Nutella Brownie

What is it about Nutella that just puts everybody in a craze???

Last week, for all you Nutella fans, we celebrated Nutella Day where the entire blogosphere (or at least that’s what it felt like) joined together and enjoyed cans and cans of Nutella! So many recipes poured in from Nutella Lava Cakes to Nutella Bread.  Yours truly decided to make Nutella Brownies.  But these brownies were extra special because it was made in honor of ThatsSoYummy’s 1yr Blogiversary.

I had promised you all some step-by-step photos of my Nutella Surprise… well here they are and trust me this one is one you DO NOT wanna miss out on! ;-)

Oh yea make sure you have a TALL glass of cold milk next to you!


Gather all of your ingredients together: Butter, Sugar, Vanilla Extract, Eggs, Flour, Cocoa Powder, Salt, Baking Powder, Nutella, and Chocolate Chips.


Preheat oven to 350°F.  In a medium bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.  Then set the bowl aside.


On low heat, melt the butter sticks in a small pot.


Then add the vanilla and sugar while stirring the mixture until well combined.  Remove the pot from the heat and allow to cool.  I poured the butter/sugar mixture into a medium bowl to cool.


Once the butter/sugar mixture is completely cooled add the eggs one at a time, making sure to mix each time.

Add the cocoa/flour mixture to the egg mixture gradually, until completely mixed together.


Heat a nutella container in the microwave for a bout 40 seconds.  You want the nutella to have a runny consistency which will allow the nutella to pour easily.  Add the nutella to the batter and mix well.


Lastly add the chocolate chips and fold into the batter.

Pour your batter into a buttered square pan… I like to add parchment paper to my pan before pouring my brownie batter inside.  This makes it easier to take the brownies out after they bake and cool.  Bake for 30 minutes.


Now at this time you can give your little ones the bowl and let them have a field day… trust me they will love you!


Remove from oven and cool completely.  I placed my brownies in the fridge after they cooled to make sure that they came together and was not runny.  Due to its chocolate amounts the brownie may be sticky and fudgey inside, which to me is the best way to eat them but to make sure they were not falling apart.  I left mine in there for a few hours, but you could always leave them in there overnight and decorate the following day.


Nutella Brownies

Enjoy!


Nutella Brownie Surprise

Brownie Batter

(adapted from Noble Pig and Culinary in the Country)

1 cup butter, unsalted

2 cups granulated sugar

2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

4 large eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup of cocoa powder

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup Nutella

1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Topping

Nutella

White chcolate chips

Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350°F.  In a medium bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.  Then set the bowl aside.

On low heat, melt the butter sticks in a small pot.  Then add the vanilla and sugar while stirring the mixture until well combined. Remove the pot from the heat and allow to cool.  I poured the butter/sugar mixture into a medium bowl to cool.

Once the butter/sugar mixture is completely cooled add the eggs one at a time, making sure to mix each time.

Add the cocoa/flour mixture to the egg mixture gradually, until completely mixed together.

Heat a nutella container in the microwave for a bout 40 seconds.  You want the nutella to have a runny consistency which will allow the nutella to pour easily.  Add the nutella to the batter and mix well.  Lastly add the chocolate chips and fold into the batter.

Pour your batter into a buttered square pan… I like to parchment paper to my pan before pouring my brownie batter inside.  This makes it easier to take your brownies out after they bake and cool.  Bake for 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool completely.  I placed my brownies in the fridge after they cooled to make sure that they came together and was not runny.  Due to its chocolate amounts the brownie may be sticky and fudgey inside, which to me is the best way to eat them but to make sure they were not falling apart.  I left mine in there for a few hours, but you could always leave them in there overnight and decorate the following day.

Take the completely cooled brownies out of the fridge and cut in squares.  Then pour a tablespoon of nutella on each brownie square.  Then sprinkle the mini chocolate chips and white chocolate chips on top.  I did not have white chocolate chips but had a white chocolate bar that I just chopped up in small pieces.  Either way it works.

Enjoy! :-)



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