Hazelnut Brownies Recipe
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Hazelnut Brownies Recipe

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I created these deep chocolate brownies by combining several recipes. After they cooled, I divided them up and put them in the freezer or we would have eaten the entire pan! They're now a family favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream or refrigerated hazelnut nondairy creamer
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 311 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture. Fold in hazelnuts.
  2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a microwave-safe bowl, heat chips and cream until chips are melted; stir until smooth. Stir in butter until melted. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until frosting achieves spreading consistency, stirring several times. Frost brownies. Sprinkle with hazelnuts. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Hazelnut Brownies in Taste of Home April/May 2005, p29

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Reviewed May. 21, 2016

"Delicious and moist. Not as fudgey as I expected, more cakey than fudgey, but even the edges were moist.

I made them without the nuts or frosting, although I'm sure the ganache frosting would put them over the top. (We just could't wait that long to try them. :p)
Great brownie recipe!"

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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2015

"This was incredible! I cannot imagine using a boxed brownie mix ever again after trying this recipe. I live at an altitude of 7800 feet and have found that baking brownies at 300 degrees helps to prevent them from sinking in the middle. I also add an extra 1/4 cup of flour. Turned out perfect!"

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"It's so terribly sinful yet addictive....yum!!! Best brownie recipe so far!"

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Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"Very rich. A big hit with my husband and his co-workers."

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

"Absolutely wonderful!! Texture is perfect, frosting too. The frosting didn't set like I thought it would after refrigerating, so we kind of just poured it over the brownies, sprinkled it with the hazelnuts, and then let it set for a couple of hours. Looked just like the picture, too!!"

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