Nutella No-Bake Cookies

These Nutella No Bake Cookies are so easy to make and come together in minutes. If you are looking for a quick and simple dessert, we highly recommend trying these.

 One of my favorite recipes of all time are my mom’s Gorilla Poops (a.k.a. No-Bake cookies). Even though the name sounds disgusting, they are absolutely divine.
I know that everyone has their favorite recipe for them, but I really think that hers are the best.
I have recently discovered the deliciousness of Nutella . . . and I am totally hooked! When I saw this recipe for Nutella No-Bake cookies over at Baking with Basil, I had to put them to the test to see if I loved them as much as my mom’s no-bake cookies.
I am totally a peanut butter and chocolate junkie, but these cookies are a close second.

what could i use instead of milk?

This recipe calls for milk. I have really only made it using milk, however, there are a lot of replacements that would be just as delicious, and work just as well. Here are a few other recommendations for replacing milk:

  • almond milk
  • whipping cream
  • buttermilk
  • coconut milk
  • chocolate milk
  • soy milk
  • half and half

do these cookies freeze well?

These cookies do freeze pretty well. I usually only freeze them if I know they won’t be eaten for a few days.

I usually keep mine in an airtight container in my fridge or on my counter for up to four days. I only freeze them if they won’t be eaten in over a week. These are definitely best when made fresh.

how many cookies does one batch make?

For this recipe, I can usually get at least 24 cookies out of it. On a good day without any kids at home, I can get about 32 cookies.

Some taste testers like to grab a spoon and sneak a bite when I’m not looking.

You can also make them bigger or smaller as needed. It’s also a super simple recipe to double, and you can still make it all in one pot.

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Serves: 24 cookies

Nutella No-Bake Cookies

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats


  1. In a saucepan, combine butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa powder and heat over medium heat. Bring to a rolling boil and let boil for one minute. Remove your saucepan from the heat.
  2. Add Nutella and vanilla to hot mixture and stir until combined. Add oats and stir until completely incorporated.
  3. Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheets lined with wax paper. Let cool (or you can eat them all warm and gooey- that's yummy too!).



44 cal


1 g


8 g


2 g
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Recipe source: Baking with Basil

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20 Responses to “Nutella No-Bake Cookies”

  1. Judee Perculeza
    I tried this over the weekend, it's really yummy, it's more like a truffle than a cookie :) it's too sweet for my taste though, even after using just 1 1/2c of sugar. I'll lessen it next time. Do you think it will be as delicious and gooey if there is no nutella?

  2. I didn't have milk at home and currently only have a stove top, but I wanted to make something for a birthday treat. I had a can of Coconut milk in the cupboard, so I exchanged the milk for coconut milk.. Turned out good! A bit richer than regular, but still delicious! I hope they are a hit tomorrow with my fellow teachers!
  3. Susan Vilar
    Found your recipe through Pinterest. Planning to make them for pot luck at work on Friday. Have made the regular No-Bake cookies since I was a kid.... can't wait to try the Nutella version! I've found that Nutella in buttercream is fantastic!!! Nutella when cooked seems to lose all its wonderful flavor for me. I'll be interested to see how this 'stirring in' will do with the Nutella flavor.
  4. Just made these last night. While they' were good, they didn't taste like nutella. I think the cocoa powder covers it up. Next time I make no bakes, I think I'm going to sub the peanut butter/nutella for hazelnut butter and see how that tastes. The cocoa and hazelnut should hopefully make them taste like nutella!

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