Can I Make "Nutella Bacon"? (for World Nutella Day, Feb. 5!)
Updated: Aug 29
Nutella Bacon sounds so gluttonous, but really when I was looking at different things I could make to celebrate Nutella Day, it was one of the healthiest things actually. :) Similar to candied bacon (bacon + brown sugar; see link); you just got a little protein and some sweetness. There is not a lot of butter or flour anything else.
A piece of Nutella Bacon is probably better for you than a piece of cake or cookie w/ Nutella -- but I'll still eat cake or cookies anyways. Haha. :)
Also Nutella Bacon is a low-carb option to eat Nutella and it was a much faster and easier recipe than the other options too -- if you want to get your Nutella fix and not just eat it out of the jar. Haha. :) This is low-carb, but not keto, but there are recipes if you want to make you own keto Nutella.
I got the idea from this Tastemade YouTube video -- with all Nutella recipes. In the comments there was a lot of questioning as to whether this beautiful video of Nutella recipes would actually cure your addiction to Nutella. I have to agree with the consensus -- this video would make you more addicted to Nutella. But it was all a joke. :)
What is World Nutella Day?
"World Nutella Day was first celebrated in 2007. The idea for the day came from Sara Rosso who was an American blogger who was living in Italy at the time. What made her think to start World Nutella Day? Why her love of the product of course! The fans of Nutella embraced the day with gusto and took the joy of the day to social media around the world!
2015 saw the transfer of the Day from Sara to the company that makes Nutella, Ferrero. Making this transfer allowed for the day to become even larger and ensured its longevity. The company has done some pretty creative things to support World Nutella Day. There is a website (nutelladay.com) to keep current on all of the plans for the holiday. You can even sign up for a chance to become the Chief Nutella Ambassador!"
I made bacon as I normally do -- by putting it over a grate in the oven at 350 degrees. I like to do it this way because I don't really have to watch it and also the fat drips out.
On the Nutella container, it says not to microwave it, but the Nutella seemed a little thick for it to be able to be poured onto the bacon.
So I put some Nutella in a plastic bag and microwaved it for 20-30 seconds to make it more liquid. Then I snipped the corner and piped a little Nutella on to each piece of bacon. That's it!
In the Tastemade video, they put some sea salt on top. I forgot about the salt, but the bacon has a salty flavor, so I think that's fine.
RESULT: Success! :)
We are good at this! It is really good and so easy to make! It's a good snack for yourself. If you cut each piece of bacon smaller -- into 5 or 6 pieces -- it is fancy enough that you could serve it as an appetizer at a cocktail party.
Give it a try! We are good at this! :)