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Sunday, February 8, 2009


World Nutella Day was on February 6th---I am a little slow on keeping up with my posts, sooo I made these brownies as an early Valentine's Day treat for my daughter Ali up in San Francisco. I am popping them in the mail today. I found this recipe at Culinary in the Country.
I know the photo is NOT good, I am not a food stylist, I am not even a good baker, but they are moist, decadently chocolate with a hint of peanut butter and hazelnut flavor. What more could you want?


1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 large eggs at room temperature
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup good quality cocoa
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 cup peanut butter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.Prepare a glass 9 by 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.Melt the butter over very low heat; when melted remove from heat and gently pour into a large bowl. With a wooden spoon stir in the sugar and vanilla. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and whisk together. Combine the flour mixture slowly to the butter, sugar, and egg mixture – mix well.Mix the peanut butter and Nutella in a small microwave safe bowl, and heat until it reaches a runny consistency. Stir the mixture into the batter; then pour it into the baking dish.Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting


Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Um...YUM!! These sound terrific. I just learned about Nutella Day today, so you're way ahead of me. :-) I definitely want to give these a whirl.

janie said...

I'm making these! You should have entered these in the Nutella Day celebration.

Sue said...

that picture looks just fine with me...they look delicious...I will have to make some for my daughter she loves Nutella...I just posted the tomato tart from Panini Girl on my blog with slight alterations...It was fabulous. My husband loved it...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your daughter is going to be so happy! They sound like incredible brownies. I am desperately trying to lose some weight so I'll have to keep this recipe for a more indulgent time..sigh
What does everyhting that taste good ahve so many calories?

Tammy said...

Yummy!! They look fabulous to me, I think I could dive right into the whole plate and have a latte on the side. Okay I do feel rather stupid - I've never heard of Nutella, I'll have to check this out.

Tammy said...

It's me again. I found Nutella - YUMMMMMM. And I made the brownies - SINNNNFULLLLLY delicious to say the very least. What a great recipe - thanks for sharing.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh thank you for this recipe! I absolutely Love Nutella! There's not much better. I am going to try these. Twyla

Kitty Scraps said...

Oh those look so yummy! Lucky daughter to have a sweet homemade carepackage sent to her *smiles*

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