Salted Milk Chocolate Nutella Cups

Up until about 2 years my husband, kids and I had an insanely busy Christmas Eve. We started our day off loading the car up with gifts, food, diaper bags, and headed up to my Parent's home in Wentworth, NH (1.5 hours north of us) we did our Christmas celebrations with them and my siblings, then quickly packed up to stop to see my Nana, who would then load us up with tins of her homemade candies.

We packed up leaving Nana's and drove 45 min south to Ashland and visited my husband's grandparents and his Dad. Did a quick celebration with them.... then packed up for a 3 time that day and drove all the way down to the Boston area (2 hour drive from our 3rd holiday stop)

Our 4th stop of the day (Dinner time at this point) was always to my husband's sister or brother's house. We'd do dinner with them, and exchange gifts. Put pajamas on the kids, and then leave at about 9 to drive 1/5-2 hours north to our home.

After arriving at home, we put the kids to bed and then we played Santa, fineally going to sleep around 2am before being woken up at 5 by 3 anxious kids.

This holiday routine went on for years, and each year we were left feeling completely stressed out and exhausted. Two years ago, I said enough is enough, and we stopped traveling to see everyone.

Now everyone comes to see us, we do travel a bit here an there throughout the week of Christmas. But it is nothing compared to the hellish schedule and travel we did in years past.

Since I entertain so many family members during the holidays, I always like to have tins of homemade treats to gift to whoever may pop in to visit. This year, I have whipped up a big batch of these peppermint marshmallows, and I've also done some tins of these Salted Milk Chocolate Nutella Cups. 4 ingredients, and they only take about 4 minutes to make. They are a fun twist on the classic peanut butter cups my Nana stuffed in those candy tins every Christmas.

Salted Milk Chocolate Nutella Cups
2 cups of milk chocolate chips
1 tsp coconut oil
6 heaping tablespoons of Nutella (Or other comparable chocolate hazelnut spread)
Sea salt for sprinkling

In a microwave safe bowl melt chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave, heating it in 15-30 second increments until it is smooth.

Line muffin tin with 6 muffin wrappers.

Fill them about 1/8 of the way full with the melted chocolate.

Drop table spoons of Nutella in the center of each muffin cup.

Top each up with the remaining melted chocolate, and sprinkle lightly with sea salt.

Place in the refrigerator for one hour before serving/gifting!

1 comment

  1. That travel was crazy! These Salted Milk Chocolate Nutella Cups looks like a great gift to have on hand or a additional to a cookie or candy gift basket.