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Nutella No Bake Cookies

Hazelnut chocolate spread mixed with peanut butter and oats create perfect Nutella Cookies. You’ll love this new extra chocolate-y spin on no bake cookies.

Stack of 3 chocolate, nutella, peanut butter, oatmeal no bake cookies on a piece of parchment paper.

Yes, everyone loves a good fudgy no bake cookie. So, I took it to the next level and added some Nutella.

Why? Because I can!

In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m a big fan of taking things that are already decadent and making them even more so. If you’re gonna indulge you might as well go all in, right?

That’s how these No Bake Nutella Cookies came to be.

I happen to like Nutella and peanut butter together so I figured: why not add some Nutella to the peanut butter next time I make my favorite no bake cookie recipe.

I mean, we’re talking about chocolate + peanut butter + hazelnut + more chocolate. There’s no way these weren’t going to be good.

When I pulled one out of the fridge to taste, I was blown away. The combination of hazelnut and peanut butter in these no bakes is incredible. And the chocolate’s not too shabby either.

Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies are a favorite treat in my household. I especially like making them in the summer when the last thing I want to do is heat up my kitchen even more by turning on the oven.

If you have kids at home who love to bake with you, no-bake cookies are a great place to start. There’s no oven to worry about and kids love everything about the taste of Nutella Cookies!

Enjoy these cold straight out of the fridge and you’ll be in cool Nutella heaven!

White plate on a light blue linen napkin topped with a stack of no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies with nutella.

What You’ll Need

Here’s what you need to make No Bake Cookies with Nutella: 

  • Sugar
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Nutella
  • Peanut butter
  • Quick oats
  • Salt
  • Vanilla

How to Make No Bake Nutella Cookies

STEP 1. Over medium heat,  melt together the butter with the cocoa powder and sugar. Boil one minute.

STEP 2. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla, salt, peanut butter, Nutella and oats. Stir until combined.

STEP 3.  Drop by teaspoon on wax paper and cool. Refrigerate until firm (about 1 hour). Eat!

How to Store No Bake Cookies

Once your no bake cookies have set, transfer them to a plastic container with a lid.

Keep Nutella Cookies in the fridge until it’s time to eat them.

We love to eat these with a cold glass of milk!

Stack of three nutella cookies on a piece of parchment paper with a small wooden spoon topped with nutella.

Tips & Tricks

  • Butter: I always use unsalted butter in my baking and cooking so that I can control the sodium in recipes.
  • Clean up: For easy clean up, line a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper for chilling the cookies. After removing them from the wax paper to store or serve, just slide the paper off the cookie sheet. No pan to scrub!
  • Milk for Nutella Cookies: The kind of milk you use in this recipe doesn’t matter too much here. Whole and skim milk will both work, and you’re welcome to sub your favorite plain unsweetened non-dairy milk if you like as well.
  • Serve cold: Don’t forget to eat these COLD! The cold temperature really makes the Nutella flavor stand up and I enjoy the fudgey texture most when these are straight out of the fridge.

What kind of peanut Butter to use

I prefer to use a shelf-stable peanut butter (think Jiff) for making no-bake cookies. This ensures the cookies set up to the right texture without being too gooey.

You can use natural peanut butter (the kind you stir) if you prefer but the cookies may be softer.

One thing I love most about this no bake recipe is that the cookies firm up just enough to hold together but not so much that they’re hard.

The peanut butter and butter are important for achieving the fudgy chewy texture.

How long do no bake cookies last

These will keep for about 1 week in the fridge and maintain their great taste and texture.

Good luck not eat them all up long before then, though! I can’t remember a time where my family and I haven’t eaten the whole batch of no bake cookies within a few days.

White plate with no bake cookies stacked on top, with a light blue linen napkin.

Can you substitute rolled oats for quick oats

I do not recommend substituting other kinds of oats for the quick oats in this recipe.

Rolled oats are cut less finely than quick oats so the texture of the cookie would be chunkier and grainier.

More Cookie Recipes

Nutella No Bake Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 3 cup quick oats

Instructions

  1. Over medium heat, cook sugar, cocoa, milk and margarine. Boil one minute. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla, salt, peanut butter, Nutella and oats. Stir until combined. Drop by teaspoon on wax paper and cool. Refrigerate. Eat. Repeat.

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Sweet and nutty Nutella Cookies are delicious straight out of the fridge. Serve them with a glass of milk and you have an easy kid-friendly dessert  everyone will rave about.

Aimee

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on May 29, 2020

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  3. I made these today exactly as written. Super yummy but I didn’t taste much Nutella. Still as far as no bake cookies go, they are one of the best! I can’t wait till my mom gets home to try them. They are her treat for her first day at her new job!  Thanks for the recipe!

  4. how do we store them ? will they melt if i store in a glass jar ? my daughter wants to make some for her school fair , will they last in the heat ?

  5. I posted above a few times about making these cookies.

    The first time, I made the recipe as-is. Good potential, but wayyyyy too sweet, and with an unhealthy amount of sugar.

    The second time, I made them with half the sugar and they were much better, but still too sweet. Tonight, my boyfriend made the recipe with only a quarter cup of sugar, and I’m convinced that we’ll be able to make them with no sugar at all next time, and they’ll be even yummier for it. We love the cookies with less sugar, more peanut butter (Adam’s natural PB) and Nutella.

    Would you consider trying your recipe with little to no sugar and revising it? I’m sure most of your readers would appreciate it.

  6. I made these a few weeks ago for some friends and I, and though they were REALLY sweet, they were a big hit! I only had chunky, natural peanut putter on hand so that’s what I used.

    I am making them again for friends tonight, and this time, I’m cutting the sugar in half and using a bit more crunchy peanut butter and Nutella. They’re setting in the freezer right now and they look exactly like the first batch I made, so I think they will turn out great!

  7. I made these yesterday; and they didn’t set properly -they’re still soft. But STILL SUPER YUMMY!
    I remember these from Girl Guides and we called them “Mud Pies” Thanks for the recipe!

  8. I was excited about the prospect of “no-bake” but the amount of sugar these call for, in addition to other sweet ingredients, was disastrous. Couldn’t eat them, way too sweet. I’m sorry I wasted three cups of oats on this.

    1. I’m about to try making these with natural crunchy peanut butter instead of soft. That might be a way to cut down on the sweetness if you still want to try this recipe!

  9. Hi,
    Just wanted to let you know I am sharing your wonderful recipe tomorrow in my Gluten-Free Recipe RoundUp with a link back to your original post!
    Have a terrific weekend!
    Cathy from APeekIntoMyParadise.com

  10. I meant I want to make half of this recipe. Should the boiling time only be 30 seconds, so the cookies won’t be too hard and crumbly?

      1. I want to make this with my 6 year old grand daughter. I ‘m not sure if you just mix the oats or cook the oats first before mixing with the other ingredients? Thanks.

  11. Amazing recipe!
    Turns out so delicious!
    Tip: put the mix into cupcake liners for a great shape
    otherwise, quick, easy, and yummy cookies.

  12. Does it matter if you use natural peanut butter or do you have to use one with hydrogenated oil (the more solid pb)? thanks

  13. Hi Aimee,
    I made these last week…soooo yummy! My question is yours are so shiny and pretty mine tasted great but had a dull finish…any ideas why this is happening? I’m wondering if I am cooking them too long or not long enough???
    Thanks,
    Karen

    1. I’m not sure, I have had mine turn out dull, and I’ve had it shiny. The only thing I can think of is possibly it’s the brand of cocoa (I know I use different brands at different times)!

  14. These were so easy to make. I have never had success with making no bake cookies before and these were a success. So thrilled and my kids even did extra chores for an extra.

    1. So glad to hear this Amanda! It’s a great recipe to have on hand in the summer too when you crave cookies but don’t want to turn on your oven!

        1. Nope. When I first wrote this recipe, I used margarine. Now I tend to use unsalted butter for everything 🙂

  15. These look ….the BOMB….Question could I “oomph” the hazelnut/filbert factor by subbing in hazelnut butter for the peanut butter??…Kind of a Ferrero Rocher thing goin’ on?!….The Biscoff idea sounds stellar as well…You are a Master Baker by the way…I visit often and am ALWAYS impressed…Bravo!

    1. They are a soft cookie, but firm enough to pick up and handle. I would double check your measurements if they never hardened enough.

    2. I had the same problem. Did some research and found that if the cookies stay sticky and do not set, you need to boil the mixture for about 3 mins, not just 1. Retried, and they were perfect!

  16. Really easy!! So yummy! Just finished making them minuts ago and have already tasted them!! Two thumbs up! I love your recipes and your ideas! Where do you come up with your ideas ? Keep the recipes comming I love trying new recipes!!

    1. Hi Vanessa,
      Aren’t you the sweetest?!?! So glad you enjoyed these! My brain is just so full of ideas 🙂

  17. I haven’t made no bakes in years because my 5 year old hates peanut butter and can taste it in things where I had no idea it was even there. LOL! Anyone know if you can use Biscoff or almond butter in place of the PB and make it work?

    1. Hi Laura, you can definitely use biscoff in it’s place! here is a link to my recipe using biscoff: https://www.shugarysweets.com/biscoff-no-bake-cookies

  18. Been making these for years but was delighted with your addition of Nutella. My honey loves hazelnut flavor! These r great for children to make or to give away also! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Just made these and they were sooo yummy! I left out the peanut butter though and added a 1/4 cup butterscotch chips. Love the addition of the nutella!

  20. Just made these and they were sooo yummy! I left out the peanut butter though and added a 1/4 cup butterscotch chips. Love the addition of the nutella!

  21. Hi, this recipe sounds delicious, but I was wondering if you can substitute butter or anything else really for the margarine?
    Thanks!

  22. I love this recipe. Aside from being “No Bake” it is very easy to follow. Cant get enough of it and will try other combinations. Thanks a lot.

  23. My grandmother used to make these with just cocoa and call them “Little Blops.” I grew up eating them because my mom never cooked and she could make these! I LOVE the nutella addition and will DEFINITELY be adding them to my cookbook!

  24. This looks so yummy! Featuring YOU over on my blog today! Thank you so much for linking up to my {wow me} wednesday party! Have a wonderful day!

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  27. I just posted yesterday about the ‘classic’ chocolate & peanut butter no bake cookies. Now I’ve got to make them again with Nutella! Fantastic idea. ‘Pinned’ it so I’d remember. 🙂

  28. I printed this out for the recipe book when I received it yesterday. As it turned out, the I was going to a friend’s for dinner, and she asked me to bring something chocolatey. I only had 45 minutes, and all the ingredients, so I thought I’d give these a bash.

    They turned out just great! I did half the batch as per your recipe, and then the other half I added a cup of cashews too – a delicious addition! Next time, I think I might add coconut too! 🙂

    Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  29. Don’t just eat cold. Eat them frozen! I make so many of these and then freeze them thinking that they’ll keep for awhile. Unfortunately, when they’re all chewy and frozen that’s when they taste the best, so that’s when I eat them all!

  30. LOVE NUTELLA! Going to kitchen now to make these.
    We would love for you to share this at our link party, Crafty Lassie Tuesday. It ends tonight at 5pm.
    www.sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com
    We are having a giveaway! Hope to see you there 🙂
    Heather & Rose

  31. I’ve been trying to find a good recipe to use Nutella. Now if I can make this before my kids eat all the Nutella straight from the jar that would be great!

    Ellen

    http://everydaysisters.blogspot.com

  32. These are my ultimate PMS food. I usually use cocoa powder, but nutella might be just what the doctor ordered. I’ll try this next time I need a fix…(I also usually eat them straight out of the pan. They rarely make it to the fridge!)

  33. Amazing!! Love no-bakes and love Nutella…this recipe has my name written all over it! 🙂

  34. I have all of these ingredients and will be making them this week! My favorite lately is a peanut butter and nutella sandwich. YUM! Thanks for posting!

  35. These look fantastic!! I love no-bake cookies…my college roommates and I used to make a variety of these with rice krispies and chocolate. And you’re SO right–eating them cold is the absolute best! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  36. I was just thinking this morning…”I wonder if there is such a thing as a healthy cookie”…now I am wondering if I can use s sugar substitute to make this wonderfully delcious looking cookie. Any thoughts?

      1. If it turns out, let us know!

        Chemically, it might not work as the sugar/milk/cocoa/fat mixture coupled with the boiling time creates a fudge that sets up when it cools. I’m not sure what happens when you sub out the sugar for a low-volume sweetening substitute.

    1. Coconut sugar is much healthier (full of minerals) and it does not convert to carbohydrates in the digestion process like white sugar does. It tastes just like white sugar.

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