Mar 7, 2012

Nutella Chow


This is the first recipe I've tried off of Pinterest, my new bestie.  I'm completely and totally addicted.  Everything you've been looking for your whole life is there, mostly things you never even knew you loved, until now.

Like Nutella Chow.

This one is so stinkin' easy your kiddos could help you whip it up.  Well, not mine...he's still a peanut but I let him lick the bowl anyway.

Next time I make this (and there will for sure be a next time) I will be a bit more adventurous.  I think you could add just about anything to the mix and it would be awesome.  For example, throw in some mini marshmallows, nuts, M&M's, choco get me.

Just be aware, this makes a HUGE amount.  Like a whole cereal box worth.  So be generous and spread the love to everyone you know.  There is plenty to go around.

Nutella Chow

*for a printable version click here

1/2 cup (4oz.) butter
1 cup Nutella
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
2/3 cup hazelnuts
13 cups (12oz) box of cereal, Crispix, Oat Crisp, or Chex.  Really your preference here.
3 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Roast hazelnuts in a shallow pan (so they don't roll all over the place) until fragrant and light brown, about 8 minutes.

Allow to cool and remove as much of the skin as possible.  I found a nifty trick to help with this tedious process.  Take a rubber jar opener and place some of the nuts inside.  Fold like a taco and rub the nuts with the sides of the rubber.  Peels off the skin in no time.

Finely grind nuts in food processor, set aside.  Place cereal in LARGE bowl and set aside.  The bigger the better.  In a pan over medium heat, melt butter, chocolate, and white chocolate chips, stirring constantly.  Once melted remove from heat and add Nutella.  Stir until well incorporated.  Add ground hazelnuts and mix well.

Pour over cereal.  Roll up your sleeves and get a mixin'.  Really it's best to use your (clean) hands.  It makes the whole process much easier.

Once the cereal is thoroughly coated with the chocolate mixture, spoon into a zip lock bag with the powdered sugar already inside (fold over the sides of the bag, makes it easier to spoon the cereal in).  Shake.  Shake.  Shake.  I found you cannot add all the cereal at once, so I used a slotted spoon to remove the coated cereal and then transferred it to a serving bowl.  This was really helpful so you won't end up with lots of extra powdered sugar in the bottom of the bowl.

Make sure you're not wearing anything white when you eat this.  People will know you wiped your hands on your pants, tee-hee.


Recipe courtesy of Chef In Training

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