Sunday, July 25, 2010

Nutella Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Believe it or not, I've never baked brownies from scrath that didn't end up tasting dry and dull (ie: tasteless). I also have never eaten Nutella before. All of this changed over the weekend. These brownies actually came out of the oven moist with the perfect amount of crunch on the top. The chocolate chips were like a welcome pocket of chocolate bursting from random bites. The brownies actually reminded me of the Mrs. Fields brownies that my sister and I used to convince my grandma to buy us at the mall when we were little girls. What made these even better was that the recipe calls for spreading Nutella over them! I love Nutella. I can say that now. I might start eating it out of the jar or spreading it randomly on cookies and crackers. These brownies really were so good that you don't need the Nutella spread. They can hold their own. If tomorrow wasn't Monday, I would bake up another batch and eat them at my pleasing. But I can't stroll into work with chocolate crumbs around my mouth and my clothes not fitting. If only..

Nutella Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Recipe from Bunny's Warm Oven
4 - one ounce squares unsweetened chocolate
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
2 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 Tablespoons pure vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup unbleached white flour
1 cup chocolate chips, optional (recommended)
1/2 - 1 whole jar of Nutella

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter or spray and flour a 9 X 13 inch glass or non-stick baking pan.
Chop unsweetened chocolate and melt chocolate and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Do not burn. Remove from heat.
Using a wooden spoon or spatula, add sugar and stir until well mixed.
Add eggs, vanilla and salt and beat well with a wooden spoon.
Fold in flour and mix just until smooth. Do not over mix. Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
Cool for about 15 minutes, then spread desired amount of Nutella over warm brownies.
Cool completely before cutting into squares.

Don't you hate waiting for the cooling process to be complete?


  1. no doubt about it--nutella is magical. congrats on making your first batch of TASTY scratch brownies--they look great! and i can NEVER wait until something i've made is completely cool. :)

  2. Yes, I do hate the cooling process, I want to try everything as soon as its done. Especially pies! The process is so long.
    I love nutella, and been eating it since I was a kid. I've never had it with brownies, sounds delicious!

  3. Nutella certainly works here! They look delcious!

  4. Now my girls would love this...natella is a favourite. xoxo Thanks for all the yumminess all the time...I can count on you. xo

  5. Oh wow...These look amazing. Nutella is one of my most favorite ingredients in the entire WORLD. Like you, I could slater it on anything or just eat it with a spoon.

    I'm bookmarking this recipe for sure! :)

  6. oh, you are evil... :) especially today when all i can think about is eating!

    i'm going to have to make all your recipes, everything looks scrumptious...i love love love baking as well.