World Nutella Day Candy Bar Cookies

World Nutella Day Candy Bar Cookies

Today is World Nutella Day! I’ve been addicted to this delightfully creamy, chocolaty hazelnut spread since I had my first Nutella banana crepe in Italy a few years ago. So World Nutella Day was the perfect excuse to join in the fun and bake something decedent. Of course if you’d rather, you can join in the delicious fun of World Nutella Day with a jar and a spoon too!

When I stumbled upon a recipe for Candy Bar Pizza on Fahrenheit 350° delicious blog. I knew it could be turned in to a perfect World Nutella Day treat. Kitty’s original recipe tops a chocolate chip chocolate crust with a peanut butter chocolate sauce sprinkled with a variety of chopped candy bars.

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For my World Nutella Day Candy Bar Cookies I substituted Nutella for the peanut butter chocolate sauce. Imagine dipping your favorite chocolate chip cookie in Nutella and then sprinkling on your favorite candy bar before devouring it. I’ll wait while you think about that one….. Yep they are that good!

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World Nutella Day Candy Bar Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 sticks softened butter
  • 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 13 oz. jar of Nutella
  • 1 pound bag of M&M’s
  • 4-8 of your favorite candy bars (Kitty recommends Twix, Payday, Reeses, Snickers, Rolo’s, Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Kit Kat, Nestle Crunch–I used Almond Toffee Symphony Bars and Rolls)

Directions:

Crush, cut and/or mash candy bars into tiny pieces. Mix together in a bowl, set aside.

Cream together butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well. In a separate bowl, combined salt, baking soda, and flour. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture. Stir just until flour is incorporated. Add mini chocolate chips.

Spread into a greased jelly roll pan, or lipped pizza pan. (I covered it with parchment paper and used a rolling pin to help spread the dough.)

Bake at F350°, 10-12 minutes until edges just begin to brown. Remove from oven, let rest 5 minutes.

Soften Nutella in the microwave for 1-2 minutes on 50% power, and stir until smooth. Spread evenly over cookie crust. Top with candy bars. Let cool.

Thanks to World Nutella Day hosts Ms Adventures in Italy, and Bleeding Espresso. Visit World Nutella Day on February 8, 2010, for a round-up of all submissions.

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I want to send a big thank you to Gera at Sweet Foods for giving me the Happy 101 Award and choosing me as one of the 10 bloggers who brightens her day. Gera has a fun Best of the Week weekly roundup of great posts published that week. Be sure and stop by and check it out. You’re sure to find something fabulous to put on your baking list!

I also want to send a big thank you to Kris at Bake in Paris for giving me the Over the Top Award and for saying he found my blog inspiring! Kris has won many Good Looking Blog Awards and his photographs are amazingly beautiful works of art! If you’re not following his blog you should be!