These Nutella Bars are chocolatey awesomeness! Love this recipe!

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So Nutella seems to be kind of a craze lately—a craze that I support 100%. There is something about taking a healthy nut adding chocolate and making it creamy so that you can put it in and on everything. This Nutella Bars dessert does just that—a little bit of Nutella in the bar and a little bit on it.

These Nutella Bars are chocolatey awesomeness! Love this recipe!

The recipe first came from my baker of a sister—when she is in town she is the official dessert maker for family gatherings. We all love the classic peanut butter bars recipe, but she thought it would be fun to try a little something different by replacing the peanut butter with Nutella.

These Nutella Bars are chocolatey awesomeness! Love this recipe!

Who knew that such a simple change could create something so wonderful? Dave and I always comment about the “depth of flavor” that brings pure joy to our mouths. The Nutella, the oats, the frosting…the Nutella. Mmmmmm.

These Nutella Bars are chocolatey awesomeness! Love this recipe!

This recipe makes a thinner bar with a sufficient amount of icing. Double the bar recipe for a thicker bar, double the frosting recipe for more frosting, times ingredients by 6 to make in a 15 x 17 cookie sheet. Add a strawberry to the side…endless possibilities for you to enjoy this delicious dessert! Just make sure not to over cook!

What is Nutella?

Nutella is a chocolate spread made from palm oil, hazelnuts, and cocoa, among other ingredients.

How Long Will Nutella Keep?

It is recommended that Nutella be eaten withing 2 months after the “best by” date.

Does Nutella Need to be Refrigerated?

Nutella should NOT be refrigerated, refrigeration will make it hard and unusable.

Nutrella should be tightly closed and kept in a cool dry place like the pantry.

Nutella Bars

Nutella Bars

4.67 from 3 votes
Servings: 12 -16 bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


Nutella Bars

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oats


  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla


  • Heat the oven to 325 and spray a 9x13" baking pan with nonstick spray.
  • In a standing mixing bowl, beat butter, sugars, and egg together.
  • Add the rest of ingredients and mix again.
  • Spread into a greased 9x13 pan.
  • Bake at 325 for 10 minutes.
  • Let cool.


  • In a medium bowl, cream nutella and butter until smooth.
  • Add powdered sugar and add vanilla, mix again.
  • Then add milk a little at a time until right consistency.
  • Spread frosting on bars after cooled.


store in an airtight container


Serving: 1gCalories: 333kcalCarbohydrates: 48.7gProtein: 4.2gCholesterol: 25.5mgFiber: 2.5gSugar: 34.1g
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 100 Best Brownies and Bars Recipes

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