Not Exactly Nutella

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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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…

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  1. spearfruit says:

    You blog is making me crave some chocolate right now as I am reading it. Great job Dolly!

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    1. Thank you so much, Gary! I wish I could send it to you!

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  2. Joëlle says:

    Hi, Dolly? Can you find chestnut flour where you are? If you do, I will more then happy to translate my recipe for gluten-free chocolate muffins. You could try adding a splash of rum to the batter 😊

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    1. I have to confess, dear Joelle: I don’t like chestnuts (I hope I haven’t offended your French taste!). I I truly appreciate your kind offer!
      My issue with most GF flours is that all of them, with the exception of oat flour, do not require a certain blessing to be said before eating anything baked. That blessing is necessary several times on Shabbos and holidays, so I have to make sure I have something on which it could be pronounced. However, for my husband’s purposes, spelt flour is perfectly fine, and whole wheat, which has reduced gluten, is also acceptable. Even my challahs are either spelt or whole wheat, and sometimes a combination of both.

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      1. Joëlle says:

        Don’t worry, Dolly, I am not offended at all! I didn’t realize you need certain flours for Shabbos. Do they have to come from grains? Would buckwheat qualify?

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      2. They are listed in the Bible: wheat, rye, spelt, and oats. Those, who have a caeliac disorder or allergy, are advised to use oat flour.

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  3. lghiggins says:

    Gasp! I have never tried Nutella. I should rectify that when I go to the states this summer. Meanwhile, I have no problems taking care of my chocolate addiction in Mexico.

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    1. Linda, I am shocked! LOL Nutella is actually a hazelnut/chocolate spread that is easily recreated at home. However, I have no doubt that Mexico supplies all the chocolate one requires!

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  4. Hi, sounds great, and you are my guide through food history too. 😉 Never heared before were Nutella was invented. I thought it came from the USA, with Coke Chocolate former generations in Germany got from the GI’s. Best wishes, Michael

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    1. If you are familiar with Ferrero Roche chocolates, it was the same Pietro Ferrero in Italy who came up with a brilliant idea of mixing hazelnut cream, sugar, and very little cocoa, due to after-war shortage and high price of cocoa. It gradually become known and then popular in the US about 10 years ago.
      Have a great day, Michael!

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  5. We are fans of Nutella, but we gotta try this!

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    1. You can make them with Nutella, darling; I only substitute the other spread because I can’t have dairy products, and Nutella is dairy.
      Thank you for your kind comment!

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      1. I’m in the same boat. I became allergic to dairy in my early 40s. Thanks MS. Kool!

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      2. My pleasure, dear James!

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  6. Sounds easier than a lot of brownie recipes and just as tasty!

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    1. Probably even tastier, dear Mimi – try! Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. purpleslob says:

    Shhh, please don’t tell anyone, but I don’t like Nutella.

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    1. You can do the same thing with any store-bought spread you like, dear purple person. Walmart has confetti spread for you to surprise you hubby for Valentine.

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      1. purpleslob says:

        Whew! You just saved my Valentine’s Day, Dolly!

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      2. Seriously? Happy Purple Valentine, Melinda!

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      3. purpleslob says:

        Happy Feline Valentine’s to you!

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      4. Thank you, dear purple friend!

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  8. da-AL says:

    can one post too often about chocolate? I think not, Dolly 🙂

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    1. Absolutely! Thank you for your lovely comment, darling!

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  9. Misha Bagga says:

    Would love to try this way out. Great post. Also plz check my latest post here : https://theglitteratiaffair.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/five-minute-super-quick-healthy-recipe-couscous-salad/

    Keep Glittering, from TGA by Misha 🙂

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    1. Dear Misha, thank you for stopping by and for a lovely comment. I love your blog and will follow with great interest.

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  10. My wife might like this…and my reaers—may I reblog your posts (might have to be by a copy and paste) giving you all the credit (!)?

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    1. Dear Jonathan, you are always welcome to reblog my posts, and I truly appreciate your interest.

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  11. Nutella is not healthy but it is tasty and tastes so damn good.. Who can resist? I need to try your brownies

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    1. Dear Daniel, thank you for you kind comment, and if you substitute Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Frosting, it will be just as tasty, but healthier, as it is non-dairy. Good luck!

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  12. Thanks.. I prefer Nutella to no dairy 🙂

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    1. I don’t blame you! It’s the best.

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