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Friday, September 2, 2011

Sukseh (Nutella Cookies)

If you've been to Syria chances are you've tried this dessert. I LOVE it. It took me a while to come up with this version. The traditional way to make it is with lots and lots of butter. The problem for me is I can eat a heavy dessert as long as I'm oblivious to exactly how much fat went into it, but if I've made it then I know how bad it is and I just feel guilty...

Not to say that this is a "healthy" dessert in any way because the butter got replaced with Nutella! When its Nutella though, you just can't resist :)

Makes 24 bars


- 2 tablespoons butter
-1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
-2 tablespoons cocoa powder
-3 tablespoons powdered (confectioner) sugar
-2 tablespoons Nutella
-1/3 cup of milk
-2 1/2 cups roughly broken tea biscuit cookies

To make
-Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or saran wrap, letting the paper extend over the edges to be folded over later.
-Melt the butter, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, Nutella and milk in a medium sized saucepan on medium heat. Stir constantly to incorporate the ingredients and to melt the chocolate chips.
-Once the mixture has melted turn off the heat and add cookies. Mix until the mixture has coated the cookies but do not over mash them.
-Transfer the mixture into the lined loaf pan, patting it down to make sure it is evenly distributed. Fold the extended paper over the top of the dessert to cover the mixture and place in the freezer for 4 hours to set.
-Once set, remove from the freezer and take the paper lined dessert out of the loaf pan. Let thaw for 10 minutes and then slice into 8 pieces. Slice each piece into 3 to create bars.
-Enjoy :)


  1. SavvyChef you sure are SAVVY. I've tried these delicious cookies and they are loaded with butter. Nutella. is. genious.

  2. Imagine my surprise when I discovered I already had these ingredients on hand! I made these as a quick last minute dessert this weekend and I've been snacking on them ever since...not good for the diet ;-)

    I used a little less milk, I'd say a 1/4 of a cup because I wanted a thicker mixture. Def a keepr

  3. i LOVE these!! they're SOO addicting! thanks for posting the recipe.. yayy!

  4. I made these and was licking my fingers and eating from the mixture before it even set. I agree with the above comment, TOTALLY addicting!

  5. I tried this recipe today and was really satisfied! The cocoa is soo good and the nutella makes everything so smooth and creamy! I wanted to make sure the taste of the nutella was obvious so I used heaping tablespoons and threw in a 3rd spoonful for good measure!

  6. I made these right after you posted this recipe and looking at this picture I'm headed right back into my kitchen to make them again. They are decadent and totally hit the spot for a chocolate craving....mmmmmm

  7. yum yum yum in my tum tum tum. soooo good :) And I share your guilt when there's too much butter in a recipe...but who can't resist NUTELLA!? Love ya savvychef <3

  8. I made these with my 8 year old. She read the ingredients and did all the measuring while I mixed her additions on the stove top. This recipe was well written and easy to follow. The end result was DELICIOUS! We added an extra tablespoon of nutella just for fun ;-)

  9. Just made this and was literally holding myself back from eating the mixture from the pot! Two thumbs up savvychef

  10. LOVE these and love that you made them with Nutella! Totally beats the sukseh recipes that use raw eggs