Nutella No-Bake Cookies

January 8, 2013
Classic no-bake cookies take on a tasty twist with the addition of Nutella hazelnut spread in these fudgy Nutella No-Bake Cookies.

Nutella No-Bake Cookies Image

What is it about classic no-bake cookies that make us all love them so much?

They certainly don't look good ... I mean, they're like little chocolate plops (okay ~ maybe we shouldn't go there).  But boy, they sure do taste good, don't they?  There fabulous taste certainly makes their appearance something we can forgive.

 And can I just say? -- When you add Nutella to no-bake cookies, an already-good thing gets even better.

When you add Nutella to no-bake cookies, an already-good thing gets even better.

I made this particular batch of Nutella No-Bake Cookies for a friend of mine for her birthday.  She absolutely loves no-bake cookies.  And until this batch of cookies, she had never had Nutella.


When she told me she'd never tried Nutella I couldn't believe it.  Because truly, Nutella is something that's straight up her alley.  She'd actually never even heard of the stuff.

So I seized the opportunity to make a Nutella introduction for her with this batch of fudgy Nutella birthday cookies.

Fudgy Nutella No-Bake Cookie Image

Oh, how my friend loved these!  When she shared them with her family, her family said they were the best no-bake cookies they'd ever had.  Score.

And I'm glad to say Nutella No-Bake Cookies are just as easy to make as their peanut butter-loaded classic No-Bake Cookie counterparts.  They're made with the same method and the same basic combination of ingredients. -- Just with replacing the classic peanut butter with Nutella hazelnut spread, instead.

Oh, and what a tasty ingredient swap it is.

Nutella No-Bake Cookies Ingredients Image

To make a batch, boil together butter, sugar, milk, and baking cocoa -- just as you would to make the classic version.  Boil these ingredients for 1 to 1 & 1/2 minutes to create the cookies' fudgy base.  Don't exceed the 1 & 1/2 minutes, or the mixture may crystallize and create dry cookies.

Then, off the heat, stir in a little vanilla extract, the Nutella, and a bunch of old-fashioned oats.

Drop the mixture by spoonfuls onto wax paper to form the cookies.

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Then let the cookies cool until set.

Tray of Nutella No-Bake Cookies Image

I love how with the addition of Nutella, you get a little touch of hazelnut flavor in with the chocolate in every bite.  It's a total yum.

So if you love Nutella, I highly recommend whipping up a batch of these super easy no-bake cookies.  I swear, if you can boil water, you can whip up this tasty treat in no time flat!

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Yield: about 24-30 cookies
Nutella No-Bake Cookies

Nutella No-Bake Cookies

Classic no-bake cookies take on a tasty twist with Nutella hazelnut spread.
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 5 MTotal time: 20 M


  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c. Nutella
  • 3 c. old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Place sugar, cocoa powder, milk, and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
  2. Remove saucepan from the heat and add the Nutella, oats, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir until well combined.
  3. Drop the oat mixture by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let cool until set.
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  1. These are perfect! I love no-bake SO much and Nutella. Well. I can't believe she'd never heard of it!

    1. I can't believe it either! I told her she was definitely missing out ... AND living under a rock. :-)

    2. sorry but i wanna ask smthing, can i replace oat with cornflakes? or some kind of cereal ?

  2. Awww, glad you loved these!!! One of my favorite no-bake varieties!! Gorgeous photos!!

    1. Thank you, Aimee! I had GREAT inspiration!! (Uh, that would be you.) :-)

  3. We just love this cookie and it needs to be in my Cookie Jar. Thank you so much for celebrating TWO YEARS with FULL PLATE THURSDAY, I appreciate your visit!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  4. These look scrumptious, can't wait to give them a try! Followed you over here from Diana Rambles pin me linky party.

  5. They may look little little blobs, but you photograph them beautifully! Pinning...

  6. In Europe, they LOVE Nutella. It's everywhere! These look fabulous.

  7. These look delicious....definately going to have to try them out.

  8. I can't wait to try these! They look amazing!

  9. Genius! I love this idea and pinned them - I think we'll make them tonight after school (since I have dinner in the crockpot already, yah me!) heehee! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. I can't believe I've never made no-bake cookies. These sound so good, I think I'm going to have to change that!

  11. These cookies look delicious and sound amazing! Featuring tonight! Thank you so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  12. Now these are some no bake cookies I think I could get behind! My husband and son love them the regular no bakes, but I rarely make the because I am not a huge fan.

    Thanks so much for linking up at Marvelous Mondays this week! :)

  13. These look so yummy!! My family would love them! I am hosting a new Pinterest Power Pin party and would love to have you share these if you have a chance!!


  14. I just made these this evening. My oven is broke & the repairman can't come til Monday. I was going to bake cookies today too! Glad I had this recipe pinned... ;)

  15. Do not try to double the recipe. Either it doesn't work out or I did something horribly wrong. They taste great, just feel kinda slimy.

  16. Made these on a whim last night with my boyfriend. Delicious!

  17. Very naughty...but oh so good! Thankyou! Mimi xxx

  18. I love no-bake cookies! They are absolutely my favorites (in fact I just finished a batch). I had never thought of using Nutella, but I will be trying it with my next batch.

  19. I have some Nutella lovers who will go crazy for these!

  20. Who hasn't tried Nutella?! My middle son loves Nutella and uses it in place of peanut butter. I never think to make no bake cookies. We're going to have to try these. Pinned.

  21. Love the sound of these.... Nutella... No bake... I'm in!!! #FiestaFriday x

  22. We love the old fashion no-bake cookies and I like Nutella, so I'm gonna have to try this version. :)


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