Monday, August 2, 2010

Nutella No Bakes

     I went to visit my dad for his birthday last weekend. While I was there, I decided to stop by our family reunion. I was at my mom's house, so I didn't have a lot of options. I decided to make NoBake cookies since most people have the supplies on hand to pull that off quickly. I got started, and realized there wasn't enough peanut butter! What's a girl to do?
     As I frantically looked though the cabinets, I came across a jar of Nutella. Hmmm....peanut butter is similar in texture to Nutella...and they are both made from nuts....of course! My mom was skeptical, but I think she was won over in the end. These turned out great, so if you are ever in a pinch...or just want to make something awesome on purpose-substitute Nutella for peanut butter.

1/2 c butter
2 c sugar
1/2 c milk
3 Tbl cocoa
1/2 c Nutella
3 c oats
1 Tbl vanilla
opt. 1/2 c nuts/and or coconut (I used coconut)
  • Bring sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa to a boil. 
  • Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and quickly stir in oats.
  • Add Nutella, vanilla, and coconut (or nuts). Mix well.
  • Drop onto wax paper to harden.

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