Treat Yourself! Crispy Nutella Oatmeal Bars

We all need a treat sometimes! Our recipe for Nutella Oatmeal Bars have a layer of gooey Nutella sandwiched in between 2 layers if buttery oatmeal crust. A pan of these won't last long!

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I love surprising my kids with an unexpected treat. It doesn’t happen very often, so when my kids came home from school to find a pan of warm, gooey Nutella Oatmeal Bars, they went crazy! Crispy, buttery oatmeal crusts with a layer of creamy, chocolately Nutella in the middle is a snack they have always loved.

When I first created the recipe, I used to make them with jelly in the center (Apricot, Blackberry, Raspberry, etc -see pic below). I would always let them choose the flavor, but my little one (we say he’s our Chick-fil-a & Cheerios kid) had the brilliant idea to make them with Nutella one day. Not surprising since his favorite sandwich is a Grilled Peanut Butter Nutella Sandwich with Bananas. Elvis has nothing on this kid.

Needless to say, my whole family loves these Nutella Oatmeal Bars and I find them irresistible thanks to the touch of Kosher salt. Make a big pan. If your house is anything like mine, they won’t last long!

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Crispy Nutella Oatmeal Bars
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen

Serving Size: 1 square

Crispy Nutella Oatmeal Bars


  • 6 cups quick cooking oats
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup flax seed, ground
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cup packed light brown sugar, heaping
  • ½ cup oil
  • 3 sticks butter, melted
  • 1 (10oz) jar Nutella


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl combine oats, flour, flax seed, baking soda, salt and sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Add oil and melted butter; mix until crumbly.
  • Press half of mixture into the bottom of prepared baking dish.
  • Spread Nutella evenly over mixture.
  • Sprinkle the remaining mixture evenly over the top of Nutella and pat down gently.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
  • Cut into squares.

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