WARNING: You will need a glass of milk to scarf these down with. Or five.
So, I have this new found affinity towards refrigerator biscuits. Maybe it's the simplicity of prepackaged dough. Maybe it's the buttery, flaky goodness. Maybe it's the excitement of smashing the cardboard can against the counter until it pops open, filling the kitchen with a sound that rivals fireworks on the Fourth of July. Yeah, it's that reason.
On a serious note, refrigerator biscuits serve as a convenient and delicious vehicle for carrying delicious ingredients, sweet or savory. They're made without eggs, so more friends can enjoy! I made these Nutella bombs as a sort of pull-apart birthday dessert, and it seemed to be immensely enjoyed by the recipient and his friends. So much so that the lactose intolerant in the group inadvertently downed several glasses of lactose rich milk, as they were so enamored and distracted by the ooey-gooey chocolatey balls.
To make your own Nutella Bombs, you will need:
- 30 refrigerator biscuits
- 2 jars of Nutella
- 1 stick of butter, melted
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
Remove the biscuits from the can and gently roll them out so they are slightly wider and flatter. The butter in the biscuits must remain cold and in chunks, so try not to work them too much or apply too much heat. I find it best to roll out a few and store them in the fridge while I roll out some more.
Take the Nutella out of the freezer and using two spoons, scoop about a teaspoon into the center of each biscuit.
Fold the edges of the biscuit over the Nutella, to seal the ball. You can do what I did and pleat the edges like a dumpling!
Place the finished balls into a tray and cover in a mixture of melted butter and brown sugar. This will create a deliciously sweet, golden-brown top.
Store the tray in the fridge until you are ready to bake the bombs. Bake according to the instructions listed on the biscuit dough cans (I did 350F for about 20 minutes, or until the tops were golden-brown and the biscuits had risen significantly).
Serve with a glass of milk and a smile! This dessert is fun to share with friends, but be sure to let the dish cool slightly before digging in! Or, you could sacrifice your fingerprints, since being burned by Nutella would be an honorable way to go.
(Apologies for the Snapchat-quality video)