Nutella No-Bake Cookies

I was on vacation last week, though it didn’t exactly feel like it. I had a quick trip to Ohio to see family and Echo & The Bunnymen, who put on an incredible show, even if I didn’t get to hear my favorite song by them (The Yo Yo Man). It’s funny–As obsessed as I am with The Replacements, I’ve been listening to Echo since I was about 8 or 9. I suppose it’s because I discovered The ‘Mats right before I hit my horribly awkward teenage years, and their songs about not quite fitting in or being just on the edge resonated a lot more with me. Echo is one of those bands I rediscover every few years–They’ll pop up on iTunes and I’ll think “Oh yeah, I love these guys.”

And then, sadly, as soon as I got back to town, we had to head to Minnesota, as Jay’s grandmother had passed away, and we gathered for the funeral. Once that was over and we all had a chance to crash, I decided I needed to get back into my kitchen and start cooking again. Since I work full-time, it’s often hard to make, photograph, and write up a recipe in a timely fashion. Hence my decision to make these Nutella No-Bake Cookies.

Nutella No-Bake Cookies

I picked up some Nutella, not knowing exactly what I was going to do with it, then I thought no-bake cookies sounded good. It’s been a long time since I’ve made them, and I figured they wouldn’t take a 2-hour chunk out of my evening the way regular cookies would. But then I got lazy and put them off and kept putting them off until now.

Nutella No-Bake Cookies

Luckily, these come together in minutes. Honestly, I feel like I waited longer for them to set than it did to combine everything! Add a cold glass of your favorite milk, and you’ve got a great afternoon/weekend/anytime snack!

Nutella No-Bake Cookies

Yield: 2

Nutella No-Bake Cookies

Nutella No-Bake Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon extract
  • 1/2 C Nutella
  • 1/4 C creamy peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 C quick-cooking oats


Line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment or wax paper and set aside.

In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, butter, and milk. Bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. Continue boiling for 1 full minute. Remove from heat.

Carefully stir in the cinnamon extract, Nutella, and peanut butter, until well-combined. Stir in the oats, making sure they are well-coated.

Using a medium (2-Tbsp.) scoop, drop onto the prepared baking sheets. Allow to cool at least 20 minutes before attempting to eat.



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3 Replies to “Nutella No-Bake Cookies”

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    • I tried to talk my mom into stopping by Jeni’s Ice Cream in the Short North before the concert, but she didn’t go for it. :( Maybe next time.

      And thank you–Her passing wasn’t entirely unexpected but it’s still rough for the family right now.

      The no-bakes are great! Of course, anything with Nutella is great. :)

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