childhood connected with pop tarts. So, how about becoming a child again by making them yourselves? These pop tarts can’t be any easier to make. They are just two layers of pastry crust with a filling inside and a sweet frosting outside.
In this recipe, of course, the filling will be Nutella. As for the topping, you can keep it the same or drizzle Nutella glaze and sprinkle some powdered sugar.
Homemade Nutella pop tarts are much tastier than those in store. You can see this video to know:
Standard cream pies have custard or pudding made of egg, milk, and cream as their filling. But these Nutella versions have their central part full of chocolate hazelnut flavor.
As for the toppings, you can go the traditional way with whipped cream, various nuts, and shredded coconuts. Or, for a full chocolate flavor, make a chocolate ganache.
These Small Nutella Confections Have Huge Impact On Your Mouth
When I want some deluxe, elegant desserts, these confections always pop into my mind. They can be harder to make compared to other ideas. But they make excellent gifts for your partner on anniversaries or Valentine’s.
These brownies don’t require any cocoa powder or melted chocolate. So it’s super suitable for when you get some random craves for them. Just grab your Nutella jar on the counter and make some with it!
And don’t think Nutella is inferior to the other two ingredients. Thanks to it, these brownies have both rich, sweet chocolate and nutty flavors. You may want to sprinkle some sea salt on top to tone down the sweetness.
Nothing beats a tea party with some Nutella brownies. Let’s see this video:
Truffles are indeed one of the best gifts to present to your partner. But don’t waste your money on the luxury ones in stores. This economical version with Nutella is just as delicious, and you can save lots of your money.
And same as other truffles, feel free to garnish yours based on your preferences, such as cocoa powder, shredded coconut, chopped toasted nuts, or crushed pretzels.
Compared to truffles, macarons are no less luxurious and stylish. And of course, along with these advantages, this dessert is famous for being a challenge for even professional bakers. Just a tiny miscalculation can break your batch, so be careful at every step.
But all the hard work seems worthwhile when looking at these beautiful macarons. And this Nutella version’s flavor is even more satisfactory.
People would think you buy these Nutella macarons at some fancy bakeries. You can see this video:
Goodbye luxurious desserts! Let’s come to these rustic desserts that will bring you back to the peaceful countryside. Imagine enjoying them when reading books, playing board games with your friends, etc. That’s what I call a perfect holiday!
I love these Nutella cookies because of their soft, chewy texture, just like the peanut butter ones. I can just nip them all day long without having to worry about my scorching throat from overeating.
And why stop with just Nutella, right? Some chocolate chips don’t hurt your weight, and they provide more eating pleasure.
However, when making these cookies, make sure you let them cool down properly, or they will spread on your baking sheet.
Whenever I present this dish, my guests always ask, Is this really a cookie? And what can I say? Indeed, this dessert doesn’t look like a cookie, or at least a regular cookie. However, it does include cookie dough in its recipe.
And here, you’ll need to mix Nutella with the dough. Then, bake the mixture in a cast-iron skillet. Serve it with vanilla ice cream or caramel sauce, and there is your lovely dessert.
Warm and gooey, Nutella skillet cookie is one of the best way to use cookie dough. Let’s see this video:
Need something quick for a sudden midday snack? This recipe is precisely what you need. Taking just about 15 minutes, these bars are enough for a small-scale tea party between you and your friends.
Not to mention, all you need is only one bowl to mix all the ingredients, which means less cleaning afterward. A dessert tastes much better when you don’t have to clean various baking tools, right?
Just talking about s’more bars reminds me of childhood campfires with fluttering fire and roasted marshmallows. You can’t have campfires all year round, but the craving for these bars never stops.
So what can you do? Well, make them right in your kitchen! It’s just as easy as making them in campfires, especially when you have a Nutella jar on your counter.
You’ll Need These Two Nutella Desserts For Summer
When the temperature starts rising, you’ll need something cool to refresh your head. It’s even better if these don’t require any baking so you can stay away from the scorching oven.
Another no-bake dessert! Talking about mousse often reminds me of those high-class restaurants. But by making one on your own, you can leisurely enjoy it at your cozy house without worrying about etiquettes.
I like my mousse to be light and airy, but you can make it thick and creamy as well. No matter how it feels, you’d better chill this sweet treat for several hours before serving.
Do you know it takes only 2 ingredients to make this Nutella mousse? Check out this video:
Do you know that chocolate is one of the most well-liked ice cream flavors worldwide? And now, that famous flavor, combined with a nutty taste, will be even more impressive, is it? That’s why I have this Nutella ice cream for you.
With just about five ingredients in it, you can even make this ice cream without an ice cream maker. And feel free to add chopped nuts, brownies, or chocolate chips to this sweet treat for extra flavor and texture.
4 Rich, Smooth Beverages With Nutella
I don’t see many people referring to beverages as a part of dessert, while they are. So here are four different drinks for you to enjoy no matter when it’s hot or cold.
Latte, short for caffe latte, is an Italian drink originally consisting of espresso and steamed milk. These days, it has grown into multiple versions with matcha, Indian tea, chocolate mocha in replace of espresso, and other types of milk like soy milk or almond milk.
This recipe still retains both the coffee and milk. The only addition is a Nutella spread at the bottom of your mug. Then, pour hot espresso in and stir until the mixture thickens. Last steps are adding milk and refrigerating the drink if you want it to chill.
If chill latte is a perfect drink on hot summer days, there’s no other choice besides hot chocolate when it starts getting chilly. And it gets even better with a creamy Nutella base.
You can choose between mixing Nutella with hot cocoa or stirring Nutella with milk only. Whatever ways you choose, the result still tastes delicious, especially with some roasted marshmallows, chocolate chips, or nuts as toppings.
Among these desserts, this one must be the easiest. You don’t even need any cooking skills to make it. Just fill your blender with ice cream, milk, and Nutella. Then, blend it until they are mixed to perfect thickness. See, I don’t lie, do I?
From this basic recipe, you can level it up in many ways. For example, change regular milk to plant ones, like almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk, for more nutrients. Or add fruits, such as bananas, to the mixture.
This is one of the quickest Nutella milkshake recipes. You can see this video to know:
Like I’ve said above, Nutella and bananas are like best friends. So how about making a smoothie with them? I love smoothies for breakfast as I can make them in advance and enjoy them on my way to work.
Of course, bananas are not the only ingredient to go with Nutella. You can create various Nutella mixtures with other different components like strawberries or spinach.
Now, Do You Know What To Do With Your Nutella?
I have met some people leaving their Nutella jar forgotten somewhere in their kitchen, which I deem super wasteful. While, in fact, with these recipes, I’ve never felt I got enough Nutella. So I hope, after reading this, you will know how to use yours to the fullest.
If you find this list helpful, don’t hesitate to share it with your friends, so no Nutella jar gets thrown in the trash bin. And please write down all your thoughts about Nutella desserts via comment for other readers.