Wednesday, 11 April 2012
I don’t make much homemade candy. It can be messy, I don’t like dealing with melting chocolate, and after all the work, I prefer to just spend the money and buy a bag at the store. But if it’s candy that doesn’t exist in the store, then it’s worth making.
I love peanut butter cups. But something I love even better is Nutella. And I haven’t yet seen Nutella candy cups sold anywhere yet. So after seeing a bunch of homemade peanut butter cup recipes, I thought “why not make my own Nutella version?”
And here they are! I’m really pleased with how they came out. I wish the top part of the cup could be more smooth, but it’s hard when making homemade ones. The bottoms were picture perfect though.
These are super easy to make. You just need Nutella and chocolate. And some mini cupcake liners. It’s a little messy, but it’s an easy project that I was able to do on the couch while watching a movie.
Because I prefer dark chocolate, I actually used bittersweet chocolate for the chocolate coating, though you can use whatever kind of chocolate you prefer. Sorry I didn’t take step by step photos but I didn’t want to end up with chocolate on my camera.
If you love Nutella as much as I do, you can check out my other Nutella recipes here.
Chocolate Nutella Cups
Yield: 12 Nutella chocolate cups
8 oz chocolate chips of your choice (I used bittersweet, but if you prefer sweeter you can use milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate)
1/2 cup Nutella
1. Line mini muffin pan with cupcake liners. Put chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 30 seconds. Mix with large wooden spoon. Microwave again for 30 seconds. Stir again. if chocolate is not yet completely melted and smooth, repeat for another 30 second interval.
2. Take a small spoon and scoop some melted chocolate into the bottom of each cupcake line so that it completely lines the bottom (you want it thick enough to hold in the Nutella but not too thick so that you don't have room for filling the cups). Take the back of the spoon and dip into chocolate and line the inner sides of the cupcake liners with chocolate as well. Repeat with all cupcake liners. Once the inside of the cupcake liners has been completely coated with chocolate, put in the refrigerator to harden, for about 20 minutes.
3. Remove liners from fridge after the chocolate has hardened. Take spoonful of Nutella and place into each chocolate cup. Take a spoonful of the remaining melted chocolate and pour on top of Nutella filling until you can no longer see the Nutella. Attempt to smooth top with back of spoon. Repeat with remaining cups. Place cups in fridge for another 20 minutes until chocolate is hardened.