Adding Nutella and baking this cookie dough in a pan is a great way to kick up your cookie baking skills this weekend. These Nutella M&M Bars are easy, delicious, and fun to make.
Some days I want cookies, but I don't want all the work that comes along with it. Ok, ok, I realize that making cookies is not really that hard to do. That's just the lazy side of me coming out here and there.
These cookie sticks were a result of my laziness one day. We had family visiting us, and I wanted to make cookies but didn't want to spend time away from them in the kitchen.
Pudding cookies are one of my favorite cookies to make. I love how soft and absolutely delicious the box of pudding makes the cookies.
For this cookie I added a box of chocolate pudding and some Nutella. Can I just say how much I love Nutella? Like "eat it with a spoon every morning" kind of love it. #truestory
Just an FYI, they have a giant jar of Nutella the size of your head at Sam's Club. Seriously, it is the size of your head! There is now one in my kitchen just waiting for a fun baking day (or just a "I need Nutella" moment) I resisted the urge to buy 2 big jars.
Now for the best part of these cookies. The dough just gets pressed evenly into a baking sheet with sides. Now most times I refrigerate my dough to keep it from spreading when the cookies are baked, but since these cookies are being contained in a pan there is no need to do that. Score a few points for less time in the kitchen.
These cookie sticks are also a fun way to use up your favorite candies. I had a bag of M&M's just sitting in the cupboard, so I added it to the dough. Make sure to save some to press into the top of the dough, so you can see all the fun colors after they are done baking.
I'm thinking these would also be amazing with some peanut butter and the Reese's Pieces I have hiding in the back of my baking cupboard. Sounds like I'll be baking more cookie sticks today 🙂
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I don't have any instant pudding mix in the house ... Can I sub in cocoa powder perhaps?
I have never made these without the pudding mix in them. I know the cornstarch in the pudding mix is what makes them stay so soft. I would say maybe try a few tablespoons cocoa powder and 1 Tablespoon cornstarch in place. I can't say for sure though since I haven't done it that way. Let me know if you try it though!
So I am about to go make this but i don't have an 11x7. I have a 9x13 and a jellyroll pan. Can I use the jellyroll pan?
Have you measured your jelly roll pan? It probably is pretty close to an 11x17 pan. If it is smaller, bake the bars a minute or two longer. If the pan is bigger, bake the bars a little less. I hope that helps!
Yum, yum, yum!! You can't go wrong with Nutella and M&Ms!
Thanks girl!! 🙂
Anything with Nutella is a winner in my book!
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
Growing up, I flagged a recipe for chocolate chip cookie sticks and made it constantly at home. These remind me of that recipe but richer, thanks to the Nutella! I love them so much! Plus, it sounds weird but eating the strips makes me feel like they're bigger than regular cookies 😉
Thanks girl!! 🙂
Heather @ French Press
love love love bar cookies - WAY easier - and with nutella and m&m's you cannot go wrong!
LOVE!!!! These look fantastic! I need to go buy the Nutella from Cosco. I finally got a jar of it for the house from the grocery store and I'm kind of hoarding it. I can't decide if I want to just keep it for those "mommy moments" or if I want to bake something with it. So it's just sitting there. Much like the oreos I bought before the super bowl that I won't let anyone get into. Though I know Josh did eat some...and the cool whip in my freezer. I'm a hoarder. I have issues.
Haha!! I'm a sweets hoarder as well!! 🙂
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
I can almost taste these the look so good! I'm all for a bar cookie. 🙂
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain
Well obviously I can't say no if nutella is involved! M&Ms are always a nice touch too. 🙂 these look delectable, Jocelyn!
Thanks Jess! 🙂
Graham @ Glazed & Confused
Just bought a jar last night specifically for baking this week! Looks like I know what I'm making now! Delish!
Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen
I feel ya on being lazy and not wanting to make cookies. All that rolling and baking different trays, ain't nobody got time for that! Love the combo of nutella and m&ms!!
Haha! Thanks Elizabeth!! 🙂
Cookie bars with Nutella and M&M's? Count me in for the whole batch! I would love a Nutella jar the size of my head - dangerous but so so yummy:)
Melanie @ Carmel Moments
Um...these would be gone in a day in my house. M & Ms with Nutella...my kids would devour them. 🙂