Friday, October 30, 2009

Nutella Balls

Christmas is coming and I love to bake all sorts of goodies to enjoy over the holidays. I've been meaning to try these for a while and I'm glad I did, they're really good. This is basically just peanut butter balls but using Nutella instead of PB.
Nutella Balls

1 cup nutella
1/2 jar marshmallow creme
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped peanuts (or other nuts)
1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Gently mix all of the ingredients together. Roll into balls and freeze for about an hour. They are a little stubborn when trying to shape them into balls but it does work. I find freezing them makes it easier to cover in the chocolate. Melt milk chocolate for dipping. I add shortening to make the chocolate thin enough for dipping.

There are two ways you can cool the nutella balls after you've dipped them in the chocolate. The easiest method (but not the prettiest) is to simply set them on wax paper to cool, but you get the pool of chocolate which isn't a huge deal but again, not as attractive.

The second method is to poke a toothpick or a lollopop stick into the ball, after you've dipped the ball in the chocolate you want poke the the other end in florists foam or styro foam. This allows the chocolate to dry without sitting on anything thus leaving you with a perfectly shaped Nutella ball. And if you use the lollipop sticks you have a really pretty way of presenting them!

I looked over a few recipes and basically just took a little from all of them to come up with this, so feel free to change things as you see fit.


  1. I am drooling right now. Those are a great new twist I have to try out soon.

  2. Oooh,you had me at coconut!Im definitely making this soon.I came across your blog from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide our readers to your site if you won't mind.Just add your choice of foodista widget to this post and it's all set, Thanks!