baking · Dessert

Nutella Brownie Bars

Today is my Nonno’s birthday and I decided to bake him something I knew he’d enjoy. I mean, who wouldn’t enjoy Nutella mixed in with more chocolate right?! He has a huge sweet tooth when it comes to chocolate, so I assumed this would do just the trick!

I’m happy to say that this is an original recipe of mine. I was quite nervous to create my own brownie recipe as I don’t bake them very often, but they turned out awesome!! (I owe it all to the Nutella 🙂 ). With just a few simple ingredients and a whole lot of chocolate, they were ready to go. I find that the trick is in knowing the ratio of ingredients to incorporate into the batter. Since the recipe included both Nutella spread AND chocolate chips, I knew I could reduce the amount of granulated sugar. Also, within brownie batters I find that 2:1 flour to butter works well.

The melted chocolate chips folded into the batter were just perfect! This super moist and fudgy treat is definitely a comfort food of mine. The brownies are surely best served warm with a tall glass of cold milk, but can be stored in an air tight container for up to 1 week.

Hope you enjoy! 🙂

Here’s What You’ll Need: 
– 1 cup all purpose flour
– 1/2 tsp baking soda
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 1/4 cup granulated sugar
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
– 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
– 1/2 cup Nutella/Hazelnut spread
– 3 tbsp sour cream
– 1/3 cup semi sweet/milk chocolate chips

*Preheat your oven to 350 degrees


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1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Be sure to remove any clumps in the flour. Set aside.

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2. Place the butter in a small sauce pan and melt under medium heat. Make sure it doesn’t boil. Allow it to cool.

In a separate small bowl, combine the Nutella, sour cream, vanilla and sugar. The mixture will appear quite grainy.

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3. Once the butter has cooled, slowly fold it into the Nutella mixture. Continue folding until all of the butter is absorbed into the chocolate. Your mixture should look like a big bowl of melted chocolate.

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5. Butter and flour your brownie pan and set aside. Slowly add the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture. Fold until all flour pockets are gone.

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6. Pour the chocolate chips into the batter and fold. Gently pour the batter into prepared baking pan and bake for 22-25 minutes. If you’re like me and want even MORE chocolate, sprinkle a few chocolate chips over top of the batter prior to placing in the oven.

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7. Once complete, remove from the oven and allow the brownies to cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cut into pieces. Enjoy!! 🙂FullSizeRender-14FullSizeRender-13FullSizeRender-11FullSizeRender-12

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