The other night, I was in bed and struggling to sleep (damn you, pregnancy insomnia!), when I thought of this half-ass cookie recipe.  I call it a half-ass recipe because there is no actual baking involved.  The result is anything but half-ass – it’s amazing! 


This would be a perfect small gift for the holidays – wrap these Nutella-Stuffed Chocolate-Covered Oreos in a pretty clear bag, tie with a colorful bow, and you’ve got an awesome homemade gift.  It looks gourmet, and your friends will be too busy stuffing their faces to notice the half-assedness. 


The only problem with this recipe is that you will be tempted to individually eat each ingredient as you put the cookies together!  Hah.  The struggle is real, let me tell you.


This recipe can easily be made gluten-free with Glutino chocolate cream cookies.  I found these in the store the other day and was so pleasantly surprised by how much they taste like Oreos.  The only difference is they have a tad more cream in comparison to the real deal (fun fact: Oreos are actually vegan).


Okay – enough blabbering.  Onto the cookies!


Nutella-Stuffed Chocolate-Covered Oreos


Ingredients (makes 20 cookies):


  • 20 Oreos
  • Jar of Nutella
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles for decoration




  • Twist apart oreos and scrap out the cream.
  • Make oreos back up with a big glob of Nutella in the middle.
  • Once all the cookies are reassembled, pop into the freezer for a few minutes (an unnecessary step, but it does make handling the cookies in the melted chocolate a lot easier).
  • Melt the chocolate chips using a double boiler or make your own
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  • Drop a cookie into the chocolate and use a fork to make sure it’s thoroughly coated before lifting out and placing on the paper. Sprinkle with sprinkles.  Repeat for all the cookies.
  • Set in fridge to firmly set (takes a few hours).  I think these cookies actually taste best coming straight out of the fridge, but they are good at room temp, too!


Recipe alternatives: use peanut butter instead of Nutella or white chocolate instead of semi-sweet. 


Enjoy!  And try not to eat all at once…



  • Tricia November 7, 2014, 7:52 am

    I am 25 weeks pregnant and it’s my husband’s birthday tomorrow. Thank you. Lol!

  • Samantha November 7, 2014, 8:37 am

    Those Glutino cookies are awesome! Adding Nutella can only make them better. 🙂

  • Victoria November 7, 2014, 9:14 am

    As a fat person who loves the cream filling of Oreos so much that I haven’t allowed myself near one for probably a decade…what did you do with all that leftover filling? I would have frozen it and dipped it in chocolate.

  • amy November 7, 2014, 9:49 am

    Mmmmm, so yummy. I make something similar that I think you would like- it’s a Ritz Cracker with peanut butter in the middle dipped in chocolate. So delicious!

  • Cortney November 7, 2014, 10:03 am

    BUT what did you do with the cream?! It’s the best part!!!

  • Carrie (This Fit Chick) November 7, 2014, 10:45 am

    Oh my gosh you should pitch this idea to Oreo! They would be a hit!

  • Logan November 7, 2014, 11:03 am

    I would totally eat all the cream that needs to be scraped off of the cookies. These would also be awesome with Trader Joes cookie butter as filling. Delicious!

  • kristin @ W [H] A T C H November 7, 2014, 11:06 am

    woah! love that there’s a GF option.

  • Jess November 7, 2014, 11:37 am

    But the Oreo filling is the best part!!! I guess you could just eat that by itself.

  • Laura @SheEatsWell November 7, 2014, 12:07 pm

    OMG this recipe is ridiculous. I die for nutella.

  • Lauren November 7, 2014, 12:10 pm

    yum. I’d totally leave the cream in there too, otherwise I’d have to eat it all! These look like fun Christmas treats!

  • Timur November 7, 2014, 12:50 pm

    Wow! That sounds amazing, and I am already addicted to all of those ingredients, and yet never put them together like that! Very nice

  • Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks November 7, 2014, 1:24 pm

    I am definitely going to make these – but possibly use holiday colors sprinkles when December rolls around!

  • Sandra November 7, 2014, 1:52 pm

    OMGGG this is GENIUS! And right up my alley because I LOVE the chocolate cookie part of Oreos and despise the cream filling. Those butter knife marks on your cookies are sooo familiar 🙂 I am 12 weeks pregnant and this is definitely going on the To Do List this weekend! This and your Chocolate Covered Brownie Balls of yore are both on my list for Christmas Cookies! Happy Friday!

  • Inez @ Pancake Saturday November 7, 2014, 2:55 pm

    This is a great idea! I’m vegan, so I’d probably substitute almond butter for Nutella. They’d be perfect with some Christmas sprinkles to pass out to our neighbors next month!

  • Laura November 7, 2014, 9:41 pm

    What if you mixed the cream WITH nutella?

  • Katie November 8, 2014, 3:24 pm

    Looks delicious, but I hope you also find a use for the filling– I can’t stand to waste food 🙂 I encourage you to check out Nutella alternatives without the palm oil! There are some good alternatives!!

  • Aja November 8, 2014, 6:49 pm

    Oh my goodness these sound amazing! I bet there is a way to get just the oreo cookies somewhere so you don’t have to scrape off all the creme in the middle.

  • Michelle November 9, 2014, 10:10 pm

    OMG these sound so good. I think my hubby would devour these!

  • Pip January 2, 2016, 8:10 pm

    I just keep the cream and smother nutella on the other side of the oreo… #noregrets

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