Nutella Brownies

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. :)

PrintPrintSaveSave

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.

Love Nutella? Check out my other recipes featuring Nutella!

Loaded with chunks of sugar, these liege waffles are SO not your typical breakfast waffle!  Topped with Nutella and strawberries!

Liege Waffles with Nutella and Strawberries

S'mores Donut #recipe! These donuts are EASY PEASY and taste like they came from a gourmet donut shop!

S’mores Donuts

nutella pumpkin bars 4

Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Bars

Peanut Butter S'mores Cookie Cups recipe

Peanut Butter S’mores Cookie Cups

s'mores poundcake recipe

S’more Pound Cake Sandwiches

This post contains affiliate links.

linked up to Tasteand Tell Thursday & Strut Your Stuff Saturday

Around the Web


Don’t miss a post!

Subscribe to receive daily updates or weekly post digests sent directly to your email box:

Stay Connected:


176 Responses to “Nutella Brownies”

  1. Amy January 3, 2013 @ 7:04 am (#
    1
    )

    These look absolutely delicious! As do the rest of your recipes. But these look doubly good!

    [Reply]

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 3, 2013 @ 7:56 am (#
    2
    )

    These brownies look insane!! Yum!

    [Reply]

  3. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen January 3, 2013 @ 8:23 am (#
    3
    )

    Sinfully delicious!

    [Reply]

  4. Joy @ Baking-Joy January 3, 2013 @ 9:32 am (#
    4
    )

    I was planning of making regular brownies tomorrow…but I think my plans have changed!

    [Reply]

  5. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie January 3, 2013 @ 10:07 am (#
    5
    )

    I want these desperately

    [Reply]

  6. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) January 3, 2013 @ 10:11 am (#
    6
    )

    My eyes are bugging out of my head. Those are so sensational pictures my dear! I am gaga over how wonderful and delicious these look!

    [Reply]

    Karly Reply:

    Thank you! :)

    [Reply]

  7. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen January 3, 2013 @ 10:40 am (#
    7
    )

    Gorgeous! I do believe in Divine intervention! Got to go make these now!

    [Reply]

  8. shaffy January 3, 2013 @ 11:19 am (#
    8
    )

    and now I can’t sleep until this gets made… it’s 1.15am where I am at this moment.

    [Reply]

  9. Becky @ Olives n Wine January 3, 2013 @ 11:28 am (#
    9
    )

    These look UNREAL! I absolutely love Nutella and am pretty sure I can never, ever make these brownies because I would eat the entire pan. No sharing here! On second thought… I think I’ll make these for dinner ;)

    [Reply]

  10. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme January 3, 2013 @ 11:35 am (#
    10
    )

    Divine intervention for sure! These look amazing!

    [Reply]

  11. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts January 3, 2013 @ 12:14 pm (#
    11
    )

    Yes!! I made a version of these last winter, and they were incredible. You have me dreaming of the, and wanting to make these soon!

    [Reply]

  12. Averie @ Averie Cooks January 3, 2013 @ 12:15 pm (#
    12
    )

    One of my fave recipes on my whole site are my Nutella Brownies! The recipe base is what I base all other brownie recipes off (minus the nutella swirls). Your brownies look so thick, rich, dark, dense and just amazing!

    [Reply]

  13. sally @ sallys baking addiction January 3, 2013 @ 1:09 pm (#
    13
    )

    these are all sorts of UH-MAZING. Oh Karly, you never let me down. I need these in my life right now. being back at the office after a long break sucks. :( bring on the NUTELLA!

    [Reply]

  14. grace January 3, 2013 @ 2:16 pm (#
    14
    )

    ho. lee. smokes. karly. those are gooey and fudgy to the nth degree! and with nutella! nicely done, you.

    [Reply]

  15. JulieD January 3, 2013 @ 2:19 pm (#
    15
    )

    Oh hello!! I love this!! I have to try this ASAP!

    [Reply]

  16. Summer @ Mallow and Co January 3, 2013 @ 4:33 pm (#
    16
    )

    Yes, I believe in divine intervention! Those brownies look perfect–rich and chocolatey! This is the kind of batter I would have to eat with a spoon though

    [Reply]

    Karly Reply:

    Believe it or not, these are actually better after baking! I usually go for the batter over the finished product, but not with these guys!

    [Reply]

  17. Becca from It's Yummilicious January 3, 2013 @ 7:30 pm (#
    17
    )

    Holy macro lens, Batgirl!! I just died. Went straight to macro Nutella heaven with a big ‘ol freaking Nutella covered face.
    Incidentally, you owe me a Bandaid. Damned screen hurt my poking finger

    [Reply]

  18. Joanne January 3, 2013 @ 8:21 pm (#
    18
    )

    Maybe I can use these as an excuse to get a macro lens…hmm sounds like a good idea to me!

    [Reply]

    Karly Reply:

    Definitely! Although, I really only get mine out once or twice a year. Maybe I should add “use the macro more” to my resolutions?

    [Reply]

  19. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust January 3, 2013 @ 8:23 pm (#
    19
    )

    I swear, they look alive on my screen. Holy heck Karly. You’re torturing me here – I want brownies REALLY BAD right now.

    [Reply]

  20. tijuana (po' man meals) January 3, 2013 @ 8:42 pm (#
    20
    )

    the brownies would not be able to mop up all of my drool right now!! wow. must try one of these NOW!

    [Reply]

  21. Pam January 3, 2013 @ 8:53 pm (#
    21
    )

    Think you could use hot fudge instead of Nutella? Can’t eat hazelnut
    They look amazing

    [Reply]

    Karly Reply:

    Yep, I think hot fudge would be fabulous! You could leave it out entirely, too, if you wanted. That’s how I usually make the brownies and they’re phenomenal. Hot fudge could only make them better, though! :)

    [Reply]

  22. Katherine R. January 4, 2013 @ 8:25 am (#
    22
    )

    I for one am NOT complaining. You are so right about that lens…I nearly ate my computer.

    [Reply]

  23. Julie @ Table for Two January 4, 2013 @ 10:54 am (#
    23
    )

    holy moly, holy MOLY!! these look so ooey gooey and chocolatey! i’m obsessed with nutella so these are right up my alley!

    [Reply]

  24. Michelle January 4, 2013 @ 1:28 pm (#
    24
    )

    I am making these this after noon–can’t wait!

    [Reply]

  25. Susan (Oliepants) January 4, 2013 @ 3:27 pm (#
    25
    )

    Geez – I don’t think i need any description of how fudgy these are – they look marvelous!! And, a perfect brownie too!

    [Reply]

  26. Deborah January 5, 2013 @ 12:05 am (#
    26
    )

    Seriously, Karly – you are killing me. If I had some Nutella in the kitchen right now, I’d be headed straight in there!!

    [Reply]

  27. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids January 7, 2013 @ 8:28 pm (#
    27
    )

    I made this tonight. One word. DELICIOUS!!

    [Reply]

  28. Melinasophie95 January 8, 2013 @ 6:34 am (#
    28
    )

    This is amazing!! :O

    [Reply]

  29. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen January 8, 2013 @ 2:49 pm (#
    29
    )

    Now I’m craving two things: a macro lens and a brownie

    [Reply]

  30. Marilyn January 8, 2013 @ 11:49 pm (#
    30
    )

    Hi :) i just wanna know when do you incorporate the « 10 ounce package Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Baking Melts (or chocolate chips) » ???
    Maybe you forget to mention,
    that’s a great recipe, for sure i’m gonna try it ;)
    Thanck you,
    Mary

    [Reply]

    Karly Reply:

    I just double checked and it’s in there! You add them with the flour at the end. :)

    [Reply]

  31. jan gordon January 9, 2013 @ 9:06 am (#
    31
    )

    These are absolutely the best brownies I ever had!! It combines two of my favorites~~chocolate and nutella. Thanks Karly!

    [Reply]

  32. Marilyn January 9, 2013 @ 11:29 pm (#
    32
    )

    Alright, i didn’t realize that “baking melts” was the chocolate chips, sorry and thanck you for your answer ;)

    [Reply]

  33. Lisa January 11, 2013 @ 9:13 pm (#
    33
    )

    Sweet Holy Moses. These look so amazing that I pinned them twice! Literally. This is the second time I’ve seen this recipe, and I immediately pinned them both time because I want them so bad :)

    [Reply]

    Karly Reply:

    I hope you’ll make them! They’re so easy and seriously just as good as they look! :)

    Thanks for the pins!

    [Reply]

  34. Rita January 11, 2013 @ 9:28 pm (#
    34
    )

    These look heavenly! Thanks for sharing.

    [Reply]

  35. Amy January 12, 2013 @ 4:34 pm (#
    35
    )

    Made these today….instead of 2 sticks of butter I used 1 stick of butter and 12 ounce diet dr pepper. Turned out great!!!! Next time I’m going to ditch the butter and do 24 ounce diet dr pepper.

    [Reply]

  36. Melissa January 16, 2013 @ 6:23 pm (#
    36
    )

    Just made these and they were very good but sadly I was disappointed not to taste any Nutella which was the whole reason I made them.

    [Reply]

  37. terry January 17, 2013 @ 5:15 pm (#
    37
    )

    just discovered your site (love it) and made these brownies – PERFECT. the picture on your site looks like you sprinkled salt on top…true?

    [Reply]

    Karly Reply:

    Hi Terry!

    Sorry for the delay. I somehow missed your comment! :)

    It’s actually powdered sugar on top of the brownies, but a chunky sea salt would be pretty fabulous too!

    [Reply]

  38. melissa January 20, 2013 @ 4:02 pm (#
    38
    )

    Can I substitute oil for butter in this recipe?

    [Reply]

    Karly Reply:

    I haven’t tried it myself, but I think oil would work alright. I’m sure it will change the texture a bit, but should be fine.

    [Reply]

  39. Ethel Jo Desormeaux January 21, 2013 @ 9:44 pm (#
    39
    )

    WELL I DIDN’T THINK I WAS HUNGRY WHEN I SAT DOWN HERE. BUT LOOKING AT ALL THIS FOOD NOW I HAVE TO GO FIX ME SOMETHING TO EAT. I LOVE BROWNIES . I’LL HAVE TO BUY SOME NUTELLA TOMORROW. WATCH ME. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    [Reply]

  40. Amanda January 22, 2013 @ 2:25 pm (#
    40
    )

    I really wish people would refrain from writing reviews until they actually MADE the dessert (aside from asking questions). These were good but I would recommend using more nutella since cocoa powder is also used. If these were put before me I wouldn’t guess that they were nutella brownies.

    [Reply]

    Karly Reply:

    I’m not sure anyone here has written a “review” before making these brownies. There are plenty of comments regarding the recipe or photos, but they’re not misleading in any way. I think it’s pretty easy to tell who has made the recipe and who hasn’t. I enjoy and encourage comments like these. This is a blog, not a recipe website like allrecipes and I enjoy chatting with my readers! :)

    I’m sorry these brownies didn’t live up to your expectations. I suppose you’re right that Nutella isn’t the predominate flavor, I just liked how it made things extra chocolatey and fudgy.

    [Reply]

  41. Sara January 25, 2013 @ 12:57 pm (#
    41
    )

    These tasted amaaaaaaaaazing!! I even put an extra dollop of Nutella ontop. Defo try this!

    [Reply]

  42. Katie January 27, 2013 @ 11:52 am (#
    42
    )

    Do you think these might freeze well?

    [Reply]

  43. karol January 27, 2013 @ 12:45 pm (#
    43
    )

    I have been looking forward to making these all week and today I put together the ingredient list but the 2 1/4 cups of sugar staggered me, especially with the chocolate and nutella also in there. Has anyone made these and found them just way too sweet? Would cutting the sugar way down ruin the recipe?

    [Reply]

  44. Emily January 27, 2013 @ 10:44 pm (#
    44
    )

    I really want to make these, but I was wondering if you need to use the chocolate chips? I have all of the others ingredients.

    [Reply]

  45. Sunshine baker January 28, 2013 @ 12:45 pm (#
    45
    )

    I accidentally overbaked them, but they were still really good.

    [Reply]

  46. Hunny Kidd January 29, 2013 @ 5:21 pm (#
    46
    )

    How can anyone go wrong with chocolate. I don’t care if I can taste the Nutella or not, I’m ready for me some brownies. Let us all take a respectful moment of silence in thanks for Devin Intervention…
    Amen.

    [Reply]

  47. Donz January 30, 2013 @ 10:47 am (#
    47
    )

    I tried the recipe, but I didn’t like that much. For starters it DOESN’t taste like Nutella AT ALL. I would never recommend it to anyone.

    [Reply]

  48. ella January 31, 2013 @ 4:41 pm (#
    48
    )

    these look AMAZING. deffenantly will try… regardless of what donz says. they look moist and chewy and chocoalaty.=) thanks for the recipe!

    [Reply]

  49. Tracy February 2, 2013 @ 8:58 am (#
    49
    )

    I made these last night, but veganized them. I used earth balance instead of butter, justin’s hazelnut spread instead of nutella, and energy egg replacer instead of the eggs and THEY ARE AS BEAUTIFUL AND DELICIOUS AS YOUR PICTURES LOOKED!! I seriously need to get them out of my house before I gain 80 lbs. So, so good! Thank you!

    [Reply]

    Karly Reply:

    Glad to hear you loved them! :)

    Thanks for sharing your changes so others can try it too!

    [Reply]

  50. Tracy February 2, 2013 @ 9:05 am (#
    50
    )

    … but I should note that I baked them an extra 15 minutes because they wouldn’t hold together (too gooey!!). But then this morning, they were set perfectly. I say better the next day!!

    [Reply]

Leave a Comment