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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. #
    Samira — November 8, 2021 at 12:36 am

    In my area we dont hv unsweetened chocolate so how much sugar do u suggest i use

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      Emily — November 9, 2021 at 1:01 pm

      We haven’t tested that, so I can’t say for sure!

  2. #
    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.

  3. #
    Limor — September 19, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Wow very very tasty

  4. #
    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!

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    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.

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      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?

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        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!

  6. #
    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!!

  7. #
    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.

  8. #
    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.

  9. #
    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™‚

  10. #
    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™‚

  11. #
    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

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      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!

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        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.

  12. #
    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!

  13. #
    Kaoru Chant — May 15, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Best Brownies Iโ€™ve ever made!

  14. #
    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™‚

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      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!

  15. #
    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.

  16. #
    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..

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      Tessa — April 27, 2021 at 9:32 am

      Perfect! So happy you loved these brownies!!

  17. #
    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!

  18. #
    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!

  19. #
    Felicia — March 11, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    Can you make these ahead and freeze them?

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      Tessa — March 12, 2021 at 10:26 am

      That should work!

  20. #
    Katie — February 27, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    These are INCREDIBLE!!

  21. #
    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!

  22. #
    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!

  23. #
    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!

  24. #
    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!

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