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Hazelnut Spread Cookie Bars

Easy to make layered hazelnut spread cookie bars with pecans, peanut butter chips, and instant pudding are sure to become a family favorite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: cookie bars
Cuisine: Dessert
Servings: 15 bars
Calories: 441kcal

Ingredients

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 box 3.4 ounces instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • 5 ounces peanut butter baking chips
  • 5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate baking chips
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  • Liberally spray a 13 x 9 baking dish with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), cream the butter, brown sugar, and dry pudding until fluffy.
  • Add the egg, and vanilla to the sugar mixture and blend.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and blend until a soft dough forms.
  • Press half of the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish, Reserving the remaining dough for later.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and cool slightly.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the chocolate hazelnut spread and the sweetened condensed milk.
  • Use the offset spatula to evenly spread the chocolate mixture evenly over the baked cookie crust.
  • Sprinkle the peanut butter and semi-sweet chocolate chips evenly over the Nutella layer.
  • Break and crumble the reserved dough evenly over the entire surface of the cookie bars.
  • Top the cookie bars with the chopped nuts.
  • Bake for an additional 30 minutes at 350-degrees, or until the cookie bars are deeply golden brown in color.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing into bars.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 343mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g