While much of the city was continuing Valentine’s Day celebrations/watching House of Cards season 2 alone in their underwear this past Sunday, the folks at the Multilingual Center were hosting Chicago's first-ever Nutella Day Party, wherein the city's most beloved sweets shops whipped up a smorgasbord of Nutella-inspired treats. In case you missed out, we were there to take pics (and, duh, eat) the entire hazelnut-y dessert lineup.
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Nutella Rice Krispies Treats Snap, Crackle, and Pop got the Nutella treatment with a generous coating of the iconic spread, as well as a top-layer of chocolate ganache, and a touch of sea salt. Where to get it: Tipsycakes (click here for address and deets)
Nutella Cheesecake The Cheesecake Factory WISHES it thought-up this cheesecake, which's decked in glorious swirls of Nutella and's set on a crumbly, flavorful hazelnut crust. Where to get it: Bang Bang Pie Shop (click here for address and deets)
Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes These decadent chocolate cupcakes are topped with velvety, hazelnut-infused frosting & chopped hazelnuts, and're just one of the many sweet indulgences the prolific La Farine Bakery brought to the party (other standouts included their chocolate Madeleines and a colorful array of French macaroons, which, um, someone... yeah, someone... ate before we could take a pic). Where to get it: La Farine Bakery (click here for address and deets)
Nutella Pretzel Gelato The shop that brought you the highly coveted gelato sandwich is again blowing minds with creamy, perfectly sweet-meets-savory Nutella Pretzel gelato. Where to get it: Black Dog Gelato (click here for address and deets)
Hazelnut Truffles These hand-made, bite-sized treats pack an Adam West Batman-POW of flavor, thanks to high-quality chocolate, hazelnut, and a subtle hit of white pepper. Where to get it: Katherine Anne Confections (click here for address and deets)
Hazelnut Hot Chocolate This Nutella-inspired hazelnut hot chocolate is rich in all three pillars of hot chocolate-ism: 1) flavor, 2) whipped cream, and 3) marshmallows. Where to get it: Ipsento (click here for address and deets)
Banana Nutella Cupcakes These impossibly delicious cupcakes opened our eyes up to a life-changing (or ending, depending on your perspective) flavor combination: banana, meet Nutella. If you need us, we’ll be huddled up in our kitchen dunking banana slices into a jar of Nutella like chocoholic monkeys. Where to get it: Luscious Layers (click here for address and deets)
Kailley Lindman is a contributing writer for Thrillist Chicago, as well as a food blogger, bacon enthusiast, and devout user of the Oxford comma. Follow her at @KailleysKitchen.