Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters

Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan

Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters

Peanut Butter Bash


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.

Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan

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.)

Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan
Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters Copyright Adrienne Z. Milligan

Here is the recipe for this yummy and fast dessert:

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Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 15
Fast and easy to make gluten free no bake cookies that are full of flavor.
  • 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
  1. Melt the peanut butter & chocolate morsels in a saucepan over gentle heat.
  2. When melted, remove from heat.
  3. Gently stir in buckwheat flakes and mix carefully.
  4. Place small amounts of the mixture on a piece of parchment or wax paper.
  5. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
I used wax paper placed on top of a cookie sheet (with sides).

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.


14 thoughts on “Gluten-Free No Bake Peanut Butter Nutella Clusters”

    1. Miranda, they were delish! 🙂 I know I’ll be making these again. Hmn…..they only take a few minutes to make….might have to go make some more right now. Thanks for the comment. I am having fun with the #peanutbutterbash. ~Adrienne

  1. I am so glad you tried Nutella Clusters and you liked them so much. They are a very easy no bake cookie and I am glad you could convert them to being gluten free so easy!!

    1. Tara, thanks! Guess I needed to take a pic of my little ones (2yrs and 4 yrs) eating them – it was a Kodak moment. 🙂 My older boys (10 yrs and 15 yrs) have asked that I keep the ingredients for the clusters on hand. The recipe is super easy and flexible with ingredients like the multiple flavors of baking morsels. ~Adrienne

  2. mmmmm I’m drooling right now. I don’t think I could eat only one. The recipe seems easy and simple enough. I love making food (mostly desserts) for others. It’s not fun to eat yummy stuff alone ;P

    1. None of us could eat only one either! I made them small (easier for my little two to grab). Even though they were small it was easy to eat a few. 🙂 Hope you get a chance to make and share them. ~Adrienne

    1. Emma, I also love no bake cookies. These are yummy. Thanks for the comments. Your Nutella and Peanut Butter Sandwich looks delicious! ~Adrienne

    1. Tiffany, you are most welcome for the recipe. I would love to hear your thoughts on this recipe after you make them. They are a lot like Lay’s Potato Chips as it is difficult to eat “just one.” 🙂 ~Adrienne

    1. Joy, you are welcome to check out my FB Group The Peanut Butter Recipe Box. For bloggers who post recipes, there is the Peanut Butter Bash FB Group (monthly posts using peanut butter and a different main ingredient each month). I would love to hear how the peanut butter clusters turn out for you! Thanks for visiting! ~Adrienne

  3. I am gluten free. These look amazing. I asked to join your Facebook group. Unfortunately, I also developed an allergy to nuts, soy, eggs and corn. I asked to join your group for some ideas on nut alternatives. I truly miss them. I pinned your recipe. Happy to have found you.

    1. Doreen, these are amazing. However, with your nut allergy they would make you sick. 🙁 Most of my recipes do not have corn in them. (The PB&J tacos use the corn shells. However, you can use any taco shells that are gluten free for those.) I am able to adapt my recipes for no eggs (most of the time). If you have any questions, please just ask. Thank you for visiting! ~Adrienne

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