When I was a kid, I used to love when my mom would make no-bake cookies. She rarely ever made them, so they were an awesome treat when she did. Since she rarely made them, I thought they were some magical treat that was really hard to make.
I didn’t realize how easy they were to make until the first time I made them on my own. Even though they still tasted great, it kind of ruined the “magical, really hard to make” feeling I had for them as a kid.
Which is why I had to switch them up to make them taste better. Adding Nutella shouldn’t make that big of a difference, but it really did. When you add Nutella, they kind of taste like fudge. Fudgy oatmeal cookies that take 10 minutes to make… what gets better than that? The magic was back for me after I made these!
What was your magical treat as a kid?
Nutella No-Bake Cookies
Adapted from: Food Network
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 stick butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup Nutella
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 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 non-stick surface, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled and hardened.