Not Exactly Nutella

February is a National Chocolate Lovers Month, according to Foodimentary.com, and today is a World Nutella Day.  This recipe is adapted from Kirbie Cravings, and it is one of many dessert recipes that use Nutella as a main ingredient. I was first introduced to Nutella chocolate spread in Italy, way before it crossed the ocean and took America by storm. You should’ve heard my son, a six-year-old, walking around Rome, begging for it on every corner! There is nothing yummier than Nutella, granted, but –  it is dairy! Are you ready to monitor your kids’ time that elapsed since that hot dog they had grabbed at school, as required by kosher rules? Now, Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge frosting is Pareve (non-dairy), so I adjusted the recipe accordingly.

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I also prefer to use white organic whole wheat flour instead of regular all-purpose flour most recipes call for. It adds more texture and more fiber.

A spoon full of sugar, as everybody knows, makes the medicine goes down, and a teaspoon of rum makes a dessert taste rich, even though there are only two eggs and no additional fat, other than what’s in the frosting. A pinch of baking powder will make your brownies fluffier, like a cake.

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If you like, you can add some chopped walnuts, or any other nuts of your choice. I have a little cute cupcake baking machine that I also use to bake muffins and brownies. It takes about 7 – 8 minutes to bake a batch of 7, but if you don’t want to patchke (bother), just oil an 8 x 8 baking pan and stick it in the oven for about 40 minutes.

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A word of warning: those cute little baking machines get pretty hot, even though they look like toys rather than real kitchen appliances. Don’t let little hands near them!

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Remember my Rule #2, The more chocolate, the better? I just put a little pat of that same frosting on top of each brownie and plopped a blueberry on it. I hear what you are saying – yes, raspberries would be better, but I am fresh out of raspberries. So there!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/4 cup (12 oz, a European cup) of pareve Chocolate Fudge frosting
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup organic whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon of rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda cut with a splash of vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or other nuts (optional)

PROCEDURE

  • Lightly whip eggs with whisk.
  • Add frosting, flour, rum, nuts. Mix.
  • Add baking powder and mix well until smooth.
  • Bake at 350 F in an oiled 8 x 8 pan for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out dry. Be careful not to overbake, as brownies tend to harden when cooling.
  • Cool in pan before cutting. Makes about 10 – 12 servings.

Enjoy!

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40 Comments Add yours

    1. Thank you for a pingback.

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  1. Thank you for this health recipe! I’ll try it to bake

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    1. My pleasure, darling! Thank you for stopping by – bake and enjoy!

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  2. spearfruit says:

    The treats look great. I love February and maybe because there is chocolate everywhere that month because of valentine’s day. Gary

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Gary! Next time you travel our way, I promise to make something chocolaty for you, February or not.

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    1. Thank you for reblogging.

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      1. Love your baking ideas. Always surprisingly great! 😉 Michael

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      2. Thank you so much, Michael! I think it’s because my grandmother presented baking as a special treat activity rewarded for especially good behavior. 😻

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  3. purpleslob says:

    Dolly, so glad I have you to keep me up with all the food holidays! That way I can just eat, and enjoy! lol that’s neat that the frosting is already in there!! Saves time!
    I want that cute little cupcake baker!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, girl friend! Isn’t it cool that we can eat because we are seriously celebrating holidays, and not just gobbling up everything in sight!
      That cute cupcake baker is about $10 in Walmart. 😻

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      1. purpleslob says:

        YES! I mean, yes, it is!

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      2. More chocolate stuff coming up – stay tuned, Melinda!

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      3. purpleslob says:

        Of course! I would expect nothing less, my dear Dolly!

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  4. K E Garland says:

    We actually bought my daughter one of those cupcake maker things…it made cupcake pops, which was a thing over her in the States for a while.

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    1. I am glad she enjoyed it – isn’t it fun? Thank you for stopping by, Dr Kathy!

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  5. jjspina says:

    Sounds delicious! I love chocolate! Haven’t tried Nutella though. Thanks for sharing! Happy Valentine’s Day! 😆

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    1. Thank you, dear Janice, for your lovely comment! Happy Valentine’s to you as well, with lots of chocolate! 😻

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  6. Reblogged this on koolkosherkitchen and commented:

    It seems that I am on a repeating desserts track, but I can’t help it: today is a World Nutella Day, so I can resist to offer these tasty little treats, spiced by a bit of Mary Poppins.

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  7. Have I mentioned that my great aunt Mabel was Julie Andrews’s governess?

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    1. Oh wow! What a connection! Does she still keep in touch?
      Incidentally, I did ask my friend about the Gypsy caravans. She said that, as she was born at the end of the war and got married in the 60’s, the caravans no longer existed because the Russian authorities burned all those that the Nazis had left intact. It was a part of Stalin’s attempt to settle the tabor Gypsies and force them into collective farms.

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      1. Mabel died at a good age more than 20 years ago. She had all Julie’s records, but no gramophone. Sad news about the gypsies and their caravans.

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      2. Thank you, Derrick; I’ll relate your comment to my friend Rada.
        Records but no gramophone? Did she twirl them on the table?

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  8. gresshoppe says:

    Amazing! Your book in Amazon! Congratulation))))

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    1. My book has been there for 2 years already, dear Nonna.
      Are your back from Bali? How was it?

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      1. gresshoppe says:

        Yes. Amazing. Fine places and fine people. No very beach places, but very beautiful, spiritual and green 💖🐒🌱
        And a lot of monkeys 😅

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      2. I am glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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      3. gresshoppe says:

        Maiami beach next)))

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      4. Go for it – ждем!

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      5. gresshoppe says:

        💕🏄‍♀️🙏👍

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  9. You are a woman after my own heart, Dolly. Love that Rule #2. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤

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    1. You too, dear Anna, and thank you for your lovely comment!

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  10. I love the sound of this, Dolly

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    1. I know you are my chocoholic spirit sister!

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