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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Nutella Oatmeal Bars

You're not going to believe this but until I made these bars the other day, I had never tasted Nutella. Never. Ever. In my life. I've seen all kinds of recipes all over the place using it and I've seen it at the grocery store, but never tried it. My daughter has been telling me for months that I need to try it so, on a whim, I picked some up at the store. I decided to use my jam bar recipe for these and let me tell you....wow. Just wow. Unbelievably delicious. Really...you gotta try these. Soon.

Oatmeal Nutella Bars

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup Nutella

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 inch square pan. Line with foil and spray the foil.

Combine brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and rolled oats.

Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until crumbly.

Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.

Spread the Nutella almost to the edge. It might help to warm the Nutella for easier spreading.

Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top, and lightly press it into the jam.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned.

Allow to cool then cut into bars.

The ingredients 

The ingredients

Combine the flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, salt and baking soda. 

Combine the flour, oatmeal, brown 
sugar, salt and baking soda.

Cut in the butter until crumbly. 

Cut in the butter until crumbly.

Spread half of the mixture into a greased 8x8 pan. 

Spread half of the mixture 
into a greased 8x8 pan.

Spread the Nutella on top. 

Spread the Nutella on top.

Then press the other half of the oatmeal mixture on top of the Nutella. 

Then press the other half of the 
oatmeal mixture on top of the Nutella.



Allow to cool then cut into squares and enjoy the deliciousness! 

Allow to cool then cut into 
squares and enjoy the deliciousness!