There really is such a thing as heaven in your mouth, and when you taste these, you’ll know exactly what I mean.
I always make these around the holidays, and this year will be no different. This time I’ll take them to work and let everyone enjoy them….so I don’t end up eating them all ;)
This recipe is actually a variation of another recipe. The original recipe called for peanut butter and peanuts, instead of Nutella and hazelnuts. (See here for the original recipe), but though that one is great, this is just.. amazingly yummy. It’s always the first thing to go, and people are always asking for the recipe.
Crunchy Nutella Hazelnut Chocolate Bars
2 cups Nutella
4 cups powdered sugar (10x sugar or icing sugar)
1/2 cup butter
3 cups of a crunchy cereal, like rice chex
2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup of chopped hazelnuts
In either a sauce pan, or the microwave, melt 1/2 cup of butter and set aside.
Mix the Nutella and powdered sugar. Add in the melted butter and mix well.
Fold in the cereal, and then spread evenly in a cake sized pan (13×9).
In the microwave, melt the chocolate chips, and spread over the Nutella mixture. Sprinkle with the chopped hazelnuts.
Allow to cool well, and then cut into squares.
This keeps for about a week, in a tightly covered container.
There are lots of variations to this recipe.. for example, use cashew butter or another nut butter. If using cashews, use chopped cashews in place of the peanuts.
And of course, there is the traditional peanut butter and peanut recipe as well.