17 Nutella Desserts That Are Even Better Than Eating It Straight From the Jar

updated Aug 15, 2023
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Nutella sticky buns with sliced almonds sticky glaze
Credit: Alice Choi

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 17 of our favorites that are sure to satisfy your chocolate-and-hazelnut cravings.

Nutella Desserts

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Nutella Napoleon
This is the easiest fancy dessert you'll ever make.
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Nutella Skillet S'mores
A fast and fancy take on s'mores with nutty, creamy nutella.
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Spiked (or Not!) Nutella Hot Chocolate

Mix Nutella with milk and put it on the stove for a dreamy, sweet, hot cocktail — or skip the alcohol for a nutty-chocolatey treat.

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Nutella Banana Ice Cream

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.

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Cinnamon-Sugar Nutella Stuffed French Toast
You haven't had French toast until you've stuffed it with chocolate-hazelnut spread and rolled it in cinnamon sugar.
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Cheater Nutella Sticky Buns

This is for all of us eat-Nutella-by-the spoonful people. You get the sweet chocolate hazelnut, the ooey-gooey sweet stickiness (which you should always have with a sticky bun), plus some sliced almonds on top.

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No-Bake Nutella Peanut Butter Cookies

They are quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious. Nutella makes everything better, and these tasty treats are no exception.

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Nutella Fluff

Nutella’s hazelnut-chocolate-eat-me-surreptitiously-from-a-jar-with-a-spoon appeal has not abated in the years since it crossed the pond from Italy, and this easy recipe for Nutella fluff is just what it sounds like: that chocolate-hazelnut flavor, but fluffy, creamy, and cool.

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Nutella Puffs
These warm, golden Nutella-stuffed puffs are an easy treat for after dinner, or a sweet indulgence for weekend brunch.
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Dark Chocolate and Nutella Puppy Chow

This snack is as crunchy as the original, but less tooth-achingly sweet, with the perfect balance of toasty cereal, sweet hazelnut, dark chocolate and a little salt — just enough to keep you going back for handful after handful.

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2-Ingredient Nutella Brownies
Fudgy, chewy brownies made with just Nutella and eggs? If I hadn't tried it myself, I wouldn't believe me either.
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2-Bite Nutella Chocolate Cookies

These two-bite cookies are made with just a touch of rich Nutella to indulge your sweet tooth and a drizzle of icing to dress them up.

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Nutella Swirl Banana Bread
A simple recipe for homemade banana bread swirled with a generous amount of Nutella.
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4-Ingredient Nutella Mug Cake

All you need is one bowl, four ingredients, and five minutes for a seriously chocolatey cake that can crush any sweet tooth.

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Hot Baked Nutella and Cream Cheese Sandwich

This is all dessert: Nutella, cream cheese, a sprinkle of salt, and the best crusty Italian bread you can find, sliced as thin as you can. When all of this is heated up in the oven, with a crisp toasted exterior and hot, gooey interior, oozing with tangy cream cheese and the scent of chocolate and hazelnuts, you’ll see what I mean.

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Nutella Crêpe Cake
How to make the stunning Pinterest dessert sensation in your own kitchen. It's surprisingly easy, and always incredibly delicious.
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Oatmeal Nutella Mug Cake

Here’s my new favorite mug cake: a quick batter with golden oats and chopped pecans that bakes up light and fluffy around a dollop of gooey Nutella in the middle. It’s like getting cake and frosting in one happy mug.

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