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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Nutella Bars

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!
4.54 from 15 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16 -24 bars


  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 13 ounce jar of Nutella or chocolate hazelnut spread of your choosing


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil with with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and eggs, then whisk in the vanilla.
  • With a wooden spoon, stir in the peanut butter until a thick and creamy batter forms; it is ready when no plain peanut butter can be seen and all the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Spread half of the peanut butter cookie dough batter into the bottom of the pan and press it into a single, even layer. Spoon the Nutella over the cookie dough layer. You pay want to spoon the Nutella into a separate bowl and microwave it briefly to soften it.
  • Top the Nutella layer with the second half of the cookie dough, pressing it into an even layer.
  • Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden and the center is mostly set - it may be a little jiggly still; this is ok as it will continue to set as it cools. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares or 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.[br]I ended up cutting each square in half because they were very rich.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g