I practically never buy Nutella – it’s not a good fit with my “processed-food-avoiding, cook-from-scratch” approach to feeding my family.
So having reluctantly agreed to buy a jar for the pancake breakfast following a special sleepover, I was keen to use up the rest before the girls started thinking of Nutella as a store-cupboard staple.
These coconut Nutella squares from the Hungry Mum website were just the ticket. Unfortunately, they were such a big hit with everyone, I can see myself buying Nutella specially in order to make them again.
Or I could have a go at making homemade Nutella…;-)
Coconut Nutella squares
- 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups self-raising flour
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups desiccated coconut
- 1/3 cup caster sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Grease and line a rectangular baking tin with greaseproof paper.
- Beat together the butter and sugar until pale. Add the vanilla, then stir in the flour.
- Lightly press the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Leave to cool.
- Spread the Nutella evenly over the cooled base.
- In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, coconut and caster sugar to make the topping.
- Sprinkle the topping over the Nutella.
- Bake for about 20 minutes. Cool in the tin before cutting into squares.