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When I think of Valentine’s Day a number of things come to mind: chocolate, the color red, sweet things. All inspired these deliciously decadent hazelnut chocolate and raspberry crepes. They can serve equally well as dessert at a romantic dinner, or as special treats for the whole family. The kids love them.
The crepe recipe is very simple, just make sure to prepare the batter at least one hour before so it can rest well. You can also prepare the crepes ahead of time and warm and fill them when it’s time to serve.
Hazelnut Chocolate and Raspberry Crepes
For the Crepes
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk (2% will work, too)
- 2 tablespoons melted butter, plus more for cooking
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
For the Filling
- 6 tablespoons hazelnut chocolate spread (like Nutella®)
- 25 fresh raspberries, chopped, plus more whole raspberries to garnish
For the Garnish
- chocolate syrup
- powdered sugar
- vanilla ice cream (optional)
Combine eggs, milk, melted butter, sugar, flour and vanilla in a blender and blend at high speed for 10 seconds. Place in refrigerator for at least one hour (maximum 24 hours).
In a non-stick pan, add a bit of the extra butter and let it melt to cover the bottom of the pan. Then, add approximately 1/4 cup of the crepe mix and tilt the pan gently to cause the batter to cover the entire surface of the pan. When the edges are cooked enough that they come free from the pan and are golden brown, about 2-3 minutes, turn the crepe and cook for a few seconds more. Remove from pan and save on a plate. Repeat until all of your batter is used.
Warm both the hazelnut spread and the chocolate syrup in the microwave until they are smooth. Take a crepe and warm it up if needed and spread approximately half a tablespoon of the hazelnut spread on top. Next, spread a thin layer of the chopped raspberry on top of the hazelnut. Fold the crepe in half and then in half again. Now it is folded into a quarter of its original size. Place 3 crepes on a plate, decorate with chocolate syrup, whole raspberries, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Happy Valentine’s Day,