the story of me and nutella + nutella brownies

before i say anything, watch this short video and you’ll understand.

do you see how duncan keeps eyeballing hanna’s treat?  he’s yearning, aching…can’t keep his eyes off it!  well, this was me and nutella yesterday (and in case, you haven’t figured it out, i was darty eyes and nutella was the treat).

i brought the entire 26 oz. jar of nutella with me to work yesterday.  and my mistake was leaving it out on my desk, instead of putting it away.  needless to say, i was mad with gluttony and my eyes were shifting from my computer monitor to nutella…monitor…nutella…monitor…nutella…

i may or may not have taken a few spoonfuls straight from the jar.

so what did i learn?  it’s a very bad idea to leave nutella in direct sight.  very very bad idea.

now, onto business.  initially, i wanted to give nutella whoopie pies a go, but they seemed so much more complicated than nutella brownies.  and in the end, easy will always win over difficult.  and anyway, how can you turn down brownies?  you just can’t!

nutella brownies (recipe adapted from my food blog)
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 cup flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup nutella

preheat oven to 350°F. 

in a medium bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt together. set aside. 
on low heat, melt the butter in a pot. add the vanilla and sugar while stirring the mixture until combined. remove from the heat and cool.  
add the eggs one at a time, making sure to mix each time before adding the next.  
add the sifted dry ingredients to the egg mixture gradually.
heat the nutella container in the microwave until it has a runny consistency (about 30-40 seconds). add the nutella to the batter and mix.  
pour the batter into a buttered  pan. bake for about 30 minutes.  
remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.


*you may have noticed i made a few adjustments to the original recipe.  i used about half the sugar it originally called for (and i’d dare to cut it down to about 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup next time i make these).  also, i only used 3 eggs, instead of 4.  i like my brownies fudgier and more dense. and i found that the chocolate chips aren’t necessary.  these are already super chocolatey without!

don’t be fooled by his seemingly reluctant look.  mase loved them!

i’m going to make a bold statement and say these are the best brownies i’ve made to date (this has been confirmed by a reliable source).  delightfully fudgy pieces of nutella brownie happiness.  there’s just nothing else to say about it.

oh! except that if you make these, be sure to not to eat all in one sitting.  i believe these are best the next day.

-jillian m.

22 responses to “the story of me and nutella + nutella brownies”

  1. Felicia says:

    Yum! I am bookmarking this and making these as soon as I can!

  2. Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} says:

    I don't know why, but this post speaks to me. It says, "Hannah, go get yourself a jar and a spoon."

    Perfect combo of two delicious and decadent treats. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. magdalena viktoria says:

    yummmm! I definitely want to make these!

  4. Fashion Meets Food says:

    Oh my word… seriously brilliant idea! Yum!

    xo

  5. Sick by Trend says:

    awesome… this is a sin for me hahaa delicious! I'm following

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  6. Val says:

    I'm so happy you stopped by my blog!! I love nutella and brownies. Perfect combo. New follower =)

  7. rebecca says:

    this is one of those desserts i would make the husband hide from me after i've had my serving for the night.

  8. Anait says:

    I can feel my resolve crumbling…..I think there's a nutella jar in the kitchen cabinet downstairs…danger, danger!

  9. third room studio says:

    These look delicious – I can totally understand your indulgence in Nutella!

  10. la petite coquine says:

    Oh goodness, I'm actually drooling! These sound amazing, but of course, I've made sure we don't have Nutella regularly in the house because I will end up eating it straight from the jar!

  11. Linda [the young curator] says:

    oh i LOVE nutella! i'm still dreaming about those milk chocolate nutella cupcakes i made last week…

    i'll have to give these brownies a shot. with a glowing review from mase, how could i not? ;]

  12. delirious jellybean says:

    NUTELLAAAAAAAA! I think it is safe to admit that I have never bought a jar smaller than that 26 oz one! HAHA! That recipe is GOLD! Thank you for sharing chocolatey goodness! 😀

  13. jillian m. says:

    ha! i wish i could have shared with all of you…i'm so proud of these!

  14. Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} says:

    Oh how I love Nutella… I have yet to attempt the Nutella brownie.
    PS That video made me want a doggie so bad!

  15. nikkijoy says:

    This is being bookmarked until AFTER Easter day… when I'm allowed to eat chocolate again. You just made me one very hungry little lady x

  16. The Many Colours of Happiness says:

    These sound sooo good! I can't wait to try it out!!

  17. My Fashion Dolly says:

    This recipe looks delicious! Mmmmh! Thanks for sharing! Xoxo

    Rocio R.

    http://myfashiondolly.blogspot.com

  18. Isabel says:

    OMG. That looks incredible! I SO want to try them out and do a post, of course, giving credit to you :) I LOVE brownies, but have never tried NUTELLA brownies! That's sick!! (In a good way)

  19. jillian m. says:

    you're very welcome to do so! they're awesome!

  20. Gloria says:

    i looove nutella, these brownies look divine! also the video is TOO cute. i'm with duncan – who can concentrate when nutella treats are in the room?!

  21. Anonymous says:

    I made a batch yesterday. They were quite impressing in terms of taste. However they were a little bit dry, probably because the pan i baked them in. I think the baking time has a hand in their dryness too. 30 mins might be too much for the layer i made, next time i'll keep the for 15mins.

    Thank you Jillian

  22. jillian m. says:

    No problem! I'm so glad you enjoyed them (for the most part). Yes, that is most likely the reason for the dryness. Everyone's oven is different (even if the temperatures are the same), in terms of size, how long it takes to preheat, etc. So I would definitely recommend shorter time. I hope they come out nice and fudgy for you next time you attempt!

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