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Layered Chocolate Nougat Bars - Chocolate, graham crackers, and hazelnuts come together to create the most perfect no-bake dessert bar.

Layered Chocolate Nougat Bars

Katerina | Diethood
Chocolate, graham crackers, and hazelnuts come together to create the most perfect no-bake dessert bar.
Servings : 24
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 cups ground honey graham crackers (2 sleeves)
  • 2 cups ground hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4- ounces dark chocolate (60% cacao), melted
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4- ounces dark chocolate (60% cacao)
  • sea salt , optional


  • Line a 8x8 baking pan with foil, leaving an overhang on the sides; set aside.
  • In a saucepan, combine water, sugar, and butter; place over medium heat and stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves and butter melts.
  • Stir in the ground crackers and hazelnuts; stir mixture until completely combined.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Divide batter into two equal parts.
  • Pour melted chocolate into one of the batters.
  • Transfer only HALF of the chocolate batter to previously prepared pan.
  • Place in freezer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until it sets.
  • Spread the light-colored batter over the chocolate batter; freeze for 15 minutes or until it sets.
  • Add the remaining chocolate batter over the top; place in freezer for 15 minutes, or until set.
In the meantime, prepare the top chocolate layer.
  • Combine milk, powdered sugar and butter in a saucepan; cook and stir over medium-high heat until butter melts.
  • Remove from heat; add chocolate, and stir until chocolate melts.
  • Spread chocolate mixture evenly over bajadera.
  • Refrigerate at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Using the overhang as handles, remove bajadera from pan; using a sharp knife, cut into 24 bars.
  • Serve.


Calories: 192 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 3 mg | Sodium: 61 mg | Potassium: 82 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 13 g | Vitamin A: 30 IU | Vitamin C: 0.4 mg | Calcium: 27 mg | Iron: 1.9 mg | Net Carbs: 18 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Balkans