It’s crazy hot here
in Utah. So hot you really don’t want to turn on the oven, not even to make a sweet dessert, which, as you know I love to do! How do I still get my sweet fix?… no bake cookies. I’ve experimented with a few recipes but this one is a classic. Who doesn’t love Nutella?!
Last week during our weekly #foodfeed time on twitter, our topic was ‘No-cook food for hotter than hell days.’ This got me thinking about no bake cookies. I’m not sure they were even mentioned during our chat but for some reason by the end, I was inspired to make something sans my oven. I actually was inspired by many things we talked about, a lot of which was raw foods, which you can read more about on our full post about the #foodfeed No-Cook Foods post. If you’re interested in participating in our weekly #foodfeed discussions please chime in any Thursday at 3:15 and follow the hashtag foodfeed. Vanessa and I talk about local food, national trends, and we basically nerd it out about the foods we love.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 3/4 cup Nutella hazelnut spread
- 2 cups rolled oats
- In a medium to large saucepan, melt the butter over medium to medium-low heat. Add the sugar, milk, and cocoa powder and mix until combined. Stir in the peanut butter and Nutella until melted, followed by the oats. Remove from stove. Continue mixing until all of the ingredients are incorporated.
- Working quickly, use a small ice cream scoop to shape balls of dough and place them on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Refrigerate for thirty minutes until firm. Store in an airtight container.
recipe adapted from the kitchn blog
So good! I’m afraid they’re almost to easy! I could devour these in no time flat! I do love NOT turning on the oven- what a great idea for a cookie!!
One could replace the oats with raw coconut if you weren’t doing grains.
i’m sensing a major obsession coming…i can’t let myself have Nutella in the house too often!
Oh my, I am imagining how wonderful these must taste.
So easy and so delicious!
Nutella? Oats? No bake? What’s there not to love????
I know right?!! I’m glad we both see it that way!
It’s been too long since I’ve made no-bake cookies, I used to have them all the time when I was a kid. I love the twist of adding nutella. I think this is going to satisfy my next afternoon cookie craving!
Something I’ve come across lately is the ability to make brownies and breads such as banana bread in the crockpot! It doesn’t heat the house up, and the goodies turn out nicely if made correctly. It took some experimenting, but it finally worked, even with the box mix I tried! One thing I’ve figured out is to not use butter if possible. It browns too quickly. Other than that, it works slower than the oven, but produces moist bar cookies and quickbreads. I am also very excited to try this recipe for the no-bake Nutella cookies! Thank you so much for sharing!
Michelle, I’m intrigued! What do you use instead of butter in your crock pot desserts? I’m a sucker for a warm and gooey brownie 🙂
Michelle, how bout sharing that banana bread recipe???? Hurry! ;>)
This sounds awesome and glad I found it great for our church christmas dinner!
I made these today and used extra chunky peanut butter ( because, it was being discontinued for that brand and it was super super cheap) and they came out GREAT! They weren’t even done cooling/firming yet and my fiance was already digging in. I hope they make it until Christmas next week – I guess I will have to make some more batches!
glad they were enjoyed by someone other than me 🙂
I don’t have coco powder what els can I use
you can use carob powder to instant cocoa mix. Here is a substitution chart I found online – http://whatscookingamerica.net/ChocolateSubstitutionChart.htm Hope that helps!
I made these as Christmas gifts for some of my family members and they LOVED them!! Some of those folk have a gluten-free diet and some are diabetic so I varied this recipe to accommodate for that and I think they were delicious. I used sucralose instead of sugar and I used almond butter instead of peanut butter. I am in love with this recipe. Seriously, every single person I gave these too (with all of their varied dietary allergies and issues) absolutely raved about these. Thank you for sharing!!!
I made these yesterday – had all the ingredients on hand. Oh…my…god. AMAZING. Thank you for the recipe! I posted them over on my blog with a link back to yours. Can’t wait to check out the rest of your recipes – yummm!
Glad you enjoyed them Ashley!
i grew up in Germany with Nutella as a breakfast stable,now i have been here half my life i fell in love with no bake cookies.this recipe sounds like a heavenly blend ,of all goodness.
i can eat it right up///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
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Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
I’ve beden trying for a while but I never seem to get there!
No, I don’t have any idea. Sorry I’m not much help.