It is no secret that I like Nutella. I made my own, turned it into cupcakes, made ice cream…I love the stuff! I have been thinking about making no bake cookies with Nutella for awhile. But then I ran out of the homemade stuff. Now that school is starting though, I need to have cookies in the freezer for my son to take in his lunch. Well, I don’t have to, but I like to put a little treat in his lunch for him. No bake cookies are one of his favorite, the freeze well, and come together in about 10 minutes. So they are a win all around in my book.
I just took my recipe for No Bake Cookies, and substituted some Nutella. I was lazy, and in a hurry, so I just poured the batter into a pan to make bars. You could make them like normal cookies as well. The bars were just so easy! I took them on a picnic we had with friends the other day and they were a huge hit. From age 2 up to the adults they were loved!
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2 cups Sugar
4 Tbls Cocoa
1 stick Butter
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 cup Nutella
1 Tbls Vanilla
2 1/2 cups Oatmeal
In a heavy saucepan, bring the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Then add in Nutella, vanilla, and oatmeal. Pour mixture into an 8×8 pan, or drop by the spoonful onto a lined cookie sheet. Put in fridge to harden.
I think they are best eaten cold, so I always keep mine in the fridge. Enjoy!
Erin Sellin is the resident recipe contributor for Taking Time for Mommy – Online Magazine for Moms. You can also find her on her own blog Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts and on facebook. She is also in the of Time 4 Mommy Community where she is moderator.