8.13.2009

Outta This World Cookie Bars


It's been fairly cool this week so I've been able to spend some quality time with my oven. She let me know how happy she was to be baking once again. She said she hates just sitting around with nothing to do, it makes her feel useless and unimportant. I felt really bad for her. I had no idea it was affecting her this much. I did let her know that the temperatures would once again be climbing into the upper 90's in the next few days but not to lose hope and to keep her chin up because fall is on it's way. I will need her more than ever for pies, casseroles, bread, and let's not forget about turkey dinner. I can tell she's feeling better about things and I'm glad we were able to have this heart to heart. ;0)

I rarely make cookies, let alone cookie bars, but I had some leftover hazelnuts from my fruit salad, some chocolate chips from something or other, and I really wanted to try Nutella in my bars. I came up with these beauties!




Here is the yummy recipe:

1 stick of butter, softened
1 cup tightly packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
6 tsp Nutella



Cut butter into brown sugar. Beat in the egg.



Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, chocolate chips and hazelnuts. Stir to combine.



Spread into an 11 x 7 greased and floured cake pan.



Place six tsp of Nutella evenly over top of cookie dough and use a toothpick or fork to swirl like so.



Place into a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until done.



Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.



It was so hard to eat just one (and a half) of these.

They were totally OuTtA tHiS wOrLd!

Oh yeah, don't forget to show your oven a little love too! :0)

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40 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

My family LOVES Nutella! And I know they are going to love these, too! Thanks Sweets!:) Lori

Kristin said...

Why did I have to read this at 1 am. I want one NOW!

doggybloggy said...

these look great and when the heat and humidity get under a billion here in NYC I will bake some!

Jenn said...

I have a nutella recipe today, too. LOL.

I love how thick those bars are!! Hand me a glass of milk, I've got a craving for cookies now. ;-)

Dustjacket Attic said...

I really really want to eat one now! Such a funny post my sweet.
xxx

Anja said...

I love recipes with brown sugar. The taste is great. seems like you had a nice cake.

Karine said...

They look so sweet and delicious!

Denise said...

These look so nice and gooey. I have had nutella but never thought to use it in a cookie. Doggybloggy is right, it has been so hot and humid here. The thought of putting my oven on, makes me :<

Donna-FFW said...

Nutella in a bar cookie sounds like heaven to me.

Heidi said...

I've never eaten nutella, but these look wonderful! You have such great ideas :)

ck said...

I can't tell you what it's like to wake up and see these photos first thing. I think I might actually be salivating...

Chow and Chatter said...

wow these are fab, I got something like this in whole foods last night with raspberry but yours look the best lol

Hummingbird Appetite said...

Mmmm. I love nutella. I just saw a nutella potsticker recipe at Bread + Butter and read about nutella peanut butter brownies at the Hungry Housewife. I might have to have a nutella party.

♥peachkins♥ said...

by the look of this alone..it's out off this world already. I soo love Nutella..for me it's food.

Katy ~ said...

Kim, what a special treat this is! Great share!

Justin said...

hazelnuts AND nutella... that's my kind of dessert

nora@ffr said...

wow!! i shud bake some of this during this week ends!! already craving!! yummmmmmmmm!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

The nutella cookies must have tasted REALLY good!

Angie's Recipes

Connie Weiss said...

HOLY COW! Those look GREAT! I love bars and I'm required by law to make some every year because I'm a Swede from Minnesota. :)

Cathy said...

oh wow - hubby loves nutella - I'll have to give these a go.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I've been looking for something new to make with Nutella! These are amazing.

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the Nutella and hazelnuts here! Delicious recipe!

Lisa said...

I made bar cookies this past week too and they were gone in an instant. They were rather plain compared to yours. Nutella bars sound super. I'll have to try them. No sense letting my oven feel neglected or anything!

Reeni♥ said...

These look like scrumptious treats!!! YUM!!!

Faith said...

I love Nutella! My husband eats Nutella straight out of the jar so I think he would like these too (oddly enough considering his huge sweet tooth, he doesn't like many cookies, but I think he'd love these!). They look incredibly delicious!

Pam said...

Nice - that's the second recipe I've seen today using Nutella...I really need to try the stuff. These bars look amazing!

My oven has been happy this week too. ;)

The Blonde Duck said...

It's been 105 here for 48 days straight. But I'd still make these.

Randi Troxell said...

oh my... those look just a tad yummy!

Mary said...

Oh, my. Nutella! These sound unbelievably good. I can't wait to try these.

angelinthekitchen said...

Looking at these pics before lunch is torture. Can't wait to try them!

KennyT said...

These cookie bars are very impressive.

Cathy said...

Yum, I agree, they do look out of this world. Love Nutella and hazelnuts. We're going camping next week. This will be a perfect sweet to take along.

Barbara Bakes said...

Bars with Nutella sound outta this world!

Joyce said...

Nutella is one of my favorite things and this sounds great. When we were in Italy and stopped on the highway for some quick food they had GIANT jars of Nutella. I could of kicked myself for leaving my camera on the tour bus because they were the size of handbags:)
Joyce

Grand Pooba said...

W.O.W! Seriously I've got to try this!

Ann said...

I love your blog...I am going to follow it...These cookies look awesome...

girlichef said...

Woe! How did I miss this post? These look fabulous! My oven needs some of this lovin' for sure :D

Kelley said...

Wow! First time on your site, these look great! I love your header! So crisp, clear and eye catching! Great work!

Sweet and Savory said...

These sound like they are truly out of this world delicious.

comfycook said...

It even looks out of this world. How rich is this? So yummy.

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