Thursday, February 05, 2009

World Nutella Day, Celebrate With Chocolate Graham Cracker Nutella S'mores!

World Nutella Day 2009

Hey Everybody--it's World Nutella Day!  You must celebrate with some Nutella.  If you have never had Nutella, well just shame on you.  Go get some, you just need a spoon.  No, you don't even need that, use your finger.  Just have some of the divine chocolate and hazelnut masterpiece. 

Go visit Michelle at Bleeding Espresso's blog, and Sara at Ms. Adventures in Italy, and World Nutella Day and be Nutella-ized!

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Look what I did with this luscious stuff.  Hello--I only took one bite of the final product (self control--it was 9 p.m.! and can't wait to have another bite. 

Homemade Chocolate Graham Cracker Nutella S'mores

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There's Nutella in there!  These "crackers" are good just plain.  But who in the WORLD would just eat them like that???

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Better....but, hmmm.....something else?

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A toasty little marriage made in heaven under the broiler.  SO freakin' good!   SEE----

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Sharin' the love.

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Amazing ooze when I took the bite.  But can you believe it, I only took the one bite!  Sigh.  I don't get up at 4:45 every morning and go workout for an hour and a half for NOTHING!

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Okay, okay, I might have licked the spoon.

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Wouldn't you?

Chocolate Graham Crackers, adapted from Prepared Pantry

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cups graham flour
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 cups cocoa
1/2  cup butter  (I used Smart Balance 50/50) AND 1/4 cup NUTELLA)-instead of 3/4 cup butter
1/3 cups granulated sugar (I used evaporated cane juice sugar)
1/3 cups brown sugar
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I omitted, so not to take away from the Nutella taste I wanted)
1 large egg (I used Egg Beaters w/touch of yolk)

For the sugar topping:  (I did not do the topping, knowing these would be slathered in NUTELLA)

2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Directions

1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
2. With the paddle attachment of your electric mixer, beat the cold butter until it is soft. Add the sugars and continue beating. Then add the honey, extract and egg and beat until combined.
3. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer bowl and beat until a fairly firm dough is made. Wrap the dough in plastic and place it in the refrigerator to chill. (Only chilled the dough for about 30 minutes.)
4. When the dough is firm enough to roll, lightly dust a countertop and a rolling pin and roll the dough to a scant 1/4-inch thick. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
5. (Cookie cutters work great and are cute and fun for these!)  Use a ruler to mark 3-inch squares. Cut into squares with a sharp knife using the ruler as a straightedge. Use a thin metal spatula to scrape the crackers from the counter. Place them on a well-greased baking sheet with a margin of space to allow for spreading. Use a fork to pierce the crackers as shown. (Definitely use a thin spatula to scrape the dough from the counter to the baking sheet.)
6. For the topping, brush the tops of the crackers with melted butter. Sprinkle the sugar over the buttered tops.
7. Bake the crackers for ten minutes or until the edges just start to brown. Remove them to a wire rack to cool.   (Made 22  3 1/2 inch hearts.)

Note--I'm not real sure the Nutella is noticeable in the crackers alone, so next time I will probably just use all butter and save the Nutella for spoons, fingers, knives, topping, etc., etc.

This post is being added to Shelly at  Cookies and Cups Smores Link Party on April 27, 2012!

24 comments:

Lisa Ernst said...

These looks divine. I never thought of home made graham crackers, that could really be fun to try. There are some new chocolate hazelnut spreads available that are dark chocolate.

Leslie said...

All hail World Nutella Day!!!!!!!

Maria said...

Happy Nutella Day!! What a great way to celebrate!! This treat looks super duper good!

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

I bow down to the nut butter and chocolate gods who had 2 babies, Reese's and Nutella.

Tiffany Winters said...

Who even knows this kind of information? I love nutella, but how do find that out? Is it posted on the bottle? Those smores look like a big pile of delicious yum! It looks so warm and gooey. mmmm...

Megan said...

Cowabunga! I saw the regular graham crackers yesterday, but add chocolate AND Nutella AND marshamallow and I think I found my project for today!

pinkstripes said...

YUM!!!! Those look unbelievably delicious.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

You're killing me here Katrina!

Inconspicuous Consumption said...

Hi Katrina--I always read your comments at Anna's blog--what is that divine looking white melting thing on the crackers that looks like a fried egg?

Claire said...

Ummm...I think I would have licked the spoon as well! Yum!!!

noble pig said...

I cannot even believe I didn't know about World Nutella Day. Awesome.

CookiePie said...

Oh WOW - those look AMAZING!!!

Sara said...

I can't even imagine how good that must taste!

Jaime said...

WOW i love this! even better since they are homemade chocolate grahams!

Becky said...

My favorite picture would have to be the last one of the spoon, just screams LICK ME!

Tiffany Winters said...

I came across this one today.
http://busycooks.about.com/library/print03/nmilkywaycake.htm
I think you should try it and let me know how it is... it sounds delicious.

Steph said...

Wow those S'mores look amazing! Too bad I can't leave Nutella in the house - I could finish the jar in just days!

spatulascorkscrews said...

Hi There!
I just finished an article on Nutella and used your link! If you'd like me to add your smores photo in my slideshow,let me know?

Donna
http://www.examiner.com/x-4208-Providence-Food-Examiner

James said...

mm..this looks delicious. I am so excited to try. Thanks for recipe and directions.

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Boonchai Boontam said...

Thanks you for Good stuff.

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cookies and cups said...

This is everything I love all in one place! Thanks for linking up :)