Chocolate lovers get your spoons ready because it is 100% socially acceptable to eat the entire jar of Nutella today. While many people wait until Valentine's Day to indulge in chocolate-covered everything, the rest of us are jumping the gun a little bit early to celebrate #WorldNutellaDay.
World Nutella Day first originated on Feb 5, 2007 by Sara Rosso, an American blogger living in Italy. How come? Well because the delicious hazelnut spread deserves a day of its own, of course. Let's face it, Nutella goes well with just about anything. Add it to a crepes, peanut butter sandwich, cake or dig in right from the jar.
So in honor of this glorious day, we checked out some of the most buzzed-about recipes on Twitter that you must try today.
— Stylist Magazine (@StylistMagazine) February 5, 2015
Just looking at these crescent creations gets our mouths watering. These Nutella Crescents only take 10 to 12 minutes to bake and can be stored for up to three days for later #nom-ing. All you need is a 9-inch pie dough, Nutella, butter and coarse sugar. Preheat the oven to 400°F and roll out the pie crust into a circle, slicing it into 18 triangles. Spread the Nutella onto the triangles and roll. Brush them with melted butter and bake. Garnish with sugar.
Happy #NutellaDay! We're celebrating with this little nutella cake dream. The recipe: http://t.co/pXDfnN6gQk pic.twitter.com/A58As3O0Q2 — RecipesPlus UK (@RecipesPlusUK) February 5, 2015
Mmmm, cake. This recipe calls for coconut milk, so you can trick yourself into thinking you are actually kinda, sorta being healthy. Preheat your oven 350°F and beat butter, salt, sugar and vanilla extract until you have a creamy mixture. Add in four eggs and coconut milk before flour and baking powder that will turn the mix into a dough. Pour half the mixture into a bowl and add in Nutella. Pour the light half onto a pan, then the dark mixture, swirling them together. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, then enjoy.
Nutella and Banana Panini
— Good Housekeeping (@goodhousemag) February 5, 2015
There's no sandwich like a Nutella sandwich—and this recipe uses challah bread that is heated to make the perfect panini. Spread Nutella on four slices of challah bread. Sprinkle on almonds and place sliced banana on two slices, adding the remaining two slices on top. Place the sandwiches on a grill or pan, placing a skillet on top, pressing the bread down. Let that grill for five minutes, turning over once. Then cut into halves and take that first bite.
What better way to celebrate #NutellaDay than with these no-bake Nutella truffles: http://t.co/Fg1ArZsAQA pic.twitter.com/t8dN795gCT — Real Simple Magazine (@RealSimple) February 5, 2015
You won't need to bake at all to make these Nutella Truffles. All you need to do is grind oats in a food processor until they turn into a powder. Add in Nutella and salt and mix until smooth, adding in another 2/3 cups of oats. Roll the mixture into balls, making sure to roll them over cocoa powder. You will have to put these in the fridge for an hour before they are ready. Once chilled, dunk into a class of cold milk.
Nutella Pretzel Brownies
— Karan (@karan__jain) March 6, 2014
Sweet and salty? Sign us up! To make Nutella Pretzel Brownies, break up pretzels in a food processor, add in sugar and butter. Bake this crust at 350°F for 12 to 15 minutes until golden and firm. Combine cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder and place to the side. Melt butter and whisk in sugar, adding eggs in one at a time. Then sit in vanilla and Nutella before whisking together with the dry ingredients. Place this onto your crust and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Then add Nutella as a frosting and garnish with pretzels.
Here's how the world is celebrating Nutella Day:
Mmm #Waffles with #Nutella and ice cream. To #nutelladay pic.twitter.com/K4oOuCxHeE — Hasnain Hossain (@Has9Hossain) February 3, 2015
— Anne Kapranos (@anniekappie) February 5, 2015
Just another #NutellaDay in the office @Nutella_Italia pic.twitter.com/tOGDytlvPY — mamin_lan (@mamin_lan) February 5, 2015
[PHOTO CREDIT: MissMessie/Flickr]