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Nutella Brownies

Recipe By Tessa Arias
August 28th, 2015
4.66 from 41 votes
4.66 from 41 votes

Nutella Brownies are perfectly thick, chewy, fudgy, and slightly gooey with a hint of chocolate hazelnut goodness. One of the best brownies I've ever had!

Yield: 9 large or 16 small brownies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook: 40 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Ultra chocolaty with a hint of Nutella. Read the recipe notes on how to get even more chocolate hazelnut flavor.
Texture: Just wow. Outrageously thick, chewy, fudgy, and slightly gooey.
Ease: Easy but there are a few extra steps involved which really make these brownies the best. Just trust me on the recipe, it’s been carefully tweaked and perfected!
Appearance: Perfect squares of heaven!
Pros: Incredible brownies worthy of any occasion.
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? Absolutely yes.

Running this blog as a full time business can often paradoxically mean a lot of time away from the kitchen. There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work that goes into everything. That sometimes means getting relaxed time in the kitchen is like a special treat. Until I make a giant mess and am staring down a huge stack of dirty dishes.

Nutella Brownies are perfectly thick, chewy, fudgy, and slightly gooey with a hint of chocolate hazelnut goodness. One of the best brownies I've ever had!

But luckily when a recipe turns out the dishes are a small price to pay for a taste of something delectable. There’s a special gratification that comes from a homemade kitchen success and it feels that much better when it’s a recipe you’ve written and created.

Now, Nutella Brownies aren’t all that original. But this recipe is based off my Ultimate Brownie recipe which took SIX+ batches to perfect. I tweaked that recipe slightly by adding a bunch of Nutella, of course, and some other tweaks like a bit of cocoa powder to absorb some of the extra moisture. The result is something magnificent. I hope the photos really capture just how rich, fudgy, and gooey these brownies are. Nutella brownies + cold glass of milk = my idea of perfect. What’s yours?

Nutella Brownies are perfectly thick, chewy, fudgy, and slightly gooey with a hint of chocolate hazelnut goodness. One of the best brownies I've ever had!

If you make this Nutella Brownies recipe, be sure to snap a picture and tag me and #handletheheat on Instagram!

4.66 from 41 votes

How to make
Nutella Brownies

Yield: 9 large or 16 small brownies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Nutella Brownies are perfectly thick, chewy, fudgy, and slightly gooey with a hint of chocolate hazelnut goodness. One of the best brownies I've ever had!


  • 1 cup (170 grams) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 sticks (170 grams) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 4 ounces (113 grams) unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups (245 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (150 grams) Nutella
  • 3 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (96 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened (25 grams) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ยฐF. Line an 8x8-inch *metal* baking pan with foil or parchment, leaving an overhang, and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, butter, and unsweetened chocolate. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute then stir. Continue heating in 30-second bursts, stirring between each burst, until the mixture is melted and smooth but not scorched. Remove from the microwave and let cool slightly. Stir in the Nutella.
  3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the eggs and sugar on medium-high speed until light and thick, about 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla extract. Stir in the cooled chocolate mixture with a rubber spatula. Add the flour, cocoa, and salt, folding gently until combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake until a tester comes out with moist crumbs still attached, 35 to 40. Do not overbake, you want to error on the side of underbaking. Let cool to room temperature. Serve at room temperature, warmed, or chilled.

Recipe Notes

The Nutella flavor is slightly muted with baking. To punch it up, feel free to add a tablespoon of Frangelico to the batter or a cup of toasted chopped hazelnuts if you want a bit of crunch.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie — August 28, 2015 at 7:12 am

    WHOA! The gooey factor on these are OFF THE CHARTS! These look amazingly delicious! I’m drooling!

  2. #
    Patty K — August 28, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Can’t wait to try these, Tessa! We love your ultimate brownies!

  3. #
    Christa — August 28, 2015 at 9:27 am

    WOW! These look amazing…making them this weekend. Nutella “anything” gets my attention!

  4. #
    Gaby Dalkin — August 29, 2015 at 6:35 am

    Whoa! I mean, this brings brownies to a whole new level! Seriously the most fudgy brownies I’ve seen in a long time, must make!!

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    Kristen @ The Endless Meal — August 29, 2015 at 10:39 am

    So I just opened the email you sent and found these staring at me in the face … It’s so not fair of you to do that! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Seriously, my mouth instantly started watering. They look incredible!

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    Marsha @ Marsha’s Baking Addiction — August 29, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    These brownies look sooo good! They look so thick, and chewy!

  7. #
    Neeli @ Neeli’s Unique Creations — August 29, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Hi Tessa, I discovered your blog a while back because I stumbled upon your Cookies and Cream cookbook at my local library. I wanted to say that I am really loving your blog and have pinned a lot of recipes that I want to try. I am also planning on signing up for your Food Blog Academy training courses and think that it’s great that you are offering these online classes.

    • #
      Tessa — September 1, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      Hi Neeli! Thanks so much for your comment. So glad you happened to stumble upon my book at the library – how cool!

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      Debbie Ann Flinn McCabe — April 6, 2021 at 3:19 pm

      Hi can you double this recipe and they won’t be dry.?

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        Tessa — April 7, 2021 at 9:25 am

        Hi Debbie Ann, you can definitely double this recipe. Bake them in a 9×13 pan, and as long as you follow the recipe, they won’t be dry ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

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    Joan Hayes — September 1, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Tessa, these might be the best looking brownies I’ve ever seen – you seem to have such a knack for making killer brownies! You go girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Tessa — September 1, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      Awe thanks Joan!!

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    Margi — September 2, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I want to make these for a crowd this Labor Day. Can I double the recipe and have it turn out okay? Any hints are welcome! Thanks! And blog on! Margi ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. #
    Kathy — September 5, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Hi Tessa, when do you add the Nutella? Will bake this soon. Thanks!

  11. #
    Kathy — September 5, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Can I substitute 6 oz of chocolate for the 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips? The chocolate chips we have here do not melt that much. Thanks again!

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      Tessa — September 6, 2015 at 11:50 am

      Hi Kathy! The Nutella is added into the melted chocolate (see the very last sentence of paragraph 2 in the recipe). And yes – you can substitute chopped semisweet chocolate!

  12. #
    Joan Fernandez — September 9, 2015 at 2:01 am

    Dear Tessa
    My daughter enjoys baking, we find it difficult to get cream cheese in India or rather its expensive too, any other substitue for cream cheese. thanx Joan.

  13. #
    Christine — September 21, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Can you use dark chocolate? I love At least 80% dark chocolate. Will that make a difference? Milk chocolate hurts my stomach.

  14. #
    Rebecca — October 19, 2015 at 3:09 am

    These brownies are amazing! I’m lucky I was giving them as a gift, otherwise I would’ve eaten them all myself. So easy to make too.

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      Tessa — October 19, 2015 at 7:34 am

      So glad you liked the recipe! They are quite addicting aren’t they? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. #
    Nguyแปƒn Huyแปn — November 23, 2015 at 1:02 am

    Hello Tesse, Thankyou for sharing. I like this recipe.Thank.

  16. #
    Jess — December 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I LOVE your ultimate brownie recipe, and this one is another winner!! I have featured this scrumptious recipe in the Absolute Best Brownie Recipe Roundup over at dreamingofleaving.comโ€ฆ keep those yummy ideas coming ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  17. #
    Donika@Mom What’s For Dinner? — December 24, 2015 at 11:55 am

    These brownies were great! My kids are not big on brownies and they loved them! Thanks for the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. #
    Lindsay — January 24, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    My new favorite brownie recipe! Thanks for the recipe!

  19. #
    Crissy — February 1, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Can’t wait to make this recipe! Some brownie recipes are just cocoa but these are loaded with different kinds of chocolate. Wow, I can tell these are going to be amazing!

    • #
      Tessa — February 2, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      Hope you try them soon! More chocolate = more amazing-ness right?!

  20. #
    Jess — February 2, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    How long do you cook it for?

  21. #
    Emma — February 6, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    One of the best brownie recipes, and instructions easy to follow. Thanks!

    • #
      Tessa — February 6, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      So glad you liked it, Emma!

  22. #
    Darlene — February 9, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Does it have to be sea salt?

  23. #
    Ciara Gorglione — February 9, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Holy crap! These are super delicious! What a nice random Tuesday treat. Heaven!!!

  24. #
    Marc — February 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Hi, whar size bakind dish and what do you mean by “prepared”?
    Thanks so much!

  25. #
    Esther — February 18, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Looks yummy! If you use Himalayan sea salt you will get extra minerals in your diet. It’s the only salt to use, ever. It is pink in color. It’s much more healthier than regular salt. Google it and read about it. If you don’t already know. Going to try these. I’m a chocoholic. Ha Thanks !

  26. #
    Ruth — February 22, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Hi Theresa. These brownies are amazing… my batches keep coming put very soft on the middle and runny. I love the gooey factor but it’s a little too much. What could I be doing wrong? I did substitute semi sweet choc for normal choc. Thanks

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      Tessa — February 23, 2016 at 10:46 am

      What kind of baking dish are you using? Also, are you checking your oven temp with a thermometer? Many ovens run a little cold :/

  27. #
    Yolanda — March 7, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    I accidentally used an entire cup of nutella will that be a problem?

  28. #
    JL — March 20, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Where’s the nuts? Nutella Brownies with butterscotch chips and walnuts?

    Half a cup of each?

    Thank you,

  29. #
    Jasmine — March 26, 2016 at 4:18 am

    Thanks tessa you are agreat women.
    I love brownies and l can’t wait to make this brownies

  30. #
    Lynn — March 29, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    I’m at high altitude – should I adjust the recipe? And what adjustments do I make? Thanks! They look awesome!

  31. #
    Lara — April 3, 2016 at 9:55 am

    These are OK brownies.
    There are better much simpler recipes.
    I followed this to the letter and the Nutella doesn’t come through – for me it’s just added empty calories and nasty additives.
    A good brownie none the less.

  32. #
    Lizbeth — April 16, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Love you Tessa!!! I’ve been trying many brownie recipies but yours is the best!

    • #
      Tessa — April 18, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      Thrilled to hear it!

  33. #
    Elle — April 18, 2016 at 7:59 am

    These are the best brownies to ever come out of my oven! They are SO GOOD

    • #
      Tessa — April 18, 2016 at 11:38 am

      Wow, Elle! Loved reading this ๐Ÿ™‚ The best things in life are worth the work, right?!

  34. #
    Nickie — April 23, 2016 at 1:57 am

    Hi Tessa, These look great. I don’t like Nutella-can I substitute with cookie butter?

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      Tessa — April 23, 2016 at 7:56 am

      I’m not sure as I’ve never tried that. I just can’t believe you don’t like Nutella! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  35. #
    Melissa — April 25, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Wonderful recipe, I have made it 3 times in the last 4 days! The last time instead of Nutella I added peanut butter and espresso , so good!

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      Tessa — April 25, 2016 at 9:08 am

      That’s just wonderful to hear, Melissa! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. #
    animhat — June 9, 2016 at 2:33 am

    Hello Tessa, Inwould lie to try your recipie, it sounds awesome. As you said 3 eggs plus 1 yolk, does that mean 3 eggs white plus 1 full egg? Thanks in advance for your reply!

  37. #
    Kimberley — June 12, 2016 at 3:32 am

    My husband is a brownie fanatic! These are officially the best ones I’ve made OR eaten anywhere! Restaurant quality. Just made a second batch for a friends party now. Thanks for a fabulous recipe Tessa!

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      Tessa — June 12, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      So so so happy to hear that Kimberley! Thanks for taking the time to comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. #
    stuart — June 13, 2016 at 5:35 am

    would I be able to use a dark chocolate say 80% and normal milk chocolate chips as been from the uk we don’t get semisweet and unsweetened chocolate.

  39. #
    Lina — June 14, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Hi. I know it wont last long but I wonder how long can we keep the brownies?

  40. #
    immi — June 16, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    hi..don’t you think the normal brownies recipe is totally sweet or even too sweet?. i personally think that all bownies must reduce the amount of sugar used in each recipe.. i’ve try few of your recipes and others too as a try and 2nd time onwards when i make brownies i will reduce like quarter of half of the sugar usage in the recipe. and everybody loves it!

  41. #
    Yusra — June 30, 2016 at 5:22 am

    Hi Tessa
    These look fabulous! I hate cakey brownies too. These look super ooey gooey and delicious. I dont have unsweetened cocoa powder or unsweetened chocolate on hand. Could I just use regular chocolate and cocoa powder?

  42. #
    maxivanoyen — June 30, 2016 at 5:41 am

    How can I puf this recepi as Favorite? Was the Best Brownie I ever have!!!!!

  43. #
    beth — July 4, 2016 at 10:15 am

    hey! i want to make these but i dont have cocoa powder where i live? is there a substitute i can use or not use it at all in this recipe?

  44. #
    Debbie — July 5, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Hi Tessa! I LOVE your recipes & am making these brownies for the second time this week! The liquor store lady laughed when I showed up looking for Frangelico for a brownie recipe! IMO Frangelico is necessary to not completely lose the hazelnut flavor.
    I am writing because I think the recipe needs a weight correction. After Flour it says 3/4c (3.4oz) and it should be (3 3/4 oz). Thanks!

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      Tessa — July 6, 2016 at 8:29 am

      That’s awesome, Debbie! Great idea on the Frangelico ๐Ÿ™‚ And thanks for pointing out the flour weight, I don’t even know how ounces snuck in there since everything else is in grams! I’ve corrected it

  45. #
    Julie — August 27, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    If I were wanting to double this recipe, would you recommend making it in a 90 13th pan or using two 8×8 pans?

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      Tessa — August 30, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      I’d say two 8×8-inch pans, only because I haven’t tested baking times for 9×13.

  46. #
    Ishita — August 31, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Hi, these look so amazing!!! Can we use dark chocolate instead of unsweetened chocolate? If yes, by how much should the sugar be reduced?

  47. #
    Kei Miranda — September 16, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Hi Tessa, can I bake this recipe in a 13x9x2 inch pans? I wanted to try this too. So so love your Ultimate brownies. And everybody in my household loved it. Thank you so much for your great recipes.

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      Tessa — September 17, 2016 at 11:13 am

      Glad to hear that, Kei! Sure, a 9×13 pan should work. I’m not sure if you’re wanting to double the recipe to bake in that pan, or maintain the recipe for a thinner brownie?

  48. #
    Debbie — October 1, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    This recipe is just amazing. Too bad I can’t upload the picture. The texture is rich and gooey.
    One thing though:
    – you don’t get to taste the Nutella which was kind of disappointing (for my daughter)
    – I only added 1 cup of sugar instead of 1 1/4, which turned out just fine. (Besides I didn’t have unsweetened choc just bittersweet so I thought it was going to be too sweet)
    The result was just fantastic! Thanks a lot.

  49. #
    Lynda — October 4, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Delicious! These are the absolute best brownies I have ever tried. Thank you for the outstanding recipe!

  50. #
    Nikita Mittal — October 18, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Amazing recipe… Can you suggest some substitute fir egg in this recipe?
    Thanks a ton

  51. #
    olga — November 18, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    don’t get me wrong these brownies are really good! but I’ve been looking for some time now a recipe of nutella brownies but that will taste a lot to nutella.. The thing is I tried once a batch of brownies that I fell in love with and they tasted a bunch like nutella obviously I wasn’t given the recipe ๐Ÿ™ So I have ever since been trying to decipher it.. with no luck.. Aside from that personal issue they are very nice

  52. #
    Paola — January 1, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Tessa, just want to thank you for providing the quantities in grams as well!!! That saves so much time for all the US recipe lovers around the world! Looking forward to try this one!

  53. #
    Jennifer — January 10, 2017 at 1:30 am

    All I can say is these brownies are absolutely amazing! My son and I can’t get enough of them! Thank you, Tessa! ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. #
    Ray — March 12, 2017 at 11:26 am

    I tried this recipe and followed each step exactly- it came out perfect! Ended up serving it at a bridal shower and all the ladies loved it (they were like, YOU made these?? FROM SCRATCH?!) Best brownie recipe I’ve ever tried!!! Doesn’t really taste like Nutella but the taste and texture are very good. Thank you for sharing!

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      Tessa — March 15, 2017 at 10:12 am

      Fabulous, so happy to hear that! If you want more chocolate hazelnut taste, try adding about 2 tablespoons Frangelico to the batter. You can also add chopped hazelnuts! ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. #
    Maria — March 14, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Tessa! Oh, woman! These brownies are heaven on a plate! They are soft, decadent, gooey, and truly delicious! I added some crunch by mixing in some hazelnuts but it is totally optional. Thank you so much!

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      Tessa — March 15, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Yay!! So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Maria ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. #
    helen — April 21, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Just making these now – smell amazing but have been in the oven for an hour !! very gooey in the centre
    – cannot understand where i went wrong

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      Tessa — April 23, 2017 at 8:55 am

      What kind of baking pan did you use? Do you check your oven temperature with an oven thermometer?

  57. #
    Zainab Veqar — June 4, 2017 at 5:25 am

    Honestly, I can’t thank you enough for this recipe! Literally the best brownies I’ve ever made, they are absolute perfection! The only think i tweaked was i put 1 cup caster sugar instead of the amount the recipe asked cuz granulated sugar never melted properly when I made the ultimate brownies. My family loved it! Thank you so much!

  58. #
    Zainab Veqar — June 17, 2017 at 10:04 am

    I wanted to know, if I want to add more nutella to the recipe by for example cutting down the amount of chocolate and replacing it with nutella, will it work?

  59. #
    Allie Roberson — August 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I am making this recipie for the 3rd time in a month. Truly the best brownies I have ever made. My husband absolutely loves them….so do I. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks, Tessa, for all the time and energy you put into each detail. I’m so grateful I’ve found you!

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      Tessa — August 7, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that!!

  60. #
    Allie Roberson — August 5, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Just saw I spelled recipe with one too many i’s. If you could correct that would be great.

  61. #
    Kelli — November 16, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    NEVER in my wildest dreams did i ever think there would be a day a Chocolate Cure would come to pass. Love & probably eat too much of it. 1 small bite of these did the trick, believe i’ve been cured for life. Sounded great, awesome texture. Wish i hadn’t wasted my good nutella, liqueur or roasted hazelnuts. NO Nutella flavor or even a hint of it is detectable. They are over the top chocolate. Maybe ice cream would cut some of it. Love your other bar recipes, thank you for sharing those. Would never make these again however, sickeningly rich. Wanted to love ’em & be proud to share, least fav recipe.

  62. #
    jayess99 — November 18, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    When I make a new recipe, I follow it by the letter because I fell that the creator has made changes and adjustments to get it right and I should honor those efforts. I did that with this recipe. I have made a lot of brownies in my life, I am not a trained chef/cook, but I have to say that this recipe needs work. Tessa says that the Nutella flavor is slightly muted. Actually, it disappeared completely. The amount of butter is overwhelming. A day later, just picking up a small chunk results in a hand wet with butter. I have never ever thrown brownies away before, there is always some redeeming factor, but these are coming close to the waste basket. I cant imagine that a strict interpretation of this recipe would turn out any different in someone else’s hands. Sorry, I love to cook and I love to eat, I do not criticize for the fun of it.

  63. #
    Sana — November 26, 2017 at 1:52 am

    I tried these brownies and they turn out exactly how shown in these pics. Just make sure to use good quality chocolates and these will be the best brownies youve ever made.

  64. #
    senda — December 13, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Wow, very delicious. Thanks for the recipe. That good for new event ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Ann — December 20, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Hi Tessa, l have tried this recipe ample of time and my family and friends loves it. But i thought of doubling the recipe. Should i double the time of whisking the eggs as well? Don’t want ended up with fluffy brownie as i love dense chewy brownie.

  66. #
    Mary — January 23, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Hi Tessa!! Iโ€™ve made your ultimate brownie recipe endless times and was so excited to try this one out… what better way to demo Nutella brownies than for a crowd of 200+?! It was a HUGE hit at the event and Iโ€™m making them again now – I put them in the oven 5 minutes ago actually haha!!

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      Tessa — January 23, 2018 at 4:20 pm

      Oh my goodness!! That’s so amazing!! Thanks for sharing this, Mary ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Stuart — February 14, 2018 at 8:12 am

    received reviews of Oh My God from my wife’s colleagues. Best brownies I’ve ever made. Will try to ramp up the hazelnut flavour next time.

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    Kendall — April 5, 2018 at 3:26 pm


    This is my favorite every brownie recipe. I love how thick they turn out, and the texture is perfect!

    However, I recently moved from California to the mountains of Colorado, so I now live at 7,000ft altitude.
    Much to my dismay, it has had an effect on many of my favorite recipes, including this one. Now every time
    I bake them they fall flat in the middle, and the edges get overcooked and crumbly, while the center stays flat and undercooked. I’m sure the altitude is the culprit here, as these used to turn out perfectly for me. I’ve tried lowering the temp of my oven, but this yielded the same results. Any tips on how I can get around this issue?


    • #
      Tessa — April 9, 2018 at 9:14 am

      Hi Kendall! Argh high altitude baking seems very frustrating. I’ve never baked at a HA so I’m not familiar with it! What kind of baking pan are you using?

  69. #
    Lisa FD — May 20, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    I made these today, they were still wet at the 35 mins mark, so went for the whole 40 mins. I think that might have been a mistake, they were kinda dry and didn’t hold together well. I did use Dutch process cocoa, could that have been the problem? The flavor was still awesome! I also added 1 tsp of espresso powder, which I do with all chocolate recipes, so I doubt that impacted the texture. I may try again and go for 37 mins, and see what happens.

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      Tessa — May 23, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Lisa! Yes, I would take them out of the oven even if they look a little wet. The residual heat will continue to cook and they’ll set as they cool. Also using Dutch process cocoa when it’s not called for can change the chemistry of a recipe. You can learn more about that here:

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    Anna — May 23, 2018 at 12:15 am

    Wow… these are like the best brownies ever! And all i was trying to find was a nutella recipe and this has changed my life forever! Can’t wait to start exploring with variations of it. Amazing!!!!

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    Judith — June 13, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Hello! These looks delicious but I was asking myself if I could use some unsweetened cocoa instead of cjopped chocolate, and wich proportion I should change. I’m still a newbie of cooking, so any advice would be awesome, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lulu — June 16, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    I LOVE your recipes! (they are so good)

    These brownies look sooooo good! (especially on your video on YouTube)
    Reading the reviews, people have mentioned that there is not much of a Nutella taste, I am a really big fan of Nutella, so can I add 3/4cup or 1 cup of Nutella instead of 1/2 cup?

    Thx sooo much, Tessa!!!

  73. #
    Kaitlyn — June 16, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Ya what Lulu said about putting more Nutella
    Can I do that?

  74. #
    Anita Bloch — September 29, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Can this recipe be doubled in a 9 x 13 pan?
    And how long should it be baked?

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    Jay — November 5, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Oh ok….I’m impressed here!!!! I am not into thick brownies (I’m a true brownie snob haha) but I had so much nutella I needed to use up…so I figured the kiddos will down them. ILL BE DAMNED IF I SHARE!!!!!!! All mine!!! Not cakey,,,super fudgy and DOWN RIGHT BEYOND DELICIOUS YUMMMMMMMM THANK YOU

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    Beth — December 11, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Made these and i must say, they are the absolute best brownies i have ever had!!! Even better after being refrigerated overnight.

  77. #
    Marcie — December 24, 2018 at 10:24 am

    I have just made these beauties for the second time, previously my work colleagues ate them in seconds, two people said they were the best brownies they had ever tasted. I am now making some for my daughter for Christmas. Only change I made was, less sugar (used 205mg instead of 250mg, as I used caster instead of granulated). Baked for 50-60 mins on 160 fan.
    I might sneak one when they are on the cooling rack…well she canโ€™t eat them all.

  78. #
    Bre — January 13, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Always love your brownie recipes. Canโ€™t wait to try these!!

  79. #
    Rohit — January 23, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Awesome recipe, one of the best brownies I’ve ever had!!
    Do check this out, Secret Nutella brownies Recipes: Thickest Fudgiest Brownies Ever!-

  80. #
    Debbie — February 4, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    I was so excited to make these – I love Nutella! I followed the recipe exactly – even bought an 8×8 metal baking pan. I baked them for 35 minutes, checked the middle with my cake tester, which came out clean. However, they were still very raw-looking when I cut into them! So I put them back in the oven for 6 more minutes and they still weren’t done. The top was beautiful with the tissue-paper layer, and the edges were lovely, but the middle was still raw. Very confused and sad….I think next time I’ll use a bigger pan.

  81. #
    Jean — March 4, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Hi.. It looks so yumm. And I want to make this Nutella Brownies. My question, Is this brownies so sweet?

    Thank you


  82. #
    Dawn — March 19, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    We have these in the oven right now and I cannot wait to try them ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a question tho. One of my children didn’t read the instructions all the way and combined all dry ingredients (yup sugar too) in a small bowl. I know that it was important to cream the eggs and sugar first so we started over but I put the flour, cocoa, salt and sugar mix in a storage bag. Is there anything you recommend we can do with that mix or should we just toss it?

  83. #
    Anna — March 25, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Very nice and easy

  84. #
    Erika — April 7, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Iโ€™m wondering about the cocoa solids in % in the chocolate you are using for this recipe? How much in % is semisweet and unsweetend chocolate? Thank you! /Erika

  85. #
    Marsha — May 31, 2019 at 7:22 am

    I love to cook and I am very good at it, however, I know that baking is a different ballgame altogether. I don’t have a metal baking pan, so why do I need to use metal vs a glass one that I already do have? Is it that critical that I need to buy one for this recipe?

  86. #
    Christine — June 12, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Can a glass baking dish be used? If so, any changes?

    • #
      Tessa — June 13, 2019 at 12:34 pm

      Hi Christine! I highly recommend a metal pan for this recipe otherwise you risk the center never cooking through completely. If you only have glass, increase the baking time.

  87. #
    Kelly Ludlow — July 7, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Easy to follow recipe. Mine took 55 mins in the oven but I know my fan oven is a bit of a maverick now at 10+ years old and needs a little longer with thicker bakes and regular checking. Nice and soft though, knife came out clean. Will see what my Nutella crazed BFF thinks of them tomorrow…

  88. #
    Sara — July 22, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Hello! I tried these brownies 2x and both times the consistency was super runny and cake like instead of fudgey. I was hoping to gain insight on what I am doing wrong so I can please get it right. Thank you!

  89. #
    Alexa — August 25, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    I made the brownies and they where really good, but the edges came out really high and the middle flat. Do you have any tips to make the whole brownie pan come put the same height?

  90. #
    LouAnn Gadsby — August 29, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Can a glass pan be used or does it have to be metal?? Thank you

    • #
      Megha — September 24, 2019 at 12:30 am

      Hi.. have made these and are jusr awesome. Out of the world.
      Want to bake them again without nutella.
      Kindly advise

  91. #
    Laila Talat — September 23, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Love these brownies. I used 100 grams caster sugar and 100 grams dark brown sugar and half tbsp espresso too. Turned out great. So fudgy , gooey and chocolatey.
    Thank you for such an incredible recipe.

  92. #
    Sehar Sajjad — October 1, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Hi, the first time I made the brownies, everyone loved it. The next time I made it, my oven was different and the brownies came out more gooey and dense.what do you think could be reason? Could it be oven temperature?

  93. #
    Wendy — October 3, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Hi Tessa, I made these Nutella brownies twice already. They came out perfectly! I love the thin crust, the thickness and the texture of the brownie. I brought them to work. Everyone goes wild. I get the compliment from people. They said I am such a good baker.

  94. #
    Shannon McGinley — October 16, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Rich and decadent

  95. #
    Pat Taljaard — October 18, 2019 at 7:11 am

    I’ve made this recipe a few times and it’s a great hit with my kids and their families. However, the past few times I’ve made it, whilst it looked divine when I took it out, as it cooled, it sank in the entire middle, with only the outer edges being at their original height.
    I looked this up online and it seems they’re saying that it’s being caused by air bubbles (over beating sugar and butter). In your recipe, I guess it would be over beating the eggs and sugar? They also explained that the ratio of flour to liquid is very small which also plays a role.
    Would be interested in your comments.
    Thank you all the way from Cape Town :-).

  96. #
    Sarah — October 26, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    My go to for brownies

  97. #
    Pam — November 10, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Game changer!!! Easy to follow recipe

  98. #
    Jocelyn — November 23, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Will the textile recipe be any different if I omit the unsweetened chocolate? Can I substitute anything for that ingredient?

  99. #
    Tabasam — December 11, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Omg literally the best brownie recipe ever
    My family loves them

  100. #
    Holly — January 19, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    I will never, ever, ever buy a box mix again. This is it. Perfection! I had to hide the middle piece so it could be all mine.

  101. #
    Dipti Verma — February 6, 2020 at 4:48 am

    Any replacement for eggs ?

  102. #
    Amal Masood — March 25, 2020 at 3:03 am

    Can I use more Nutella and less chocolate chips? Will that make a difference to the texture. For example can I double the Nutella and use half as much of the chocolate chips listed in the recipe?

  103. #
    Emma Hoisington — March 31, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    I don’t have any Nutella but I’m definitely in a baking mood! Do you think this recipe would work with apple butter or peanut butter instead of the Nutella?

  104. #
    Shreya Agrawal — April 2, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Ma’am what is the substitute for eggs in this recipe?

  105. #
    Medha — April 7, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Really dense and fudgy brownies with the best crinkly top! Will definitely make again, they were delicious

  106. #
    Haydee — April 24, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    For any body thinking about trying this recipe do not hesitate, just go for it , I recommend it 100%, it was so fudgy and delicious,it tastes just like the box mix but with Nutella flavor!!

  107. #
    Lina — May 21, 2020 at 7:21 am

    Superb!!!! I will definitely make it again and again!!

  108. #
    Jim — May 24, 2020 at 9:50 am

    I made these this week and they are definitely the fudgiest gooeyist brownies Iโ€™ve ever had….I highly recommend baking the full 40 minutes so they firm up enough…35 minutes was a bit too under baked…otherwise amazing!

  109. #
    Becky — June 22, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Disappointing, didnโ€™t taste the Nutella at all. As a brownie theyโ€™re lovely and goey but flavour wise a let down

  110. #
    Nikithaa — June 26, 2020 at 11:07 am

    I just finished making these for a special occasion and I’m 100% sure these brownies are going to be a HIT. I have been eyeing this recipe for a long time now and I finally made it! It is the gooiest recipe you can ever find online! Thank you so very much for sharing this with us!

  111. #
    Anne — July 15, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Omg – I made them today and they are just heaven!!!! Thank you! Added some hazelnuts for extra crunch… yummo

  112. #
    sagari — August 6, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    i made these brownies.. they are super yummm.. but the edges of my brownies were really high and the centre flat..could you please tell me what i am doing wrong..?? what should i do so that i can get the whole brownie to be the same height..??

  113. #
    Erah — August 11, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    Hey , at what temperature is the brownie to be baked ? Can you please guide me with that

  114. #
    Sheila G. — September 7, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Hi Tessa! I am excited to make these, but wanted to ask about the use of a **metal** pan VS a glass baking dish. I donโ€™t see anything g noted as to impact if glass is used. Help! TY!

  115. #
    shikha Sabharwal — September 30, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    hey.. the brownies are just amazing.. they are simply the best brownies ive had till date. ive made this recipe like 10 times in the last month for family and friends and they’ve loved them too.. I follow the recipe to the dot but i face 2 problems 1. after 50 min in the oven the batter is wobbly in the centre, so i have to bake it for a little over an hour and
    2. the brownie sinks in the middle while its cooling.
    what am i doing wrong?

  116. #
    Amanda — October 8, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Delicious and gooey! This brownies are the best Iโ€™ve ever tried. Thank you for the recipe

  117. #
    Em — October 23, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    Can I use waterbath to melt the chocolate + butter mixture?
    Donโ€™t have a microwave at home.

  118. #
    Nikki Brown — November 10, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    I made these brownies for friends and family. they loved them! One friend said it was like biting into a fancy chocolate truffle.
    One question – can I substitute a bar of semi-sweet chocolate for the unsweetened chocolate? I wonder how using semi-sweet chocolate will affect the taste.

    • #
      Tessa — November 10, 2020 at 3:30 pm

      You should be able to do that, though the final product might be a little overly sweet! Depends on your flavor preference, though.

  119. #
    Lauren Pritchard — November 29, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    The first couple of times I made these they went great, however when I made them tonight, they were more the consistency of a chocolate sponge cake. Can you help me figure out what went wrong!

  120. #
    Rachael — January 9, 2021 at 6:40 am

    I’ve made these brownies several times now, the best recipe ever, everyone who’s tried them says they’re the best brownie they’ve tasted!
    Thanks so much for the recipe.

    • #
      Tessa — January 11, 2021 at 1:56 pm

      So glad these brownies have been a hit!

  121. #
    farah ajmal — February 4, 2021 at 7:47 am

    Could i just use nutella instead of the unsweetened chocolate?

    • #
      Tessa — February 4, 2021 at 2:05 pm

      I would recommend using the unsweetened chocolate!

  122. #
    JP — February 7, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    First time brownie baker and I’m not going to lie, I didn’t know how these were going to turn out until everyone at raved about them, including my super picky husband who ended up eating my brownie! They came out perfect

    • #
      Tessa — February 8, 2021 at 1:34 pm

      Yay! This is wonderful to hear!

  123. #
    Javaria Naveed — February 21, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    If a chocolate lover could have only one dream granted, this is it!!!! Everyone loved these and my mama literally stuffed herself with theseโ™ฅ๏ธ

    • #
      Tessa — February 22, 2021 at 2:54 pm

      So glad these brownies were enjoyed!

  124. #
    Trisha — February 24, 2021 at 6:25 am

    Rich, thick and chocolately! So good! Gave four stars because they need a bit more hazelnut flavor. I would have added chopped hazelnuts if I had any and then they would have been perfect!

    • #
      Tessa — February 24, 2021 at 2:14 pm

      So glad you enjoyed these brownies!

  125. #
    Katie — February 27, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    These are INCREDIBLE!!

  126. #
    Felicia — March 11, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    Can you make these ahead and freeze them?

    • #
      Tessa — March 12, 2021 at 10:26 am

      That should work!

  127. #
    Angela — March 16, 2021 at 6:01 am

    What are your thoughts on replacing the 1/4 cup cocoa powder with a chocolate protein powder?

    • #
      Tessa — March 16, 2021 at 1:44 pm

      I haven’t tried that, but the brownies would probably have more of a chalky and less sweet taste!

  128. #
    Eliza — April 3, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    THESE ARE THE BEST BROWNIES EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! I made these for my family and friends, and they absolutely loved them!!! Highly recommend!!!!!

    • #
      Tessa — April 5, 2021 at 12:42 pm

      Thank you very much, Eliza, for your enthusiastic review ๐Ÿ™‚ I so appreciate it!

  129. #
    Dayris Andrade — April 24, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Good evening Tessa… I baked this brownies, and I must say they were incredible… i gave them to a couple of friends as a gift and they were surprised.. so moist.. so decadent.. jeje.. they’re a success.. I only added 1 tsp of nutella on top and sprinkle of chocolate chips and we were done!!.. jeje.. incredible.. love them.. thank you very much..

    • #
      Tessa — April 27, 2021 at 9:32 am

      Perfect! So happy you loved these brownies!!

  130. #
    Jean — April 25, 2021 at 10:26 am

    These look amazing! Iโ€™m making them this Friday. Do you know if they freeze well? Otherwise Iโ€™ll end up eating the whole batch in one weekend. Thanks!

    • #
      Tessa — April 27, 2021 at 12:02 pm

      I haven’t tried freezing these, but it should be fine! Just cut them into squares and store in an airtight container.

  131. #
    Tracy — April 29, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    I made these brownies yesterday and it turned out really good! Rich, chewy, fudgy goodness with a hint of Nutella in every bite! Definitely a recipe worth trying out! I followed the recipe to the t and was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t overly sweet (because of the sugar, chocolate and Nutella). I also added roasted chopped hazelnuts for a crunch. Making these brownies again, for sure! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #
      Tessa — April 30, 2021 at 9:28 am

      So happy you love these brownies, Tracy! Great idea adding in chopped hazelnuts, I’m sure it tasted incredible!

  132. #
    Kaoru Chant — May 15, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Best Brownies Iโ€™ve ever made!

  133. #
    Lisa — May 15, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Can they be made with a brownie mix?

    • #
      Tessa — May 17, 2021 at 2:16 pm

      I haven’t tried this brownie recipe with a box mix ๐Ÿ™‚ Just purely homemade!

  134. #
    Valerie — May 15, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Hi. How do I achieve the thick kind of brownies? I have tried the recipe but it is not very thick. Please advise. Thanks

    • #
      Tessa — May 17, 2021 at 2:37 pm

      Valerie, what size pan are you using? I’d recommend an 8×8-inch metal pan to achieve the same thickness as shown in the photos ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d also recommend getting a digital scale to measure your ingredients if you don’t have one yet, which will ensure accuracy in your ingredients. Good luck!

      • #
        Valerie — May 21, 2021 at 4:34 am

        Hi. Currently, I am using 9 x 9 inch square pan. If I use 9 x 9, am I able to achieve the thick brownies ? I will take note. Thank you.

  135. #
    Bella — June 15, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    This recipe is sooo amazing! I didnt have nutella so I used cookie butter and it was still delicious. The brownie also looked exactly how it was supposed to look. This did take longer than it was supposed to take though. Over allูซ this is amazing!

    P.S. I wanted to give the recipe 4 and a 1/2 stars but it wouldn’t let me.

    • #
      Tessa — June 16, 2021 at 6:28 am

      I’m sure it was delicious with cookie butter, yum! The time it takes in your oven can vary depending on the type of pan used as well as your oven temperature accuracy ๐Ÿ™‚

  136. #
    Akash — June 19, 2021 at 3:11 am

    This is the best brownie recipe Iโ€™ve ever made. And Iโ€™ve made a ton of recipes.
    Just one little tweak I made was instead of using regular butter, I browned the butter before using it.

    • #
      Tessa — June 21, 2021 at 1:15 pm

      Delicious! I think brown butter makes everything better, yum! ๐Ÿ™‚

  137. #
    Hina rizwan — July 6, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Can we skip cooking spray

    • #
      Tessa — July 6, 2021 at 10:31 am

      No, otherwise the brownies will stick to the pan. If you don’t have cooking spray, be sure to butter/flour your baking pan, then butter the parchment when placed in the pan.

  138. #
    Stephanie — July 7, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    I made this last night and it was amazing! Great texture. I just donโ€™t think it tastes very much like Nutella.

  139. #
    Daphne — July 8, 2021 at 4:31 am

    My 14 year old daughter just made these and she says they are the best brownies she has ever had in her life!! Thanks for an amazing recipe and for helping my daughter learn how to bake :).

    • #
      Tessa — July 8, 2021 at 2:16 pm

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, Daphne, you just made my day! I’m so excited your daughter is learning how to bake and that she loves these brownies!!

  140. #
    Beej — August 12, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    I kept adding a few more minutes to the maximum cooking time… and a few more and a few more. The top layer was hard and dry, while the inside was still runny! Too bad. The batter was yummy. These are just too thick. Maybe they would cook better in a 9X13 pan. This was way too much batter for an 8X8 pan.

    • #
      Emily — August 13, 2021 at 10:34 am

      Sorry to hear you had issues with this recipe, Beej! What type of pan were you using? Was it light or dark-colored? It sounds like that may be the issue if the exterior of the brownies was finished baking before the inside. Do you use a digital scale to measure your ingredients?

      • #
        Beej — August 13, 2021 at 12:38 pm

        I used a lighter colored pan and lined it with foil, as stated in the recipe. I noticed the pan was very full, as I poured the batter in and wondered if they would cook correctly. If I make these again, Iโ€™ll just try using a 9X13 pan. And no, I donโ€™t use a digital scale, but Iโ€™ve made homemade brownies a million times, along with other baked goods, and Iโ€™ve never used a digital scale. Thanks for your quick response! Happy baking!

  141. #
    Eva — September 12, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Hi! Can i double this recipe?

    • #
      Emily — September 13, 2021 at 1:58 pm

      Absolutely! Just use a 9×13 pan ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your brownies!

  142. #
    Limor — September 19, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Wow very very tasty

  143. #
    Shannon — September 26, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Is there any adjustments for high altitude? I followed the directions and it came out way too wet. I cooked it for almost 10 minutes more. Still way underdone.

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