26 Innovative Ways Every Real Foodie Should Use Nutella (Photos)

Rest in peace, Michele Ferrero. We have so much to thank him for, including the beautiful creation that is Nutella. It is truly the most delectable chocolate hazelnut spread that exists.

Whether paired only with a spoon (#guilty) or spread over some toast with sliced bananas, Nutella has proven it can be enjoyed in its perfect simplicity.

Even though it's a god of a spread on its own, Nutella can also be seamlessly incorporated into a variety of other dishes. Check out these must-try Nutella recipes to celebrate the work of Michele Ferrero and appreciate the chocolatey hazelnut goodness of the best dessert spread on earth.

1. Two Ingredient Nutella and Berries Crêpe

Photo by Jennifer Cao

Pretend you're French for a sec and pair Nutella with its best friend: the crêpe. This recipe won't do ya wrong.

2. Hot Chocolate Pancake Stacks With Charred Marshmallows

Photo by Phoebe Melnick

Let's gather 'round the campfire and sing our campfire song. We bet Spongebob wishes he had this recipe when he was singin'.

3. Nutella Strawberry Cinnamon-Swirl Panini

Photo by Tarika Narain

Cinnamon? Check. Strawberries? Check. Nutella? Duh. This panini's got all the makings for a delish, toasty lunch inside your dorm on a cold day.

4. French Toast With a Twist

Photo by Kassie McIntyre

Twist your French toast into this breakfast creation you need to have, like, now.

5. 6.5 Layer Bars

Photo by Daisy Dolan

Traditional layered dip is alright (cheese, guac, salsa, etc.), but our sweet tooth is lovin' this dessert spin on the tailgate classic.

6. Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes With a Nutella Buttercream Coat

Photo by Jessica Fedin

Now this recipe is the ultimate hats off to Michele Ferrero. With Nutella buttercream frosting and a Ferrero Rocher candy in the middle, this isn't for the hazelnut faint of heart.

7. Chocolate Lover's Puppy Chow

Photo by Katie Walsh

Bark at anyone tryna steal your puppy chow. This recipe makes for a simple and addictive snack.

8. Nutella-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Photo by Mei Lan Fogarty

Save the salt for the cookies. Blend together your fave sweet spread with a contrasting savory kick with these Nutella-stuffed chocolate chip cookies.

9. Nutella Hot Chocolate

Photo by Parsa Lotfi

Instead of putting a spoonful of Nutella in your mouth, put it in this hot chocolate.

10. Nutella Banana Snack Burrito

Photo by Emily Hu

Forget Chipotle. Build the Nutella burrito of your dreams.

11. Homemade Nutella Cereal

Photo by Izzi Clark

Nutella for breakfast. Yes. Here's how.

12. Nutella Cake in a Mug

Photo by Meredith Marcus

Pop that bad boy in the microwave like this. Yes.

13. Nutella Milkshake

Photo by Jocelyn Hsu

Shake it up. Hella good. Here's how.

14. Nutella-Stuffed Doughnut Muffins

Photo by Julia Marcus

Yes, these are real. Make the cute guys like this.

15. 2-Ingredient Nutella Soufflé

Photo by Alex Furuya

You fancy, huh? Recipe here.

16. Nutella Banana Grilled Cheese

Photo by Bonnie Wu

Food. Porn. Make it like dis.

17. Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter Pie

Photo by Phoebe Melnick

Major sex appeal, amirite? Here's how.

18. Nutella-Stuffed Ice Cream Doughnut

Gif by Alvin Zhou

Not safe for work. Learn how here.

19. Nutella Magic Shell

Photo by Angela Pizziment

It's the dream. You can cover all your favorite foods in Nutella. Supa easy.

20. Nutella Banana Bread

Photo by Maia Vernacchia

Make Mom proud -- recipe here.

21. Peanut Butter Nutella Pinwheels

Photo by Stephanie Nguyen

And all you need is your microwave. Here's how.

22. Mini Nutella Croissants

Photo by Adrianna Simeone

Treat yo'self, dude. Whip it up like this.

23. Raspberry Nutella Pie in a Mug

Photo by Maggie Gorman

This is pretty damn cute. Recipe here.

24. Chocolate Doughnut, Nutella & Coffee Ice Cream Sandwich

Photo by Bernard Wen

Literally, wutttttt? Mind blown. Here's how.

25. DIY Nutella

Photo by Leigh Needham

This'll come in handy when Nutella is discontinued and the apocalypse comes. Save the world like this.

26. Reese's, Nutella & Ice Cream Pancakes

Photo by Lucy Rubin

Breakfast of champions. Make it like this.

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