Nutella Bars

 

These Nutella Bars are chocolatey awesomeness! Love this recipe! ohsweetbasil.com

 

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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! ohsweetbasil.com

 

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! ohsweetbasil.com

 

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! ohsweetbasil.com

 

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!

Nutella Bars

Nutella Bars

Ingredients:

Nutella Bars

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 c. 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

Frosting

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

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 325 and spray a 9×13″ baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a standing mixing bowl, beat butter, sugars, and egg together.
  3. Add the rest of ingredients and mix again.
  4. Spread into a greased 9×13 pan.
  5. Bake at 325 for 10 minutes.

Let cool.

Frosting

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

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12-16 bars, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 333 Calories
  • Total Fat: 13.7g
  • Cholesterol: 25.5mg
  • Carbohydrates: 48.7g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Sugar: 34.1g
  • Protein: 4.2g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.