Sunday, May 16, 2010

Day 43 with Nutella

How about Nutella with animal crackers?  Sounds good to me.  According to Wikipedia,  animal crackers are crackers in the shapes of animals, some brands of which are sweetened. These are usually animals one would see at the zoo or circus, including lions, tigers, bears, and elephants. There is debate about whether or not animal crackers are actually crackers or cookies. They resemble crackers due to the way they are made, with layered dough, but the use of sweetened dough gives them the cookie taste and consistency. Traditionally they come in a box with a handle on the top. The string handle was originally added so the box could be hung as a Christmas ornament and carried easily by young children.  Probably more than you wanted to know about animal crackers...anyway, next time you and your kids are bored you can play animals ( animal crackers) get stuck in the mud pit ( Nutella) and then eaten by the big monster ( you)!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Day 42 with Nutella

Chocolatey Nutella Rice Krispy Treats

Remember the Rice Krispy Treats?  Well if you love them, then you will love them with Nutella.  Make a batch of Rice Krispy Treats according to the directions. Set aside.  Melt 3 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips...after they have melted, add 1 1/2 cups Nutella.  Stir until smooth.  Pour the mixture over the rice krispy treats and let cool for a few hours.  Cut into squares and munch out!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Day 41 with Nutella

Nutella Bread Puddin' recipe courtesy of my friend Lili.  This looks so delish, you just want to lick the picture!  Enjoy!

Bread puddin recipe:

1/2 loaf of Challah bread, cubed (about 3-4 cups total)
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup raisins, soaked in water for 5 minutes
1 t cinnamon

4 T butter
1/2cup brown sugar
3 T flour
1-2 t cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/4 c slivered or sliced almonds
Nutella/ cream cheese swirl
1/4 c Nutella

1/4c cream cheese
1/4c powdered sugar
2T heavy cream

(Mix the 3 ingredients above in a small bowl and put in a small baggie or pastry bag. Pipe over bread intermittently with piping Nutella

Place bread in a buttered baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over. Gently toss to coat. While the bread soaks, combine topping ingredients with a fork. Sprinkle over bread mixture. Bake 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees. Once the bread has completely cooled, pipe swirls of Nutella over the bread