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 www.bunsinmyoven.com

These Nutella Brownies almost didn’t happen.

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?

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. :)

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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!

Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

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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184 Responses to “Nutella Brownies”

  1. minoo December 21, 2013 @ 5:16 am (#
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    just made like it very much but sugar was too much 2 !/4 thanks

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  2. Meredith December 30, 2013 @ 9:23 am (#
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    I instantly ran to the store for the ingredients to this amazing recipe. I then followed the instructions exactly as written. I somehow messed up my brownies though because they are very thick and dry once out of the oven. I had to throw away the entire batch this morning. So disappointed and I wish I knew what needed fixing.

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    Karly Reply:

    Hi @Meredith!

    I’m so sorry to hear they didn’t turn out for you! It’s hard to say what went wrong since I wasn’t in the kitchen with you, but my guess is that either your oven temperature is off (do you have a thermometer in the oven to test it?) or they were overbaked. Every oven is different, so it’s important to test during baking since the time may vary for you.

    Hope you’ll try these again! They really are fabulous brownies!

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  3. Kim January 1, 2014 @ 3:27 pm (#
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    these brownies are amazing. I do recommend that if your using this recipe and don’t feel its enough nutella flavor you can always top with a nutella butter cream or frosting. and it adds that extra kick you might need but i think these are amazing just by them self.

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    Karly Reply:

    @Kim,

    Great idea! Frosting is always a win!

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  4. Lauraah January 4, 2014 @ 9:48 pm (#
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    These are the best brownies ever! My fiancé and I ate the first batch and the second, I took to mum’s for dessert one Sunday. The ‘dessert’ batch quickly became an ‘oops-spoiled-everyone’s-dinner’ batch..
    Not that anyone was complaining! I do recommend adding the optional coffee, it aids the richness, without giving a distinct coffee flavour.

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  5. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner January 5, 2014 @ 5:44 pm (#
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    Divine intervention…lol…I love it! These look amazing and I love how your pics turned out with your macro lens. :)

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  6. Anita January 13, 2014 @ 2:26 pm (#
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    These look divine and I absolutely LOVE Nutella so I can’t wait to bake these! If i don’t have espresso can I substitute with coffee? I’ve got instant and regular ground coffee.

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  7. Aly January 16, 2014 @ 12:29 pm (#
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    These were DIVINE. I have to say, you can definitely taste the coffee. However, I liked that a lot! I used dark chocolate cocoa powder and it really kicked these brownies up a notch. So much chocolate, but they were SO good and rich. We warmed them up and served w/ vanilla ice cream and they were so decadent! Thank you SO much for this recipe!

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  8. Mila Furman January 16, 2014 @ 10:07 pm (#
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    These LOOK amazing and they TASTED amazing!
    I made these and I blew EVERYONE away! And everyone was begging for the recipe… I made one tiny change and went a bit crazy on the nutella… and it was amazing!!! I am blogging about it tomorrow on my site http://www.girlandthekitchen.com
    Come by and check it out!!! And thanks for the recipe! This one is a keeper!

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  9. AJ January 18, 2014 @ 12:11 am (#
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    These are absolutely the best brownies ever. Followed the recipe exactly & baked for 35 min. They are super moist & delicious.

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  10. Vanessa January 23, 2014 @ 2:26 am (#
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    Oooh this looks amaaaazing! *drools*

    http://cafecraftea.blogspot.com

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  11. Carmen February 3, 2014 @ 5:00 pm (#
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    My fiance is a big fan of the boxed brownies (something that isn’t easy to find once I moved to the UK) and usually my mom packs a few in a care package. But his birthday came sooner than another care package and my picky eater would devour a pan of brownies before he would even think about cake so I tried birthday brownies this year — two different batches. The first one came out bittersweet and he thought they were burnt but this recipe was perfect. It was a great replacement for the boxed brownies and made so much I can share them with the girls at work and he won’t get upset with me for taking away his sweets. Thanks so much for an amazing recipe! :)

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  12. Anna February 4, 2014 @ 12:14 pm (#
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    I absolutely love this recipe !!! It’s a keeper !!
    But can I use this recipe for Nutella cupcakes ?

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  13. free music downloads site February 4, 2014 @ 6:08 pm (#
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    There is definately a lot to find out about this subject.
    I really like all of the points you have made.

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  14. Ciao Annie February 5, 2014 @ 6:45 am (#
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    Happy world Nutella day! I made these to celebrate and will definitely file in the “best brownies ever” category. I added twice the nutella, some hazelnut extract, a ton of chopped hazelnuts, and shared on my blog… I will have happy co-workers today ;)

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  15. Tzivia February 9, 2014 @ 5:33 pm (#
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    I tried these brownies, and as soon as I added the Nutella, the entire mixture seized up and would not mix. I do not know if I was supposed to let the butter cool completely or what, but I followed the recipe exactly and ended up with a lumpy, grainy mixture. That’s two sticks of butter down the drain. Will not try again.

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    Karly Reply:

    @Tzivia,

    I’m sorry to hear that! I don’t cool the butter and sugar mixture before adding the Nutella. You do want to be sure not to allow the butter and sugar mixture to boil, though.

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    Cindy Reply:

    Tzivia,
    If you had lumps in the sugar, butter, Nutella mixture, a whisk would remove them…or you can let them melt in the brownies as they cook. Heating the mixture in the pan should also solve the problem. A wire whisk should remove lumps. Fyi. Hope this helps.

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  16. Amanda February 22, 2014 @ 1:36 pm (#
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    I used 1/2 brown and 1/2 white sugar and added walnuts. I realized I only had 1/2 the cocoa powder too, but they turned out fine. except when I tried to get them out of the pan it wouldn’t hold together too well. tasted good though

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  17. Healthy bacterial balance March 10, 2014 @ 12:04 pm (#
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  18. Joy Walden March 25, 2014 @ 11:52 am (#
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    I have made these brownies countless times, I started making my own nutella, I also coarse grind some good salt over the just after I take them out of the oven

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  19. Kari April 3, 2014 @ 4:33 pm (#
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    The brownies turned out good. I only used ~2 cups of sugar and it was too much sugar
    the nutella has a lot of sugar and so does chocolate so they turned out way too sweet

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    Karly Reply:

    @Kari,

    Sorry to hear they were too sweet for you.

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  20. Megan April 11, 2014 @ 7:09 am (#
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    These really are the best brownies ever. Everyone who has tried them loves them. The gooiness is heavenly and other brownie recipes lack this. Made them yesterday and making more today!

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  21. katy April 14, 2014 @ 7:53 am (#
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    Just made these and I have to say, they’re pretty awesome. As with most baked goods, they’re best right out of the oven, at their gooiest. Oh yes.

    I did not add the espresso powder, as I couldn’t find any in my grocery store. I can imagine it would make quite the difference in deepening the chocolate flavor, so it will be a priority next time. Without the espresso, they have a surprisingly clean finish (for a brownie). Let’s be frank, though — who doesn’t want that incredible chocolaty goodness to linger on the palate?

    My grocery store was also out of Nutella. Blasphemous, I know, but I found a container of Jif Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread. It tastes very comparable to Nutella, albeit mildly salty, of course. I just added less salt to the recipe. Much like the recipe author states (regarding the addition of Nutella), the Jif Spread flavor is not particularly detectable, but without question, it added just the right amount of gooey and chocolaty goodness.

    Will try these again with Nutella and will absolutely make it a priority to include espresso powder. I have a hunch that’s what really puts these over the top.

    Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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    Karly Reply:

    @katy,

    So glad to hear you enjoyed them!

    The espresso really does deepen the chocolate flavor, so definitely give it a try if you can find some! I can generally find it in a little jar with a green lid near the rest of the coffee. Can’t think of the brand, but it’s pretty popular and widely available. :)

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  22. Suzanne April 14, 2014 @ 5:47 pm (#
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    OMG! These are sick, but sick in a very delicious way. Thanks for this awesome recipe.

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  23. Leslie April 16, 2014 @ 2:56 am (#
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    Delectable! Love these and so did the people I made them for. Gone is seconds! I am not a coffee drinker, but I did add dark French roast Teeccino (a “herbal coffee” substitute made with roasted Ramon nuts) in place of the espresso. It intensified the flavor as espresso would. Yum!

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  24. Elizabeth April 16, 2014 @ 6:28 pm (#
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    So I decided to try these because they looked AMAZING! Well I cooked them for 35 minutes on 350, let them cool for 20 minutes on a wire rack, and cut into them only to find out that they were way too gooey and seemed very undercooked, in a way. So I put them back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes, they were even more gooey. So another five minutes and EVEN MORE GOOEY. So I’m throwing the whole batch out. I followed the recipe to a T and the butter/sugar mixture didn’t boil. The only thing that I can think of that may have to led to such a disaster is that I had had the oven preheating while I was melting the butter, and after I had stirred the sugar for two minutes, I put the saucepan on another burner instead of the countertop while I measured the Nutella to put into the butter/sugar mixture. Do you think that could have caused such a mess? After I added the rest of the ingredients, the batter looked perfectly fine. I’ve made brownies from scratch before without any problem whatsoever. I don’t know what caused such a disaster this time, but I’m really disappointed!

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    Karly Reply:

    Hi @Elizabeth,

    Sorry you had problems with this one! I don’t think the problem would be from the sugar.

    After returning them to the oven for 5 minutes, did you let them cool again before checking them or were you checking them straight from the oven? I know you let them cool the first time, but what about subsequent times?

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    Elizabeth Reply:

    @Karly, No, I didn’t let them cool again. I’ll try letting them cool for another twenty minutes. Hopefully they’ll turn out good. When I checked them straight from the oven, they were SUPER gooey. I mean I’m all for fudgy brownies, but not when they’re so gooey they fall apart when you take a bite.

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    Cindy Reply:

    NEVER toss in the trash can! Use the gooey goodness as a topping for ice-cream! YUMMY!

  25. Elizabeth April 16, 2014 @ 6:30 pm (#
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    I just want to clarify, the other burner WAS NOT on but maybe the heat from the oven rising up caused something to happen to the butter/sugar mixture while it was sitting on the stove for a couple of minutes while I measured the nutella?

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  26. Merrila April 16, 2014 @ 8:07 pm (#
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    Hey there! Just wondering, does it matter whether we use salted/unsalted butter? This recipe looks amaaazing though! :))

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  27. click me April 19, 2014 @ 11:31 am (#
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    What’s up, always i used to check weblog posts here early in the morning,
    as i like to find out more and more.

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  28. janna April 25, 2014 @ 9:48 am (#
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    Is it okay if I use the hershey;’s baking bar? I want to try this, but I only have baking bar from hershey’s. It is semisweet. If i add it in, should I chop it into small pieces? Or should I melt it with the butter and sugar? Please respond :) I would appreciate it.

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    Karly Reply:

    Hi @janna,

    I guess that depends on what you’re using the baking bar to replace. If you want to replace the cocoa powder, no, that won’t work. If you’d like to replace the baking melts or chocolate chips, yes, just chop it up and mix them in at the end.

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    Janna Reply:

    @Karly, i’m not replacing anything, i don’t have chocolate chips that’s why. :) I was planning to make it 3/4 nutella. Anyway, I will be trying this later! Thank you so much for answering! :)

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  29. Ikhlas May 18, 2014 @ 7:40 pm (#
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    Yum, these look DIVINE!

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  30. Kari May 19, 2014 @ 1:09 pm (#
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    No one should ever be assaulted by Nutella. These sound amzing and I will be making them.

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  31. Kaila June 19, 2014 @ 2:42 am (#
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    I think I baked them a few minutes too long because I couldn’t figure out the difference between gooey and raw haha. They still turned out awesome though, very very rich,but no one was complaining :)

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    Karly Reply:

    @Kaila,

    It’s hard to get them out at the perfect time, right? Glad you enjoyed them anyway!

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  32. Lora July 9, 2014 @ 4:05 am (#
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    Squeal – chocolate heaven

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  33. Scarlet July 16, 2014 @ 7:44 am (#
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    Once you’ve heated up the sugar and butter mixture and added the Nutella do you allow the mixture to cool before adding the eggs?

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    Karly Reply:

    @Scarlet,

    I don’t and I’ve never had an issue with it cooking the eggs, but if you’re worried about it, you can let it cool for a few minutes.

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  34. Jodie August 2, 2014 @ 5:43 am (#
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    Just made these all the way from China and they are really good! I used a small toaster oven (American sized ovens aren’t typical here) and will cook it for less time, I cooked it for about 25 minutes. Thanks for the recipe, good brownies must be homemade here so I will keep this recipe :)

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    Karly Reply:

    @Jodie,

    Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed them!

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  35. LeAnne Strong August 13, 2014 @ 2:58 pm (#
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    Do not make into cupcake brownies.. I don’t know where I went wrong with making thes brownies..

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  36. Michelle September 24, 2014 @ 2:39 am (#
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    Hi, I’ve been reading through the reviews, and found a couple that find the amount of sugar too overwhelming, like I do. Does lessening the amount of sugar affect the texture of the brownie? I feel like cutting it down by half when I try baking this. What do you think?

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    Karly Reply:

    Hi @Michelle,

    I haven’t tried reducing the sugar myself. I’m not sure what the texture would be like, but there’s only one way to find out. ;) Give it a shot and report back! :)

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  37. SOKRATES October 8, 2014 @ 6:15 am (#
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    This recipes looks awsome!!Can pls tell me how many grams of nutella you used?

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  38. seedbox from scratch online.net October 22, 2014 @ 3:55 pm (#
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    Nice response in return of this issue with solid arguments and explaining everything
    on the topic of that.

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  39. Lissette October 24, 2014 @ 4:02 pm (#
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    This is my go-to brownie recipe – my family loves it. Thank you!

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