Fudgy Nutella Brownies! I mean what more do I have to say? What ya got here is a rich, delightfully chewy chocolate brownie made even more decadent by the addition of smooth, creamy Nutella, not only to the batter but also generously drizzled in luscious swirls over the top! And then, just a sprinkle of flaky sea salt over the top puts you in a state of salty sweet bliss!!!
So I gotta ask….are there any Nutella fans out there? Cause let me tell you I love me some Nutella! I actually didn’t even know it existed until I was living in Ireland and my friend Theresa had a jar. I watched with amazement as she spread it over her toast. I was like “What! You can eat chocolate on toast!” I had no idea it was a thing. Yup, love at first bite.
It is not by chance that I’m blogging a recipe which features Nutella today. Today February 5th is World Nutella Day. This celebration of all things Nutella was started in 2007 by Sara at Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle at Bleeding Espresso as a day to celebrate, get creative with and most importantly, to EAT Nutella.
A couple of years ago, the founders have transferred Nutella Day to Ferrero the company who owns that most beloved spread. Take a peek at their Facebook page and see how folks are celebrating the day! I love Nutella so I usually try to participate with a Nutella laden recipe every year. One of my favorite Nutella creations was this Nutella, Double Chocolate & Banana Tart which was quite stunning if I do say so myself.
just looks at these delicious Homemade Banana Toaster Tarts drizzled with Nutella
And how do you like this big ole Malted Nutella & Biscoff Brownie Torte
Then there was this gorgeous Nutella Star Bread:
And some amazing Nutella Chocolate Chip Babka:
And I don’t want to forget these irresistible Salted Peanut Butter & Nutella Sandwich Cookies – sweet salty bliss I tell you!
But let me get back to today’s amazing Nutella laden treat that delivers quite a chewy chocolate punch – these fantastic Fudgy Nutella Brownies.
I gotta tell ya’ll these are really easy to make, with ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. They come together quickly, so you can whip them up in a flash to your friends and family’s amazement! Are you looking for a snack to bring to that Super Bowl party? Look no further. This is it! But you don’t need a planned event to bake up a batch, just delight in this little indulgence all by yourself. I won’t tell anyone….
Fudgy Nutella Brownies
recipe from: Yossy Arefi via New York Times Cooking
- ½ cup/113 grams unsalted butter (1 stick), plus more for greasing the baking dish
- 4 ounces/113 grams bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup/296 grams chocolate-hazelnut spread, like Nutella
- ⅔ cup/134 grams granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon espresso powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- ¾ cup/96 grams all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- flaky sea salt for sprinkling over top (optional)
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
Combine the chopped chocolate and butter in a heat-safe bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir the mixture occasionally until melted. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine ¾ cup/222 grams chocolate-hazelnut spread, sugar and eggs. Mix on medium-high for 5 minutes, scraping down the bowl a couple of times. Add espresso powder and vanilla and mix briefly to combine.
Turn the mixer to low and stream in the chocolate-butter mixture. Mix until well combined, then fold in the flour and salt.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, spread evenly with a knife or offset spatula and spoon several dollops of the remaining ¼ cup/74 grams chocolate-hazelnut spread evenly over the top. Use a toothpick or skewer to swirl the spread and brownie batter a few times, leaving big streaks of the spread on the surface. Sprinkle flaky sea salt over the top if you are using.
Bake the brownies for 25 to 30 minutes, or until just set in the middle. A toothpick inserted into the center should pull out some moist crumbs.
Useful links for Kitchen Tools & Ingredients for Fudgy Nutella Brownies:
Oxo Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale
Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer