Nutella Brownies

Completely outrageous Nutella brownies!! Rich, fudgy, chewy, dense, and perfect homemade brownies on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Ooomph. Monday.

I know you feel me. The weekend went by way too fast, so I figured we could do our best at making Monday a little less painful. And I can’t think of a more appropriate way to achieve Monday Bliss Status than with NUTELLA BROWNIES.

Completely outrageous Nutella brownies!! Rich, fudgy, chewy, dense, and perfect homemade brownies on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Can we handle this right now? Here goes nothing!

I’ve always made brownies 1 of 3 ways:

with cocoa powder

with pure chocolate

with both

Any of the above supply the decadent chocolate flavor as tasted in recipes like my chewy fudgy brownies and mint chocolate chip cheesecake brownies. But there’s another big time chocolate player in town that I’ve ignored all this years. It’s that wonderfully creamy, fabulously thick magic we all know as Nutella. The stuff you spread onto each bite of a banana (do you do that too?) and then tell yourself you’ll just have one small spoonful straight up when the banana’s gone. Yeah right, more like 4?? Make that 5. And there goes 10 billion calories. It’s all very worth it.

Jar of Nutella for Nutella brownies on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Today’s Nutella brownies come from my dear friend Shelly. Shelly is the brains behind cookies & cups, a blog focusing on what we all know and love: eating dessert first. Her new cookbook, The Cookies & Cups Cookbook, is just the same– and home to 125 exclusive recipes, each with a photo. Shelly’s style of baking and cooking is quick and fuss-free and the cookbook is filled with irresistible breakfast recipes, simple family favorite dinners, and over the top desserts like S’mores Fudge Bars and Toffee Banana Cream Pie (omg!). Somehow Shelly always knows what you’re in the mood for. And you’ll LOVE it.

Shelly was kind enough to let me share a recipe with you and the moment I flipped to page 108, I was sold. And, at that very same moment staring at those little chocolate hazelnut gems, I somehow had a chocolate craving the size of Texas.

Houston, we have no problem.

Nutella brownies from Cookies & Cups cookbook on sallysbakingaddiction.com

(Those are swirls of Nutella on top. This is the best Monday ever.)

About these brownies: I was so intrigued that Shelly didn’t add any chocolate or cocoa powder to the brownie batter and that all of the chocolate flavor comes from Nutella. So each brownie has this incredibly concentrated and sweet chocolate hazelnut flavor. It’s all you taste! Always a fan of a little sweet and salty action, I topped the brownies with sea salt. Using Nutella for all the chocolate flavor = next-level brownies. Just you wait for it.

Another aspect I loved about the Nutella brownies is that they’re prepared in just 1 bowl. It’s practically zero mess, so clean up is a breeze. Waiting for the brownies to bake and cool? That’s another story. You’ll need a mixer to cream the butter and brown sugar together. Oh! And that’s another thing! She uses brown sugar, not white, to help sweeten the brownies. A gal after my own brown sugar lovin’ heart.

Simply put, these Nutella brownies are remarkable.

Completely outrageous Nutella brownies!! Rich, fudgy, chewy, dense, and perfect homemade brownies on sallysbakingaddiction.com

You haven’t had a brownie like this. Nutella brownies are yours for the taking!

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Nutella Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup (5 Tablespoons; 72g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (370g) Nutella, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (94g) all-purpose flour
  • optional: 3/4 cup (135g) semi-sweet chocolate chips and sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment, leaving an overhang on all sides to easily lift the brownies out of the pan when cool. (If using a 9-inch pan, the bake time will be a few minutes less.) Set aside.
  2. With a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed in a large bowl until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Add the brown sugar and beat on high speed for 1-2 minutes until creamed. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl as needed. With the mixer running on low speed, add the eggs and vanilla extract. Beat on medium-high speed until combined, then beat in 1 cup Nutella and salt. Mix until smooth and fluffy. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl as needed. With the mixer running on low speed, add the flour, mixing just until combined. Do not overmix. If using chocolate chips, gently fold them in.
  3. Pour the batter into prepared baking pan. Drop teaspoonfuls of the remaining 1/4 cup Nutella on top. Using a knife, swirl the Nutella into the batter. Top with a sprinkle of sea salt.
  4. Bake the brownies for 32-36 minutes. Keep your eye on them and test with a toothpick to determine doneness. If the toothpick comes out with only a couple moist crumbs, the brownies are done. The brownies may take a few minutes longer; all ovens vary. Mine took 36 minutes.
  5. Allow the brownies to cool completely in the pan set on a wire rack. Once cool, lift the foil out of the pan using the overhang on the sides and cut into squares. You can top each with more sea salt if desired. Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. They won't last that long!

Make ahead tip: For longer storage, freeze the brownies for up to 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator then bring to room temperature before serving.

Recipe Notes:

Recipe from The Cookies & Cups Cookbook with permission from author & publisher.

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The Cookies & Cups Cookbook by Shelly Jaronsky

EASY Nutella brownies are incredibly rich and fudgy! You haven't had a brownie like this!

158 Comments

Comments

  1. Sumika on January 8, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Delicious! I made it for xmas dinner. My guests loved it(duh). 
    Baking time was way off for me though. At 35 min, when I shook the pan lightly, it would giggle like a molten batter. So at the end, one hr turned out to be perfect with fudgt center!! Thanks!

  2. Jordan on January 22, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Hi, 

    If using a 9 x 13 baking tray. Do you have to double up on all the ingredients? Thank you! 

    • Rana on July 24, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      I have the same question!

    • Sally on July 24, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      I would, yes. Unsure of the bake time.

    • Abry on December 31, 2017 at 5:11 am

      Did you try it ! What is the baking time was??

      • Marcy on May 18, 2018 at 3:22 pm

        46 minutes worked on my 9×13 dark pan. Turned out amazing.



  3. Jack on January 29, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Wonderful recipe, whole family loves them and theyre a big hit with my friends! Thank you!!

  4. greentopiaries on February 5, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Oh my word, I made these today and they were so very wonderful! Only had milk chocolate chips on hand and used them. I think they are the best brownies I’ve ever had. Just delicious!

  5. Mercy on March 14, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Can you use salted butter instead ? 

    • Amanda on April 3, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      I’d say it’s a fine substitute, just don’t add the additional 1/2 tsp salt

  6. chris on April 17, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Dear Sally..ive been making this since the first time you posted the recipe..and suddenly…recently I couldn’t get the swirls right..it looks fine before the oven but it came out ugly…no swirls..no flaky flakes (?? i hope u understand lol) do you think my oven temp is the culprit? or perhaps the nutella itself got watery? should i bet the egg for a long time?

    thanks a million!
    chris

  7. Suzanne on May 4, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Is it 1/3 count butter (as recipe states) or 2/3 cup ( as your Pinterest board states)?

    • Sally on May 4, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      Always go by the actual recipe on my pages. Pinterest just pulls from code and can be inaccurate.

  8. Swathi on May 5, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Hi Sally – this was by far the best brownie recipe I’ve made. Took me closer to an hour though to bake. Should I be using self raising flour for the bake time to be around 35 minutes ? Thanks 

  9. Sophie on May 20, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Hi , today i made these brownies but instead of vanilla extract I used caramel extract and the hole family loved them also a friends lol girl loved them she wouldn’t stop eating it I recommend the caramel extract!

  10. Mylee on June 17, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Is there any way I could hand mix these if I don’t have a mixer? 

    • Sally on June 18, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      With some elbow grease, absolutely!

  11. Christina on June 20, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Hi Sally,

    I made these for my Nutella-loving husband for Father’s Day, and they were a huge hit. I doubled the recipe and baked in a 9×13 pan. They took ~40 min in the oven, but I think I could have underbaked them a bit for a gooier texture.

  12. Sofia on July 10, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I made these brownies and i just added 1/2 tsp of baking powder and it turns out great . Your brownies is absolutely yummy. Everyone loves it. Thank you

  13. Tars on July 24, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Sally,

    Instead of using butter can I use coconut oil?

    • Sally on July 24, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      I don’t recommend it– butter is best in this brownie recipe.

  14. cadence on July 29, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    AMAZINGGGGGG thanks

  15. Liz on August 8, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    No leavening agents in this recipe??

    • Sally on August 9, 2017 at 8:25 am

      Hi Liz! Brownies typically don’t use any to maintain a super dense texture.

  16. Arthi Vijay on August 28, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Hello Sally! My family *loves loves loves* the nutella brownies. I have lost count of how frequently I have made this until now. Thank you! And wish you and your baby health and happiness! 🙂 Love all your Instagram posts <3

  17. Nivedidha on September 6, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Instead of brown sugar can I use normal white sugar ????? 

  18. Rebecca Wieting on September 14, 2017 at 9:05 am

    How much does this serve?

  19. Sevie-Anne Domingo on November 8, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Hello! I don’t have nutella right now ;( but I do have a bottle of Cookie Butter, do you think I can substitute the Cookie Butter for Nutella and maybe make a nice batch of Cookie Butter Brownies? I am not sure how well the Cookie Butter bakes ;(

  20. U shaz on December 3, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Hey! I have tried them so many time, i m obsessed with them! I m baking at a friends house today, her oven isn’t working properly, it works at 200c only! What if i bake at 200c?, how much time shall i give then?
    Thanks

  21. Mahrukh Bandorawalla on December 3, 2017 at 6:47 am

    I’ve made these twice now…and love them. Could I substitute part of the Nutella in the recipe by melted chocolate…i often run out of the stuff due to seriously addicted child…lol!!

  22. Reen on December 18, 2017 at 8:46 am

    If I don’t have large eggs, how many regular sized eggs do I use?

  23. Sarah on May 10, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    I would recommend peppermint extract Instead of vanilla but add more x

  24. Clare Coupe Scott on May 14, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Delicious! Mother’s Day dessert I made for myself. I made exactly as noted, included the chocolate chips and used coarse kosher salt. These were really easy to make and the results fantastic. In fact, my husband has declared them his favorite brownie ever. I have made a lot of brownies in my day, so that is a big statement! I will say mine probably took closer to 45-48 minutes. We ate them warm. YUM! Thanks for another keeper, Sally!

  25. Lydia on May 17, 2018 at 10:14 am

    I was craving brownies last night but didn’t have any chocolate (other than chocolate chips and cocoa powder) on hand, and was not going to go to the grocery in a downpour just for that, so I was thrilled to find this recipe – because the one thing I did have was Nutella. They turned out great! Loved that it was a one-bowl recipe for my late night baking and I was impressed by how much they tasted like traditional brownies, i.e. not overly “Nutella-ish” or hazelnutty. The flavor came through, but it wasn’t overpowering. Someone who doesn’t love Nutella would love these brownies. I call that a win! Thanks for sharing!

  26. Keisha on May 18, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Fast baking, smells amazing, cant wait to try these brownies!

  27. RoseMarie on May 29, 2018 at 2:32 am

    Seriously the best brownies I have ever made and I have been making brownies for a long time. I have a lot of really good brownie recipes. I may throw them all away. I love the texture and I love the height… no sunken thin brownie here. The crowd went wild… people were having 2-3 brownies each! I doubled the recipe and baked in a 9×13 pan, which was perfect.

    • Sally on May 29, 2018 at 1:33 pm

      This commend made my day! I might quote you next time I share this recipe 🙂

      • RoseMarie on June 3, 2018 at 9:40 am

        Feel free to quote… it is all true! If only I could figure out how many Wieght Watchers points…l I could make them a regular part of my diet!



  28. Kristy Howard on July 6, 2018 at 11:42 am

    And the quest for the perfect brownie is finally over! Thanks Sally!

  29. Keren on July 23, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Sally,

    I’ve tried this recipe many times but everytime the edges rise higher and I always have to trim it off. What’s the reason for this?

    Thank you 🙂

Reviews

  1. Clare Coupe Scott on May 14, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Delicious! Mother’s Day dessert I made for myself. I made exactly as noted, included the chocolate chips and used coarse kosher salt. These were really easy to make and the results fantastic. In fact, my husband has declared them his favorite brownie ever. I have made a lot of brownies in my day, so that is a big statement! I will say mine probably took closer to 45-48 minutes. We ate them warm. YUM! Thanks for another keeper, Sally!

  2. Keisha on May 18, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Fast baking, smells amazing, cant wait to try these brownies!

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