Nutella Recipe in a Jar


I can’t keep Nutella stocked in the house.  It disappears almost as quickly as it appears.


A constant line item on the grocery list.


My daughter can’t seem to get enough of this stuff.  Her modern-day Skippy.  And I have flashbacks to my reckless, youthful Skippy peanut butter eating days when I see her eating heaping spoonfuls of Nutella straight from of the jar …


* Sigh*


Clearly the nut doesn’t fall too far from the tree.


So this Nutella recipe in a mason jar is the perfect combination of my daughter’s current childhood {obsession} and mine from years of yore  …


in big heaping spoonfuls.




Big Heaping Spoonfuls


 (Makes 8 servings in 1/2 pint-sized mason jars)



1/4 cup Nutella

1 1/4 cup milk ~ fat free or 1% milk (don’t use whole)

1/4 cup sugar

1 packet instant chocolate pudding (1.34 oz. box)

chocolate wafers (2 cups crushed)

3 TBS peanut butter

1 cup butter

Cool Whip (8 oz. for mousse; extra for topping)



Step 1: Peanut Butter Crust

Pulverize one package of chocolate wafers (I put them in a Ziploc bag and crushed with a rolling pin; you can do the same much faster if you have a food processor).


Mix 2 cups of the crushed wafers with melted butter (nuked in microwave), sugar and 2 heaping tablespoon-fuls of peanut butter.


Layer generously into bottom of mason jars and bake in oven at 375 degrees for 10-minutes.


Step 2: Nutella Mousse Filling

Whisk dry instant chocolate pudding mix with 1 1/4 cup of fat free or 1% milk vigorously for 2 minutes.  Add in 1/4 cup of Nutella and whisk for another 1-2 minutes.  Add in 1/2 of Cool Whip (4 oz.) and whisk for another 2-3 minutes.



Gently fold in remaining Cool Whip.


{You should use a spatula for this step, not a whisk}


Pour mixture into jars on top of peanut butter crust; chill for 2-4 hours.


Step 3: Dress & Serve

Serve with dollop of Cool Whip; top with crushed chocolate wafer crumbs and Reese’s peanut butter chips.


I forced this dessert on my family tonight …

and can honestly report a 120% satisfaction rating!


 P.S.  I’d be remiss if I didn’t give credit to Something Swanky for her amazing Simple Chocolate Mousse recipe, which I modified to include a big heaping scoop of Nutella!


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  1. I must need to taste the stuff again……. back when I had it I never wanted to taste it again. What am I missing? Have they changed the recipe over the past 20 years?

  2. morning MJ! this is on the must make list! nutella is a staple in this italian household aka hazel nut spread growing up 🙂 now…it is on a rampage! love this version… it low cal! ; ) hugs…everything tastes better in a mason jar!

  3. LOVE this idea and it’s soooo cute! Totally pinning!

    Happy day to you sweet friend!
    🙂 me

  4. It doesn’t say how many jars.

    • It will make eight 1/2 pint jars. I updated the post to reflect the quantity. Thanks for the reminder!

  5. It looks delicious! Is the Nutella supposed to be mixed in with the chocolate pudding? Thanks!

  6. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! I am a Nutella fanatic!

  7. oh my – looks amazing and ooooohhhh so yummy! plus it’s just plain fun to eat out of a cute jar, right?

    happily pinned it!! ♥

  8. Kathy T says:

    Oh my this lloks so good and I love it presented in the little mason jars!

  9. So I think I just gained about 5 pounds looking at that. Who doesn’t love Nutella? Like Kim, I have to keep it out of the house so I don’t eat it. Congrats on the feature!


  10. Is it mandatory to bake the crust or can it be refrigerated instead?

  11. Kim Newell says:

    Is this a gluten free dessert?


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