These 5 ingredient peanut butter Nutella bars are a super easy dessert recipe, perfect for anytime you are in need of a delicious dessert fix!
Peanut butter + Nutella = flavor combination heaven, right? I mean, for real!
I’ve been the biggest fan of Nutella since I can remember. It’s a chocolatey-hazelnutty tasting spread that is truly second to none, and goes on/in everything. In fact, one of my first food-related memories is tasting chocolate-hazelnut gelato while on vacation with my family. It was life changing. It used to be one didn’t see Nutella anywhere except in little specialty grocery stores. Thank God they now carry it everywhere! For these bars, Nutella is the filling between peanut butter cookie dough – so good!
Let me tell you a little bit about this recipe – so last year when I was on the TASTE trips, I met dessert blogger Hayley of The Domestic Rebel, and she told me all about her love of baking and jazzing up boxed mixes, neat concept, right? She’s super witty and tells great stories (like she did when she posted this recipe from my cookbook), so when her cookbook Out of the Box Desserts: Simply Spectacular Semi-Homemade Sweets came out this week, I knew I had to check it out. “Effortless, no-fail baking is within reach! By starting with cake or brownie mixes, ready-made dough and crusts, and other make-it-simple shortcut ingredients, these recipes can be whipped up in no time flat!” Her cookbook features 100 dessert recipes that are semi-homemade and include delicious sounding recipes like Blueberry Muffin Cake, Chocolate Galaxy Cupcakes, and Mimosa Pound Cake that I can’t wait to try. Order a copy of her cookbook today!
If you walked by these bad boys sitting out at a party, you would have no idea that they were filled with Nutella, but after picking one up, you’d see the beautiful chocolate stripe. Trust me, a Nutella filling is the best surprise!
The recipe in the cookbook is officially called Chocolate-Filled Peanut Butter Cookie Bars, and the recipe only calls for premade cookie dough and Nutella spread, but since it is Friday (hello Five-Ingredient Fridays) and I have a super favorite peanut butter cookie recipe in my cookbook and I had all the ingredients on hand, I made the cookie dough (please do whichever option – buying premade cookie dough or making it from scratch- is easiest for you.)
Next time you’re in need of a delicious dessert, make these 5 ingredient peanut butter Nutella bars! Instead of using homemade peanut butter cookie dough, you could use store bought peanut butter cookie dough. Hayley recommends 2 packages of cookie dough - 1 for the bottom layer and one for the top layer.
I ended up cutting each square in half because they were very rich.
Instead of using homemade peanut butter cookie dough, you could use store bought peanut butter cookie dough. Hayley recommends 2 packages of cookie dough - 1 for the bottom layer and one for the top layer.
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