Easy Nutella No-Bake Cookies

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Creamy and chewy Nutella No Bake Cookies! This no bake recipe is one of my kiddos favorites. Packed with chocolatey oatmeal and creamy Nutella in a quick and easy cookie!

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How to make No-Bake Nutella Cookies

Who doesn’t love Nutella?! Seriously, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t.

This delicious cookie has that wonderful chocolate and hazelnut flavor we all love and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

No-bake cookies are some of my favorite recipes! They’re so easy and everyone loves them, especially these Traditional Chocolate No-Bake Cookies. For that sweet and salty craving try these Easy Butterscotch No-Bake Cookies.

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Nutella Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients

White granulated sugar – A coconut sugar or a monk fruit sweetener can replace white granulated sugar 1:1 if you need to go that route.

Unsalted Butter – Unsalted butter or salted butter will work fine. Salted butter may add an extra layer of flavor.

Cocoa powder – Any cocoa powder you have on hand will work fine. I love this cocoa powder for just about everything! Hershey’s cocoa powder will work also. An unsweetened cocoa powder is ideal.

Milk – Your milk preference will work. Try almond milk for an added nutty flavor!

Vanilla extract – A pure vanilla extract will yield the best vanilla flavor. Using a vanilla paste will work also.

Nutella – A delicious chocolate hazelnut spread loved by many! Depending on the local stores around you, they may have their own version of this hazelnut spread, that option will also work just as well.

Quick Cooking Oats – Be sure to use quick oats and not old-fashioned rolled oats. Using steel-cut or old-fashioned rolled oats will result in a dryer cookie. Quick oats will absorb that moisture and make for a melt-in-the-mouth cookie.

Chopped nuts – 100% optional in this recipe. Just a personal preference of mine to opt for no nuts, but you can add chopped walnuts or pecans.

*see recipe card for detailed measurements

cookie ingredients

Kitchen supplies for no-bake Nutella Cookies

Mix it, Bake it, & Eat it!

Add sugar, cocoa powder, butter, and milk to a dutch oven or medium saucepan.

On medium heat, stir the sugar mixture until it reaches a rolling boil. Let the mixture reaches a full rolling boil for exactly 2 minutes. Set a timer!

Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract, Nutella, quick-cooking oats, and nuts *optional.

Stir with a rubber spatula until the mixture is completely mixed together.

Use a medium-sized cookie scoop to scoop out the cookie dough and drop Nutella cookies onto a sheet of parchment paper or Silpat on a large baking sheet.

Using a large cookie scoop will result in larger cookies, but fewer of them.

Let no-bake cookies set to cool completely before eating.

What to do with an empty jar of Nutella:

Sure you can easily just toss that empty Nutella jar in the trash. The jar may appear empty but trust me, there is just enough for another Nutella treat!

Gently heat milk in a saucepan or a microwave-safe mug. Carefully pour the warmed milk into the empty Nutella jar. Place the lid on securely and give the jar a good few shakes.

The warmed milk will melt whatever leftover Nutella is left on the inside of the jar. Once it’s all mixed together, pour it back out into a mug.

Nutella Hot Chocolate! Boom!

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Why won’t my No-Bake cookies harden?

If your chocolate no-bake cookies do not harden, then it is likely that the butter/sugar mixture did not boil long enough. The recipe requires 2 minutes exactly of a boil.

The sugar needs to reach that “soft ball” stage so when the cookies are left to cool, the sugar will harden some and hold the cookie together.

Why are my No-Bake cookies grainy?

If your cookies appear grainy after setting it is likely one of two things. The sugar mixture wasn’t cooked long enough, or it was cooked too long.

If cooked too long, the cookie will end up dry and crumbly. If not cooked long enough, they won’t set.

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Tips for Baking, Eating, & Storing

Mixing

-This cookie mixture comes together fairly quickly, so don’t take your eyes off of your pan.

-You should easily be able to double or triple the recipe if using a dutch oven. They’re typically large enough to handle the extra cookie ingredients.

-Make sure your mixture reaches a boil over medium heat for exactly 2 minutes to ensure your drop cookies are set properly.

-Use quick oats! Old-fashioned rolled oats, while delicious, won’t absorb the melted sugar well enough and could result in a drier cookie.

Eating

-Enjoy these Nutella cookies with a mug of creamy milk or a bowl of french vanilla ice cream.

Storing

-Store No-Bake Nutella cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week

-Store No-Bake cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Separate each cookie with parchment paper so they don’t stick to each other.

-Freeze No-Bake Nutella cookies in an airtight container, separated by parchment paper, and wrapped in plastic wrap for up to 3 weeks.

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Nutella No Bake Cookies

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  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x

Ingredients

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1/2 cup butter

4 tablespoons cocoa powder

1/2 cup milk

2 cups sugar

3 cups quick oats

2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 cup Nutella

Instructions

  1. Add sugar, cocoa powder, butter, and milk to a dutch oven or medium saucepan.
  2. On medium heat, stir the sugar mixture until it reaches a rolling boil. Let the mixture reaches a full rolling boil for exactly 2 minutes. Set a timer!
  3. Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract, Nutella, quick-cooking oats, and nuts *optional.

  4. Stir with a rubber spatula until the mixture is completely mixed together.

  5. Use a medium-sized cookie scoop to scoop out the cookie dough and drop Nutella cookies onto a sheet of parchment paper or Silpat on a large baking sheet.

  6. Using a large cookie scoop will result in larger cookies, but fewer of them.

  7. Let no-bake cookies set to cool completely before eating.

Notes

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  • Author: April Brown
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Stove top

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 209
  • Sugar: 24.5 g
  • Sodium: 6.6 mg
  • Fat: 7.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.7 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.3 mg

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By on July 7th, 2022

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