8 Must-Try Nutella Desserts

Chocolate and hazelnut are a perfect flavor match, so the wild popularity of Nutella comes as no surprise! To help share the Nutella love, I put together a list of some of my favorite easy Nutella desserts, from chocolate hazelnut panna cotta to Nutella tiramisu, and even dessert pizza with Nutella drizzle.

easy Nutella desserts

What is Nutella?

Nutella is a sweet chocolate hazelnut spread that originated from an Italian bakery in the 1960’s. It can be eaten as a spread on toast, swirled into baked goods, as a fruit dip, or in tons of other sweet dishes.

Can you make hazelnut spread at home?

With a little time and effort, you can make a healthier version of chocolate hazelnut spread at home! It may not be exactly the same consistency as Nutella, but I bet it’ll still taste delicious.

Here’s a popular homemade chocolate hazelnut spread recipe to try.

Nutella Dessert Recipe Ideas

Ah, Nutella: the sweet and creamy chocolate hazelnut spread that somehow tastes delicious on everything. It transforms a stale piece of bread into a masterpiece. Imagine what it can do in your favorite dessert recipes!

Here are some of my favorite Nutella desserts to enjoy:

Chocolate Nutella Fudge

chocolate Nutella fudge with hazelnuts

Rich, fudgy squares of dark chocolate and Nutella come together with a secret ingredient that makes this fudge healthier: Greek yogurt! Yogurt gives it a soft texture and boosts the flavor, while also eliminating the need for more sugar-heavy ingredients like sweetened condensed milk.

Toasted hazelnuts give it an extra nutty flavor, and a bit of crunch! These would also taste great with shredded coconut instead.

No Bake Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

no bake Nutella thumbprint cookies

These soft no-bake cookies are made with oat flour, and have a smooth chocolate and Nutella-filled thumbprint in the center! (Don’t worry: oat flour is really easy to make at home with oats in a blender).

These cookies are sweet and full of hazelnut flavor. Plus, they come together quickly, so they’re great for when you have a last-minute craving for something sweet!

Nutella Pizza with Mascarpone

strawberry Nutella pizza with mascarpone

If you’ve never tried a dessert pizza, now is definitely the time! Pizza dough is topped with a lightly sweet, creamy mascarpone and yogurt “sauce”, then layered with sliced strawberries and drizzled with melted chocolate and Nutella.

It’s a fun dessert to feed a crowd, and it can be easily customized with your fruit(s) of choice!

Chocolate Nutella Panna Cotta

nutella panna cotta on a small white plate

Don’t be intimidated by panna cotta’s fancy look – it’s actually quite simple to make! Though it’s traditionally made with a vanilla flavor, this version switches things up for a silky-smooth chocolate hazelnut panna cotta.

It pairs deliciously with raspberries, whipped cream, and toasted hazelnuts. But you can top it with whatever you want!

Mini Chocolate Nutella Tarts

mini tarts with hazelnuts and melted chocolate in a bowl

Adorable mini Nutella tarts make a perfect tea time treat or party dessert! With a graham cracker hazelnut crust and tangy chocolate hazelnut filling, they’re sure to be a hit.

They’re really fun to decorate, too!

Hazelnut Banana Bread Bars with Nutella Swirl

hazelnut banana bread bars with Nutella swirl on top

Here’s another drool-worthy flavor combo: Nutella and banana! Chocolate hazelnut spread is dolloped over the banana bread batter, swirled with a knife, then baked until golden brown. It’s a delicious way to start (or end) the day.

Nutella Tiramisu Jars (Nutellamisu)

Nutella tiramisu jars with cocoa powder sifted on top

You’ve probably heard of the popular Italian dessert tiramisu, but have you heard of Nutellamisu?! These no bake dessert parfaits taste a lot like the traditional dessert, but with the added bonus of chocolate hazelnut flavor.

They’re creamy and sweet, with a complimentary coffee flavor and layers of spongy ladyfinger cookies.

Chocolate Nutella Strawberry Bites

chocolate and Nutella covered strawberry bites filled with whipped cream

Here’s another classic dessert that’s transformed with the addition of Nutella: chocolate covered strawberries! They’re also dipped in graham cracker crumbs and filled with whipped cream for an easy bite-sized treat.

The flavor combination is pure bliss. You’ll just have to try it for yourself! 🙂

What are your favorite Nutella desserts? Let me know in the comments!

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