Today I bought my first jar of Nutella. It was on sale. I bet now your expecting me to say how much I fell in love with this spread and how could I possibly be 28 years old before buying it. Well sorry folks I walk a different path. In the last year or so I’ve noticed how Nutella is starting to pop up everywhere.. blogs, conversations, restaurants and even a national Nutella day! I just cannot get into this one. Ok well I did have a dessert with Nutella about two months ago at a local restaurant, but it was a shared dessert not a personal choice. And yes it was good, but as I’m sure you’ve gathered it’s not quite my style. So these treats were made for a friend who has a soft spot for Nutella. It was part of her upbringing and what better gift than food that warms the heart? I spared one brownie for Josh but passed on tasting these myself. The feedback was plenty positive, and if you’re into the rich and gooey don’t hesitate to bake away. (I adapted this recipe from one I came across online but can’t seem to find the link, if I do I’ll update)
- 2 1/4 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup spelt flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- ~1 1/4 cups nutella (I didn’t measure just scooped most of it out)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 x 8 baking dish.
- Melt butter and 1 1/2 cups of bittersweet chocolate chips in a pan over low heat. Once melted remove from heat and let cool, 15 minutes. (If you don’t let it cool, your brownies will be cakey instead of chewy.)
- In a bowl beat sugar, eggs and vanilla together. In another bowl mix flour and salt.
- Once the chocolate has cooled, mix it into the egg mixture. Then slowly add flour mixture and mix until combined. Fold in remaining chocolate chips and nutella. Batter will be thick.
- Spread brownie mix into baking dish. Bake for ~40 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out with a few crumbs on it. Allow to cool before cutting. Place in fridge and serve cold.