This past weekend we went to our aunt and uncle's house for a memorial day barbecue and I offered to bring dessert. My aunt had seen my chewy walnut brownies post and told me about her love for brownies. I had to agree with her about that because I love brownies! I've been on the fence debating which brownie recipe that I prefer most, but wanted to try something new as well.
I had a container of nutella in my pantry that I'd been itching to use for something sweet. So I figured the combination of nutella and brownies would be pretty fabulous. I found a decent cocoa brownie recipe from Alton Brown and happily combined the two to a blissful marriage. However, I'm still debating if I like these brownies or not. They were really rich and decadent almost like a fudge, it was not reminiscent of the previous brownie recipe that I had. Everyone still loved them, but I think they could use some improvement.
Nutella Cocoa Brownies
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar, sifted
- 1 cup brown sugar, sifted
- 8 ounces melted butter
- 1 cup cocoa, sifted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
- 1/2 cup flour, sifted
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons of Nutella, divided