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No-Bake Nutella Cookie Bars Recipe

Have you ever seen cookie bars with an oatmeal Nutella base? Me neither. We could tell ourselves in our heads that the oatmeal makes these healthy, however, we all know that is not true. Ignorance is bliss my friends and it’s all about treating yourself in moderation. And by moderation, we mean a spoonful of Nutella a day!

Perfect for entertaining or just having a super sweet snack, these can be made anytime for anything. You’ll enjoy having a stash of these on your cheat days. I should emphasize again how much of a “treat yourself” snack this is. You certainly won’t regret making these!

Ingredients:

  • Nutella: No explanation here, just get a tub of Nutella! The bigger, the better, you will enjoy having extra Nutella to eat.
  • Sugar: Use less or more. Regular no-bake cookies call for 1 to 2 cups of sugar but Nutella is already sweet.
  • Milk: Use whole milk or 2% for a richer taste and thicker feel.
  • Quick Oats: You want to use quick oats and not rolled oats because they are smaller and easier to congeal.
  • Vanilla Extract:
  • Butter: For desserts like this it is recommended to use margarine sticks.
  • White chocolate chips: These are to be melted and used to coat the cookies.
  • Pretzel sticks: Any pretzels of your choice will work but the sticks are easiest to crush up.

Directions:

1. Line pan with parchment paper and set aside.

2. Combine sugar, butter, and milk in a medium-sized saucepan on medium heat.

3. Boil the mixture and stir continuously. Once it starts bubbling, set the timer for 1 minute 30 seconds then remove from heat.

4. Add the vanilla and Nutella and stir until creamy. Slowly stir in the oats and mix until the oats are well coated.

5. Spread mixture onto a cookie sheet/pan until even. The pan size is up to you. The smaller the pan, the thicker the cookie bars.

6. Cool for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.

~Optional~

7. Melt white chocolate chips and spread on top of cookie bar. Cool in the fridge for another 15 minutes.

8. Melt a couple of spoonfuls of Nutella and drizzle on top of white chocolate.

9. Sprinkle crushed pretzels on top.


Notes

When boiling the mixture in the saucepan, it’s very important that you only start the timer when the ingredients come to a rolling boil. If you start it too soon (when the pan starts spitting out baby bubbles) your cookies will not stay together. If boiled too long, your cookies will be dry and crumbly.

No-Bake Nutella Cookie Bars Recipe

No-Bake Nutella Cookie Bars Recipe

These no-bake Nutella cookie bars are great for Nutella lovers who may not be the best at baking

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • Pretzel sticks

Instructions

    1. Line pan with parchment paper and set aside.
    2. Combine sugar, butter, and milk in a medium-sized saucepan on medium heat.
    3. Boil the mixture and stir continuously. Once it starts bubbling, set the timer for 1 minute 30 seconds then remove from heat.
    4. Add the vanilla and Nutella and stir until creamy. Slowly stir in the oats and mix until the oats are well coated.
    5. Spread mixture onto a cookie sheet/pan until even. The pan size is up to you. The smaller the pan, the thicker the cookie bars.
    6. Cool for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
    7. Melt white chocolate chips and spread on top of cookie bar. Cool in the fridge for another 15 minutes.
    8. Melt a couple of spoonfuls of Nutella and drizzle on top of white chocolate.
    9. Sprinkle crushed pretzels on top.

Notes

When boiling the mixture in the saucepan, it’s very important that you only start the timer when the ingredients come to a rolling boil. If you start it too soon (when the pan starts spitting out baby bubbles) your cookies will not stay together. If boiled too long, your cookies will be dry and crumbly.

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Jill

Thursday 29th of June 2017

Another great recipe and delicious too I might add. Thanks for sharing your creations.

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