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No-Bake Nutella Cookie Dough Balls

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Addictive chocolatey snack balls filled with wholesome ingredients you can feel good about eating. Full recipe here:

Welcome to the very first… Nutella Week!

A week where every single new recipe published on this website will revolve around Nutella. (I’m using the term Nutella as a proprietary eponym; you can make any of this week’s recipes with Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter, Rawmio, or your favorite chocolate spread. I like to use my recipe for Homemade Nutella.)

Technically, if you have a nut allergy, all of the recipes posted during Nutella Week will work with Sunbutter. They’ll just have a different flavor.

Nutella Cookie Dough Bites:

Today’s recipe–in classic Chocolate-Covered-Katie fashion—can be made with just 4 ingredients, and no baking is required. The balls are healthy and portable; perfect for road trips, lunch boxes, or afternoon snacking.

No-Bake Nutella Cookie Dough Balls

Nutella Cookie Dough Balls

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats, gluten-free if desired (28g)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate hazelnut spread or Homemade Healthy Nutella
  • 1 tbsp oat bran, gluten-free if desired (8g)
  • pinch stevia, OR 2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • handful mini chocolate chips or chia seeds, optional

Stir all dry ingredients together in a cereal bowl. Add remaining ingredients and stir, then slowly add up to 1 tbsp water or coconut oil until a thick dough forms. Break off pieces of dough and roll into balls. Store leftovers in the fridge or freezer for freshness.  Makes a small batch (10 if made the size of the ones in the photos), so feel free to double the recipe if desired.

Click for: Nutella Cookie Dough Balls Calories & Nutrition Facts

Nutella Cookie Dough Balls:

Question of the Day: Do you have a favorite portable snack?

Some of mine include fudge babies, peanut butter cookie dough cookies, or chocolate Jocalat bars. If you’re in need of some no-bake and portable snack ideas, feel free to check out the following post:


Healthy Snack Recipes – over 50 healthy and portable recipes you can take on the go!

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Lauren says:

    Yes!!!! This is going to be the best week ever!!!! 😀

  2. Ooh, YAY! I looove theme weeks, and Nutella is definitely a crowd pleaser!

  3. Am says:

    Awesome! I am definitely in need of some portable snack ideas coming up, this week. This recipe looks great!

  4. ~ Carmen ~ says:

    These look completely delightful. I can’t wait to make them. No bake items are perfect for summer days when the oven heats up the whole kitchen!

  5. Jessica says:

    Larabars, definitely, or just trail mix (which usually consists of raisins, nuts and whatever flavor Cheerios or Chex). Unfortunately in my case “portable” has to mean “heat proof” (thank you Florida) and also “pocket proof”. Most baked goods turn to crumbs in my pocket.

  6. Sheila says:

    For a nut-free version, why not try Chocolate soy nut butter (there’s one made by I.M.Healthy company that is rumoured to be like nutella)? I intend to!

  7. Hah! I KNEW it was going to be Nutella week! Hear looks so delicious Katie! I’ve been wanting to make your Healthy Homemade Nutella Spread for a while now. Maybe now I am going to finally! Heheheh! Yummo! 😉

  8. I had a feeling it might be Nutella week but I told myself that it would be too good to be true! I should have trusted my gut… LOL 😛

  9. Yum! Nutella + cookie dough? So much yes. I love rainier cherries and coconut covered cashews as my to-go snacks 🙂

  10. EVA says:

    WOOT! Theme week begins! I’ll have to sub the Nutella with chocolate Vega or almond butter, but I can’t complain!

    Like so many others, Kind and Larabars are my portable Bibles. I also have little travel packs of hummus and a bag of crackers always stashed in the bowels of my purse. Hummus is so yummus that I literally cannot go anywhere without it.

  11. rachel says:

    Hi, I have celiac disease, and my grocery store is out of gluten free oat bran. What would be a good substitute?

    1. Hi, I’m celiac, too, and as we don’t have gf oat bran here, I always use rice bran.

    2. becauseHeloves! says:

      You could probably use a gluten free flour too; I think the oat bran is just there as a thickener

  12. I was just thinking that I need to make some “cookie dough” balls. These sound tasty.

  13. Sabrina says:

    Nutella, my childhood favorite. This is my kind of snack!

  14. nutella week is my favourite kind of week! love these little cookie dough balls, definitely perfect for when my afternoon sugar cravings hit. yum!

  15. I LOVE that you’re doing Nutella Week! I’m looking forward to see (and then trying!) all the recipes you come up with 🙂

  16. These look sooo pretty! I have made something similar before and hiiighly approve, yum 🙂 x

  17. becauseHeloves! says:

    Awesome! I love Nutella; especially your homemade version. A friend and I have a weekly ritual of making your Nutella, and it always disappears very quickly. Hope your broken bone gets better soon (:

  18. Eva says:

    Instead of oat bran (I have none in the house) do you think the same amount of flax meal would do the trick?

  19. I’ve vacationing in Italy this summer and I’m desperately missing my homemade raw bars!! I can’t find almond butter anywhere! Thanks for the reminder…there’s no shortage of Nutella here. Looks like I found the perfect substitute! 😉

    These are my fave on-the-go snacks:

  20. Oh, yeah nutella week 🙂 My newest favourite baby is almond nutella, i.e. almond butter with some brown rice syrup and cocoa powder.
    My favourite portable snack are tahini balls. Tahini, honey, chia seeds, ground almonds.

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