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No-Bake Nutella Cookie Bars Recipe

Have you ever seen cookie bars with an oatmeal Nutella base? Well, you in for a treat. The texture of this delicious mixture will have you comparing it to cookie dough.

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 to fill your sweet cravings. I should emphasize again how much of a “treat yourself” snack this is. You certainly won’t regret making this bake cookie recipe. Good luck!

Ingredients:

  • Nutella: No explanation here, just get a tub of Nutella! The bigger, the better, you will enjoy having an extra jar of Nutella to eat.
  • Sugar: Use less or more. A regular no bake cookie recipe says to combine sugar at 1 to 2 cups but its up to you on this chocolate dessert as 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: Add for flavor.
  • Butter: For desserts like this it is recommended to use margarine sticks or alternatively you can use cream cheese.
  • 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 square baking pan with parchment paper or wax paper and set aside.

2. Combine sugar, butter, and milk in a medium-sized saucepan on medium heat. You can also mix in a food processor if you prefer.

3. Boil the mixture and stir continuously. Once you have hot water and 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 at medium speed until the oats are well coated. You can use a large mixing bowl to combine.

5. Spread the oat flour mixture onto a cookie sheet starting at the bottom of the pan with a base layer 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. Enjoy your tasty Nutella no bake bar!

*Cut in squares of no bake cookies and store in a plastic container. Enjoy at room temperature.

Optional Ideas to Try

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

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

3. Sprinkle crushed pretzels or graham crackers on top.

4. Use coconut oil in place of the sugar and butter mixture.


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.

Make everyday world nutella day with more nutella based recipes. Try these nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookie bars and no bake nutella cookies!

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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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