Chewy Nutella Brownies

Blizzard Nemo hit CT hard.  We got 36 inches of snow in a day.  Yes, you read that correctly.  School was close for a week.  Streets didn’t get plowed for days.  DAYS! When you’re stranded in your house, your mind can travel to strange places.  People started to go a little crazy ala Jack.

At times like these, some people do yoga, clean, reorganize…I bake.  I was on a serious Pinterest bender and stumbled on and saw a recipe for brownies. Not just any brownies.  Nutella brownies.  I started to get tunnel vision.  I couldn’t sleep until I made these.

Nutella Brownies


These are not for the faint of heart.


Nutella Chocolate Chip Brownie Recipe(1)

Yeah.  Seriously.

I tweaked the recipe just a tad.  I can’t take the credit for inventing this decadence, but here’s what I did…


1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 regular sized jar of Nutella
4 large eggs
1 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
10 ounce package mini chocolate chips


Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter completely. Stir in sugar and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not allow to boil.
Remove from the heat and stir in the Nutella until smooth.
Pour butter mixture into a large bowl. Beat in cocoa powders, eggs, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
Stir in the flour and chocolate chips until just combined.
Spread into prepared pan (batter will be very thick and sticky) and bake for about 30-35 minutes, until a tester comes out mostly clean. The edges should be set and the center should still look slightly moist, but not uncooked.
Chewy Nutella brownie recipe.  Seriously.

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75 thoughts on “Chewy Nutella Brownies

  1. can it be one type of cocoa powder and not two? the mini choc. chips are they milk chocolate, semisweet, dark chocolate?

      1. I made these. they came out good. very rich and dense. you can only eat a small piece. I bought the 12 ounce bag of choc chips. I used what the recipe called for, then after it was baked, sprinkled the remaining chips on top. they melted slightly. One thing though, when I mixed the nutella into the butter mix, it did not come smooth like a thick frosting, you could see the grainy texture. didn’t effect the brownies at all. family loved it.

        1. im glad u shared this when I came to the part of adding the nutella an it came out like it did I was a lil worried that I had done something wrong, but I got them in the oven now an cant wait to try them

  2. Hi! I just made these and it came out verrrrrry good! I used 2 cups of sugar since I dont like it super sweet. I called it the ‘Heart Attack’ Nutella Brownies 🙂 Thank you! Love your picture of the brownies too!

  3. I made these brownies last night, and holy chocolatey goodness, batman! The batter was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten! I made a few changes because of the ingredients, or lack thereof, I had on hand. I only used about half of a cup if light cocoa powder, and nixed the dark cocoa powder. To counterbalance that change, I changed the 1 1/2 cups of flour to a scant 2 cups, and added a 12 oz bag of chocolate chips instead of the 10 oz. In addition, I had to bake the brownies about ten minutes longer than the original recipe. The brownies still turned out fabulous! My favorite part is how soft they still are even after sitting out overnight (I forgot to wrap them up! Silly me:P ) have fun making these brownies! DELISH!!

  4. This recipe is amazing! By far the best brownie I’ve ever had. I added it to my website and linked back to you. Thanks for an awesome dessert 🙂


  5. I made these the other night for a fun activity with my younger sister. I didn’t have any dark cocoa powder but used regular to substitute. For me personally, they were best the next day and thereafter. I could only eat them in small pieces because they were so rich, but the Nutella give them a really creamy texture which was great compared to regular brownies. Absolutely fantastic 🙂

  6. Holy cow! Just ate a hot one with vanilla ice cream… INSANE! I was in a baking mood but this is richer than what I’d normally bake. However, I’m having surgery next week so threw caution to the wind. Glad I did – these are truly amazing!

  7. These brownies look amazing!
    I think i’ll make them for valentine’s day!

    One question though, would this recipe still work if I exactly halved all of the ingredients?

  8. I have cooked these brownies for 45-50 min and they are still completely wet in the middle :0( not sure what the problem is did anyone else have this problem????

    1. Every oven is a little different, so they may have needed to bake for 55 minutes. However, they are supposed to be a little gooey in the middle. They have to set while they cool completely. When they’re cool, the “wet” part will be more like a fudge consistency. Hope this helps 🙂

  9. Hi! Thank you for the reply to my last question 🙂 I think i’ll give it ago and just keep an eye on them and check them at about 20 minutes.

    Another question, sorry!
    Is the 350 degrees that you mentioned, in Fahrenheit or Celsius?

    Cant wait to make these yummy brownies 🙂

  10. I made these and while they tasted good, the consistency and texture was not. They ooze grease and crumble apart so you are left with a weird combo of crumbles and raw-like globs.

  11. These look amazing!!

    I was wondering if I could make them from a brownie box, and just add in the nutella and bake? Or if it has to be done from scratch?


  12. Hi, I was at the store yesterday getting the ingredients I needed, and I could only find baking cocoa, I couldn’t find dark, what do I do?

  13. Did you use an electric mixer or beat by hand? Some brownie recipes have called for hand mixing w/a wooden spoon to prevent overmixing. Is that the case here as well?

    These look sooo good!

  14. Do you really put an entire jar of Nutella in there? While these sound yummy, I’m worried about the heart attack I might have after even just one bite. I’m not afraid of an indulgence a couple of times a week, but wow – that is a lot!

  15. When melting the butter and adding the sugar, do you dissolve the sugar completely before adding the nutella??

  16. I’ve tried it twice now and both times, after I add the nutella, it turns into this gritty water mix 🙁

  17. Holy moly these are the most amazing brownies I have ever made!!! These have now turned into my go-to brownie recipe, and I really don’t want to try any other recipe!! I very rarely make these though (because they are VERY naughty) but when I do, I think I could eat the entire pan to myself! Thank you for sharing this recipe, I am definitely one satisfied baker 🙂

  18. I’m gonna try making these dairy free, poo on lactose intolerance 🙄
    I’ll substitute Earth Balance margarine for the butter, vegan nutella (probably Justin’s brand), and Chocolate Dream dairy-free chocolate chips.
    My fiance (who’s trying to eat healthier) is gonna kill me when I make this xD

  19. I’ve been seeking the most amazing brownies EVER and these look like they will give me “LIFE”! However, I can’t eat Nutella (allergic to nuts). How can I alter these delicious looking brownies for a no nut eating gal?

  20. Uh oh.. I didnt read the comments before making them.. couldnt figured out the size of nutella.. but figured that since I know of 3 sizes (small, medium, costco-size) I figured the medium was “regular”. Turns out I should have used the “small” one..turns out to be twice as much nutella. Boy it made these expensive. I just hope they come out ok. I did them by hand and it was so thick I thought my arm was gonna die. 😉 we’ll see how they come out. Please update the size on the site so that others dont make the same mistake. 😆

  21. I’m confused by all the cocoa powders. When you say light and dark are you talking about sweetened hot cocoa powder? Or do you mean unsweetened cocoa powder? I’ve never seen them as “light” and “dark” unless its for drinking. Or are you referring to cocoa powder like Droste that is for baking?

  22. Thanks for the recipe! Didn’t follow the recipe to the T and here’s my list of minor variations:
    1) 2 cups of sugar (1 1/4 cups brown + 3/4 cups white granulated sugar)
    2) 1 tsp decaff instant coffee
    3) No dark cocoa – substituted with 1/2 cup of chocolate malt powder (Ovaltine)
    4) Peanut Butter dark chocolate spread instead of Nutella (only because I have a jar nearing its use-by date)

    Baked this in a square 9″x9″ pan, then used 1.5″ muffin cups for leftover. Forgot to take the mini version out earlier so they’re a bit dry but still slightly chewy. I think this recipe will also make good chewy cookies!

  23. The instructions are a little funny with the butter and sugar. It isn’t clear if you are trying to melt the sugar crystals or just trying to reduce the water out of the butter. Either way, when the Nutella is added, it causes the fat to separate. By adding a small amount of water, and lots of whisking, it will come back together-but by no means is it “smooth” as you described. They came out pretty good, but, I can hardly taste the Nutella(or hazelnut). I would have taken some of the cocoa powder out, and seen how it came out. Otherwise, Im happy with the texture and consistency.

  24. i made these a couple months ago and i would be lying if i said i didnt think about them at least twice a week. CHOCOLATE. HEAVEN. you dont necessarily taste the nutella flavor, i think it just makes the entire thing more chocolatey as a whole but thats fine by me! the hardest part was not eating ALL of the batter!

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