Delicious Nutella Brownies

October 2, 2011

brownies nutella

You are probably thinking, “Not another brownie recipe!”. But this is no ordinary brownie recipe. These are absolutely “to die for”. As you may have noticed, they have Nutella in them!

My brother and my sister love Nutella. In fact, they both eat it every morning! Even snacks from time to time. They have to buy it in wholesale batches to make sure they have enough. So one day, my sister said she wanted some brownies so she found this recipe on What a great idea! The result: a fantastic dessert! You will be licking your fingers for hours after!


Disclosure: This is not a paid endorsement for Nutella products. It’s just delicious!

Recipe Source:

  • Course: Dessert
  • Servings: 16
  • Prep. time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 35 min


  • 1/2 Cup All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Cup Nutella
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup melted unsalted butter

Cooking instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F) and make sure the grill is in the middle of the oven.
  2. Line the bottom of a 8 inch square cake pan with parchment paper, letting the paper extend over two opposite sides. Butter the two other sides.
  3. Combine the flour and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. In another bowl, beat the eggs, hazelnut spread, brown sugar and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture, alternating with the melted butter.
  5. Scrape the batter into the cake pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out with a few crumbs attached (not completely clean), 35 to 40 minutes.
  6. Cool in the pan for about 2 hours. Unmould and cut into squares.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Liska2203

    Alex, these look incredible!!!

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    You have to make them!! They are so delicious!!!:)

  • Suez92

    thats a half cup of flour… right? 

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Yes :) I just changed it:)

  • Ellij59

    when it’s time to aad Nuttela?

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    In step number 4, you will see that I wrote Hazelnut spread, It’s the Nutella :) So in step number 4 :)

  • Ellij59

    Thanks for reply … and I really enjoy your recipe … I’m gonna make it :)

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    :) it’s a pleasure!!!! This is such a good recipe!!! For Kids and Adults :)

  • Vonita

    Ohh my god! Je viens de faire cette recette et c’est excellent!!! ;)))

  • Alex – I Adore Food!


  • Tess

    I just finished making these for my friend for christmas, let’s see how they turn out! :) I hope they taste as good as they look!

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    i hope he/she enjoy them because they are amazing!!! :)

  • Tif

    Absolutely fantastic! My sister has a chronic illness and needed a special “pick me up”…she warned me that I was saving her day by making brownies. Thank goodness they turned out so good! I just started a food blog and I’ll be adding these (with the credit being given to you and your site, of course!). Thank you!

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Yay!!! I’m glad she liked them! My younger sister actually introduced me to this recipe

  • Guest

    will the outcome be pretty much the same if i use a brownie pan?

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    I dont see why it wouldn’t but I would definitely test them frequently because the baking time should be different in your case. Let me know how it goes!:)

  • Zumichan72

    ok, i made these and they didn’t really have a strong nutella taste, also they came out really dry, i thoght you are supossed to add milk to brownies? Also for some reason the batter tasted better than the finished product lol, anyways it seems to be working well for everybody but me!

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Really? I have made these many times and they are always extremely moist! The nutella isn’t overwhelming, no but you can still taste it. If you want a stronger nutella taste, you could make a nutella ganache on top! I will make the recipe again this week end and I will do it exactly the way I wrote it to see if there’s a missing instruction and let you know!


    Could I add crushed hazelnuts to this recipe?  I’m also adding a nutella ganache  like you recommended.  Making these for my friend’s bachelor party tomorrow!

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Yes for the hazelnuts!!! Have fun!!!:)

  • Dave

    I also found the “Hazelnut spread” flavor to be subtle. So I added chopped hazel nuts. I also added a couple of tablespoons for cocoa to bump up the chocolate hit and increased the butter slightly to ensure the moistness was not diminished.

    My coworkers LOVED them.

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Great to hear Dave!!:)

  • Audsy

    what if you don’t have parchment paper?

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    I highly suggest you buy some, but if not, try with waxed paper. Hope this helps :)

  • Lisa

    I just made these last night and they are PHENOMENAL, perhaps best brownie recipe yet! My family has almost gone through the entire batch. Thanks!

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Anytime Lisa!

  • kate

    should i double the recipe for a 9 x 13 inch pan?

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Hi Kate! Definetely! Just make sure to check them as they bake because the tbaking time might change a bit. Thanks :)

  • Jennifer

    Can I substitute the whole wheat flour for the all purpose flour? Would it be a 1:1 ratio?

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Hi Jenn,

    Whole wheat flour will drastically change the texture as well as the flavour of this recipe. You can try it but I would try to stick to all-purpose flour for this one :).


  • Vanessa

    What do you recommend for high altitudes? I know addional flour is always needed… But how much for this recipe??

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Hi Vanessa! Here is my favourite article on how to edit a recipe depending on the altitude: High-altitude baking on
    Hope this helps :)

  • Kelly

    can i skip out brown sugar?

  • Mariasha

    So I found this on Yummly last night and knew I had to try it right away. I live in Denver and was a little worried about the high altitude baking process, but after doing some reading on the internet I decided to go with adding another 1/4th of a cup of flour (or so, I started with 1/4th and added as I saw fit) and I increased the baking temperature to 350 F and just kept checking on them. They turned out PERFECTLY! The boyfriend and his roommate went wild over them! Thank you so much for this amazing recipe, I’ll definitely be adding it to my dessert repitoire!

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Great to hear Mariasha!:)

  • Joe

    Did you put weed in them??

  • Natasha

    Can I use white sugar instead of brown sugar?

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    Yes! It won’t be exactly the same but close enough :) merry Xmas!

  • iKimmyBee

    Exactly what popped into my mind and then I read this comment. Hahaha.

  • LOL

    What do u mean by the hazelnut???

  • Alex – I Adore Food!

    You mean in step four when I say hazelnut spread? It’s the nutella. Thanks!

  • Em

    Just made these and they are delish! Thanks for the recipe

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  • Not for me

    Too many carbs and too much sugar.