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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Nutella Covered Bacon, Nutella Wontons, & Nutella Caramelized Banana Bread

A wonderful person posted a fabulous post about top 10 ways to use Nutella on my facebook page. Of course, they all looked FABULOUS - but these were my favorite! I posted the recipes here so you don't have to do the searching - you'll find the link to the full article at the end of this post! 

Nutella Sweet & Spicy Bacon and garnished with fleur del sel

What you’ll need:
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
6 pieces – thick sliced bacon
3 tablespoons Nutella
fleur de sel
What to do:
1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Into a small bowl mix: sugar, chili powder and black pepper. Set aside.
2. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange bacon sliced onto baking sheet making sure slices do not overlap. Bake for approximately 8 minutes. CAREFULLY flip bacon slices and sprinkle sugar/pepper mixture onto slices. Return to oven and bake for an additional 8 minutes.
3. Transfer bacon slices to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
4. When bacon has cooled, place Nutella into a small bowl and microwave for approximately 15-20 seconds to allow to soften. Transfer bacon slices to a piece of parchment paper that sits a top a plate. Using a silicon brush or icing spatula gently spread Nutella onto each bacon slice. Place plate into refrigerator and allow Nutella to coat/harden.
5. Once coating is firm to the touch sprinkle with fleur de sel.
Buon Appetito! Via Bellalimento - website here: 

Nutella Caramelized Banana  

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 banana (peeled and sliced)
1 or 2 slices of bread
2 tablespoons Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)

1. Melt the butter and sugar in a pan.
2. Add the bananas and cook until golden brown and caramelized on both sides, about 3-5 minutes per side.
3. Assemble sandwich.

Via Closet Cooking - website  here

Fried Nutella Wontons 

24 won ton wrappers
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar for garnish

Heat 4 cups of vegetable oil in a pot to 350 degrees. Make an egg wash using the water and the one egg by placing in a small bowl, and mixing well. Brush egg wash along two sides of the wonton and place about 1/2 teaspoon of Nutella into the center of the wonton wrapper. Seal wonton wrapper by folding the the sides together. Place a few into the into oil, don't crowd the pan; allow to brown on one side, gently turn over. Should take about 30-45 seconds on each side. When browned remove from oil and sprinkle with either cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar.

Top Ten Nutella Treats Click Here