Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Chocolate Nutella No Bakes - Cookie Exchange

A few weeks ago, I was invited to a virtual cookie exchange over at Di's Kitchen Notebook. Reveal day was December 4th. As it seems with most of my posts these days, I am running behind. What's my excuse this time? Not moving, not Thanksgiving but putting up the Christmas decorations! Di was kind of enough to say it was okay for me to go ahead and post late! Thanks Di and thanks for hosting!!!



When I was growing up, Christmas always meant lots of holiday goodies. One I remember helping my mom make was Chocolate No Bake Cookies. Hers were gooey and oh so full of chocolate. Unfortunately, I don't have her recipe. I did some searching and found several versions. Although I don't remember the ones we made having peanut butter in them, most of the recipes I found contained peanut butter. I settled on a recipe I found on Food Network and decided to use Nutella instead of peanut butter. The cookies I remember as a kid were very gooey, I wanted to make one that was a little firmer. After reading the reviews, I decided to cook the mixture for five minutes instead of one minute. I think five minutes was too long, these weren't gooey at all. What they are though, is delicious. The Nutella flavor pairs beautifully with the chocolate.


Chocolate Nutella No Bake Cookies
Adapted from Food Network
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • Waxed paper

Directions

In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Let boil for 1 minute then add Nutella, vanilla and oatmeal. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled and hardened.

I am also linking this to Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday and Sweet Tooth Friday.

9 comments:

  1. The cookie exchange sounds fun and the cookies look good!

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  2. I remember amking something very similar to this but without the nutella; this is really interestin; hope I get a chance to make them.
    Rita

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  3. Sounds delish! How's your new Christmas house coming along? I'm having fun and hope you are too! xoxo from Idaho

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  4. Gooey or not, they do look delicious! Gotta love chocolate and hazelnut flavors together.

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  5. Found you on Miz Helen's...oooooooo Nutella ANYTHING?? Yes please! Can not WAIT to try these out...sometimes 'no bakes' are just so great!

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  6. I remember making no-bake cookies as a kid. I love the nutella twist you've given it!

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  7. Hi Julie,
    Your cookies look so yummy, sure wish I had one, well maybe two right now. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. I also remember these growing up, yummy. My recipe (my mom's) says to cook 3 minutes. MMMMMMMM, gonna try with nutella.

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  9. Ooh, I love no bake cookies! I never would have thought to make them with Nutella. Both of my girls love it, so I'm definitely going to have to make these for them.

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