No Bake Nutella Cookies
No Bake Nutella Cookies are an easy no bake cookie recipe that comes together in about 10 minutes. They’re rich, chocolatey and delicious!
**This post was originally published in July 2013. The photos, text and recipe have been updated.
I don’t know about you, but I’m really into no bake desserts lately. Obviously when it’s hot, most of us don’t want to crank up the oven and melt the house down.
I get cranky when I’m hot….I think I told you that before. 🙂
These No Bake Nutella Cookies are a breeze to make, and they keep the house cool. If that’s not enough, they’re absolutely delicious.
They’re full of rich chocolate hazelnut flavor, and have a nice chewy texture from the oats. If that’s not enough, they’re also gluten-free.
I made my No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies for my family before and they loved them, so I decided to change things up and swap the peanut butter for Nutella.
The Nutella worked so well in these cookies, and needless to say, everyone loved this version too.
When chocolate and hazelnut is involved, it’s hard to go wrong. 🙂
I love that these cookies only include a few simple ingredients and that they’re naturally gluten-free.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Cocoa powder
- Chocolate hazenut spread (I used Justin’s, but Nutella works wonderfully too!)
- Rolled oats or quick oats
- Vanilla extract
- Chocolate sprinkles or mini chocolate chips (optional)
How to make this recipe
These easy no bake cookies come together in mere minutes! The hardest part is waiting for them to set in the refrigerator. 🙂
- Place the butter, sugar, milk and cocoa powder in a medium sauce pan and cook over medium low until the butter melts. Whisk to combine, then increase the heat to medium and bring to boil. Boil the mixture for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
- Stir in the Nutella and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the oats and stir until well coated with the Nutella mixture.
- Drop the cookies onto a waxed paper lined baking sheet and press down with the palm of your hand or the bottom of a glass. Top with chocolate sprinkles or mini chocolate chips, if desired, and press down gently to adhere.
- Chill for 30 minutes or until set.
- To make these Nutella no bake cookies completely gluten-free, use certified gluten-free oats.
- Old fashioned rolled oats or quick oats may be used in these no bake nutella oatmeal cookies. Just keep in mine that the rolled oats add a chewier texture.
- I prefer to use Justin’s chocolate hazelnut almond butter spread instead of Nutella as it contains less sugar and preservatives.
More no bake cookies you’ll love!
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Marshmallow Bars
No Bake White Chocolate Biscoff Oatmeal Cookies
No Bake Coconut Macaroons by Beaming Baker
No Bake Nutella Oatmeal Cookies
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk or your favorite milk
- pinch sea salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups quick or old fashioned rolled oats
- Add the butter, cocoa powder, sugar, milk and pinch of salt to a small sauce pan and heat over medium low until the butter melts. Increase the heat to medium and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once the mixture has reached a rolling boil, boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
- Add the chocolate hazelnut spread and vanilla to the pan and stir until smooth. Add the oats and stir until they’re completely coated with the chocolate mixture.
- Using a 1/2" cookie scoop, scoop the cookie mixture onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper (each cookie should be about a heaping tablespoon), then flatten with the palm of your hand or the bottom of a glass. Sprinkle the cookies with chocolate sprinkles or mini chocolate chips and press gently.
- Refrigerate the cookies for a minimum of 30 minutes or until set. Enjoy!
- Total Time above includes 30 minute setting time for the cookies.
- Cookies keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
45 Comments on “No Bake Nutella Cookies”
I love these no-bake cookies, especially in the heat of the summer! Chewy cookies are also my favorite! Pinning 🙂
I feel the same way, Liz. I love the Nutella in these, too!
We love Nutella No Bakes. And Biscoff no bakes. And regular no bakes. These look great girl!!!
Biscoff will be next on my list! I love that any way, any how.
haha I get SO cranky when I’m hot. My husband constantly points it out that I complain whenever we take the dog for a walk in this heat. What can I say … I hate the heat! These cookies sound awesome – my sister has to eat gluten-free. I’m going to have to make these for her next time I visit!
I hate the heat, too. I’m like an old lady! It got worse after I had kids. Ugh. I may not follow a gluten-free diet, but I loved these cookies!
Oh, you have to try them! The Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal ones I have on my site are so good, too!
In love with anything no bake right now, and with that nutella.. PERFECT! 🙂
Just about everything is better with Nutella, isn’t it?!
The cookies look perfect, bookmarking it.
This is so perfect for little hands to whip up. We love no bakes, it’s a nice way to get kids involved.
They are perfect for the kids to help with! No bakes are the best.
What a great twist on no bake cookies. I love the nutella.
The Nutella was so delicious in these, but it pretty much is in anything!
I love no bake cookies and I love nutella, so I think these were made for me! Thanks for sharing!
They sound perfect for you! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Marcie, these cookies look SO good! I’ve never made a no-bake one, but I bet these would be a fantastic first try. Love your recipe!
They’re so easy and delicious, and definitely worth a try, Georgia. I love the chocolate peanut butter oatmeal ones just as much!
No bake. Win. Nutella. Win again. Oh yes, I’m all over these. They look delicious. 🙂
I really loved the Nutella in these. I hope you get to try them, Tina!
Love these cookies!! I definitely need to bake more gluten free things also. I consume way too much, I’m sure!!
Anywhere I can cut gluten, the better. That means I can eat more bread.
Definitely no bake is a win but the nutella is the star!!
You’re right, the Nutella is the star! I can’t get enough of it in my baking. 🙂
These no bake cookies look awesome, I loved that you used instant espresso in them to give off a little coffee taste. Definitely pinning these. Thanks for a great recipe.
Thank you, Krista! For me, chocolate always means espresso, too.
delicious! thank you!
I’m glad you enjoyed them, Marybeth! Thanks for the feedback.
I don’t know what I did wrong. I brought it to a boil for 3 1/2 minutes then added the nutella which made it seize up on me. Then I added the oats and it all turned to crumbs, delicious, yummy crumbs. I’ll try again tomorrow when I have more time. I can’t wait for it to work out because what I made was heavenly.
Hi, Tracy! I’m sorry to hear it didn’t work out the first time (although the crumbs were tasty!). Chocolate based ingredients can seize on occasion, but I’m thinking maybe you could melt the Nutella down in a separate pan on low, which might help to stir it in without it seizing. I’m perplexed as to why it would do that? At any rate, please let me know what happens with your next attempt.
I just made these no-bake cookies today and they turned out like Tracy’s did (in the comment above mine). As soon as I added the Nutella, the mixture turned grainy and solid, and then when I added the oats, it wouldn’t combine. Crumbs is an apt description for it, but I’m trying to pass it off as Nutella granola. I’m eating it as I type this and it still tastes delicious, but I couldn’t get it to form cookies for the life of me. I think it’s because my Nutella was more solid than liquid when I added it (my house is so cold right now). I just now saw your comment about melting the Nutella first, and that would probably do it. I might try these again and see how they turn out.
Ah, I’m sorry to hear that it happened to you too, Kat! I’m going to make these again by melting the Nutella first, then modify the recipe accordingly. I don’t want people to have cookie failures! Thx for letting me know.
No problem! Thank you so much for the quick reply! I love your blog. 🙂
Thank you…I really appreciate that! 🙂
just wondering what kind of milk should be used other than non fat? could i use evaporated milk, condensed milk, fresh milk or something. please let me know.
i am starting out on trying to bake things however i have no experience what so ever.
please and thank you thank you 🙂
Hello Oli! You can certainly use evaporated milk, whole milk, low fat, buttermilk, and even non-dairy like coconut or almond milk. Sweetened condensed is the only one you should steer clear of because it’s thick and sweet. I hope that helps you out! 🙂
thank you thank you!
i have the evaporated milk and all of the ingredients now
i will make these awesome cookies in a while
have an awesome day ahead 🙂
Good luck with the cookies! I hope you enjoy them. 🙂
Has anyone tried this without the expresso?
It would be just fine without the espresso, Kellie! 🙂
Marcie! These look great! I definitely need to try them. Nutella is my fave! We would be eating these by the dozen!
Thank you! My willpower goes out the window with these! 🙂
I have everything I need to make these. Gotta love Nutella treats and when they’re no-bake it’s all the better!
I don’t use Nutella enough and really need to change that!
Mmm, I love chocolate hazelnut butter.. Whole Foods carries this dairy free brand that I’ve been buying, and I put it on everything!
I’ll have to check out that dairy free brand!