Sunday, February 6, 2011

20(ish)--- Gluten-Free Nutella No Bake Cookies

When I think chocolate, I think Nutella. February 5th was World Nutella Day! If you've never had it, you need to. It's a hazelnut chocolate spread; find it at the grocery next to the peanut butter. It's super yummy. It's made in Canada. Thank you, Canada for Nutella, Lululemon, and my friend Shayla. Oh, and Celine Dion.

Often gluten-sensitive individuals do not experience an exacerbation of symptoms when exposed to oats. But, gluten-free oats are available as well. Your choice!

I cannot take complete credit for this recipe. It is derived from another blog called Gingerbread Bagels ( I have health-ified it a bit, but I had nothing to do with the creation of these lovely gems.

Gluten-Free Nutella No Bake Cookies
Makes 18 cookies

2/3 cup Nutella spread
3 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into chunks
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup skim milk
2 Tbsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups rolled oats (or gluten-free oats)
Shredded coconut (optional as garnish)

Place one sheet of waxed paper on clean counter top. Measure out all ingredients prior!

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat, then add sugar, milk, and cocoa powder. Stir to mix well them bring ingredients to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 2 minutes, then whisk in Nutella. Add vanilla then oats. Remove from heat.

Quickly drop 2 Tbsp batter onto waxed paper. Garnish with shredded coconut if desired. Allow to cool until firm. Store in an airtight container.

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