Nothing makes brownies more intense than a layer of hazelnut spread on top. This decadent and chewy fudge brownie recipe is a must try to every chocolate lover and you can be sure of luring people who are not even die-hard fans of chocolate with this fudge brownie recipe. Scrumptious chocolate brownie topped with double layers of nutty hazelnut spread and molten chocolate, this Nutella fudge brownie is something you would have never tried before. What makes these brownies even better is their long storing life span and being pretty fudgy from top, these are also easier to pack and carry.
Here Are Chewy Nutella Fudge Brownies Recipe
Servings: 12-16 brownies
Preparation Time: 30-40 minutes
Cooking Time: 35-45 minutes
For The Fudge:
• 1 ½ cups of dark chocolate chips
• 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
• 1 cup of chocolate hazelnut spread or Nutella
• 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, at room temperature
For The Brownie:
• 3/4th cup of flour
• 3/4th cup of unsalted butter, melted
• 1 cup of sugar
• 1/4th teaspoon of baking powder
• 2 eggs
• 1/4th teaspoon of salt
• 5 tablespoons of cocoa powder
• 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
For The Topping:
• 6 oz. of chocolate chips
• 1 tablespoon of shortening
Start the preparation by setting a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit on your oven to preheat it. Then fetch a 9X9 inch square baking pan and grease it sufficiently with cooking oil or cooking spray. Follow that by placing a parchment paper in the baking tray. Once done, take a medium sized bowl and pour the melted butter in it to start the preparation for the brownie.
Add the sugar to the melted butter and start creaming the mixture on low medium speed for 5-6 minutes or until the sugar is combined with the butter and you get a soft, pale yellow mixture. Once done, add the vanilla extract to it and mix well.
Now start adding the eggs one by one and make sure that the egg you added first is completely consumed into the mixture before you add the other egg. Whisk the mixture for 4-5 minutes and in the meantime, take another medium large bowl and dump the flour in it. Add the baking powder, salt and cocoa powder to the flour and combine all the added ingredients nicely with the flour.
Once you are ready with the dry ingredients mixture, start adding it to the wet ingredients mixture in the mixer bowl. Avoid adding the entire dry ingredients mixture at once to prevent lump formation. It also becomes a lot easier to combine the dry ingredients nicely with the wet ingredients mixture when added in moderate quantity.
Once you are done combining the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients mixture, beat the batter at high speed for 5-6 minutes and then take the lined baking tray. Pour the batter in the baking tray and spread the batter evenly into the tray while smoothening out the top as much as possible.
Once ready, place the baking tray into the preheated oven and bake the brownie for 18 to 20 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test that is you notice a few moist crumbs sticking to the toothpick when it is inserted at the center of the brownie. Once done, remove the brownie tray from the oven and place it over a cooling rack on your kitchen counter.
While the brownie is cooling down, you can prepare the fudge. For that, take a medium sized, heatproof glass or metal bowl and combine the butter, hazelnut spread, chocolate chips and the condensed milk together in it. Now place a saucepan containing water over medium high heat and allow the water to become steaming hot.
Once the water in the sauce pan starts boiling, place the glass bowl over the saucepan. Stir the mixture to facilitate the chocolate chips to melt quickly. Make sure that you stir the fudge mixture constantly to avoid burning it. Once the mixture in the bowl melts completely and turns smooth and lump-free, remove the bowl from the heat and pour the mixture immediately over the layer of brownie.
Spread the fudge layer evenly over the layer of brownie and then pop the tray into the refrigerator to allow the fudge to set. In the meantime, take a microwave safe bowl and combine the shortening and the chocolate chips in it. Pop the owl into your microwave and heat the mixture for 15 to 17 seconds or until the chocolate chips are all melted and smooth.
Once the fudge sets, take the pan out of the refrigerator and pour the melted chocolate over the fudge in an even layer. Allow the chocolate to set and then cut the brownie into small squares or bars before serving.