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.
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 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. Yield: 16 brownies.
Originally published as Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2013, p123