February 5th is World Nutella Day and I have some quite delicious truffles to share with you, all made with nutella!
Ms. Adventures in Italy and Bleeding Espresso have created World Nutella Day and want everyone to come together on February 5th to eat nutella in any shape or form, this is the 5th year! Please join all of us and find some nutella, plain or making something fancy.
The first time I had nutella was my first trip to Italy, I was about 17 years old. I remember being a little shocked when they served us breakfast, because the only choice was fresh bread with either butter or chocolate spread. I thought that it was a bit strange at the time since I had never actually tasted chocolate on bread before, but it was love at first taste. I then learned you could not only put nutella on anything, but it was incredible on fruits!!! I have been a faithful nutella lover ever since. I even have made my own, homemade nutella, which is also what I used in the truffles below. Check them out, try them yourself, and then surprise someone special on Valentine’s Day.
Nutella Oreo Truffles: Makes about 14-16 truffles
3 sleeves of Oreo cookies
2 T. cream cheese
2 T. Nutella or Homemade nutella
1 1/2 cups milk or semi sweet chocolate chips
Place 2 1/2 sleeves of Oreos in food processor and pulse until fine (doing half at a time), remove 1/4 cup to roll a few of the truffles in after, if you desire. Add the cream cheese and nutella and continue to pulse until thick and easy to handle. Refrigerate for half an hour, and melt the chocolate to have ready while you are waiting. Also, prepare any toppings to roll the truffles in like: coconut flakes, powdered sugar, cocoa and cinnamon, cookies, crushed hazelnuts, or anything else.
Once the batter is hard enough, roll into small balls and then dip in the melted chocolate, then letting set almost fully on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Before the chocolate sets completely, roll each ball in desired topping or toppings! I think my favorites ended up being the coconut and the cocoa with cinnamon.
Super simple, super delicious, super fun!