I remember the first time I tried Nutella. I was in college, and spending the summer in London on a study abroad. In addition to all sorts of delicious treats I enjoyed that summer like Hob Nobs and Aero bars, I fell in love with toast and Nutella. Not that I couldn’t have gotten nutella back at home if I wanted to, I was just oblivious to it before.
Well, I’m exactly the opposite of oblivious now. I always have a jar on hand. Still, I’d never tried baking with Nutella until now, and once again, I’m wondering what took me so long.
Whoever first thought of putting Nutella into brownies deserves some sort of award. Because it’s genius. Chocolate and hazelnut is a winning combination anyway, put those flavors into a brownie and you’ve got yourself a blue ribbon winner. Add some hazelnuts and you may discover that you’ll never need another brownie recipe again.
These brownies are among my favorite recent creations. They’re dense and fudgy, even more so if you let them chill completely in the fridge before slicing and serving. That’s how I do brownies now, serving them directly from the fridge or freezer. If you haven’t tried it, you should, it takes the brownies to a whole new level.
If you are a fan of brownies, and a fan of Nutella (and really, who doesn’t love both?), here’s a recipe you’ve got to try!
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