***Nutella Recipe: Nutella Love Cups
I can’t believe I did that! I forgot the most requested, most yummy recipe from the World Nutella Day party…that’s horrible!
This recipe is what happens when Cream Cheese and Nutella get together and make a baby…These little guys were soooooooooo amazing. I suggest you make these for your next appetizer party, or if you need a fun mini-dessert, or heck, if you just want to indulge in some Nutella.
I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved these! Honestly, I just love preparing items with the little mini-filo cups. Just like my dear croissants, they are very versatile. This recipe, I snagged from Nicisme with Cherrapeno.com. Nicisme had a beautiful recipe all outlined and photographed beautifully (everything is beautifully photographed on this site, must see!). Needless to say, I altered it slightly, and made it easier on myself. Nicisme made the filo cups, and I bought them pre-made out of the freezer section. By all means folks, if you have the talent to make them homemade, please do! Otherwise, if you aren’t as talented as Nicisme, and you are more like me, you can find them in your local grocer’s freezer section near the cool-whip and frozen fruit.
You can find Nicisme’s recipe by clicking here. My recipe is below…
Nutella Love Cups
- 1/2 block of cream cheese (4 ounces)
- 1 cup Nutella
- white chocolate chips
- 60 mini-filo pastry cups (4 boxes, 15 in each box)
- chopped hazelnuts or pecans (I normally find it hard to locate hazelnuts around these parts, so I opt for local-grown pecans.)
- Follow the instructions on the package for thawing the cups and lay out together on wax paper on the counter.
- Blend the cream cheese and Nutella together until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
- Empty the white chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and nuke in 30-second increments, stirring after each time, until the chips are melted and smooth. This might take about 3 times, be careful not to burn them.
- Take a spoonful of the melted chocolate and being slowly tilting it above the cups to allow a string to start falling. Then, move back and forth to create zig-zags over all of the cups and to give them a nice pretty coating to your liking.
- After the chocolate is done, put a dollop of the Nutella mixture in each one. It won’t take much, as these are small capacity cups.
- Next, sprinkle the chopped pecans or hazelnuts over the batch sparingly. You don’t want the nuts to overcome the pretty designs you just made…..*smile*
- Refrigerate for an hour to set the chocolate and serve.