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Nutella Brownies

My daughter is also away at college and since she didn’t come home for spring break this year she was feeling neglected after finding out her brother and cousin got goodies.  She wanted brownies, so I decided to make “Nutella” brownies.  I took a good fudgie brownie recipe, added extra cocoa and swirled in Nutella, then dalloped more warm Nutella on top with some cherries.  After taste testing, my husband thought we should keep them for ourselves but he relented and off they went to Oklahoma.   
 
Being the terrible mother than I am, I sent my son a picture of the brownies that went to his sister (I thought it was a good picture).  He said “so do I put the Nutella on myself  when they get here” after which I had to point out that I didn’t send him any.  Of course, today I’ll be making another batch, with extra’s for his roommate.  During one trip home, my son forgot his list of items he was supposed to pick up so asked his roommate to text it to him.  The last item on the list was “cookies for Roommate” as apparently he was also fond of the care packages. 
  
Chocolate Fudge Nutella Brownies
2         cups   chocolate chips 

1         cup    butter (2 sticks) 

1         cup    cocoa powder 

2 1/2   cups   sugar 

4                    large eggs 

1      Tbs   pure vanilla extract 

1/8   tsp    salt 

1      cup   unbleached white flour 

1      cup   Chopped nuts (optional) 

1      cup   Nutella 

Procedure

1   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
2   Butter or spray and flour a 9 X 13 inch glass or non-stick baking pan. 
3   Melt 1 cup chocolate chips and butter in microwave checking and stirring at 30 second intervals. 
4   Add cocoa and sugar and stir until well mixed. 
5   Add eggs, vanilla and salt and mix well. 
6   Add flour and mix just until smooth. Do not over mix. This is also the time to add in the remaining chocolate chips and nuts if desired. 
7   Pour into prepared pan. 
8   Microwave 1 cup Nutella at 15 second intervals until pourable,  Pour over the batter using a large spoon to drizzle generously.    
9   Swirl the Nutella in with a knife, drawing it lengthwise, then crosswise to make a nice design. 

 

  
10Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until knife comes out clean.    
11Cool for about 15 minutes, then spread desired amount of Nutella over warm brownies.  If you prefer you can wait until serving, then warm a little Nutella and put a spoon full on top. 
12Add Maraschino cherries or sprinkle with more nuts, chips, sprinkles or whatever else you like! 
13Cool completely before cutting into squares. 

Servings: 24 

Yield: Yields from 16-24 servings depending on size. 

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This entry was posted on May 7, 2010 by in Dessert, Recipes and tagged , , , , , .

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