Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies
Toasted nuts, Nutella and liqueur transform fudgy homemade brownies into a hazelnut-lover’s dream. They’re perfect for a casual meal on Christmas Eve or as a yummy gift.
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
- 3/4 cup butter, cubed
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 3 large eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup Nutella
- 1/4 cup hazelnut liqueur
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/4 cups coarsely chopped hazelnuts, toasted, divided
- Preheat oven to 325°. In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in Nutella and liqueur. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture. Fold in 1 cup nuts.
- Transfer to a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining nuts. Bake 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts1 brownie: 371 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.
Originally published as Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies in Taste of Home Christmas Annual 2013