i apologize for the delay in posting my NUTELLA recipes...
1. you can pretty much use nutella anywhere you might use peanut butter, though i don't suggest you combine it with grape jelly. that just sounds nasty.
2. nutella ganache
purists may pooh-pooh this as cheating, but here it is...
1. fresh jar of nutella
2. heavy cream
3. 12 oz. bag finest chocolate chips you can afford, or not. really any choc. chips will suffice.
4. rigged-up double boiler (i use a stainless steel mixing bowl over a med. size pot)
5. wooden spoon (or 3) for licking/testing ganache
HEY WAIT A MINUTE! whilst searching for a photo of nutella and/or ganache on google, i happened upon no fewer than 6,000 recipes for nutella ganache! i swear i didn't copy any of these! i improvised my concoction a few years ago when i was sick of using betty crocker frosting from a can for my kids' birthday cakes.
once again, nothing new under the sun. :(
at any rate, here's what i do:
slowly heat heavy cream in double boiler, add chocolate chips, stirring frequently. add globs of nutella at your whim. don't lick all of it from the bowl.
what can you do with nutella ganache?
eat it straight from the jar without getting caught by husband or children
top your favorite chocolate, vanilla, coconut, or coffee flavored ice cream
spread it over your favorite artisanal bread
smear it on your regular toasted bagel
glob however much nutella you want to while mixing your box-mix of brownies
i also like to add a few tablespoons of strongly-brewed coffee