Sunday, February 6, 2011

Nutella Peanut Butter Cups {gluten free}

This jar has been staring back at me every time I open our pantry cupboard.


Yesterday I finally did something with it.

I want to assume Nutella is a pretty well known chocolate spread by now...but I have a feeling there are still people out there who haven't had this little jar of heaven. If you are one of those, please stop passing it by in the aisles and pick up a jar. You will not regret it.

Since February 5th was...


I figured we needed to celebrate.
This recipe is so simple and so easy, I am seriously debating making another batch tonight to take to work tomorrow (as if people won't be stuffed to the gills from watching the Super Bowl already!). We'll see if it happens.

And to make this recipe even better, it is gluten free. Yep, Nutella is gluten free and the ooey-gooey peanut butter cup it sits in, is as well. Can't be that.

Nutella Peanut Butter Cups (makes 8 large cups, or 16 mini cups)
1 c. peanut butter
1 egg
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 t. baking soda
Nutella

In a small bowl mix together first 5 ingredients. Place paper liners in regular or mini muffin tins and spray with cooking spray. Take a nice big spoonful of peanut butter batter and fill at least 3/4 full. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and slightly undone in the middle.

Take out of oven and with the back end of a wooden spoon, press in the center of the cup, making a large indent for the Nutella. Spoon Nutella into the center and place on a wire rack to cool, at least one hour. Store in Tupperware to keep fresh.

Ta-da! Trust me, these won't last long in your house.

Now, all you sports fans, who are you rooting for tonight? Packers? Steelers? Neither are one of my favorites (Colts or Cowboys), so I'm just going to sit back and enjoy the show. The husband on the other hand is rooting for the Steelers. We'll see who wins!

16 comments:

  1. This post is a sign! My sister sent me a jar of Nutella and I received it yesterday-I had no clue it was world nutella day! Plus I've never had it before so I'm very excited to try it and just may need to try this -thanks for posting :)

    Steelers all the way---but Bears normally!

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  2. Adorable, love these little cups.

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  3. WOW. I can't stop drooling over these!

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  4. These look awesome. I heard about world nutella day. Living overseas I find that nutella is so much more common than the US although I think it is getting more popular there. There are other brands of chocolate hazelnut spread too.

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  5. These are so cute, and they look absolutely scrumptious!

    Thank you for linking up to the Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home - I've followed your blog. Hope you will come along to the hop again this coming Friday!

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  6. One of my favorite combos -- peanut butter and Nutella. Thanks so much for spreading the love for World Nutella Day!

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  7. Man those look good... so sad that I'm allergic to nuts, I really miss making recipes like these (but maybe it's better off for my waistline haha)

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  8. Those look so good! Nutella is one of my daughters favorite things - but she only lets me buy it for her every once in a while, because once its open, she can't stop!

    We were rooting for the Steelers - never been Packer fans!

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  9. Um, these look amazing. Seriously going to have to make these soon!

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  10. Oh my goodness, Ally! I am jotting down this quick little recipe pronto. It seems to be one of the easiest I have come across which incorporates this tasty spread. I have been hooked on Nutella ever since my first trip to Germany way back in 1995. Love the stuff!! Yum-O!!!!

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  11. These are really great. No so pretty as the gourmet peanut butter and nutella cups from PnutButterCups.com but very tasty and quick to make.

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  12. These are really great. No so pretty as the gourmet peanut butter and nutella cups from PnutButterCups.com but very tasty and quick to make.

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  13. Um, these look amazing. Seriously going to have to make these soon!

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  14. These look awesome. I heard about world nutella day. Living overseas I find that nutella is so much more common than the US although I think it is getting more popular there. There are other brands of chocolate hazelnut spread too.

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  15. One of my favorite combos -- peanut butter and Nutella. Thanks so much for spreading the love for World Nutella Day!

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