Salted Nutella Brownies

by jessica on February 22, 2016

When I think about some of the my favorites that my mom made when I was a kid, brownies is absolutely on that list. They were not fancy by any means. Always the Pillsbury box mix brownies and she would dust them with powdered sugar. I still keep Pillsbury mixes in the pantry for when a craving strikes. If I’m having an especially shitty week, those brownies are my cure. Well, brownies, wine, and lots of yoga.

Some days, I do want a fancy brownie. For some reason in my kitchen fancy = nutella. I’m trying to keep homemade sweets in the house and letting myself have one treat per day. For the last three weeks, these brownies have been my nightly dessert.

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Perfect post-yoga teaching treat!

Salted Nutella Brownies:

  • 1 stick of butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate (or 1/2 cup chips)
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Flaky sea salt

Put the butter and semisweet chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals and stir in between. Keep an eye on it and don’t let it burn. Once melted, stir in the nutella and vanila extract. Stir in the sugar, and then the eggs one at a time. Lastly, add the salt, baking powder, and flour. I’ve used whole wheat white flour before and they’ve still turned out.

Spread the batter into a greased 8×8 pan. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or when a toothpick comes out clean.

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Topped with a big scoop of Halo Top vanilla

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