This Nutella Tartine is a popular snack with French school children made with toasted brioche, creamy hazelnut spread and a smear of orange marmalade. Would my family enjoy this exotic twist on the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich?

Nutella Tartine on a white plate with an orange slice

Nutella Tartine

Inspired by the French after school snack, pain au chocolat, Dorie’s twist is to use Nutella and add a bitter orange marmalade to the buttered and broiled toast. I only made one slice of this Nutella tartine from this 4 serving recipe, as I have the kids who like their peanut butter sandwiches sans jelly.
I won’t even mention what they think about nuts! These are the same children who were unimpressed with Nutella when it was served with their breakfast buffet in Florence. And they have half my DNA???
Nutella Tartine sprinkled with chopped hazelnuts on a white plate

An Exotic Twist on PB & J

Even though I could have eaten the whole jar of Nutella with a spoon, this didn’t wow me. I now know I prefer my Nutella without marmalade and my marmalade without Nutella. It’s not far off from a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, using Nutella instead of pb and marmalade instead of  jelly or jam.

Since I have never liked the classic pb & j sandwich, it’s no surprise, I wasn’t a fan. But all those French children can’t be wrong, so give this Nutella tartine a try and let me know what you think!

This recipe is adapted from Around My French Table, by Dorie Greenspan (Houghton Mifflin, 2010).

Nutella Tartine | A fabulous snack with a French twist!

Nutella Tartine

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Yield 4

A gourmet twist on the peanut butter and jelly sandwich using Nutella and orange marmalade!


  • ¼ cup Nutella
  • 4 slices brioche or challah bread
  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ cup orange marmalade (I used Bonne Maman)
  • Coarse salt, optional
  • Toasted chopped hazelnuts, to garnish


  1. Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil, and set aside.
  2. Put Nutella in a microwavable bowl. Heat until softened and warmed, 15-20 seconds.
  3. Brush one side of each slice of bread with melted butter. Put the bread on the baking sheet with the buttered side up.
  4. Broil the bread until the tops are lightly toasted, watching carefully to prevent burning.
  5. Spread the orange marmalade over the toasted bread. Drizzle with warm Nutella. Sprinkle lightly with a coarse salt, if desired. Garnish with toasted hazelnuts.


Recipe adapted from Around My French Table.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 639Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 520mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 5gSugar: 27gProtein: 13g


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