Nutella No-Bake Fudge Cookies in 10 Minutes*

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I can’t believe I am doing this…but here I am with a post with photos from my iPhone. My camera is packed away somewhere and all I can find is the battery and my lenses. I opened 3 different boxes looking for the camera body, but so far all I have found is shoes and a box full of chocolate and wine.

The movers are showing up at my front door at 8am tomorrow, which means I am desperately trying to get every last thing I own into a box. I have managed to tape a cat in a box full of towels (it was an accident -I swear!), break 2 prop plates, and drink a whole bottle of wine in the span of 2 hours.

So with my stress level at an all time high, I decided there was only one thing to do. Throw some random ingredients in a pot, heat it up, and drop it onto wax paper and see what happens. I needed chocolate, all my cookie sheets and muffin pans were already packed up, and all I had was a sauce pan…thus the Nutella No-Bake Fudge Cookies were born.

p.s. isn’t thus a stupid word? it even sounds weird when you say it out loud. or maybe I think that because of the bottle of wine I drank. either way, I just said thus.

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These cookies are full of chocolate, tasty, slightly strange and fudge-y. They will get you through a chocolate withdrawal pinch and take all of 10 minutes to make. Oh and they make an excellent excuse to avoid packing. ๐Ÿ˜€



Nutella No-Bake Fudge Cookies

Yield: 16 Cookies

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup nutella
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 heaping cup mini marshmallows


In a large non-stick saucepan, bring sugar, cocoa powder, butter, oats and milk to a boil. Boil steadily for 2 minutes, then remove from heat.

Stir in nutella, vanilla, and marshmallows. Continue stirring until marshmallows have melted. Drop mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls onto wax paper (or parchment paper) and allow to cool completely.

Eat immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.



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36 Responses to “Nutella No-Bake Fudge Cookies in 10 Minutes”

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    Marsha @ The Harried Cook — February 16, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    The pictures look great, and the cookies sound really delicious! I hope everything goes well with your move… and I hope you let the cat out of the box! Great post :)

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — February 16, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    I would’ve never in a million years guessed these were iphone pictures! You must’ve gotten some top secret model or something because mine does NOT take pictures like those!
    Good luck with the move!

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    Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles — February 16, 2012 @ 11:51 pm

    Like I really needed yet another way to enjoy Nutella!!! But I’m not complaining. :)

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — February 17, 2012 @ 1:08 am

    I make something almost exactly like this but with PB. And I’ve seen similar recipes on Pinterest for them as cookies, but I made mine as bars (because bars are so much faster than making individual cookies) but now I want to make your cookies b/c me and Nutella are big time BFFs :)

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    ErinsFoodFiles — February 17, 2012 @ 1:22 am

    These photos are great! My sister used to make these cookies all the time, I bet she’d love this Nutella version!

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    Kimiko — February 17, 2012 @ 1:25 am

    Even taken with your iPhone, your photos look better than mine ever could! I recently made some no-bake style cookies, similar to these, but they did not include Nutella. I think this Nutella version will taste a million times better than my previous ones!

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    Kathryn — February 17, 2012 @ 4:25 am

    Amazing pics considering they were with an iphone! No bake cookies is such a good treat when you’re short on time (and equipment). Good luck with the move!

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    Blog is the New Black — February 17, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    Anything with Nutella- all over it!

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    thelittleloaf — February 17, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    Moving can be such a stressful business…glad you managed to unwind with a few delicious treats :-)

    I take all my photos on my iPhone at the moment but have just borrowed my Dad’s proper SLR to get a feel for it and see if it would be worth investing in one of my own (I know it would, now it’s just a question of saving!).

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    Gen — February 17, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    Nutella is always good!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m definitely saving this for a chocolate craving moment!

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    Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables — February 17, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    Those pictures look better than my regular camera pictures!! Good luck with the move!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — February 17, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    I am so impressed that those are photos from your phone! And I’m happy you posted anyway because these cookies sound awesome!

    Good luck with your move!!

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — February 17, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    Yeah, these totally don’t look like iPhone photos. PSHHH. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Also I’m all about these cookies…I think they might be happening as a post-ski-weekend treat!

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    raquel from Florida — February 17, 2012 @ 9:16 am

    Just in time! We are having a nutella phase here, I just baked a cake with nutella-merengue-butter frosting! I got an organic nutella with no sugar and it is great for recipes (I got the recipe from YellowSaffron or Giallo Zafferano on youtube). And your pictures are great even with your iPhone!

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    Erica @ In and Around Town — February 17, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

    I will be making these this weekend – they look delicious!

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    Nicole, RD — February 17, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    Everything I love about cookies: quick, nutella, and no-bake. Obviously making these…like as soon as I get home from work today!

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    DessertForTwo — February 17, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    10 minutes to heaven?! Sign me up!

    Your iPhone photos look better than my DSLR photos! You’re a food photography rock star!

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    jaclyn — February 17, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    three things i’m a huge fan of? nutella, cookies, and eating the first two things as quickly as possible. delish!

    also, your iPhone takes some damn good photos, m’lady! seriously, the photos my sad little 3gs takes are pitiful…they look more like old-timey etchings rather than photographs. i think it’s time for an upgrade!

    can’t wait to see your new place! hope moving goes smoothly and everything is wonderful!<3

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    Joanne — February 17, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

    I love that you are making cookies in the middle of moving…totally something I would do.

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    Ann — February 18, 2012 @ 1:02 am

    Okay – I’d like to take pics like that on my REGULAR camera! Looks terrific!

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    Lucie (Thursday Night Dinner) — February 18, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    yum! these remind me of a dessert i used to have at summer camp on camping trips called “no bake” cant wait to try these bad boys out!

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    Gerry @Foodness Gracious — February 18, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

    Great cookies but seriously, I would have given up at the box full of chocolate and wine ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Take care..

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    Emily ~So Domesticated~ — February 20, 2012 @ 3:26 am

    You could have totally fooled me…. your iPhone!?! Great photos… and those look like some delicious cookies!

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    cocinillas de Sevilla Spain — February 22, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    I made these cookies the same night you posted them, really delicious!! thanks for the inspiration!!

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    Vicky — February 23, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    Sounds so simple yet delicious. Think this would work with the quick cook oats?

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    nicole {sweet peony} — February 23, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    I love the normal chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies, but these sound heavenly!!!! Yummmmm :)

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    Andrea — February 29, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    OMG! I just made these and it is sooooooooo drop dead delicious! Delicious and easy to make. …..LOVE IT! : )

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    erin — March 13, 2012 @ 2:03 am

    I have no marshmallows on hand, but I do have marshmallow fluff and I see that on the side there’s a recipe for fudge. do you think i could substiute or should I suck it up and go to the store? :) thanks!

    • Jessica replied: — March 15th, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

      I think you could sub in the marshmallow fluff with no problems!

      Let me know if you try! :)

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    eneurian — June 22, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

    i have twice followed your instructions and listed ingredients and cannot make anything that will even stick together. first i tried putting the oats in with the sugar, butter, milk and cocoa like you said not only is it impossible to make dry !!!! ingredients boil, once the butter, sugar and milk boiled adding the oats soaked up all of the semi-liquid but still left dry oats hence no boil. i do not believe the people who have commented that they actually made these cookies from this receipe. i feel someone owes me a box of oats, a pound of sugar, 1/4 # of butter and half a jar of nutella. this was a huge waste of time, effort, pain (as i am disabled) and ingredients, none of which can i spare.

    • Jessica replied: — June 26th, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

      I am sorry the recipe did not work for you, however I am not sure where the problem would have come in. Others have made this recipe and had no issues…

      As for the boiling, you combine the sugar, cocoa powder, butter, oats and milk…while it doesn’t come to a boil like a pot of water would, it does come to a thick boil…kind of like you would expect from an oatmeal.

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    L. Adams — July 3, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    Jessica, please do not let eneurian’s rude and hateful post upset you. Don’t you just love how she claims to be disabled so you’ll feel sorry for her? She has been reported to law enforcement for making threats against posters on another website. If she’s so stupid that she can’t follow a simple recipe, you certainly don’t owe her an apology.

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    A gastronomer — September 15, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    This is a fantastic recipe! I used bran cereal instead of oats, and I got a wonderful cookie-rice krispie sort of treat. Delicious! Thank you for this quick recipe; made it for my brother and his friend and we all enjoyed it.

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    Sarah — October 28, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    I made a half batch of these and they were soooo scrummy! I made them sans marshmallows because I cooked this on a whim and didn’t have any on hand. They still turned out awesome!

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