20 Ways to Use Up a Whole Jar of Nutella

updated May 1, 2019
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image

We’re going to go out on a limb and say that Nutella just might be one of the most popular sweet treats of all time. It is amazing on toast, folded into a croissant, or used as an ingredient in your favorite dessert recipe.

Don’t have a favorite dessert recipe that calls for Nutella? We can help with that. Here are 20 of our favorites that are sure to satisfy your chocolate-and-hazelnut cravings.

(Image credit: Nealey Dozier)

No-bake cookies are a nostalgic recipe for many of us, but this version is an update on the classic with the addition of Nutella to the mix. It’s a classic for a new generation.

(Image credit: Faith Durand)

Our one-ingredient banana ice cream is a favorite around here, but when you’re looking for a little variety, there are some easy ways to upgrade it. One way is to add in a healthy scoop of Nutella for a chocolatey banana ice cream.

(Image credit: Kaitlin Flannery)

Our favorite of the three variations on this breakfast baked good is the one that has a coating of cinnamon-sugar and gooey Nutella. They might be a bit messy to eat, but they are totally worth it.

(Image credit: Nealey Dozier)

If you’re looking for a seriously impressive dessert, these chocolate-hazelnut crunch bars should be at the top of your list. They look like something from a fancy candy store, but are surprisingly easy to make. You will need to plan ahead a little bit so you have time to track down or order the pailleté feuilletine, which are the crunchy cookies in the crust.

(Image credit: Kelli Foster)

No, Nutella isn’t a traditional filling for hamantaschen, the tri-corner cookie usually made for Purim, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious. After all, we’re all for innovation when it comes to desserts.

(Image credit: Ariel Knutson)

Skillet s’mores are a favorite summer dessert for us, and this Nutella-based upgrade makes them even easier to make. You won’t have to wait for the chocolate chips or broken-up chocolate bars to melt in your skillet — all you have to do is broil the marshmallows, and the Nutella will get a bit melty in the process.

(Image credit: Alice Choi)

What makes these sticky buns a bit of a cheat? The fact that they use store-bought puff pastry to save time. Don’t worry — we won’t tell if you won’t.

(Image credit: Anjali Prasertong)

We have a serious weakness for puppy chow, and this sophisticated version is like our kryptonite. That’s why it’s a recipe that only comes out on very special occasions — you know, like, Thursdays.

(Image credit: Emma Christensen)

These double chocolate cookies get the second cocoa dose from the Nutella in the batter. We’ve decorated them to celebrate Halloween, but you can use whatever icing colors you have, or just leave them un-iced and enjoy the crackly tops.

(Image credit: Maureen Petrosky)

With the return of fall, we’re almost back to hot cocoa season. And this year your hot chocolate could use an upgrade, mostly in the form of this Nutella-based version. The only thing you have to decide is do you want it spiked or not.

(Image credit: Emma Christensen)

If you like your brownies to be fudgy to the extreme, then this two-ingredient recipe is for you. All it takes is Nutella and a few eggs, and you have a completely decadent dessert.

(Image credit: Faith Durand)

Think of these delicious little puffs as the poor man’s chocolate croissant — except for the fact that they are warm and filled with a melty center of Nutella, so they’re actually quite rich.

(Image credit: Faith Durand)

You might be skeptical of the combination of cream cheese and Nutella, but they are partners of the best kind. They play off each others’ strengths and make this dessert sandwich one for the books. A little sprinkle of salt is the perfect finishing touch.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

If you can’t resist pop tarts, try making your own instead. Not only can you make the pie crust a little bit better, but you can also dream up your own filling combinations, like this version with strawberry jam and Nutella.

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

We’ve fully embraced the microwave mug cake because sometimes all you really need is one small serving of cake. This Nutella version can be whipped up in five minutes and it cooks in the microwave while you put on your PJs.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

If you need a show-stopping cake for a dinner party or a birthday party, this Nutella cake is the one to choose. The secret is the ganache — it’s way easier than dealing with frosting. Simply drizzle, stud with hazelnuts, and you’re good to go.

(Image credit: Faith Durand)

If you want to pretend your mug cake is meant for breakfast, add in some oatmeal to the mix. It’s just as tasty, but will make you feel better about having this earlier in the day.

(Image credit: Emma Christensen)

This recipe has both of the main flavors of Nutella, but because it was originally designed to be breakfast, it leaves out the spread itself. Make these bars for dessert and swap in Nutella in place of the almond butter.

(Image credit: Karen Biton-Cohen)

While speculoos (aka cookie butter) has gained popularity in the past couple of years, it still can’t surpass the appeal of Nutella. This skillet brownie can be made with either spread, or a combination of the two if you’re feeling really indulgent.

(Image credit: Megan Gordon)

Of course, if you prefer to go homemade, you can always make your own chocolate-hazelnut spread instead of using Nutella.