I’ve got this “tiny” little obsession with Nutella. I’m a bit addicted to this stuff. I love it spread on toast or with peanut butter and I especially love it right out of the jar on a spoon. I know…I usually behave pretty well around sweets. There’s just something about Nutella that makes me weak.
These Nutella Bars that I made over the weekend were amazing. The creamy Nutella was sandwiched between two layers of a buttery crumb cookie.
They were so good! I found I kept sampling the bars after I took them out of the oven just to confirm that they were indeed the best bar cookies I had ever tasted. I believe they were, and judging by how quickly these bars disappeared, I think my family thought so too.
1 1/4 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups Nutella
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix together the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Add in the softened butter and mix well. Set aside 1 1/2 cup of the mixture for the topping.
Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Press the topping (minus the reserved 1 1/2 cup ) into the pan. Spoon the nutella over the crumb mixture. Top with the remaining crumb mixture.
Bake for 35 minutes. Let cool before cutting.
**A side note…
After I made these Nutella Bars, a thought came to me that it might be a delicious idea to spread a layer of good raspberry jam on top of the nutella before the last layer of crumb topping. I bet that would be terrific!