Now that we’re having warmer weather, I’ve been in the mood for chilled desserts. If you like chocolate and nutella, you’ll love this dessert. With only 4 ingredients, it really couldn’t get any easier. Nutella + hazelnut syrup + chocolate graham crackers + whipping cream = delicious! =) The only problem with this recipe is that you have to plan ahead because it needs to refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight. I’m betting that you could really cut down on the fat and calories if you swapped out the whipping cream for fat free cool-whip, but I haven’t tried this yet. Sometimes I find that cool-whip adds a weird processed taste but with the hazelnut syrup and nutella, I’m betting it would work for this recipe. Or you could just splurge and use whipping cream like I did =). Enjoy!

Nutella Icebox Cake
1 cup chocolate hazelnut spread
6 tbsp hazelnut flavored syrup*
2 cups heavy whipping cream
18 whole chocolate graham crackers, divided
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting

1. Combine chocolate hazelnut spread and syrup in mixing bowl; beat on medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Gradually add cream; increase speed to medium-high and continue beating just until very soft peaks form (do not overbeat).
2. Arrange four and a half of the crackers in a single layer in 8 inch square pan; top with 1 cup of the hazelnut filling. Spread filling to edges; repeat layers three more times, ending with all of the remaining filling. (There will be more filling on top than in the inner layers.) Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
*adapted from Pampered Chef
Notes:
– Hazelnut flavored syrup is usually found near the coffees.
– You can easily half the recipe and use a loaf pan rather than a square pan.

Categories: Cakes

4 Responses so far.

  1. Pam says:

    I've been salivating over this recipe for weeks! Picked up the needed ingredients while in Crossville yesterday since some are not available in our fair town. I do plan to skinny it up and use FF Cool Whip. I'll let you know how it goes! šŸ™‚

  2. Kendra says:

    I hope it lives up to the hype! =)

  3. Pam says:

    It was very good! I did some research about replacing the whipping cream with Cool Whip and found that whipping cream doubles when whipped. So, I doubled the amount of Cool Whip with great results!

  4. Kendra says:

    Awesome! I'll definitely try it that way next time. šŸ™‚

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