Nutella Brownies

Posted on Feb 18, 2011 in Recipes | 43 comments

I love anything chocolate hazelnut flavoured. Anything. Kinder Bueno is my favourite chocolate bar and I love Nutella on everything. I was craving something chocolate-hazelnut one day so I decided to make Nutella Brownies! I was in a hurry so I didn’t have a proper recipe. Which wouldn’t have mattered even if I did because I had NO weighing scale, NO measuring cups, NO measuring spoons. I just had a bowl and a wooden spoon. No mixer, electric beater, nothing. It’s like living in cavemen times!

So this is a completely out-of-the-blue, make-it-up-as-I-go-along recipe. Fingers crossed this turns out well!

Ingredients (PLEASE NOTE: These are all estimates because I had nothing to measure with!)
150 g butter
1/2 cup sugar
100 g Lindt milk chocolate
350 g Nutella (yes that’s a lot I know!)
2 eggs
1 cup plain flour (or more until batter looks quite thick-ish)

Method

  1. I melted butter, sugar, Nutella and chocolate in a bowl over a pot of boiling water (I still don’t know the proper word for this technique).

    Melt butter, sugar, chocolate and Nutella

  2. When fully melted, I put it aside aside to let it cool slightly. Then cracked in 2 eggs and mixed well.
  3. Add flour into mixture. Then mix well.

    Brownie Batter

    I had to show you this picture. I don’t know why it’s all clumpy and weird looking! I was fearing the WORST!

  4. Line a tray with greaseproof paper and bake it at 180°C for about 20-25 minutes.

    Burnt Brownie

And then I did the smart thing and completely forgot about the time. So it got completely burnt! The top and bottom was solid and crunchy. The edges were impossible to bite through so I cut it off. The middle bits were somewhat salvageable. I did what I could to save some of it.

Nutella Brownies

I decided to slap on a generous amount of Nutella to hide how burnt it actually was. The middle bits look quite moist I have to say but it was very crunchy. It tasted good though. For what it’s worth, it may have turned out quite nicely if I haven’t forgotten about it in the oven! I made this quite differently from my Chewy Chocolate Brownies that I made before, which was the best brownie in the world I have to say (can’t take all the credit, it was mom’s recipe). I should’ve gone back to it and just added Nutella, but too late now!

There’s something we can all take away from this:

1) Always, ALWAYS use a timer!
2) If all else fails, just slather on a whole lot of Nutella (no use counting calories at this point!).

I put it in the fridge to keep and took it out the next day to eat. But it was ROCK SOLID. Literally. I couldn’t even get a knife to cut through it, much less being able to bite it! Because the top and bottom were so burnt, the brownie became extra hard. If it hit you on the head, it might just knock you out!

Lethal brownies.

43 Comments

  1. Nice! They look really nice with the nutella. Even though you over baked it, the middle looks very moist and fudgy. Btw, I think that method of melting chocolate is called using a double boiler or something along the lines of that.

    • Double boiler? I’ll have to remember that for next time :D. The middle wasn’t too bad but the top and bottom were too hard haha. Oh well, do better next time ;).

  2. even though you overbaked the brownie, the center still looks so gooey and fudgy!! haha i always don’t use a time as well so i had experience this a couple of time! don’t blame youself ok!

    • At least this time I took it out before the smoke alarms start going off haha. Must remember to keep an eye on the baking next time :)

  3. I LOVE Nutella! And that Kinder Bueno chocolate bar is sooo good. Only problem is, it’s so small. Always not enough to please my chocolate hazelnut cravings.

    It’s pretty cool how moist the middle looked even when you overbaked it. Too bad it was rock hard after the fridge. Kudos to you for trying without any equipment though. I would’ve probably just eaten spoonfuls of Nutella. Ha! I must go stalk your Mom’s blog for some cookie recipes now. K’s getting tired of chocolate chip cookie. Oh the life of a mom. Anything for our baby girls, even macarons ;-)

    • LOL. I cracked up when I read “Only problem is, it’s so small.” So funny lol. Sometimes my mom walks in while I’m on the computer and wonders why I’m laughing to myself. Chances are, I’m probably reading your comments at the time! Haha.

      Oh I know, next time I might just do that lol. Spoonfuls of Nutella would easily satisfy my cravings :). And moms are just the greatest :D.

      • Glad I could return the laughter my dear :-D

        • :DDD

  4. Aaaaaaah, must… have… a … brownie….
    Yummy!!!!!!!!!
    *kisses* HH

    • Haha! Thanks :)

  5. at least you could still eat on the middle part..not a total disaster yet! never mind, there are still plenty of opportunites to bake this again! If next time you find that the batter is too thick, you could probably pour in some whipping cream to dilute it a little but i think the best is still to get your measuring spoons ready if you want to bake.

    • That’s definitely right. Measuring spoons are a necessity! That’s a good idea – whipping cream. Never thought of that. Thanks for the tip! :D. And hopefully next time I’ll do better haha. Though I do find comfort in the fact that it wasn’t a total disaster :D lol.

  6. What a fantastic flavor for brownies, sorry they got burnt but sounds like you were able to salvage the center pieces :)

    • Thanks Alisha :)

  7. YUM! Brownies!!!

    You’re from Miri? Miri is kinda like a second home to me cuz i go there all the time! ;)

    XOXO

    • Lol thanks :). Miri is the best place ;) haha xoxo

  8. there was a time I used to eat Nutella every day after school (while i lived in France) then my kids did that and now back to Nutella again, but in a brownie, sounds like an adult treat! Great idea.

    • Oh it must’ve been so great living in France! Yeah, I could still eat spoonfuls of Nutella haha.

  9. These look lovely and sound delicious. This is my first visit to your blog and I’ve spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I really like the food and recipes you feature here. I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

    • Thanks for dropping by Mary. I popped over to your blog and love the food you’ve got there! :) Have a great day!

  10. OH MY GOD! this looks DELICIOUS!
    thanks for you comments btw :) so lovely. and YES audrey hepburn rocks :D

    let’s keep in touch!!

    • Hi! Thanks for popping by :). She’s legend, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is like my favourite movie. Definitely stay in touch! :)

  11. Sharon, love love those nutella brownies..so moist, rich and mouthwatering!

    • Thanks Angie :)

  12. Believe it or not, I am new to Nutella. Only tried it recently because of a challenge. I really like it though but have to limit myself to crub that expanding waistline. Your nutella brownies look good with more nutella on the top.

    • Haha I have to watch myself too or I could finish the whole jar! It’s great isn’t it? And the brownies were good – too bad they got burnt!

  13. hmmmm this actually looks delicious! :) i’m sucha huge chocolat fan:p
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  14. I have an unhealthy obsession with Nutella and I have never seen it on brownies like this. Looks great!

    • Thanks for dropping by Ashlea! :). Nutella is great isn’t it haha.

  15. Yummmmmm !! what else ?

    • We’ll just have to wait and see haha ;)

  16. They look soooooo good!I love nutella!

    • It’s delicious isn’t it :D

  17. Nutella Brownies..ohmygod. That sounds pretty good. Good enough to give me a really sore tummy.

    But yes Scotland! Is it nice there?? I would go to england all the time. possibly live there. if it wasnt for the cold weather. xoox

    • Lol thanks Sarah. Scotland is really nice, though the weather is much colder so I don’t think you’d like it so much haha. xo

  18. Woww, these look absolutely amazingggg! My tummy is growling now! I’m definitely trying these out!!! xX

    • Thanks! :)

  19. I’m wiping drool off of my keyboard … ohmygoodness using nutella in brownies and on top by golly, why didn’t I think of that?! GENIUS. I gotta try this out now. I’ve never made brownies from scratch but using real delicious chocolate pieces like Lindt there is a sure fire way it is going to taste smashing. Yummy!
    LOL to the accidental brownie burning, but I’ve done that a couple times before and the insides are ridiculous moist because of all that heat trapped in.

    • Thanks Hanna! Hope you like it! I have a weakness for Nutella and all things chocolate ;) lol. That makes sense how the heat is trapped in so the centre is really moist.

  20. OMG!!!!!!!!! nutella brownies!!! they look so yummy :D n thanks for leaving a lovely comment following you back <3

    • Thanks Amy! :) And keep in touch!

  21. Sharon- I love your tenacity to get your chocolate/nutella on! And those look absolutely DIVINE!!! :)

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