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Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Randy Mon
Total time 1 hr, 5 mins
Yield Makes 8 oversize brownies
Chewy, and big enough to share–though you may want every bite. For the richest flavor, use dark chocolate and cocoa such as Scharffen Berger.

Ingredients

  • About 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 402
  • caloriesfromfat 50 %
  • protein 4.9 g
  • fat 23 g
  • satfat 11 g
  • carbohydrate 48 g
  • fiber 2.7 g
  • sodium 267 mg
  • cholesterol 88 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Generously butter 8 muffin cups.

  2. Microwave 1/2 cup butter in a heatproof bowl to melt. Add chocolate, stirring until melted, then add sugar and cocoa and stir to blend. Whisk in eggs, vanilla, and salt. Add flour and stir until smooth. Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups.

  3. Using a small spoon, make a depression in each portion of batter 1 in. wide and 1/2 in. deep. Spoon 1 tbsp. chocolate hazelnut spread into each.

  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted into brownie part comes out with just a few moist crumbs, 20 to 24 minutes. Let cool on a rack about 10 minutes. Using a small metal spatula, loosen brownies from pans, move to rack, and cool completely.

  5. Make ahead: Up to 1 day.

  6. Note: Nutritional analysis is per brownie.