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During last month’s #SOSFood chat on twitter, I was schooled in the awesomeness that is Nutella. I knew what Nutella was, but I had never tried it. Within seconds of admitting that, at least a dozen people expressed their shock and outrage. Obviously, I had to run out and buy some.
Oh, am I glad I did! This stuff is incredible. How have I lived for 33 years without ever tasting this heavenly goodness?
As I was planning out my Christmas baking, I knew I had to find a way to include this new favorite somehow. I think this recipe is perfect! It’s a little bit candy, a little bit cookie but a whole lot of chocolately Nutella tastiness.
Nutella Fudge Bonbons
- 1 12 oz. bag chocolate chips
- 1/4 c. butter
- 2 T. nutella
- 1 can sweetened, condensed milk
- 1 t. vanilla
- 2 c. flour
- Additional nutella (about 1/4 – 1/2 cup)
- 1/2 c. powdered sugar
- 2 T. cocoa powder
- 1-2 T. milk
1. Melt chocolate chips and butter over low heat in a sauce pan, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat once fully melted and stir in 2 T. nutella. Add sweetened, condensed milk and vanilla. Stir until combined. Add flour a 1/2 c. at a time until fully incorporated. (If it gets to hard to stir together in the pot, pour onto parchment paper or aluminum foil and knead until combined.) The finished dough should be very pliable, almost like a play-doh consistency.
2. Take about a tablespoon of dough and flatten. Spoon some nutella into the center and form dough around it, rolling into a ball. Repeat until done. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes. Cool.
3. Meanwhile, stir together powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Add milk gradually until desired drizzling consistency is reached.
4. Spoon icing over the cooled bonbons and decorate as desired. Let icing harden completely before storing.
NOTE – The Nutella can be replaced with peanut butter, if desired.
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