Then I really got into it: I wonder what this would taste like dipped in Nutella. Because of course I was thinking about BATF. And then it hit me: Make a bar out of this stuff dipped in Nutella. Then it hit me again: Make it like Rice Krispie Treats with a Nutella topping!!!
In a matter of seconds I designed an amazing dessert (breakfast?) out of hunger. I can do amazing things on a empty stomach.
You make these Nutella Crunch Treats exactly like Rice Krispie Treats but use vanilla granola instead of Rice Krispies:
1/2 stick butter
1 10 oz bag of marshmallows
1 16 oz box of TJ's Vanilla Almond Granola Cereal
1 13 oz jar of Nutella
Melt butter in a sauce pan. Add a couple heaping spoonfuls of Nutella and the marshmallows. Stir until melted together. Add granola, stir until well coated. Transfer to baking dish and press. Let cool for about an hour. Then top with a layer of Nutella spread. Makes about a dozen squares.
The result: First off, I'm kind of a Nutella purist. I like to eat it straight out of the jar and I generally think the other stuff ruins it. (I did have a Nutella crepe once at a food fair and that was good.) I think it's funny how they have a piece of white bread on the Nutella jar, like that's a good combo. Gross. Anyway, so I had high hopes for this but not high expectations. And IT DELIVERED! Wow. ALL MY NUTELLA DREAMS COME TRUE! My little stroke of genius was surely inspired.
PS: After dipping my finger in the melting marshmallow/butter/Nutella goodness, I realized Nutella would also be genius in a s'more. You're welcome.