Monday, December 22, 2008

Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce

This weekend was the reprieve I needed before the craziness begins these next few days. I took a quick trip to Ft. Lauderdale to surprise my sister for a 40th birthday dinner arranged by her beau, at the very popular LaBamba. I highly recommend this place if you have one near you. The skirt steak was to die for!!!

My BFF Tammy & I spent a couple of hours yesterday evening at one of my favorite spots in our downtown area. A coffee & wine bar with the most charming of atmospheres. We shared a bottle of wine as we exchanged our gifts. Most of it was food-related of course & part of her gift box included this jar of chocolate hazelnut sauce I made. So quick & easy to make, it lasts up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator. So if you're looking for a last minute gift idea, this is a good one!


CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT SAUCE
2/3 cup fat free chocolate syrup
1/4 cup chocolate hazelnut spread, such as Nutella

Stir chocolate syrup & Nutella together in a small saucepan over low heat until smooth & warm. Serve at room temperature. If giving as a gift, cover & refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

My Thoughts:


I tripled this in order to fill a pint sized mason jar. I also learned that when decorating these jars with fabric it really is easier & nicer to use a square shaped piece rather than a circle. Since this sauce lasts for a certain amount of time I wrote the date it will be good until.

22 comments:

Lula! said...

Chocolate hazelnut sauce?

This is totally my love language. You are speaking it well, too.

mommaof4wife2r said...

u seriously rock my face off! oh, an di turn 40 in july and was wondering what great food you would give me???!!!

Tabitha Blue said...

Ohhh, quick little getaways are the best!!!!! Glad you had a good time!!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Yum!!
I read on Aprils site that you are thinking of doing a meet and greet in town---
Don't forget to invite me! ; )

Kacey R. said...

SO glad you & Hubs had a gret time. I am sure your sister loved seeing you too.

Hazlenut & chocolate?! This is my MOST fave flavor. Mmmmm. I'll be headed to the grocery store tonight. ;o) Merry Christmas sweet friend, Love ya!

Mrs. Buck said...

This looks delish! How long does the sauce stay good for?

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Jen said...

I so need this sauce. Good thing I am going to the store tonight.

Question. I saw your menu in your side bar, is that cheese cake from Giada? If so I have made it before and it is awesome! It is so light and creamy. It is a big family favorite here and I am sure you will love it.

~Marie~ said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!!

What a nice gift... sounds yummy.

Kristina P. said...

Holy crap! Just when I thought you couldn't make Nutella any better!!

Ace C said...

Lol. Nutella reference above. Looks like good stuff.

Jamey said...

Holy Moly, thanks!

The Blonde Duck said...

You're like superwoman! It's cool!

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Pam said...

A great figt that is so tasty! Delicious.

Michelle said...

YUMMY!!!
What a fun weekend and jsut the right time too!

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

So glad you got to spend some time away with your hubby. It really helps! We're due for one soon. It's so hard to find the time to get away with the twins. Your sauce sounds YUMMY! I'll give it a go... perhaps in '09. I was wondering if you had any good tips on making rack of lamb?

Life with Kaishon said...

This looks Yum-O! I am glad your weekend was so nice. Nice weekends are delightful!

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Jennifer said...

NOW THAT'S AN EASY RECIPE, HA.

Lump said...

do you know how amazing this would taste drizzled on ice cream or as a dip for pretzels?? mmmm yum :)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

sounds so yummy!

Angela said...

Oh, yum. Giada has taught me to love the combination of chocolate and hazelnut. Yum yum!! Next year I am totally making handmade gifts. So much more "real" and fun to make, and give!