May 3, 2011

Recipe for: Nutella + Chocolate Chip Brownies

From the kitchen of: Isabel Canfield

A little Nutella 101— “Nutella” is the brand name of a hazelnut spread made with roasted hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. It was first made in Italy during the ’40s because of a short supply of cocoa due to WWII rationing. So hazelnuts were used in this spread to extend the chocolate supply. Since then, Nutella has become a staple in nearly every household across the world.

Whether you use Nutella or a generic brand, it’s absolutely smooth and delicious. I’ve spread Nutella on Girl Scout shortbread cookies, on pound cake with raspberry preserves, on toast, in crepes or pretty much anything you want to turn into a dessert. For this recipe, I added Nutella and chocolate chips to a brownie recipe, making for a very gooey, yet chewy consistency. It’s rich and ultra-addicting. If you love chocolate, you’ll want to make this one.

Ingredients:
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 stick of butter, melted and cooled
1 cup of Nutella

Directions:
1. Combine dry ingredients. In a small bowl, combine flour and salt with a whisk. Set aside. Preheat oven to 325º.

2. Combine wet ingredients. In a medium-size bowl, combine eggs, Nutella, brown sugar, vanilla and melted butter with a whisk. Combine until smooth.

3. Add dry to wet mixture. Add the flour/salt mixture to the wet mixture and whisk until smooth.

4. Add chocolate chips & bake. A little tip, add a bit of flour to coat the chocolate chips. This allows them to cling to the batter so that they don’t fall to the bottom of the mixture. Pour batter into a buttered 8-inch square pan. Bake for 45 minutes until toothpick comes out a little clean.

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16 Comments

  • YUM!!! omg! I need to make those!

  • I’m thinking about telling work that I am sick so I can leave right now and makes these…hahaha

    • Isabel

      Haha! You totally should, Laura! Your secret’s safe with me :)

  • Kodster wants the chocolate!

  • I just made nutella & choc chip cookies a few weeks ago and sadly, they only lasted a few days in our house. haha! definitely making these.. i am obsessed w/ nutella!

    • Isabel

      You did! oh man, Nutella is the best! I don’t think they last very long in any house :)

  • Yum! Thanks for posting this. We love brownies and Nutella! It would be interesting to try them together :)

  • This looks delicious! Thanks for posting, I’ll sure try this out. :)

  • Made these for my hubby last night. Loved the hint of salty somewhere in there against all the sweet. And they baked in EXACTLY 45 minutes. Thanks!

    • Isabel

      Wonderful! I loved the salt in this batch, it enhances the chocolate flavor as well. Glad you and your hubby loved it!

  • Isabel! I made these this weekend for a friend and three boys ate the entire batch in less than 15 minutes. Seriously so good!

    • Isabel

      Oh you DID! That’s great!! I’m glad the boys liked them :) They’re so gooey and rich. I gotta make some again!

      P.S. You have a new blog name! NICE!!! I’m going to check it out :)

  • I left out the chocolate chips, and they baked in 30 minutes and not 45. These were so yummy – a big hit with the kids – and so super easy! This is going to be my “go to” recipe for brownies from now on. The only thing I wish I had on hand? Vanilla ice cream!

    • Isabel

      OMG Vanilla ice cream would have been a perfect addition to this brownie. I’m glad the kids loved it! They baked for you in 30 minutes?! Your oven must be better than mine :)

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