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Chocolate and Hazelnut Brownies

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 sticks fresh creamery butter
  • 1 2/3 cups white flour (substitute with wheat flour for denser brownies)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Nutella or another hazelnut-based chocolate spread
  • 2 cups refined white sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut pieces, chopped well

When you want a rich, delicious dessert without too much fuss in the kitchen, reach for this spectacular chocolate hazelnut brownies recipe. Not only does this recipe rely on Nutella spread to give it a hazelnut kick, but it uses real hazelnut pieces to top off the goodness.

Like many brownie varieties, this homemade chocolate and hazelnut brownie recipe is simple.

In fact, this easy chocolate and hazelnut brownie recipe is great for kids or even adults learning how to bake. Of course, make sure you supervise your kids, grandkids, or students when pulling together these homemade chocolate and hazelnut brownies. But let them mix the batter, measure out the ingredients, and indulge in the finished product!

Need a fast treat to bring to a school function or your neighborhood block party event?

Look no further than this favorite homemade chocolate and hazelnut brownie recipe of ours and families throughout the area. Everyone will rave about your culinary abilities. Only you will know that it took less time than they think to whip together this masterpiece.

Ready to have a little fun with chocolate and hazelnuts? Read on for the entire recipe.

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Prepare a brownie baking pan by spraying it with a nonstick spray. Or, use a brownie baking pan with a nonstick surface.

3. Mix white flour, cocoa powder, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.

4. Place butter and Nutella in a medium-sized saucepan. Melt butter and Nutella over low-medium heat, stirring continuously to reduce the likelihood of scorching. Remove from heat to cool for 5 minutes.

5. Add white sugar and beaten eggs into the melted Nutella-butter mixture. Stir together to combine ingredients.

6. Add flour-cocoa mixture to saucepan. Stir everything until combined well. Do not over stir.

7. Scrape chocolate and hazelnut brownie batter into prepared brownie baking pan. Top with scattered hazelnut pieces. Place pan in the oven.

8. Bake chocolate hazelnut brownies for 35 minutes. Remove from oven to test with a toothpick or the blade of a knife. A few crumbs on the toothpick or blade are normal due to the crumbly brownie consistency.

9. Cool brownies in pan for at least 45-60 minutes.

10. Cut brownies and store in a container or plate and eat immediately.

Are you having problems with brownies sticking to your pan even after using a nonstick spray? Try lining your pan with aluminum foil first to minimize the problem. It makes cleanup much easier, too.

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