Oh, my friends…I’m sorry I haven’t been back here in a while. I’ve been busy, though! I have some things to share that I’m really excited about. I also have a new project in the works!
I’ll confess: I had a cleanse all planned out to ease the sugar before bombarding you with holiday sweets.
You know what? It’s just not time for a cleanse, yet. We’ll take care of that in January. Right now, let’s work on Christmas gifts.
(Sorry…chocolate hazelnut spread).
Let’s have a sidenote really quickly here: I want you to meet my baby brother.
He is no longer a baby and he has a job lined up for after graduation….in Seattle. He’s brilliant and I’m very proud of him but I mean seriously…that’s the other side of the country!! I’m gonna miss that guy.
My siblings (that’s us^) have had an understanding for years that we exchange favorite candies on Christmas. I love it. We get our favorite candy, we don’t have to spend a lot of money and everyone is happy. This year, because brother bear is moving far far away, I’m stepping up my game.
He looooovvvessss Nutella…so he gets a giant homemade jar.
This. Is. So. Simple.
(Melted) With powdered sugar and vanilla. Cocoa powder is involved for extra chocolatey awesomeness. There’s a little bit of oil (I’m not sure why). I think it would be awesome to add some coffee flavor but that wouldn’t be true Nutella. Let’s stick to the classic for now.
This is literally a grind and stir situation. In no time at all you could have a homemade nutella+peanut butter sandwich.
Easy, awesome gift for any Nutella lovers in your life. Or chocolate lovers. Or just delicious lovers because for real…this is hard to hate. Pour it in a cute jar, stick a bow on top and attach a recipe card…or just a spoon.
Get ready for the best Nutella cookies of my life.
Recipe adapted from The Splendid Table
12 ounces (or less, to taste) milk chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon canola (I really want to try this with coconut oil!) ((I’m also not entirely sure the oil is necessary but I haven’t tried to go without so I can’t say what would happen)
3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1 (or 2!) tablespoon(s) unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract