Carvel + Nutella = Heaven in a Cup (or Cone)

  From now until Sept 30th you can indulge on the delicious Nutella inspired recipes at Carvel ice cream shops.  The popular hazelnut spread has been added to their soft-serve, hand-scooped and sundae dashers for your summer enjoyment. “We could not be more excited to offer our handcrafted Carvel ice cream with Nutella® hazelnut spread as an exciting treat this summer,” said Carvel President Scott Colwell.  “Nutella® has such a loyal following and we know our guests will be thrilled that it’s being paired with our fresh ice cream.” What are some reasons you might be stopping by Carvel this summer?  With the kids out of school for another 2 months I'm sure I can think of a few reasons. To reward your kids for reading over summer! To salvage a crappy day from complete disaster! For a family night out on the town! For a mom's night out without the kids! For a date night (again, without the kids)! For a cool treat after a long day at the beach! For those lazy ... [ Read More ]

Chocolate Nutella Toffee Banana Bites Recipe

Chocolate Nutella Toffee Banana Bites

While searching aimlessly on Pinterest one evening I found a few pictures of chocolate covered bananas (like this one from Little B Cooks) and knew that my entire family would devour them.  My dear sweet husband recently found something similar in the freezer section of the grocery store but I hate buying things that are processed and pre-made.  I decided to tweak the recipe just slightly and add our own flare to it.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Chocolate Nutella Toffee Banana Bites Recipe Recipe Type: Snack, Dessert Cuisine: American Author: Calley @TheEcoChic Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 20 mins Serves: 4-8 Banana bites covered in chocolate-nutella and sprinkled with toffee chips before frozen. A little bit healthy and a little bit heavenly. Ingredients 1 cup of fairtrade organic chocolate morsels 1/2 cup of Nutella (or peanut butter would work well too) 1 cup of toffee chips 2 fresh ... [ Read More ]