Fine, I didn’t want to go anyway….

Well that’s a lie. But it’s the lie I am telling myself. If you are not a food blogger than you are probably asking what don’t I want to go to anyway. BlogHer Food. This weekend, hundreds of food bloggers are in San Fransisco, and I, I am not. :(

But enough about those people, I had a  little food get together on my own…well, not on my own, with another food blogger. And not just any food blogger, the lovely Cookie Baker Lynn. We decided awhile back we would do a little baking together. One time at my house and one time at Lynn’s. Our version of baking from my home to yours…though no Dorie showed up. ;) Though that would have been nice.

Lynn and I meet from time to time for lunch or tea, etc. The last time we did this, we stopped into a Dutch bakery. I tried these cookies called Jon Hail’s (which I will post later). We decided we would make those and whatever else we could come up with. I had just gotten a couple of cookbooks, one which was Baking Kids Love. I don’t have kids, but since I have the maturity of a 12 year old, this was right up my alley. We looked through the book and found a Nutella tart that screamed make me.

This is very easy to make. If I were to make it again, I would add some ground hazelnuts to the crust and maybe a splash of Frangelico as well. The original tart was a little plain so we decided to jazz it up a little bit and make it rocky road style. Throw in some marshmallows and some nuts and you are good to go. Very simple to make…which is good since you are suppose to make this with children.

So though I didn’t get to spend the day at Blogher, I did get to spend it with Lynn (who came bearing bread and cookies!)…and that is pretty darn awesome to me. To see somemore photos of the actual day, head here…you can see me in action…ha!

Two Hot Baker Chicks Nutella Rocky Road Tart

1 ½ cup chocolate cookie crumbs (I used Trader Joe’s Chocolate Cat Cookies)
6 TBSP unsalted butter, melted


¾ cup Nutella
4 oz semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup marshmallows
½ cup walnuts

For the Crust:

Spray a 14-x-4-inch rectangular tart pan with baking spray, or butter. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a small bowl, mix together cookie crumbs and melted butter. I just used a food processor since I had to make the crumbs. Mix until fully combined and you can press the crust with your hand and it stays in place.

Dump the crust into the tart pan. Using your hands, press the tart crust evenly up the sides and in the middle of the tart pan.

Using center rack, bake tart for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack.

For the filling:

Place chocolate chips into a medium sized bowl. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, bring cream to a boil. Once it begins to boil, pour over chocolate chips. Let sit for 2 minutes. Then whisk until smooth.

Whisk in the Nutella until fully incorporated. It should look glossy and smooth.

To assemble the tart:

Take ½ the marshmallows and ½ walnuts and scatter them onto the bottom of the tart.

Pour Nutella filling into the tart, over top the marshmallows and nuts. Smooth out tart if needed. Top with remaining marshmallows and nuts.

Place in refrigerator for 20 minutes. Cut and serve. This is very rich, so makes about 10 servings.

Adapted from Baking Kids Love by Sur la Table and Cindy Mushet, Andrews McMell Publishing


  1. MY DEAR PEABODY AND DEAR LYNN, IN THE SAME KITCHEN?!??!?!?! Oh my goodness, talk about my dream baking team!! :-D You guys are amazing. Period.

  2. blogher sounds amazing…

    but, so does your blogger baking day. the tart sounds delightful…and even more so with the hazelnut/frangelico idea. yum!

  3. That tart is FREAKING AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Looks yummy… under you picture it said 2 hot baker chicks… where are you???

  5. That looks awesome!!! I wish I was in SF this weekend too, but would settle for that delicious smors’y treat any day~

  6. One day maybe we will 1.) Be famous food bloggers and get an all expense paid trip to BlogHer or 2.) Have enough money and time that we can pay our own way.

  7. What a fun day! This looks fabulous!

  8. You guys are a match made in heaven! This looks crazy delicious. And looks like a fun day, too!

  9. I love meeting other bloggers! That tast is soooo scrumptious looking!



  10. I am sorry that you didn’t get to go to BlogHer Food. If they were smart they would have had you as a guest speaker. I am glad though that you are here blogging for us to enjoy. Once again you have hit it out of the park with another amazing recipe. I can totally see your recipes in a cookbook one day.

  11. Two favorite bloggers in one kitchen? No wonder that tart looks sinfully divine!

  12. What’s the deal I am not at the BlogHer Food either. I’d much rather be in your kitchen! This recipe rocks!

  13. Oh mercy.

  14. If I’d been anywhere close, I would have loved to have baked with you, but it looks as though the two of you had a delicious time on your own.

  15. Is “Jon Hail” the English name for what I grew up calling “Jan Hagel”? Mmmmmmmm…

  16. It was so much fun! Thanks for having me over for a baking day. And the tart was amazing. What you sent home with me is gone, gone, gone.

  17. Once again another amazing recipe! Now I am going to have to try this one out too.

    I am also wishing I was in CA. Unfortunately, I decided not to go. Bad idea.

  18. I didn’t go to BlogHer Food either, but I met up with some local food bloggers! :)

    PS. This tart looks really delicious.

  19. Peabody, I’d choose baking with you over blogher any day. You are an amazing person and your creations are stunning…and delicious, I’m sure! Yes, baking with you would be a dream come true. :)

  20. Wow! There are no words for how amazing that tart looks. And I’m sure it helped to ease the disappointment of not attending BlogHer Food.

    At least you were on the same side of the country!:>

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  22. who needs blogher when you have this gorgeous tart?! bookmarked!

  23. I wasn’t there either, but I couldn’t even commiserate by making a delicious tart of my own- I was on a plane back home! :(

  24. I did not go either (I baked bread and went to the opera instead). Is this a good excuse to bake this decadent Nutella tart??

  25. You know, your material convinced me a long time ago to subscribe. You didn’t have to have the wonderful photographs, too. Honest.

    Otherwise known as, ‘You had me at the Nutella.’

  26. Aha! So I spotted this secret stash of very elitist pure hazelnut spread in the fridge and thought I should bake with it since my kids prefer the cheapest stuff they can lay their grubby hands on.
    Now you’ve given me my excuse/recipe.

  27. We missed you! It would have been great to hear what you had to say about the frozen pasta lunch. My boys are obsessed with marshmallows so they would go crazy over these.

  28. oh i know…i’m so jealous of everyone who got to go to the conference, but a cross-country trip for blogging purposes just wasn’t in the cards for me. looks like you had a fun mini-conference there…and you made a wickedly good tart, too!

  29. The tart looks de-lish.
    Bummer you weren’t at Food BlogHer, would have been fun to meet you.
    And how fun to bake with a fellow blogging buddy! Off to look at the pictures!

  30. Wow the first picture left me with my mouth gaping wide open for a few minutes!! This looks like something that would be perfect for me! Love Nutella-ish desserts!!

    And Blogher was really missing out, that they didn’t have you! Love the collaborative effort, and the name of the recipe :P

  31. Looks like you had a blast anyway :) And that tart looks incredible! I LOVE Nutella and rocky road is my all time favorite ice cream flavor! Gotta try this!

  32. That tart looks AWESOME!


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