Nutella No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

Heather says:

I was recently thinking about ways to incorporate Nutella into every day? (Kidding, but what day isn’t improved with a spoonful or pretzel-ful of this stuff?) Why not use Nutella in my favorite cookie of all time? If the Santa Claus in your household is a fan of Nutella and a fan of No Bake Oatmeal Cookies, I can pretty much guarantee extra presents for the good little boy or girl who leaves Nutella No Bake Oatmeal cookies out with a glass of milk.

If you have someone on a gluten free diet on your cookie list, good news. This recipe can work for them. If you use Gluten Free Rolled Oats, these cookies are safe! Just be careful to avoid cross contamination with other items in your kitchen. Just as an fyi, regular rolled oats are not acceptable for many people on a gluten free diet. There are often trace amounts of wheat from the processing.

Nutella No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 TBSP Nutella
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups uncooked oatmeal (rolled oats)
Directions.
In a large mixing bowl stir together the oatmeal, Nutella, and chocolate chips.
In a medium sauce pan heat the butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla over medium low heat. Stir often and be sure to use the spoon or spatula to scrape the bottom of the pan to prevent scorching. Bring the mixture to a full boil, to do this you will need to slowly increase the heat. Be patient, don’t just crank it up to high.
You may notice a distinct change in the feel of the mixture just before it begins to boil, this is normal. Allow the mixture to boil for one minute, then pour over the oats and stir.
The heat from the butter and sugar will melt the Nutella and chocolate chips. Be sure to continue stirring until the oats are thoroughly coated.
Spoon by rounded tablespoon onto a sheet of wax paper and allow to cool. I find a cookie scoop works perfectly for these cookies. Scoop, then squash slightly.
The chocolate will become much firmer as the cookies cool. You can speed the process by placing in the refrigerator, but it is not necessary. If the weather is exceptional humid they’ll be softer.
This yields 3 dozen cookies.
Enjoy.

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  1. It's a shame you missed out on a lifetime of Nutella—I was raised around it–heck, it was practically a BEVERAGE in our house! :D
    The best stuff on earth!

    • It simply wasn't available, as far as I know. I've only recently started seeing it in stores. It's probably like Tasty Cakes and other items that are only available regionally.

  2. I think I am going to have to run out and buy a jar of Nutella, just to try this variation of the classic no-bake cookie! I love these cookies too, and now that my weekend baking has come to a screeching halt (broken heating element), I may have to substitute these for the thumbprint cookies I was planning on making today.

  3. yum. you had me at nutella. no wait, at no-bake. no, nutella. no, no-bake. oh no, now i'm going to have to argue with myself about this until i make and eat an entire batch of these ;)

    so wait, not only have you not had nutella until recently, have you also not had tastycakes either? you are really missing out on some synthetically delicious food-like products. (really, they are delicious, but totally synthetic and bad for you. a "sometimes" food.)

    • I admit most synthetic baked goods, as you called 'em leave me less than thrilled. I think it's the shortening, I can't stand the filmy feel left behind. That said, there will always be a special place in my heart for a few "sometimes" foods.

      I commented to my husband tonight, all I know about Yankee foods I learned from Stephen King. (Tasty Cakes, etc are brands I've mostly run across in his novels. I've only been north of Virginia a few times and never for long enough to explore. That will change this spring or summer on the book tour. :)

  4. The Publix by me has carried Nutella for years. Maybe not all stores around here carry it?

    • I first spotted it at the Summerville World Market. I don't go into Publix often, a few times a year, usually. They have fish / shrimp stock and my usual grocery store doesn't. I don't normally browse in a grocery store, which might be how I never noticed it.

  5. well, a tastycake is worth it (there are many varieties, try the krimpets). while you're in philly – city of my birth – try a cheesesteak, but if asked if you want "whiz" say no and go for provolone. whiz is a synthetic food you don't want. and don't bother with pat's or geno's – try jim's. my final cheesesteak rule is that if you see someone selling a "philly" cheesesteak, go somewhere else. if they have to say it's a "philly" one, it's probably not. enjoy your yankee foods this spring :)

  6. These look so good!! What a fantastic idea, using Nutella! Can't wait to start experimenting with it too :)

  7. Works well with dark chocolate chips and Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats; still incredibly sweet so made the cookies much smaller for a holiday cookie assortment.

  8. Love that these don’t use peanut butter–we have an allergy, so it’s hard to find good no-bake recipes without it. Thanks!

  9. Love Nutella and love the no-bakes. I’ve failed making them several times but last year I got them right! Maybe this try will be perfection. YUM. Nutella is heavenly.

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