I was living in Brooklyn with my soon-to-be estranged roommates, but at this stage we were still getting along. One of these girls had a container of nutella and told me to try it, and I was hesitant. Like "umm...I don't think I like hazelnuts." (WHAT? I LOVE HAZELNUTS! Stupid past Kayle) But I tried it because...well...chocolate. And then I was like "Oh this pretty much just tastes like chocolate." (IS YOUR PALATE SO UNREFINED PAST KAYLE?! CAN'T YOU TASTE THE DIFFERENCE?!)
Anyway, so, I ate more of it over time, and my love grew and grew. The end.
Anyway. These bars. They've got a serious punch of chocolate hazelnutty flavor.
But, for me anyway, they were meessssyyy. So ya know, keep that in mind. I was going to give a few of these to my aunt, but by the time I got them to her, they were so mushed she literally thought they WERE my homemade chocolate hazelnut butter. I had to inform her that they used to be candy bars. Oops.
Whatevs. Still tasty. Very sweet but very tasty and crunchy!
Nutella "Candy" Bars
Adapted from What Katie's Baking
- 1 cup + 4 tbsp. (divided) Nutella or homemade chocolate hazelnut butter
- 2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs (I used homemade graham crackers)
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted or 3/4 cup butter flavored olive oil
- 1 and 1/2 cups chocolate chips (whatever kind you prefer)
- Optional-course sea salt, for sprinkling.
- Pour 1 cup nutella into a large bowl.
- Use a food processor to finely grind the graham cracker crumbs. Measure out 2 cups and add to nutella.
- Mix powdered sugar into the nutella and graham crumbs.
- Spray a 9 x 13 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Line with parchment or wax paper.
- Press the nutella mixture down into the pan.
- In a microwaveable bowl, mix 4 tbsp. nutella with chocolate chips. Melt together on high in 25 second increments.
- Pour over the mixture in the pan, spread evenly.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour, until hardened. Sprinkle sea salt on top.
- Cut and serve! Store in the refrigerator.