Valentine’s Day: Nutella Brownies

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For all the Nutella lovers out there, this one is for you. I missed Nutella Day by four days…I’m very disappointed, but I was close. It was on February 5th, btw. Good to know for next year!

Anyway, these Nutella brownies are in honor of Valentine’s Day because I’ve had this adorable heart-shaped silicone baking mold I’ve been dying to use, and nothing sounded more perfect than brownies made with Nutella baked in. To make them even more Valentine’s Day-ish, I drizzled them in pink candy melts, and they were so delicious I ate most of them by myself.

Because I used a silicone pan and had to pop the brownies out, I justified eating half the batch by mercifully eating the ones I destroyed trying to get out of the mold. Totally justifiable if you ask me. By the way, I highly recommend these Nutella brownies still warm and with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Yum! Ok, moving on….

Valentine's Day: Nutella Brownies | Revamperate
Ingredients (makes 10-12 brownies):

  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Pink candy melts (optional)

Melt the butter in a small saucepan on the stove on low-medium heat. Whisk in half the chocolate chips and stir until melted. Stir in the sugar and Nutella, and remove from heat.

Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl and let cool. Beat in cocoa powder, eggs, salt, and baking powder. In a small bowl, combine the vanilla and espresso powder to make a paste and then mix it into the rest of the batter. Mixing it together separately helps prevent the powder from changing the texture (just a precaution on my part, really). Once everything else is well-mixed, stir the flour in with a spatula along with the remaining chocolate chips and mix until you can still see a small amount of white – you never want to overmix brownies.

Valentine's Day: Nutella Brownies | Revamperate
Valentine's Day: Nutella Brownies | Revamperate
Move the brownies to a greased pan/mold and bake on 350 degrees for 28-30 minutes, depending on the pan you use. I used this heart silicone mold, so they baked faster than they probably would have in a standard 9×13 or something.

Take them out and let them cool before removing from the pan. Once removed, I drizzled them in candy melts for a pop of color and made sure to eat like three or four while they were still warm…no judging here. Enjoy and happy Valentine’s Day!

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