Monday, April 1, 2013

No-Bake Nutella and Peanut Butter Cookies

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No-bake cookies are great when you need a last minute snack or have a craving and don't want to wait 30 minutes. I have made similar cookies in the past with cocoa powder, but I had some Nutella sitting in the pantry and decided to go with it. The Nutella/peanut butter combination is to die for.
I opted to use applesauce in this recipe in place of milk or oil, and it did a perfect job holding the cookies together. It also lightened up the cookies, which is always preferred. Just don't ask me how many I ate. You don't want to know. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe

  • 2 1/2 tbsp. unsalted light butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 2 cups rolled oats
Melt the butter over medium-low heat in a medium saucepan. Stir in the sugar and applesauce and mix until incorporated. Add the peanut butter and Nutella. Heat and stir until melted and fully combined. Remove pan from the heat and stir in the oats.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop heaping spoonfulls onto the sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour or until firm. Store at room temperature in an air-tight container.

Source: SK Original

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