No-bakes are a great kind of cookie to make. You really can’t get them wrong! There are no baking times, nothing to burn, and if they’re out of balance you can just add ingredients to set things right again.
Last time I made no-bakes, they were based mostly on peanut butter. Chocolate peanut butter no-bakes are delicious, but I wanted to try something different. Nutella! Nutella has all of the properties of peanut butter and chocolate, so surely it will work the same way, right?
Well, of course it does. This recipe is super fast and easy to put together, and the only thing you need to do is cook some butter a bit. Okay, well, it’s a smidge more complicated than that, but really, it’s one of the easiest cookies you’ll ever make.
Plus, no-bakes are always better day two, after the oats have had time to soak up more flavor and soften a bit. Make sure to make an extra-large batch so you have some left over!
Nutella No-Bake Cookies
- Dutch Oven Or large sauce pan.
- Rubber Spatula
- Cookie Scoop Or large spoon.
- Cookie Sheet
- Parchment Paper Optional but handy.
- 3 Cups Quick-Cook Oats
- 1½ Cups Sugar
- ½ Cup Butter
- ½ Cup Milk
- ½ Cup Nutella
- 3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper for ease of handling the cookies when they're done.
- In your sauce pan or dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Add the sugar, milk, and cocoa powder to the butter, stirring to combine. Bring this to a boil and boil for about one minute. This helps temper the chocolate and let the cookies set.
- Remove the chocolate mixture from the heat. Stir in the Nutella and vanilla, and mix until smooth.
- Stir in the oats until they're coated and well-mixed.
- Start scooping or spooning your mixture onto your sheet, as large or as small and in whatever shape you prefer. I like tablespoon-sized cookies so the batch makes more and lasts longer.
- Put your cookies in the fridge or freezer for 15 minutes to chill and set. From there, they'll be shelf-stable at room temperature, and you can enjoy them as long as they'll last!