CHEWY HAZELNUT BROWNIES! Need we say more?! If you’re thinking that these brownies are another typical, classic recipe…think again. These are filled with double chocolate, nuts, and a special hazelnut spread from Fine & Raw. We’ve partnered with this amazing brand to give you a chewy, nutty, and epic brownie recipe! We promise, once you eat one…you won’t be able to put the rest down!
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For these chewy hazelnut brownies, we’ve partnered with our friends over at Fine & Raw! Let’s just be honest. We’ve used other chocolate spreads before…but this is a whole other level of good! We honestly wouldn’t have been able to make this recipe without this amazing spread. It’s perfect for drizzling over ice cream, oats, yogurt, smoothies, tossing them into your favorite recipe, or….eating it by itself! Their spreads include flavors like oat milk chocolate, sweet hazelnut, and even sugarless hazelnut butters! Their product line extends to truffles and specialty chocolate bars. We’re obsessed with this brand and their chocolate hazelnut spreads! We can’t wait to show you what else we make with their spreads.
how to make the best brownies:
The most important part of this recipe is the butter. In most brownie recipes, the butter is heated on the stove and mixed in with the sugar. With this recipe, you can pop these in the microwave (using a microwavable dish)! We microwaved this 3 times for 25-30 seconds each round. Every time you pop this out of the microwave, whisk the butter and sugars together. You’ll notice the butter becoming more and more glossy! This is perfect! Let this cool for about 5-6 minutes before whisking in the eggs and other ingredients.
To finish off these brownies before you pop them in the oven, spread the chocolate hazelnut butter on top of the batter. Swirl this around with a knife, and get a good mix for the best chewy hazelnut brownies. You’ll want to bake these for 25-27 minutes. If you insert a toothpick and a bit of chocolate batter comes out, that’s PERFECT. It will give you that gooey goodness that we all love in brownie recipes!
Butter: We need a warm, glossy butter for this recipe. No need to get this butter to room temp, because we’re popping this in the microwave! If you’re trying to go dairy free, swap out the butter for coconut oil & follow the same directions.
Cocoa Powder: This is the heart of the chocolate flavor. Brownies made with a rich cocoa powder have the best chocolate taste. No you can’t leave out the cocoa powder, so no subs on this one! But we promise you won’t regret using cocoa powder. We used cocoa powder in these Gluten Free Peanut Butter Brownies & they’re just as good!
Espresso Powder: Chocolate-based desserts paired with espresso powder have a deeper flavor! Really, this is a hidden gem in all your chocolate desserts. No–it won’t taste like bitter coffee. Espresso powder brings out a rich flavor in your recipes. Just trust us on this one. Mix this together with the wet ingredients for a burst of flavor!
Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Spread: Basically the best thing you could ever eat with a spoon! This spread is cacao and hazelnuts mixed together to make the best spread. If you need a nut-free alternative, try Fine & Raw’s Oat-Milk Based Spread! Order this spread here.
Hazelnuts: The icing on top of the cake! Why wouldn’t you pair hazelnuts with a hazelnut spread?! We mixed these nuts into the batter, but of course you can top off the batter with hazelnuts for a crunch on top. You can add almonds, peanuts, walnuts, or pecans! Either way, adding nuts into this recipe is the perfect pair for these brownies.
Chocolate Chips: We used semi-sweet chocolate chips (55% cacao) to top off these brownies! If you’re wanting bigger chunks, use a chopped up chocolate bar. It’ll give you different shapes of that gooey chocolate chunk we all love.
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Let’s get into baking these chewy hazelnut brownies!
Chewy Hazelnut Brownies
- ¾ cup all purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup butter
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp espresso powder
- ½ cup Fine & Raw's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Spread to mix into batter
- ½ cup Fine & Raw's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Spread to top off batter
- ½ cup hazelnuts chopped
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ⅓ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F
- In a medium bowl, warm the butter & sugars together for 90 seconds. Stop every 30 seconds and mix (3 times total). Let the butter mixture cool for 5-6 minutes.
- Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract.
- Add the espresso powder & cocoa powder. Mix until fully combined.
- Add in the flour & salt. Mix until a thick batter forms.
- Pour in Fine & Raw's chocolate Hazelnut Butter Spread & mix in the chopped hazelnuts.
- Pour the batter into a square 8×8 pan. Add dollops of the Chocolate Hazelnut Spread on top of the batter. Using a knife, swirl around the spread & mix it into the batter. Top off with chocolate chips.
- Bake for 25-27 minutes. Drizzle more of the spread, slice the brownies, & enjoy!
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