Did you know today is World Nutella Day? If there's a more delicious holiday out there, I don't know what it is. I just couldn't let today pass without taking advantage of a perfect excuse to use one of my favorite ingredients!
I've come down with a yucky cold, as have both of my sons, so it hasn't been the most productive weekend so far. That means that I needed a simple recipe -- one that wouldn't take too much of my time or energy. These Nutella fudge brownies were absolutely perfect. With only three ingredients (I left out the hazelnuts), these couldn't be simpler -- and I was shocked at how delicious they actually were! They're so fudgy and rich, and the Nutella is definitely the star. Next time I'll add the hazelnuts, and maybe some mini chocolate chips for an additional textural element, but these brownies don't really need either of those things. They're pretty perfect just the way they are!
Be sure to check out these other delicious recipes featuring Nutella:
Triple chocolate scotcheroos
Nutella mousse tartlets
Nutella chocolate chip cookies
Nutella hot chocolate
Nutella Fudge Brownies
seen on Taste and Tell and tons of other places too
1/2 cup Nutella
1 large egg
5 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup mini muffin pan with paper or foil liners.
2. Put the Nutella and egg in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth and well blended. Add the flour and whisk until blended.
3. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins (about 3/4 full) and sprinkle with the chopped hazelnuts.
4. Bake until a pick comes out with wet, gooey crumbs, 11-12 minutes. Set on a rack to cool completely. Serve immediately or cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.
P.S. Someone was feeling well enough to stake a claim to one of the brownies. He waited patiently until I finished taking the picture, and I commend him for that. I could barely wait until they were out of the pan to stuff one in my mouth. :)