Nutella Brownies

Super fudgy Nutella brownies...these are so rich and full of chocolate!

Nutella Brownies #recipe Just as easy as a box mix, but so much fudgier and decadent! from

This Nutella Brownies  almost didn’t happen. But aren’t you glad they did?

They were a last minute, oh hey, chocolate sounds kinda good, let’s do our favorite brownie recipe. Then, as I was grabbing the flour from my cabinet, I bumped into the jar of Nutella and, well, I just went with it. Divine intervention, y’all. It’s a thing.

After seeing how decadent and fudgy they were, I busted out my macro lens. I usually shoot with a 50mm 1.4, but these were begging for my dusty ol’ macro that I never use and yet can’t seem to part with. I think it’s safe to say that the macro will be getting plenty of use after these photos. You can almost reach through the screen and stick your finger into the gooey chocolate, amirite?

Now, seriously, I’ll get around to a healthy recipe one of these days. Maybe even soon! It’s just that there are so many more treats and desserts that I feel like sharing first. You’re not complaining, are you?

Update: After receiving a couple of comments from those of you who have tried these, I wanted to clarify that the predominant flavor here is chocolate, not Nutella. The Nutella just gives these a burst of chocolate fudginess, but the hazelnut flavor is not super noticeable in these brownies. Plenty of you have commented something along the lines of “best brownies ever” so please do try these! I just don’t want to set you up for disappointment if you’re expecting a full on Nutella assault. :)

Update 2: A few of you have mentioned reducing the sugar. I haven’t tried that myself as these are the perfect sweetness for me. I don’t find them too sweet or too dark tasting and think they’re pretty perfect myself. However, if you’d like to try reducing the sugar, it sounds like people are getting away with 1 3/4 of a cup with no problem. Feel free to play around and see what you think, but do know the texture may not be quite the same.

Updated 3: The chocolate chips/baking melts in this recipe as are totally optional. They will add a bit of texture to your brownies. If you like nuts in your brownies, you will likely be a fan of the chocolate chips. If not, skip them entirely. :)

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Nutella Brownies

These decadent brownies are full of Nutella, cocoa, and milk chocolate for a super fudgy treat! These are, dare I say, even better than the box mix brownies we all love!


1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup Nutella
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
10 ounce package Hershey's Milk Chocolate Baking Melts (or chocolate chips)


Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x13 baking dish.
In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter completely. Stir in sugar and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not allow sugar mixture to boil.
Remove from the heat and stir in the Nutella until well combined.
Pour butter mixture into a large bowl or stand mixer, beat in cocoa powder, eggs, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
Stir in the flour and baking melts until just combined.
Spread into prepared pan (batter will be very thick and sticky) and bake for about 30-35 minutes, until a tester comes out mostly clean. The edges should be set and the center should still look slightly moist, but not uncooked. Cool on a wire rack.

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228 Responses to “Nutella Brownies”

  1. Deborah July 16, 2015 @ 12:49 pm (#

    I made these and they were very rich and chocolaty. Good, and moist. Only thing I might do different is cut back some on the cocoa.


    • Tricia replied: — December 21st, 2015 @ 6:37 pm

      I’m sorry……….but these were the worst brownies I have ever made ! WAY too much cocoa in them ! WoW Za !!! I even cut back on the cocoa ! There is no way ANY recipe should use THAT much cocoa ! What a waste of time/ingredients! Especially the nuts , which are so expensive these days ! Sent part of them with my husband to share at coffee time and the other 1/2 I tossed in the garbage. What a disappointment these were !


      • Karly replied: — December 22nd, 2015 @ 8:55 am

        Sorry you weren’t a fan of them. They’ve gotten some amazing reviews, so I wonder if you could have missed a step or ingredient? The recipe doesn’t actually call for nuts, either.

        In any case, sorry you weren’t a fan!


  2. Janet August 4, 2015 @ 9:40 am (#

    I’d like to try these – what kind of cocoa powder do you use? I clicked on to the cocoa powder link in the ingredients list to Amazon, and it’s a Vahlrona dutch process cocoa powder shown for $16.00 a pound! Can I just use a Hershey’s Special Dark or just regular Hershey’s cocoa powder? Thanks!


    • Karly replied: — August 4th, 2015 @ 10:22 am

      You can definitely use Hershey’s Special Dark in these. The Vahlrona is amazing, but Hershey’s works fine. :)


  3. Yolonda August 23, 2015 @ 11:00 am (#

    I want to know how much does this recipe yield!?


    • Karly replied: — August 23rd, 2015 @ 9:20 pm

      It makes a 9×13 pan. You can cut the brownies into squares as small or as large as you like.


      • Leona replied: — September 7th, 2015 @ 4:05 am

        Mine gave me like 20 to 23 squared pieces :)


  4. Philip September 6, 2015 @ 11:05 am (#

    How many people does this serve?


    • Karly replied: — September 6th, 2015 @ 11:15 am

      You can cut them however large you want. :)


  5. Leona September 7, 2015 @ 3:57 am (#

    I tried them yesterday and everybody loved them! I had to make another two batches. and still I only had 2 pieces everybody LOVED them!!! Thanks for this amazing recipe. I’ll do it again that’s for sure .


  6. Leona September 7, 2015 @ 4:03 am (#

    Hi, everybody LOVED them ! they were very tasty, thanks for the amazing recipe. Though the only thing I did different is I only made two table spoons of butter and only 1 tablespoon of Nutella malted. Thanks again 😀


  7. Sam Britton September 22, 2015 @ 6:07 am (#

    First time ever making Brownies. Am I supposed to be wearing this much of the Brownie mix? Smells divine, not cooked yet… I don’t even like Brownies but the OH & DD do!


  8. Julia C. September 23, 2015 @ 4:56 am (#

    I only got 12 brownies from this recipe, but Someone else said they had 20.


  9. harry October 23, 2015 @ 3:41 am (#

    how many does this make


    • Karly replied: — October 27th, 2015 @ 7:59 pm

      It makes one 9×13 pan. You can count them any size you like.


  10. Quada October 29, 2015 @ 7:30 pm (#

    Would it work just as well if you put the mix into cup cake tins


    • Karly replied: — October 30th, 2015 @ 11:44 am

      You’ll need to grease the pan well and adjust the bake time. They likely won’t take nearly as long to bake.


  11. Stephanie H. November 15, 2015 @ 11:29 am (#

    Hi everyone
    This is my first try at making brownies and this recipe is simply AMAZING! the brownies were soo delicious and it was soo easy to do!!
    I just replaced the chocolate chips with oreos! I’ll definitely be repeating this recipe!


    • Karly replied: — November 16th, 2015 @ 10:27 am

      Oh, Oreo cookies sound like a great addition!


  12. Lezlie November 29, 2015 @ 4:44 pm (#

    Hi – I just made these and they came out very dense and not gooey at all. :( I cut the sugar to 1 1/3 cup and used chocolate chips instead of melts, but followed the rest of the recipe exactly. Baked for 30 minutes. Did I over bake it?


    • Karly replied: — November 30th, 2015 @ 8:17 am

      You can’t cut the sugar like that in baked goods as it will mess with the structure. Try again with the correct amount of sugar. :)


      • Lezlie replied: — November 30th, 2015 @ 9:34 pm

        OMG….I just realized I didn’t use enough sugar. I meant to use 1 3/4! Ugh…


  13. Lauren @ Ease and Carrots January 17, 2016 @ 2:50 pm (#

    I was craving good brownies today and have had these marked on Pinterest for quite some time so I figured it was the day to try them…let me just say…DA BOMB!! I LOVE a rich, gooey brownie just like this so these were perfect! My husband and I couldn’t stop eating them right out of the oven! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe..I’ll definitely be making again!


    • Karly replied: — January 18th, 2016 @ 5:34 am

      So glad you guys liked them!


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