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Nutella Brownies

Nutella brownie with Nutella buttercream frosting with a bite out of it, placed on a cooling rack. Tray of brownies blurry in the background

5 from 1 reviews

These Nutella Brownies don't skimp on the Nutella flavor! While these brownies are delicious on their own, the flavor of Nutella gets slightly muted when it's baked. So we went ahead and topped these brownies with an addicting Nutella buttercream that's bursting with that creamy chocolate hazelnut flavor. 

Ingredients

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BROWNIES

  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 oz. milk chocolate, chopped
  • 6 oz. unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup Nutella
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup flour
NUTELLA FROSTING
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Make brownies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 baking dish with aluminum foil and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Melt the chocolate together in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring every 30 seconds, until almost melted. Add butter and microwave another 30 seconds, and stir until completely melted. Stir in Nutella, and let cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until frothy and well combined.
  4. Add the vanilla and salt. Then, slowly incorporate the cooled chocolate mixture. Stir in the flour by hand.
  5. Bake brownies for approximately 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  6. Make frosting: in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth. Add other ingredients and beat until smooth.
  7. Let brownies cool completely before frosting and slicing.

Notes

  • Don't overcook the brownies! It's better to take them out when they are slightly underdone so they remain fudgy after they cool.
  • I like using a combination of milk chocolate and bittersweet chocolate for a flavor intensity that compliments the Nutella. But you can substitute all bittersweet, semisweet, or whatever you have on hand.

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