Thursday, February 10, 2011

Nutella Bars

For the Super Bowl, we had a little family party. Along with the Shredded BBQ Chicken sandwiches, Veggies and other goodies, I made Nutella Bars. I found the recipe in the newspaper in an article for Super Bowl recipes. I usually don't make newspaper recipes, but this one was easy and I knew my kids would love it. I thought it might taste like Rice Crispy squares (yuck, I don't like those!) because the recipe is so similar, but the Nutella added a depth of chocolate flavor that made these irresistable! So even though our Steelers lost, we can console ourselves with these bars, until next year's Super Bowl :)

Nutella Bars

1 cup of light syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)
6 cups crisp rice cereal (like Rice Crispies)

Lightly grease an 9 by 11 inch baking pan (I used cooking spray).
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the corn syrup, sugar and Nutella. Heat and stir often until the sugar is melted (be very careful. this gets hot). Remove from heat and add the cereal. Toss well, until all the cereal is coated. Transfer to the prepared pan and push down to form an even layer in the pan. Rinse hands in water to help with stickiness.
Let cool 30 minutes then using a knife run under water, cut into 20 squares.

"As a player, it says everything about you if you made the Hall of Fame. But, then again, boy... there's something about winning a Super Bowl."
-Terry Bradshaw


Anonymous said...

These look good. My grandson loves the peanut butter treats. He loves chocolate, too. These would be great to make for him for Valentine's. He is just 3 and starts looking to see what I have made him the minute he comes through the door! Have a good weekend.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

What a blessed little guy he is to be your grandson! They are so adorable at that age, aren't they?!

Beth said...

Mary Ann, I wanted to tell you that I pulled for the Steelers just because of you! I'm sorry they lost, but as you say, there's always next year. Plus, it sounds like y'all at least had some mighty good eats for the Super Bowl! :-)

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Oh, thank you Beth!! That is so sweet of you. Yeah, even though they lost, I think I gained about 5pounds from all the food :)

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Nutella bars! I love Nutella! Now I'm going to have to go out and get Rice Crispies.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

We love Nutella too. I can't keep it in the house. My daughter just finished off the last of it last night.

Enjoy the bars! They are addicting.