Monday, February 4, 2013

Crunchy Nutella Bites

Crunchy no bake Nutella treats in 15 minutes. 
Source: Adapted from Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites on Cook Lisa Cook

Taste: 5 (out of 5)
Difficulty: 1 (out of 5)

Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (270 cal)
- 1/4 cup cocoa (50 cal)
- 1/4 cup Nutella (400 cal)
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (5 cal)
- 1 cup ground walnuts (185 cal)
- 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies (160 cal)
Total: 16 servings, 970 cal, 60 cal / serving

Directions:
1. In a food processor blend the coconut oil, cocoa, Nutella and vanilla extract until smooth. If your kitchen is hot and the coconut oil is liquid you can easily blend all these ingredients by hand in less than a minute.
2. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and stir in the ground walnuts and Rice Krispies.
3. Evenly scoop the mixture into a mini silicone muffin mold. Or in absence of one, with slightly wet hands roll small balls and place on a plate lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate until set.
4. If you used a mold, press the bottom of each muffin cup to release the bites. Keep refrigerated.

Afterthoughts:
- These cute desserts are really light and crunchy, and perfect for anyone who loves Nutella. And it only takes 15 minutes to make them and then 15 more minutes to wait until they set in the fridge.
- This recipe uses Nutella instead of peanut butter and honey in the original recipe. Maybe peanut butter is a little stickier than Nutella and the peanut butter bites end up a little firmer. My Nutella balls were very delicate. Maybe next time I will try adding a little peanut butter or sunflower butter or even date paste.
- It would be nice to put these on a stick and coat them with chocolate for Chocolate coated crunchy Nuteall pops. But I wanted to try them right away and did not have enough patience to melt the chocolate :-). Oh well, next time...
- This post was my SRC assignment. Just in case you don't know yet, SRC, or the Secret Recipe Club is a group of over a hundred food bloggers, who are assigned a "secret" blog each months. Then they choose a recipe from that blog, make it and post it on their own blog on a given reveal day. Then there is a big party, where you hop from one blog to another and check what everyone's been cooking. Lots of fun! And terrible for your diet ;-) I want to thank Amanda, Jane and April for making it all possible!
- Cook Lisa Cook, from which this recipe was adopted, is a wonderful blog. Lisa cooks with her charming sous-chef, Maisie, and they have lots of yummy recipes. When I was browsing the blog to choose a recipe for SRC, I put together a list of things to try, and I will be coming back for them: Lacy cheese crackers, Walnut Roca squares and Copycat KFC coleslaw



18 comments:

Stephanie said...

You can buy "natural"-style Nutellas that are a bit more like peanut butter in texture. Using a mixture of the original and a natural kind might also help with the texture. Now, if only I had some coconut oil in the kitchen...

Lisa said...

Those look so much like Ferrero Rochers. Awesome!

Lisa~~ said...

Thanks for cooking from my blog and I'm glad that the crunchy bites were a hit. I think that the Nutella is softer than the peanut butter so I can imagine them being more fragile. I would love them though with the Nutella, if only it didn't contain milk...oh well...

Thanks for both comments on my blog, the older posts have comment moderation, too many spam comments.

mjskit said...

Oh these do look SO good! So easy to make and quite yummy! Good choice and great job!

S said...

These look irresistable!
I wish I had some coconut oil on hand, I would try them immediately

Sawsan@chef in disguise said...

Do you think these can be made without the coconut oil, they sound like a wonderful treat!

Carolyn Jung said...

I bought this fancy Nutella imported from Italy when I was at Eataly in NY. Pricey, but boy, the difference in taste is amazing. So much richer, a lot less sweet, and far more potent in the hazelnut department. ;)
I just wish it was more available in the U.S. Sigh.

Moviegirl03 said...

I am always looking for fun things to do with nutella. It is so addictive. These sound delicious and the ease factor is a bonus too. Not many desserts are available homemade in 30 minutes.

Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings said...

yum! love anything nutella!

The Heritage Cook said...

These look like such fun and I love your idea of putting them on sticks and dipping them in chocolate. They may show up in some form on one of my Chocolate Mondays in the future, LOL! Great choice!!

Lisa said...

You just had to choose something that I must pin to my Nutella Freak board, huh? They look terrific - I definitely need to try them. As for knowing the streusel cake was mine - of course..I'm the black background girl because I don't have even a ray of dang natural light. Food photo purgatory!!

teaandscones said...

I could really go for these. No bake AND Nutella. Yep!! Good stuff!!

sally @ sallys baking addiction said...

these look out of this world! So much texture going on and I am a huge fan of Nutella! I don't think I would be able to stop snacking on these. :)

Delishhh said...

OMG these look amazing - anything Nutella is just so good :)

Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations said...

These little bites look awesome. Must be soo crunchy. I love how easily little dessert bites come together. I've made PB and oatmeal versions before. This would be so nice for a crunchy version.

Jennifer said...

Yum yum! I love Nutella. These look delicious.

Kris said...

I just made these- they are great! I varied it a little- I didn't have walnuts so I pounded some raw almonds I had and used those. Thanks a bunch!

Cooking Rookie said...

Hi Kris, I am so glad you liked them! Thank you for stopping by and leaving the comment!