Whether you’re hosting a family dinner or heading to a potluck, we’ve got your back with this simple braided Nutella bread recipe. It looks impressive and intricate, but is actually ridiculously easy to make — trust us.

The best part? This braided bread is versatile: feel free to use any nut butter, or use pesto or tomato sauce and cheese for a savory version. Bring this to your next gathering, and you’re sure to impress everyone.

2-Ingredient Braided Nutella Bread

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:20 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes
  • Servings:8
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 can of crescent roll dough
  • 1/4 cup nutella, or chocolate spread of choice
  • Powdered sugar (optional)
Photo by Eileen Wang
Photo by Eileen Wang
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375ºF. Unwrap and roll dough onto a clean surface.

    Photo by Eileen Wang
    Photo by Eileen Wang
  • Step 2

    Seal perforated edges by gently pinching dough with your fingers.

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    Photo by Eileen Wang
  • Step 3

    To make spreading easier, microwave Nutella or chocolate spread for 40 seconds, mixing every 20 seconds.

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    Photo by Eileen Wang
  • Step 4

    Cover entire dough with the melted chocolate spread.

    Photo by Julia Muro
    Photo by Julia Muro
  • Step 5

    Position the dough landscape-wise and roll up the dough tightly. Seal the edges to make sure dough does not unroll.

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    Photo by Eileen Wang
  • Step 6

    Move rolled up dough to a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Leaving one centimeter at one end of the roll, use a sharp knife to cut lengthwise down the middle and completely through the other end.

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    Photo by Eileen Wang
  • Step 7

    Gently rotate each half of the dough away from the center so the inside of the roll is facing upwards. Bring one half over the other.

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    Photo by Eileen Wang
  • Step 8

    Bring the opposite half over the first half as closely as possible.

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    Photo by Eileen Wang
  • Step 9

    Repeat steps 7 and 8 until you run out of dough.

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    Photo by Eileen Wang
  • Step 10

    Seal by pinching the two ends together. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes.

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    Photo by Eileen Wang
  • Step 11

    Let braided bread cool for 20 minutes.

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    Photo by Eileen Wang
  • Step 12

    Finish by dusting powdered sugar on top before serving.

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    Photo by Eileen Wang
  • Step 13

    Enjoy (as if we had to tell you).

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    Photo by Eileen Wang