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Krispy Kreme Debuts A Doughnut That’s A Nutella Lover’s Dream


Are you a hardcore fan of Nutella, and wonder why there aren’t any more Nutella-based fast food options to get you through the day? Worry no more—Krispy Kreme has got it figured out.

The Krispy Kreme Doughnut brand has partnered with Nutella to create a new doughnut made with—you guessed it—everybody’s favorite hazelnut spread. Krispy Kreme’s new Nutty Cocoa Ring is essentially a Nutella-flavored donut. The breakfast cake is dropped in hazelnut spread, topped with crunchy pieces of hazelnut, and topped with a drizzle of chocolate icing.

Let’s take a second to embrace all the love the underappreciated hazelnut is about to get with the release of this new menu item.

The Nutty Cocoa Ring is available now at all participating Krispy Kreme Doughnut shops across the United States.


Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

First time I had a chocolate dipped banana was at one of those County Fairs many moons ago. I was so intrigued by it, and so in love with it, that I went to the fair 3 times in one week so that I could have that banana again.

Once the Summer Fests were done, and I needed my frozen banana fix, I went to my Mom’s kitchen to recreate my newfound love. That same day I also found out that just because something looks simple it does not mean that it is simple.

I picked up a banana, dipped it in melted chocolate, put it on a tray, and in the freezer. Sounds right…right?

Ehh! Guess again!

When I went to get the banana a couple of hours later, the banana was almost all bare! The chocolate slipped right off it. I had to scrape the chocolate off the plate and into my mouth. Okay, so it wasn’t that bad of a mistake. ;)

You’re probably thinking why I didn’t just do a quick search. The answer to that is that Google didn’t exist back then, (no, I’m not ancient – it was early 90’s, and I’m 33), Yahoo was just starting out, and recipes were the last thing that were probably the last things being indexed( no research behind that statement…I could be 100% wrong). But, after a couple of trials and errors, I figured it out – freeze the banana before you dip it! So, it the play is: freeze – dip – freeze.

Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

You will need:

6 medium bananas, peeled

6 popsicle sticks

12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

12 ounces white chocolate chips

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Toppings: toasted hazelnuts, or peanuts, sprinkles, coconut flakes, etc…


Line a sheet pan or a larger flat plate with waxed paper.

Cut about an inch off the end of each banana.

Insert a popsicle stick into the cut-end, and push the stick halfway in.

Place all the bananas on the waxed paper and freeze for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler.

Put the dipping decorations (nuts, sprinkles) on flat plates.

Take one banana at a time and dip it in the chocolate, coating it completely – spoon some on, if needed.

Roll the dipped banana in the nuts, or sprinkles (I used hazelnuts), and put it back on the waxed paper.

Continue to do this with the rest of the bananas.

Put the bananas back into the freezer and freeze for another 6 hours or over night.

P.S. This is perfect for those that are working on a bikini bod, but can’t let go of their ice cream. Just use unsweetened chocolate chips instead of white chocolate chips. It’s a diet…you can’t have it all. :)

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Maple-Bacon Mousse Tart

What you’re looking at is perfection on a plate. It is a basic maple mousse married with a bacon-nut crust and topped with meringue and bacon bits! The bacon-nut crust is made with a mixture of bacon and nuts (your imagination can definitely be used here, almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts all work well). The maple mousse has a base of maple syrup that has been combined with eggs, whipping cream and some gelatin for its nice fluffy texture. All of the ingredients are assembled out comes your own Maple-Bacon Mousse Tarts! (Thx UneGamineDanSlaCuisine)