These five ingredient Nutella brownies are made with chocolate hazelnut spread, eggs, butter, vanilla, and flour. If you’re feeling adventurous you can toss in some chocolate chips, though we think these brownies are pretty darn terrific just as they are.
Five ingredient Nutella brownies. And sugar isn’t one of them. You should stop reading and already be in the kitchen making these ridiculously simple, rich, fudge-like brownies. And they only get better with time…if you can make them last more than a day. (Hah. Good luck with that!)–Jenny Howard
Five Ingredient Brownies
- Quick Glance
- 15 M
- 40 M
- Serves 9
IngredientsEmail Grocery List
- 1 cup store-bought chocolate hazelnut spread, such as Nutella
- 2 large eggs
- 4 tablespoons salted butter (2 oz), melted and cooled slightly
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
- 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C). Line an 8-by-8-inch (20-by-20-cm) baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a 1-inch (25-mm) overhang on 2 opposite sides.
- 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the chocolate hazelnut spread, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla until smooth, about 1 minute.
- 3. Add the flour and mix just until combined, 1 to 2 minutes more. If desired, fold in the chocolate chips.
- 4. Evenly spread the mixture in the prepared baking pan. Bake until the brownies are just set and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
- 5. Cool the brownies in the pan for 5 minutes. Using the parchment paper overhang, remove the brownies from the pan and cool completely or slice and enjoy warm. The brownies may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Five Ingredient Nutella Brownies With Hazelnuts Variation
- The hazelnut flavor in these brownies is actually somewhat mild. For more of that nutty flavor, it wouldn’t be wrong at all to toss 1/2 cup toasted, chopped hazelnuts into the batter along with—or instead of—the chocolate chips.
Recipe Testers Reviews
Who would have thought to use Nutella as an ingredient in brownies. Well, it works!
These brownies couldn’t have been easier to whip up. They had a very rich chocolatey flavor and were moist and fudge-like and not cakey at all. There was only a hint of hazelnut flavor, as the chocolate flavor was the most dominant, probably because I added the chocolate chips. They also certainly didn’t need sugar in this recipe as they were plenty sweet on their own.
I used a 13.02 oz jar of Nutella, which came to 1 cup and Ghirardelli semisweet chocolate chips. I pulled the brownies out of the oven at 25 minutes with nice cracks developing on top and the toothpick came out clean with the exception of a bit of chocolate from the chocolate chips. The parchment paper sling worked perfectly to lift them out of the baking dish. I was a little concerned not having to oil the dish beforehand, but they didn’t stick at all in any of the exposed corners.
I got 9 nice big brownies from this batch. I served these with vanilla ice cream and heard nothing but raves! YUM.
I would like to say that daylight savings with a toddler is NOT fun and I had a Monday that consisted of leading a meeting at 8 am (and I did daycare drop off) and the day just unfolded into annoyance. So what does one do when they're tired and cranky? They bake brownies. These brownies are delicious, fudgy, and everything I needed on a Monday night. Easy to prepare and just as easy as preparing a box.
I did use the 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips because why not? It took me 30 seconds to get everything mixed well. Once I added the flour it took 15 seconds. Either the time at the gym is paying off or they were just guessing on their times?
It took 23 minutes to get a clean toothpick.
This would totally feed 9, but I like to “smidgen” my brownies so you could also get 18 tasty squares.
These 5 ingredient brownies are SO easy and, except for perhaps Nutella, it’s all ingredients that we all have on hand.
I followed the recipe exactly and I did use the chocolate chips.
The flavor was nice and chocolatey and we both thought they would be great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt (which unfortunately we did not have!). The recipe makes 9 generous servings. There really is no excuse for not making these brownies. You will have an instant yummy dessert.
My name is Kim and I'm a Nutellaholic! I made this recipe 3 times and it just kept getting better and better. I love the recipe because I always have the ingredients in my cabinets at all times. It's quick and easy to mix up (the perfect recipe for my 8-year-old granddaughter to make without help). The flavor is great and the crumb is nice, not too moist and not too dry.
The first batch I made without the chocolate chips and it was good. The second batch I made with the chocolate chips and it was a better. The third time I made them I used a whole jar (13 ounces) of Nutella and 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts. That batch was over-the-top delicious. This recipe is now a family favorite but they just don't last very long.
As for any change in taste or texture over time, I’ve no clue, because even with 3 batches they didn't last long enough to find out.
Having just 5 ingredients, taking no time at all, and coming out so tasty makes this a great recipe. The only downside is they get gobbled up too quickly. For me, this brownie is the perfect consistency and thickness. Some people mentioned they like a little thicker brownie but everybody loved the flavor.
I did not add the chocolate chips because I wanted to see how it would taste with only the hazelnut spread. Using the parchment paper to line the pan with the overhang is such a great way to get the brownies out. I used a pizza cutter to cut them. They cut beautifully, not sticky or crumbly like brownies can sometimes be.
I cut my brownies small so I had 12. I can’t comment on change of taste after time since they gone in 10 minutes.
Well, these 5 ingredient brownies are definitely an all-around winner as they are easy, quick, and delicious. I really appreciate there wasn't any added sugar, nor did they need it. My son loved them and has already asked me to make them again, and my co-workers made very short work of the rest (most came back for seconds and thirds).
Using a parchment "sling" for the pan alleviated any clean-up. Pretty perfect, if you ask me!
With all apologies to Charles M. Schultz, happiness is a Nutella brownie. I’ve had variations on this brownie before and this version is a WINNER. In my opinion, these are the perfect marriage of cakey and fudgy.
These brownies are super easy. Only one bowl is needed and they are in the oven in less than 15 minutes. You don’t even need to butter the pan although the parchment paper sling is a must.
I didn’t add the chocolate chips but I don’t think it would be bad at all, especially if you are a dark chocolate lover. These brownies are milky and sweet, so adding dark chocolate chips could add another level of flavor.
I baked them for 31 minutes. The tester came out clean and the top got all nice and crackly but the edges didn’t pull away from the sides.
Warm brownies are always good but these brownies stayed good. They got a bit fudgier as the days went on (I hid them from myself). And they really didn’t get stale as baked goods sometimes can.
There is basically no fault with these brownies. What’s even better is that I only used 10 ounces of the chocolate hazelnut spread, so that meant my spoon happily found its way into the jar while the brownies baked.
For chocolate and hazelnut lovers, this is the perfect recipe for brownies. They are fudgy with an intense Nutella flavor, not too sweet, and ready to bake in just 15 minutes. That's why it's a useful recipe, especially when you need a quick dessert.
If you resist the temptation of eating these all the same day, store them in an airtight container for up to 5 days as the brownies keep the original texture and flavor—according to my daughter, the taste improved over time! (I tasted the brownies on the same day, and after 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 days. I found the taste and texture remained intact.)