Friday, June 28, 2013

Easy Nutella Brownie Bites


 
"Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.  A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world."
 
~Ada Louise Huxtable



 
Oh my, it's Summer, glorious Summer! A time where I want to bake, but the recipe has to be simple, quick, easy and baked at night, after it's cooled down a bit. So a recipe that keeps well is good. And brownies keep well, or I should say they store well, they don't really keep well if they are good (like these) and you keep eating them, if you know what I mean.
 
 
Spray your measuring cup with non stick spray so it comes out easily

And I've been wanting to make this recipe for a while now. You may have seen this recipe around Pinterest, or around the Internet in general. Usually called, Easy Nutella Brownies, or 3 ingredient Nutella Brownies, something like that. They are famous because they are pretty much awesome. And super easy! Everyone loves that.


Stirring up the batter - These are so darned easy, you basically throw a few ingredients in a bowl and stir them together to make the batter.
 
And yes, they are just a few ingredients. It's pretty cool how you basically mix Nutella, flour and an egg and it makes brownies.



Spooning the batter into muffin tins

BUT, this isn't that recipe.

It's slightly different. I made that recipe. I ate one and thought it was good. But for me it wasn't chocolaty enough. I want my brownie to be full of chocolate flavor. So I replaced some of the flour with cocoa powder, and I loved the results. I also added a pinch of salt, and I loved that too.


Right out of the oven
And then just to bring the Nutella flavor home, I frosted the things with the stuff! I think it just finishes them off perfectly. If you like nuts, adding chopped hazelnuts inside as well as on top wouldn't be a bad thing.

These would be great for any Nutella lover. Or great for a party!

And they are seriously easy. So they leave you plenty of time to enjoy this beautiful season!


I frosted mine with Nutella as well as being full of it, and I loved the results


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Easy Nutella Brownie Bites

These brownies are fudgy in the center and sort of cakey on the sides from slightly under cooking them. Make sure you don't overcook them.

Makes 8 brownie bites, but the recipe can easily be doubled or tripled


Ingredients

1/2 cup (118 ml.)Nutella at room temperature

1 egg

2 Tablespoons (16 g.) Unsweetened Cocoa

3 Tablespoons (24 g.) all purpose flour

pinch of salt

More Nutella for frosting - optional


Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, 180 degrees Celsius, Gas Mark 4.

In a medium sized bowl add the Nutella, (if it's not already at room temperature, if it's straight from the fridge, put it in the microwave for about 40 seconds first) and the egg and stir until combined. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well combined.

Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray, or line it with liners. With a spoon scoop the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 12-15 minutes. Until the edges and sides are set, but the center is still not set. A toothpick should come out clean around the sides, but the middle will be wet. As they cool this will make them fudgy in the middle.

Let them cool on wire racks for 10 minutes or so, then remove from the pan and let cool completely before frosting. If you serve them when they haven't cooled completely they may seem uncooked in the middle. But when they cool they will be fudgy and delicious. Keep stored in an air tight container in the fridge and serve at room temperature. They should keep for 3 days stored in the fridge.

Enjoy!

3 comments:

Heather said...

Yum! These look so good! I love brownies and never would have thought to incorporate nutella, but I bet it is amazing! Would love for you to share this at what i am eating http://www.townsend-house.com/2013/06/what-i-am-eating-34.html

Mindy said...

YUMMY!!!! My kids just had apples dunked in Nutella for a snack. So good.

Chandra Sirois said...

Glad to have you back at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!!!!