Nutella Brownies

It’s probably not nice to share this recipe right after the start of Lent, but frankly these were too good for me to possibly wait any longer to share. These chewy, chocolaty brownies are full of butter, chocolate, chocolate pieces and everyone’s favorite hazelnut spread, Nutella. So here’s to hoping you didn’t give up sweets for Lent.

I’m just going to throw this out there: I think I’ve spoiled my husband.

Like really.

I could blame the blog and the popularity of dessert recipes for the reason that “what’s for dessert?” has become one of the most common questions in our house both before and after dinner. But the truth is, I like to make desserts because he likes to eat desserts. Brownies are a particular favorite so I make them the most often. Usually it’s just a basic brownie but I bought a 30702833 ounce container of Nutella at Costco recently and decided to toss them into these brownies. Good thing I have 30702817 ounces left because I see plenty of these brownies in my future.

Nutella Brownies Recipe

Makes 20 - 25 brownies Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup nutella



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 x 8 baking dish.


Melt butter and 1 1/2 cups of bittersweet chocolate chips in a pan over low heat. Once melted remove from heat and let cool, about 10-15 minutes. (If you don’t let it cool, your brownies will be cakey instead of chewy.)


In a bowl beat sugar, eggs and vanilla together. In another bowl mix flour and salt.


Once the chocolate has cooled, mix it into the egg mixture. Then slowly add flour mixture and mix until combined. Fold in remaining chocolate chips and nutella. Batter will be thick.


Spread brownie mix into baking dish. Bake for 35 - 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out with a few crumbs on it. Allow to cool before cutting. Serve.



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    March 25, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I just discovered your website today– thru pinterest (the avocado salad recipe). I love that your recipes are simple dishes and family-friendly! It’s late– but I’m still going to bake these tonight! Thanks for sharing!

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    December 31, 2011 at 9:35 am

    i make these every year for my sister in law- everytime she has a party she asks me to make them (i think she’s secretly inviting me just for my baking) these brownies are soo good, and to jazz them up a bit i melt chocolate caramel candies and smear them on top, theres never any left :-)

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    May 11, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I melted an entire bag of semisweet chips in the butter before I saw I was only supposed to used 1-1/2c. Then I added 1/2 c of milk chocolate chips at the end as directed (since I used all my semi-sweets), can you say YUM? I could not taste the nutella, but these were CHOCOlatey. Next time I make these I might throw some PB chips into the mix. Thanks for a great recipe

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    May 8, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Kastur, I thought the exact same thing today when I made them. Also, mine came out super greasy :-/

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    March 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Is it me or the brownies came out too chocolatey and not Nutella-y?

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    March 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Love the picture of the brownies but what I really wanted to see was a picture of that monster tub of Nutella!

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    March 14, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Sooo evil, but sooo yummy…these came out great. Nutella and brownies, whatta combo! Thanks Des!!

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    March 14, 2011 at 4:57 am

    I’ve made brownies similar to this before…they disappear even faster then regular brownies!! Delicious!

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    March 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Um, this looks simply divine!

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    Susan Marie
    March 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Thanks, Des, I have company coming tomorrow, and these sound perfect!

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