Monday, July 7, 2014

Recipe - Fried Nutella Balls

Fried Nutella Balls.  Let me say that again - FRIED NUTELLA BALLS.


I just can't even with these.

This dessert is the absolute epitome of indulgence.  Definitely not a health food. :)  But MAN, if you're looking for a rich dessert with a real "wow factor," you've got it!

Fried Nutella Balls.  Let me say that again - FRIED NUTELLA BALLS.


Imagine rich, gooey, chocolately, nutella-y inside with a breading and powdered sugar on the outside.    And now that I'm writing this post out I want another one.

Fried Nutella Balls


Ingredients

1 box Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix, plus ingredients to make the cake (see below)
1 13oz Jar Nutella
2 cups Bisquick
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
4 cups Vegetable Oil, for frying
Powdered sugar, for dusting

Directions

Pour the vegetable oil in a pan and put it over medium heat.

Bake the chocolate cake according to package directions, adding an extra egg, using milk instead of water, and adding an extra 1/4 cup oil into the cake batter.  Let cool some after baking...it doesn't need to be completely cool, but not hot either.  You'll only need half of this for the recipe, so you could make another dessert with the rest!

Crumble half of the cake into a large bowl.  Stir in Nutella (you may want to put it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it up before stirring in).  The mixture should be a little crumbly looking.

Mix together Bisquick, milk, eggs, and 1/4 cup sugar in another bowl.  

With your hands, roll the cake/Nutella mixture into quarter-sized balls...this should form a ball pretty easily, but if it's too crumbly, try adding a little bit of milk.  Dip the Nutella ball in the pancake batter and spoon batter over the top of it.

Take a fork and pick up the ball...gently shake off the excess batter.  Gently place the ball in the hot oil and fry for 3-4 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the ball is golden brown.

I did these in batches of 5 or so.  Once you remove them from the oil, place on a paper towel-lined dish and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Enjoy!