Saturday Sweets: Nutella Rice Krispies for World Nutella Day
Did you know World Nutella Day is February 5th? The first World Nutella Day was established by the American blogger Sara Rosso on February 5th, 2007. She loved Nutella so much that thought it deserved a holiday… And Nutella fans loved it! They came together from all over the world to celebrate their passion for Nutella on social media through photos, recipes and messages.
World Nutella Day has become a global phenomenon with people sharing and spreading the wonder of Nutella at home, work, and school; in their off- and on-line communities, with family, friends and fellow fans everywhere. In 2015, Sara transferred World Nutella Day to Ferrero (the makers of Nutella) to help it live on and grow for years to come.
I can find an excuse to add Nutella to almost anything and that’s exactly what I did here. I love Rice Krispies! The snap, crackle, and pop crunch of the cereal engulfed in gooey marshmallow happiness of the iconic Rice Krispie Treat is enough to make me weak in the knees, but when you go and add TWO cups of Nutella into the mix – forget it, all bets are off! Keep these babies far far away from me or else they will be gone in a day. I hope you enjoy these just as much as I do!
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 (10.5 oz) bag mini marshmallows
¼ cup butter – note: coconut oil works just as well!
2 cups of Nutella – one for the Rice Krispies and one for the topping
½ cup chocolate chips – I prefer semi-sweet
1 tbsp shortening
Measure out Rice Krispies into a large bowl
In a medium saucepan on medium heat melt butter and marshmallows together, stirring constantly about 5 minutes
Once melted add 1 cup of Nutella and stir until combined
Pour marshmallow mixture in bowl with cereal and stir to coat – I recommend using a wooden spoon and coating it with cooking spray or butter to prevent sticking
Press into a greased or foil lined 9 x 13 inch pan – when pressing down it can get really sticky so I usually also coat my hands in cooking spray and it eliminates the stickiness. It’s a messy job but it’s totally worth it in the end!
Note: You could stop here and enjoy them in about an hour after they’ve settled and they would still be delicious, but the topping we are about to make really seals the deal on these treats.
In a medium saucepan heat Nutella, chocolate chips, and shortening over medium-low heat until smooth
Once smooth pour over settling Rice Krispies in pan and spread evenly
Place pan in the fridge for about an hour to set
Once set, cut those bad boys up and enjoy!!