Nutella Brownies - fudgy brownies with hazelnuts and a rich Nutella frosting!

Happy Monday!

Happy first day of school for my kids! You guys, this is the first year that all three of my kids are off to school. I’m going to be ALONE. All by myself. With no one asking questions. All day long.

I have so much to do but I really just want to lie on the couch and watch everything on my DVR. Just because i can.

And let’s be real, I’ll probably stress eat some of these Nutella Brownies, too. My youngest hasn’t even been to daycare since he was a year old so this is kind of a big deal and I’m a little nervous that the first day will be rough.

Nutella Brownies - fudgy brownies with hazelnuts and a rich Nutella frosting!

I needed major comfort food over the weekend and ended up whipping these up. I love a thick, fudgy brownie with nuts in them and since I’m having this thing with hazelnuts recently, I went with those. And nutella frosting, of course. Because why have brownies without frosting when you can have brownies with frosting?

They taste like my favorite Ferrero Rocher candies! So good. I could easily eat the entire pan of these. I’m not going to because I’m hoping for froyo tonight to celebrate a successful first day of school buuuuut know that I totally would.

Nutella Brownies - fudgy brownies with hazelnuts and a rich Nutella frosting!

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Nutella Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

12 brownies

from Food Network Magazine

Ingredients

For the brownies:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
For the frosting:
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1 cup Nutella
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8x8-inch pan with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray.
  2. Melt the butter and semisweet chocolate together in a small saucepan, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Whisk in sugar and eggs. Add flour, cocoa powder, and salt and whisk until just combined. Stir in chopped hazelnuts.
  3. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake 30 - 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.
  4. To make the frosting, beat together softened butter, nutella, and milk. Spread over cooled brownies. Sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts.
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Nutella Brownies - fudgy brownies with hazelnuts and a rich Nutella frosting!

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