Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters
The Peanut Butter Bash is a monthly dessert challenge which uses peanut butter and a “mystery” ingredient. Each month the “mystery ingredient” changes. (Yes, group members are told about the ingredient in advance.)
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February’s challenge: Nutella is the Special Mystery Ingredient!
I was having difficulty figuring out what to make with peanut butter and Nutella. When considering which recipe initially to use with Nutella, none of them felt like they would have worked using Nutella as a substitute ingredient easily.
What to make for the challenge?
For my contribution to February’s Peanut Butter Bash, I made a recipe that I found on Noshing with the Nolands. This recipe for Nutella Clusters looked yummy. Reading the ingredients I knew that I could make this gluten free. I liked that these are No Bake Cookies.
When these Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters were done chilling, I had to remember to pull some aside for a quick photo.
Why? The six of us liked them. We liked them a lot. They were so good I was afraid the entire cookie sheet of them would be gone before I could get a pic.
My two little boys (almost three and four) loved being able to grab them off of the cookie sheet. The two-year-old began handing out the cookies to the rest of us. It was cute. We ate them faster than I anticipated.
I am glad that I doubled the recipe so that we had a full cookie sheet to eat. I know that I will be making these again.
Just three ingredients for these Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella clusters!
For ingredients, I used Nutella, Nestle Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels, and Gluten Free Cafe Maple Buckwheat Flakes. There are plenty of options for the baking morsels (flavors and brands) as well as the cereal flakes (corn or buckwheat, for example).
Be sure to check the labels to make sure the products are gluten free if not clearly stated on the front of the item. The baking chips may also contain barley (which is a gluten-containing ingredient). If you are avoiding artificial food colors, these Nestle baking morsels are free of them. (My boys do not eat the artificial food colors so that is something I check for on each label.)
Here is the recipe for this yummy and fast dessert:
- 3 oz. (90 grams) Nestle Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels
- Scant ½ cup (120 grams) Nutella
- 1¾ cup (40 grams) Gluten Free Cafe Maple Buckwheat Flakes
- Melt the peanut butter & chocolate morsels in a saucepan over gentle heat.
- When melted, remove from heat.
- Gently stir in buckwheat flakes and mix carefully.
- Place small amounts of the mixture on a piece of parchment or wax paper.
- Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
I measured the ingredients by weight. I gave both standard and metric amounts for each ingredient. The blog post I found this recipe on gave both sets of measurements as well. I began weighing my food (especially the gluten free flours) in 2012.
So, whether you prefer to weigh your food or are used to the metric measurements, both are available for you.
Peanut Butter Bash is a Monthly Challenge
Please share with those that love peanut butter using #peanutbutterbash. Come join us for our monthly Peanut Butter Bash fun. I look forward to seeing what you create in the next Peanut Butter Bash adventure!
Do You Have the Three Ingredients in Your Pantry?
I hope that you will give this recipe a try. I know that I will have to make at least a double batch for my family each time I make it.
I would love to hear what you thought of this recipe. Share your thoughts below.