Nutella Brownies

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Who doesn’t love a soft and chewy brownie?  It is the perfect little 2 inch square snack to fulfill any chocolate craving.  The only problem is, its hard to eat just one.

You know when you make a fresh batch of brownies and they are sitting in that brownie pan, you cut that first little square.  You leave the knife in the pan and you come back and cut a little more.  Before you know it a huge chunk of brownie has disappeared.  I think we are all guilty of being a brownie thief.

If you are a ooey, gooey, chocolate brownie lover and have never tried Nutella Brownies before you need to try this one.  You may, just may have found a new love in brownies like I have in this recipe.   These are  so simple to make, and simply delicious.  

If you haven’t tried Nutella in a brownie before, try this recipe and let me know what you think.  I made these and I didn’t even tell people they were made with Nutella (until later of course) and they didn’t know.
Nutella Brownies |

Nutella Brownies

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Nutella


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl combine flour and salt and set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer blend butter until light and fluffy. Mix in sugar, eggs, vanilla and mix well followed by Nutella and stir until mixture is creamy. Stir in flour mixture.
  4. Pour into a greased 8-inch square brownie pan and bake for 30-37 minutes. Cool pan on wire rack.

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  1. I apologize these were oily for you. I would suggest increasing the amount of all-purpose flour to 3/4 cup (instead of the 1/2 cup suggested in the recipe). and cutting back on the unsalted butter to 1/3 cup (instead of a 1/2 cup suggested in the recipe). Give that a try and let me know if that works better for you. Thanks for your comments.

  2. How do I check for doneness, is the toothpick method applicable for brownies? My brownies turned out burnt at the bottom, even though the tooth pick didn’t come out clean.
    Or is it only because I used too much butter? I ended up using 3/4cup and diddn’t realize it until the brownie is already in the oven 🙁

  3. Thank you for your comment. Try making it again with 1/3 cup butter. Use a toothpick as a tester and it should come out clean after about 27 minutes. If not, try going a a few minutes longer. I hope you get a chance to make them again. They are so chewy and delicious. Let me know if you try them again!

  4. These are really delicious! The only negative (if you can call it a negative) is that they are a bit too sweet and very chewy (to the point of sticking to your teeth). I think I might try a little more flour and a bit less sugar next time. BTW, my husband, who is a brownie lover, nearly ate the entire pan! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Hi Angela- Yes you can double the recipe for a thicker brownie in a 9X13 pan or for a thiner brownie you can follow the recipe for a single batch. You will just need to adjust the baking time. I suggest doubling the recipe and baking in a 9 X 13 pan so you have thick brownies! Enjoy! 🙂

  6. hi jennifer i made the brownies….baked them for about 15 minutes coz they started burning…when they cooled down they went so hard you couldnt bite them…:( dont know what went wrong….

  7. These were delicious! I added about 1/4 cup of shredded unsweetened baking chocolate which darkened the color of the brownies a bit. Also, these were still gooey in the middle when I baked for half an hour but after 10 more minutes they were perfect. I live in NJ, btw, so I don’t know if it was an altitude issue…?

  8. Ran out of butter, so substituted coconut oil. and then I was ~1/4 cup short of nutella so added in some almond butter & 1 tbsp of Coconut Manna made by Nutiva. Just stuck the whole thing in the oven so we’ll see how the modifications turn out…

  9. This recipe is great and thank you for sharing! I have made these about 5 times now but several of those times I have had the same problem: underdone in the middle and hard and crusty around the edge. I make them the same way each time and use a glass baking dish. I don’t know why I am having this problem. In order to get the middle to set up I have to bake longer which makes the edges hard and not very pleasant to eat. Anyone have some tips? Should I try a different type of pan? Metal? Stoneware? Adjust the recipe somehow?

  10. Hi April- Sorry to hear you keep running into problems with this recipe. So I can help you better, are you using a 8″ square baking dish? I make these often and they always come out soft and chewy. I will retest the recipe for you this week as well and update with any adjustments. Let me know about your pan size. Thanks!

  11. I just ‘whipped these up’ this afternoon after finding a jar of nutella in the pantry that needed to be used. WOW! being an aussie, brownies are not a regular thing here, in fact I don’t know I have ever eaten one before today, so I can’t even be sure they turned out the right way…but DAMN they taste good! they’re a little chewy around the edge which is nice, and quite gooey in the centre – bordering not cooked properly, but very very nice. Am I correct in thinking you cut these when they’re warm so the top doesn’t flake too much?

  12. approximately how much is 1 cup of nutella? would be great if you have the nutella measurement in grams or ounces

  13. Every time I make these my roommates and I eat the whole pan the same night! I love how chewy the outside pieces get! I always top them with cream cheese Nutella frosting. Sickly sweet but well worth it!

  14. If you use a glass pan when baking you should ALWAYS reduce the oven temp by 25 degrees and bake for the same amount of time. That will reduce the crusty outer edge and gooey center. Unless of course you want it that way

  15. Hi, LOVELY recipe, it was just heavenly, chewy, chocolaty, and OMG sensation! … although it was too sweet, but that is something adjustable! I had to do an extra hour of exercise but totally worth it!.. Greetings from Puerto Rico.. Keep up the good work or should I say recipes lol

  16. I made these this afternoon. I only had about 7/8 cup of nutella because of course, I’d been into the jar, but I added a dab of creamy peanut butter to fill up the cup, and cut the sugar to 3/4c. They turned out great!! This recipe is a keeper!

  17. I added only half a cup of sugar and it was perfect! Since nutella has a lot of sugar in it anyway….1 cup of sugar is not necessary!

  18. i made these recently and my whole family LOVED IT! 😀 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE RECIPE! <3 😀

  19. Just made a batch of these brownies and put them into the oven 10minutes ago, and the smell of them baking is just absolutely divine 🙂 thank you so much for sharing this recipe! Fingers crossed that my brownies will turn out well!

  20. Oh my! Oh my! I baked these the other day and they are out of this world! Since I only had about half cup nutella, I decided to add about half cup melted milk chocolate chips and I cut the amount of sugar in half (I couldn’t imagine more sugar in these). They are truly delicious and perfectly textured. Much thanks 🙂

  21. These are lovely! I’ve just made them now – I used self-raising flour (not at all sure what all-purpose flour actually is, as I’m from the UK) and they worked great! I actually took them out of the oven at about 25 minutes, I like them really gooey!

  22. I just made these and OMG they are delicious!!!! I can’t wait for my hubby to come home from work to try them! I did use 1/2 cup of butter instead of 1/3 and they are so nice and chewy. Yummy 🙂

  23. I took these out of the oven right at 35 minutes and it was nothing but goo! Not done in the middle! Ohh well, cooking them for a bit longer. Hope these turn out!

  24. Hi, Thank you for the recipe. They were absolutely gorgeous! I did however use 1/2 cup of sugar instead… It was really yummy. It was my first time making brownies and made them for the new years party. Was a hit!

  25. Yowza. These are baking right now and I can already tell I’ll be spending extra time in the gym tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe and I also love the variations in the comments.

  26. I have recipe tested this twice in 24 hours. I made them last night at home for my family and then this afternoon at work and they really are incredibly delicious. At work I added mini chocolate chips to the batter and I used 3 medium eggs instead of 2 large eggs and it came out perfectly.

  27. These have become a staple in my house. We have to double the batch or else we’d eat them in a day!!

    I used applesauce instead of butter at a 1:1 ratio; still came out divine, with a little more cake-y texture, but still divine!

      1. Thank you so much mother thyme 🙂 Cant wait to make them!! 😀 pretty exited. Oh also what if the the baking pan is 12in by 9 in pan? and thats all i have.

  28. Thank you 🙂 will do lets see how they turn out.
    And one more thing oh my gosh!! a frozen yogurt shamrock shake! thank you for that recipie im in love with shamrock shakes.

  29. Thank you 🙂 will do lets see how they turn out.And one more thing oh my gosh!! a frozen yogurt shamrock shake! thank you for that recipie im in love with shamrock shakes.

  30. I made these today for a potluck and they were AMAZING! I don’t think I’ll make any other brownies again. I doubled the recipe so I could leave some at home. I baked them in a 9X13 glass pan for about 42-44 minutes.

  31. Not sure what I did wrong but these were very VERY hard. Is it b/c I melted the butter completely? I don’t know. Suggestions? I agree with another reader that they were very oily too. What can I do to make these softer and more edible? I couldn’t even cut these with a knife! Thanks for any suggestions!

    1. Hi Lindsey, Sorry to hear these didn’t work out for you. It is probably because you melted the butter. The recipe indicates to use softened butter, so I would try it with just softened butter which helps with the texture of these brownies. I make these a lot and always have a soft, chewy Nutella brownie. I also hear from readers all the time that make these and love them. Let me know how they turn out for you when you use softened butter.

  32. Love these brownies 🙂 I added toasted hazelnuts on top before baking and it tasted amazing!!!! Big hit at the party. Thank you!

  33. I made them last week. Everybody loved them. Came out perfect! I had a bit less than the quantity of nutella stated. So I added a tbsp of cocoa to the batch too. Also added a bit of baking powder. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

    1. I’m sorry to hear. I bake these brownies often as instructed without that problem. This recipe has also been successful for many others so I don’t know why they didn’t bake through for you. Hopefully you’ll give them a try again, and it will work out for you because they are so delicious! Thanks for sharing your results.

  34. I discovered your recipe about a year ago and I can’t go to any family function without bringing two trays of nutella brownies! Everyone loves them! Thank you for this little gem.

  35. I made a double batch of these yesterday and followed recipe exactly – best brownies EVER!! I brought to a party & they were a big hit with kids & adults!! YUM! Thanks!

  36. Second time this week I have made these this week. Just asked the BF what he would like for Valentine’s Day, and he said, “those one’s you made on Monday!”. I love the texture of these brownies. This is my new “go-to” recipe. Thank you for the awesome recipe and have a happy day!

  37. Does it still taste good if I dont have vanilla extract? Or what else can I substitute it?? I really want to make this recipe

  38. Hi, i followed the recipe with the 1/3 butter only but they still came out oily. Can the butter be reduced further?

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