Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Nutella No Bake Cookies

My mom is allergic to nuts. Her allergy is pretty bad meaning growing up a peanut butter and jelly sandwich was a very, very special treat.  It was also quite the hassle.  The sandwich would be carefully made - all dishes immediately washed, I would have to sit in one spot eat very neatly, and then be washed from head to toe immediately.  The head to toe part might be a little exaggeration but not much. 

Needless to say, if a sandwich was this much work I could never have puppy chow, no bake cookies, or peanut butter anything other than a simple sandwich.  If someone happened to bring in one of these treats at school I would get super crazy excited. 

Since I was never around the No Bake process growing up I am kind of at a loss as to how things are suppose to go.  After seeing so many recipes online I thought I would give it a shot.  After all if you are not baking anything how hard could it be? I guess I got a bit ahead of myself as I made a huge mistake thinking I could tweak the recipe a bit to make it have a little less sugar.

Note to self: Do not change a new recipe of something you know nothing about!

They didn't end up a complete disaster.  The taste is actually really good, and they are plenty sweet.  I just think the texture and softness is a bit off.  At least I didn't have a huge gooey mess!

No Bake Nutella Cookies
1 cups sugar (The original had 2 cups.)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, diced
1/4 cup whole milk (The original had 1/2C milk)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup Nutella
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups quick cooking oats

Measure out 3/4 cup of Nutella in a small bowl. Set aside.

In another bowl, measure out 3 cups of quick cooking oats. Set aside.

Line a couple of baking sheets with waxed paper.
In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, unsalted butter, milk and unsweetened cocoa powder.

Bring to a boil and stir frequently. Boil for a full 2 minutes and not less.

Then add in the Nutella, vanilla extract and quick cooking oats. Stir everything together.

Using a cookie scooper, scoop the cookie mixture onto the cookie sheets.


  1. mmmm, nutella! so versatile!

  2. I LOVE NUTELLA. I just bought a jar after a self-inflicted ban on the stuff. I was eating waaay too much of it. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Nutella and no bake? My kinda recipe!

  4. I used to make something similar to these as a kid. I love Nutella, though. So maybe I'll try these out (with the 2 cups of sugar...;) )

  5. Yummmm. Don't worry, I can totally appreciate the no-bake route! I live without a kitchen for 8 months out of the year, so unfortunately, it's become quite a lifestyle :p These look wonderful though, and Nutella is always such a treat.

  6. Anything with nutella calls out to me, but the no-bake part is pretty sweet, too! Esp in the hot summers.

    I usually always mess around with recipes, but not when it comes to baking. Baking is more precise science.At least they seem tasty! :-)

  7. haha, I do that all the time (change recipes I know nothing about). Wow, those of us without peanut allergies don't realize what an impact it has on people. Your mother must have loved you very much to give you a PB&J and have to go through all that :)

  8. OO I had some yesterday ;) thanks for bringing them in!

  9. Oh these would never last at my house... delicious idea!!

  10. So yummy I love anything with Nutella, well anything yummy LOL
    I'll need to make this for my kiddo, she'll love it :)
    Growing up I didn't like peanut butter. I actually started eating it while I was pregnant LOL so for me Nutella was the yummy sandwich with fruit inside :D

  11. I am so guilty of tinkering with recipes right off the bat...keeps my kitchen time lively ehehehe. These sound delicious. I cannot resist anything with Nutella.

  12. Everything tastes better if you put nutella on it :)


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