Hazelnut Crunch Bars – Taylor’s Wines + Giveaway *Winners Announced*

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a recipe on the blog so I’m super excited to share this recipe with you today :) I was recently sent a couple bottles of Taylor’s wine to review, create a recipe to go with it and most importantly do a giveaway for my amazing readers!

Gewürztraminer 2012, Taylor's Wine

Gewürztraminer 2012, Taylor’s Wine

I was sent the Gewürztraminer 2012 from their white wine range, its a dry crisp wine with lime and lychee flavours. I think it would go quite well with a seafood dish such as rissoto, Michelle (The Bakernista) paired it with a Thai Red Curry prawn which I thought sounded great.

Taylor Wines

But you know me, I’m no good with making anything savoury, so decided to make something sweet (so predictable :P). I had so many ideas going through my head – apple pie, cheesecake and pudding. Eventually, decided to make something a little richer because I think the dryness of the white wine will cut through the sweetness.

Hazelnut Crunch Bars

Hazelnut Crunch Bars

I came across this Hazelnut Crunch Bar recipe and thought it was the perfect thing to make because it used two of favourite ingredients feuilletine (thin crepe crisps) and Hazelnut Praline Paste. If you haven’t used this praline paste before, think Nutella but without the chocolate flavour and but has intense hazelnut flavour.

Hazelnut Crunch Bar

This is also ridiculously easy to make, no baking required just some chopping and melting. The end result is a crispy chocolate layer topped with a hazelnut chocolate ganache filling. Mr Bao tried it and said it reminded him very much like the Bueno chocolate bar made by Ferrero :)

Just like Bueno!

I’m quite happy with how these hazelnut crunch bars turned out but found the chocolate ganache was quite soft, so maybe next time, I will add less creme to make it a more solid filling so it doesn’t melt in your hands as soon as you touch them :) If you like Nutella, Bueno and hazelnuts – you will LOVE this! It’s not always easy or cheap to buy feuilletine or hazelnut praline paste, but trust me it really makes a huge difference and you won’t be disappointed!

Now going to share the recipe with you, but don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom for the giveaway!

Recipe – Hazelnut Crunch Bars adapted from The Kitchn 

Yield – 8×12 inch tray (approximately 20 bars) 

Ingredients 
For the base:
170g dark chocolate, melted (microwave or bain marie)
285g (1 cup) hazelnut praline paste or Nutella
140g (2 cups) feuilletine

For the filling:
160g milk or dark chocolate, finely chopped (depends on your preference) 
60g dark chocolate, finely chopped
225g (1 cup) thickened cream
57g (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Optional to garnish
Toasted hazelnuts
Feuilletine

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Method
1) Spray the pan 8 x 11inch pan with oil and line it with baking paper, allowing it to hang over the sides.
2) In a large bowl, mix the melted chocolate and hazelnut praline paste together until well combined. Gently fold in the feuilletine trying not to crush them until combined.

feuilletine

3) Pour mixture into prepared tray and flatten using the back of a spoon.

Hazelnut Crunch 1

4) For the ganache filling, place chocolate (finely chopped) into a glass/steel bowl. Place thickened cream into a saucepan and over medium heat until it simmers and bubbles start to form. Pour over chocolate and let it sit for 2 minutes. Add diced butter into chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth and shiny.

Hazelnut Crunch Bar2

5) Pour ganache over the feuilletine crust base and smooth with a flat spatula. Place into the refrigerator to set and firm approximately 1-2 hours or over night. Slice into thin bars and ganache with toasted hazelnuts or feuilletine if you like :)

Giveaway

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One lucky reader will win two bottles of Taylor’s wine!

To enter this giveaway
- Leave a comment and tell me what do you like to eat when you drink white wine?
– For more entries please ‘Like’ me on Facebook and Follow me on Twitter ~ If you’ve already done that please let me now! Thank you!
– Giveaway ends on the 24th March (Monday) 
– You may reenter daily, one entry a day
– Winners will be chosen by me personally and announced on this blog and notified via email on the 23rd March (Sunday) 
– Open only to all Australian residents (Sorry International Readers!)

Winner Announced

Congratulations Nicole! I will be in contact with you soon!

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Daisy@Nevertoosweet tried and reviewed Taylor’s wine as a gift, all opinions are true and honest. 

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58 thoughts on “Hazelnut Crunch Bars – Taylor’s Wines + Giveaway *Winners Announced*

  1. Libby March 17, 2014 at 9:36 am Reply

    Oooh I do love a good glass of Gewürztraminer!

    I’m already following you on Twitter and liking you on Facebook :p

  2. Hannah March 17, 2014 at 10:45 am Reply

    Gewürztraminer is the type of wine I’ve fallen in love with here in Canada. Hmm, with white wine? I like antipasto.

  3. Sandie @ AppleBee Lane March 17, 2014 at 12:54 pm Reply

    Nothing beats a good cheese platter especially one with Quince Paste … yum!

  4. Choc Chip Uru March 17, 2014 at 4:41 pm Reply

    I could get used to these crunch bars they look absolutely gorgeous :)
    And I would love to try this wine!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  5. Heather Hopley March 17, 2014 at 8:28 pm Reply

    I enjoy pasta dishes with white wine.. Most preferred is seafood marinara.

  6. Kath March 17, 2014 at 9:09 pm Reply

    I love to eat Stilton cheese with white wine, they just compliment each other so well

  7. gagootzz March 17, 2014 at 10:07 pm Reply

    Grilled salmon steaks with salt, pepper, Olive Oil, lemon. Dinner fit for a queen (or King) but able to be cooked by a dunce. And perfect when paired with white wine.

  8. Amber Boyce March 17, 2014 at 10:18 pm Reply

    Love a bowl of creamy fettucine carbonara with a glass of white wine

  9. Amber Boyce March 17, 2014 at 10:20 pm Reply

    Following on Facebook and Twitter

  10. Di March 17, 2014 at 11:15 pm Reply

    Home made wood fired pizza’s :)

  11. DIANA O March 17, 2014 at 11:17 pm Reply

    Chicken Kiev and a mixed green salad.

  12. Abby L March 18, 2014 at 12:39 am Reply

    I love spaghetti carbonara with a glass of white wine – the perfect match!

  13. Abby L March 18, 2014 at 12:39 am Reply

    Liked on FB and follow on twitter :)

  14. Birdiebee March 18, 2014 at 8:10 am Reply

    Linguine with Shrimp and Scallops.

  15. Birdiebee March 18, 2014 at 8:11 am Reply

    I “Like” you on FB as terrystevens.

  16. nicole larsen March 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm Reply

    chocolate

  17. Belinda Moxey March 18, 2014 at 3:42 pm Reply

    I love eating cheese and strawberries with white wine

    • Belinda Moxey March 19, 2014 at 6:10 pm Reply

      Facebook Liker too

  18. Nicole March 18, 2014 at 3:56 pm Reply

    our most favourite thing, is garden fresh chillis, basil, some gourmet cheese, premium crackers, and sometimes a bit of salmon, or salami, perfect with a nice drop of white :)

  19. dordorts March 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm Reply

    oh and I like your facebook page :)

  20. milkteaxx March 18, 2014 at 4:35 pm Reply

    not much of a drinker myself, but my parents love seafood with their white.

  21. Amanda Williams March 18, 2014 at 4:49 pm Reply

    I like to eat cheese and olives with a nice bottle of Taylors!

  22. Kylie B March 18, 2014 at 5:13 pm Reply

    Anything from cheese and antipasto platter to a lovely meal of salmon pasta. As long as someone else has made it or is preparing it so I can really kick back with my feet up and enjoy my white wine. :)

  23. Kylie B March 18, 2014 at 5:16 pm Reply

    following on both fb and twitter

  24. Narelle Rock March 18, 2014 at 5:58 pm Reply

    I love to devour some sweet chilli cheese and crackers with my glass of wine!

  25. hotlyspiced March 18, 2014 at 9:05 pm Reply

    I like to enjoy a white wine as a pre-dinner drink with some olives or some cheese and crackers. What a gorgeous looking crunch bar – I love the ganache! xx

  26. Jodie H March 18, 2014 at 9:55 pm Reply

    Gorgeous creamy brie with loads of fresh fruit, grapes, berries, apricots yum :)

  27. anastasiastarz March 19, 2014 at 1:01 am Reply

    Fancy Fish and Chips
    Whiting with Lemon Dill Sauce
    Deep Fried Deliciousness on my Lips
    With a Side of Baked Sweet Potato Chips!

    Liked you on fb & following on twitter. :) Same name.

  28. nicole larsen March 19, 2014 at 9:48 am Reply

    any white meat tastes amazing with white wine

  29. Kerrie Tullipan March 19, 2014 at 11:57 am Reply

    Chicken Caesar Salad.

  30. GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway) March 19, 2014 at 3:08 pm Reply

    YUM! What a delicious recipe. I love to eat seafood with my white wine. I would choose seared scallops with a citrus puree and a small salad to accompany this wine. Naturally I already follow you on twitter and FB :)

  31. RITA PELLE March 19, 2014 at 10:35 pm Reply

    I like to enjoy a glass (or two) of Pinot Grigio with a creamy veal scallopine, Simply delicious.
    Liked on Facebook.

  32. Sara (Belly Rumbles) (@bellyrumbles) March 19, 2014 at 11:56 pm Reply

    What do I like to eat with white wine? Err isn’t white wine a staple food like bread and milk? which means basically everything :p

  33. kbedeshko March 20, 2014 at 12:41 am Reply

    i love to eat cheese :)

  34. Tamara Lamb March 20, 2014 at 12:44 pm Reply

    Creamy garlic prawns or chocolate dipped strawberries yum!

  35. Carolyn Mazzeo March 20, 2014 at 1:27 pm Reply

    Trifle because it brings out the fruity flavours in the wine :)

  36. Saibit Hui March 21, 2014 at 12:41 am Reply

    any dish make by saibit will go with this wine! keke BTW this OMG Hazelnut Crunch Bars is sosososo YUMMY

  37. Laura Scriven March 21, 2014 at 7:50 am Reply

    Seafood with white,
    It’s a foodie delight.
    Subtle flavours in both things,
    It let’s the tastebuds sing.

  38. Ling March 21, 2014 at 8:33 am Reply

    OMG look at the yummy!!!! I prefer white wine with seafood actually but Mr SIH will have it with everything then comments on the wine. So fancy…

  39. nicole larsen March 21, 2014 at 9:55 am Reply

    wine goes great just by itself

  40. Nikki March 21, 2014 at 10:29 am Reply

    Anything crunchy! I’m a crunch fanatic!

  41. Antonietta March 21, 2014 at 11:00 am Reply

    Something light, as a sumptuous salad or a decadent Hazelnut Crunch Bar :)

    Following on Facebook :)

  42. Tess Howard March 21, 2014 at 11:23 am Reply

    I love making a dark chocolate and chili fondue with fresh seasonal fruit. Its quite decadent and goes especially well with a sweet white wine. Delish.

  43. smilie2601 March 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm Reply

    Wondrous white wine and oyster’s epitomises delectable delight,
    Natural aphrodisiac which instantly does excite!
    It’s my Sunday afternoon treat when the kids are at Granny’s for tea,
    Just hubby and I under our much loved Jacaranda tree!

  44. Charisse Childs March 21, 2014 at 3:25 pm Reply

    White Wine,
    Camembert Cheese,
    Go together like honey and bees,
    So fine!

  45. Brenda Pevitt March 21, 2014 at 5:12 pm Reply

    I love garlic prawns with white wine, the perfect blend for me.

  46. Lucia Sputore Strever March 21, 2014 at 10:32 pm Reply

    Fruit goes well either fresh or dry…

  47. Dumpling Love (@cscc28) March 21, 2014 at 11:15 pm Reply

    I love white wine with seafood

  48. Mrs B March 22, 2014 at 1:48 am Reply

    I love to have a delicious green curry, lots of delicious spiciness, this goes down a real treat with a cool, crisp Sauvignon Blanc

  49. Jean Burton March 22, 2014 at 7:37 am Reply

    Following you on Facebook–currently love a dark chocolate cheesecake with Taylors–will have to try now with your hazelnut bars.

  50. Michelle Waterhouse March 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm Reply

    Having a nice glass in the late afternoon with some lovely chesse or fruit is just divine :)

  51. Falon Downing March 22, 2014 at 2:55 pm Reply

    Cheese! :)

  52. lindtar12 March 22, 2014 at 2:59 pm Reply

    Chicken fajitas is my favourite with white wine.

  53. lindtar12 March 22, 2014 at 3:02 pm Reply

    Following you on FB & Twitter.

  54. L Conroy March 22, 2014 at 4:10 pm Reply

    I love a nice piece of triple cream brie and maybe some salami if I want to spice things up

  55. Sue Renshaw March 22, 2014 at 5:37 pm Reply

    I love to eat a delicious seafood dish while I’m drinking white wine, it just makes it taste that much better.

  56. carmen oliver March 22, 2014 at 9:35 pm Reply

    I love eating fresh prawns with my wine or some fruit cheese.. yum!

    Following on Facebook as Carmen Oliver and on Twitter as carmz84

  57. Charlotte March 22, 2014 at 11:45 pm Reply

    Chocolate, chocolate… oh, and chocolate! If I’m blowing the calorie count with some nice white wine, might as well go the whole hog (even if I look like one doing so) and pair it with a chocolatey treat. I’ll definitely be trying these, they look and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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