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Nutella Squares – a must for the cookie tin!

Posted on November 11, 2013 by in baked goods

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Nutella, remember that creamy, chocolatey hazelnut spread that makes your resistance crumble? Here it is now in a cookie form to enjoy with your favorite cup of coffee!

Nutella is not in my shopping trolley every month,  for two specific reasons. Firstly because it is on the pricey side and considered to be a luxury item. Secondly, because the temptation of eating spoonfuls of this yummee treat when no one is watching, is just too hard to resist!nutella

It is however that time of the year when we are baking to fill up the cookie tins for the holiday season!  These Nutella squares deserve a place on your holiday menu! The concept is very much the same as for the traditional Hertzoggies, but if your children are not fond of jam, as mine are, Nutella is the way to go!  You have the buttery cake base, the creamy Nutella and the crunchy coconut topping! What is not to like? Of course if Nutella is just a bit too over=the-top for you, use  a berry jam, even peanut butter can syrup can work! Just remember, once you done baking these Nutella Boms, pack them away between layers of wax paper and share them sparingly!  On the other hand, it is almost Christmas, throw caution to the wind and hand them out…… why not?


Other cookie tins fillers that you might want to give a go are: Cooksisters twin, the broodbroer, Cornflake Florentines ( oh my word, you have to make these!), Christmas Cookies and Apricot and White Chocolate Blondies!

Nutella Squares

Makes  20


The base
500 ml self-raising flour
80 ml castor sugar
125 g butter – cold, cubed butter
3 jumbo egg yolks
ice water

1 big pot Nutella
5 jumbo egg whites
200 ml castor sugar
500 ml desiccated coconut


Prepare a 20 x 20 cm baking sheet by spraying it with non-stick spray! Place flour and sugar into a food processor and pulse until mixed. Add the butter cubes and pulse a few times to cut the butter into the flour mixture. Beat the egg yolks and add it to flour mixture. Pulse a few more times until the dough starts to form a ball. Add a little ice water if too stiff. Remove from the processor and press the dough into prepared pans.
Heat the Nutella for 30 second in the microwave oven  and spread over the dough in the pan!
Beat egg whites until stiff. Add the caster sugar while beating. Fold in the coconut. Spoon the coconut mixture over the Nutella and bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool and store in an airtight container.That is if there are any left to store!


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4 Responses to “Nutella Squares – a must for the cookie tin!”

  1. Susan Grabe 12 November 2013 at 10:33 am #

    Presies die redes hoekom ek ook nie Nutella koop gewoonlik nie. Hierdie koekies lyk na n goeie rede om wel te koop!! Ek love jou blog. En jou kortpad idees! sit my op epos lys asb!

  2. Doreen 13 November 2013 at 11:30 am #

    Going to make they, they look lovely.

  3. Annelise 15 November 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    Oe!!! ek’s opgewonde oor hierdie ene!!!


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    […] What is it about Nutella that is so appealing? Here is quite an interesting piece to read, can you imagine that a jar of Nutella is sold worldwide every 2.5 sec. I can bribe my children to just about anything with a jar of the good stuff. How about a twist on the classic Hertzoggie, the Nutella Square! […]

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