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.
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
There's Nutella in there! These "crackers" are good just plain. But who in the WORLD would just eat them like that???
Better....but, hmmm.....something else?
A toasty little marriage made in heaven under the broiler. SO freakin' good! SEE----
Sharin' the love.
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!
Okay, okay, I might have licked the spoon.
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
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!