Chocolate Nutella Scotcheroos

This spin on the classic Rice Krispies Treats is kicked up with the addition of peanut butterchocolate, Nutella and butterscotch. These delicious no-bake Chocolate Nutella Scotcheroos cookie bars are the perfect answer to those of us who want a little indulgence but don’t want to turn on the oven during this scorching heat. Central Illinois is under another heat wave and with tomorrow’s temperatures heading towards 98 degrees, there is no way I am turning on the oven. When I saw this recipe for scotcheroos with Nutella I knew I had to make them. I LOVE Nutella…it is almost an addiction. I remember the first time I even tried Nutella was on our backpacking trip through Italy and France. I was introduced to Nutella the first morning we stepped foot in Rome. The place that we were staying at served a continental breakfast with giant buttery croissants and soft rolls. They had these little individual packets of Nutella right next to the packets of butter and jam. I had never had or even heard of Nutella before so I was intrigued. I smeared some of the hazelnut spread on one of the croissants and took a bite. It was absolutely incredible!  It was all over at that point, I was hooked. When we would walk through the Italian grocery stores I had to laugh when I saw that Nutella was sold in 11 pound jars. Eleven pounds! There was no way I was going to carrying eleven pounds of hazelnut spread in my backpack so instead I settled with the individual packets. I found myself spreading Nutella on every piece of bread I could. When we came back to the United States it was one of the first things I bought at the grocery store. 😀

Chocolate Nutella Scotcheroos

Yield: 48 servings


1 cup (200g) sugar
1 cup (320g) light corn syrup
1/2 cup (130g) creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup (130g) Nutella
6 cups (200g) rice cereal
1 cup (165g) chocolate chips
1 cup (165g) butterscotch-flavored chips
fleur de sel or flaky sea salt (optional)


Butter or spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
Heat sugar and corn syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and Nutella. Add the rice cereal and mix until completely coated. Press the mixture into the greased pan, smoothing the top. .
In a small heat proof bowl, combine chocolate and butterscoth chips. Melt in the microwave in 30 second bursts until completely melted and smooth. Pour over the cereal layer and spread evenly. Sprinkle lightly with salt (if using) and cool until set. Once cool, cut into small bars with a sharp knife.

Recipe Note: Before measuring the corn syrup, coat your measuring cup with cooking spray--the syrup will pour easily out of the cup.

Source: adapted from David Lebovitz, Originally adapted from Kellogg's

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40 Responses to “Chocolate Nutella Scotcheroos”

  1. #
    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — August 31, 2011 @ 5:59 pm

    i call this a delux rice krispy treat! nutella, butterscotch and pb in one bite!! whoohoo!

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    Nicole @ Bake Me Blush — August 31, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

    Those look like the most delicious Rice Krispies treats ever, this coming from a serious Nutella addict. I went to Italy last month and saw those ridiculous 11 pound Nutella jars… they were INSANE, I wish I’d bought one 🙂

    • tobi replied: — September 12th, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

      uh dude! should have bought 3 or 4

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    Caroline — August 31, 2011 @ 6:44 pm

    My mom always made Scotcheroos when my brothers and I were growing up. SO good! Pretty sure my brother is addicted to Nutella as well…he should probably get checked out for it. Ha! 😉

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    sportsglutton — August 31, 2011 @ 6:53 pm

    I like the addition of butterscotch to the nutella. That probably tastes disgustingly good. 🙂

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    Bluejellybeans — August 31, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    Christina dear, you have to stop!! These look sooo good I cant resist and my figure is going to pay the price… please do something green (not talking about pistacho ice cream or Baklawas) 😉
    This monday I made your Brownie-cookie dough-garnache delight for the 2nd anniversary of my son and it was a completly success, thanks!
    Love your recipies.

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — August 31, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    Love the name and the recipe!

  7. #
    chocolateandcarrots — August 31, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

    Wow…those are some crazy hot temperatures! What a great idea to beat the heat! 🙂

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    Kristen@PrettySweet — August 31, 2011 @ 10:54 pm

    Oh, bless! Nutella is amazing. I discovered it when traveling in Europe, too, and luckily (?) was able to buy here when I got back. These scotcheroos look super scrumptious!!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — August 31, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    I am so happy for this recipe. I TOTALLY LOVE scotcheroos – and with Nutella! Awesomeness. Thank you thank you! 🙂

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    muppy — September 1, 2011 @ 7:28 am

    once again these sound just too good! even my daughter might eat them 🙂
    btw we had your quinoa stuffed red peppers tonight for dinner – loved by all! thankyou.

    • Christina replied: — September 3rd, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

      Yea!! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the quinoa peppers! We have been obsessed with quinoa lately and I have made the bell peppers twice since I posted the recipe! 🙂

      • Diane replied: — September 27th, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

        Love quinoa and only discovered it about a year ago. Will definitely try this recipe.

        I wanted to share my experience with making the Nutella Scotcheroos this morning. I followed the recipe for melting the chips…..didn’t work. I read the packages and while the choc. chips can melt at high temps, the method for butterscotch is to melt 6 oz. at 50% power. So I threw the first bowl away ( made me sad) and went on melting the chips in separate bowls then mixing them. Otherwise I love the recipe . I made part of it in a shallow cookie tin (for six cookies) and put sticks in them. My grandson added the sprinkles. Your site is fabulous!

  11. #
    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — September 1, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    Wow am I glad they don’t sell 11 pound jars of Nutella over here. That would be dangerous! 🙂 These scotcheroos look delicious.

  12. #
    thefooddoctor — September 1, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    This recipe here should be listed as torture!
    I am addicted to Nutella too but to add PB and chocolate chips..
    Self control has no use here

  13. #
    Beth Michelle — September 1, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

    Wow these are definitely some kicked up rice krispy treat! Looks amazing. And, who isnt addicted to Nutella?!?

  14. #
    RavieNomNoms — September 1, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    Oh heck yes!! This is amazing…seriously who isn’t addicted to Nutella!

  15. #
    Fran {The Flavorful Fork} — September 1, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

    These are goodness upon goodness upon goodness. Great way to amp up a standard Rice Krispy Treat.

  16. #
    Sandi — September 1, 2011 @ 7:44 pm

    Butterscotch & Nutella..and NO BAKE. YUM!!

  17. #
    The Teenage Taste — September 1, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    Nutella and peanut butter together in one delish dessert?!?!?!?!?
    I LOVE THIS! <3

  18. #
    Peggy — September 2, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    This is one loaded up Rice Krispie Treat! Definitely going to have to try it soon =)

  19. #
    briarrose — September 2, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    I must have them…..they have everything I love in one little bar. 😉

  20. #
    RachelJ — September 2, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    I am bookmarking this recipe IMMEDIATELY! Cheers-R

  21. #
    Vicki @ WITK — September 2, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    Scotcheroos are too dangerous to keep in my house, I almost ate half the pan last time I made them 🙂 Love the change with nutella!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — September 3, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    I think I am in heaven! These look absolutely amazing! I will never forget when I tasted Nutella for the first time either! Jr High French Class making crepes in class, and this was a topping. Oh my!

  23. #
    freshandfoodie — September 6, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

    Yum! I remember something similar from when I was a kid, but I’m pretty sure they didn’t have Nutella!

  24. #
    Cassie [Bake Your Day] — September 6, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    Oh my goodness!! I love scotcheroos and these sound delicious with Nutella added. What a great idea!

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  26. #
    Libby — September 10, 2011 @ 7:58 pm

    The only thing this recipe needs is some toasted chopped hazelnuts mixed in. I’m bookmarking this to make for the crowd at Christmas.

  27. #
    Tim — September 11, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    gonna try these but with Cocoa Krispies! Yummers!

  28. #
    Yuri — September 11, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    What a decadent treat! Love it 🙂

  29. #
    petitedecadence — September 11, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    These look great! I’m noting the recipe!!

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    Madi @ Sit down and eat your peas! — September 13, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    Oh my goodness! Going to visit my little sister in a couple weeks and I’ll have to make these for her! If nutella were a man, she’d be deep in the middle of a very serious affair 😉

  31. #
    Liz @ Southern Charm — September 13, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    Yum yum yum! I HAVE to make this! Love it.

  32. #
    Julie — September 13, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

    I am a Nutella addict. A spoonful a day keeps the Xanax away!

  33. #
    NerdyBaker — September 29, 2011 @ 11:46 pm

    Um, these just look Heavenly! Pinning it!

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  36. #
    Sharon M. Anderson — April 27, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

    Hmmmm. May fold the chips in instead of melting them and pouring them on top. Little nuggets of chocolate and butterscotch – in Nutella and peanut butter – with crunch! Oh dear!

  37. #
    Carol | a cup of mascarpone — October 1, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

    These look insanely delicious!

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