Fudgy Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

Fudgy, nutty and decedent, these dark chocolate hazelnut brownies are the perfect treat to satisfy you’re midnight brownie cravings! Ready in minutes for you to devour!

chocolate hazelnut brownies

About The Recipe

This recipe is simple, straight forward and requires no fancy equipment to make. All you need is a bowl and a whisk, but if you do have a hand mixer, than these dark chocolate hazelnut brownies will come together even faster!

Texture: these brownies have the perfect texture, they’re fudgy, gooey and melt in your mouth, everything a brownie should be! If cakey brownies are your thing than unfortunately this recipe isn’t for you, but here’s a great recipe to try!

Flavor pallet: the combination of dark chocolate and hazelnuts is a match made in heaven! The nutty, toasty flavor of roasted hazelnuts combined with the richness and bitterness of dark chocolate is what takes these ordinary brownies to a whole new level!

What You Need To Make This Recipe

Hazelnuts: use roasted hazelnuts for an extra intense flavor.

Butter: use unsalted butter to control the amount of salt in the brownies. The butter does not have to be at room temperature as it’s going to be melted anyway.

Eggs: use room temperature eggs for the best results.

Brown sugar: light brown sugar is ideal for this recipe.

Dark Chocolate: I used a 42% cocoa dark chocolate, milk chocolate can also be used but the brownies might become too sweet.

How To Make Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

Step 1: Melt the butter, then add into it (hot melted butter)chopped chocolate, instant coffee and cocoa powder. Let it sit for a minute or two then mix. This make a sort of a chocolate ganache that’s going to be used later in the recipe.

Step 2: In a bowl combine the sugars, salt, vanilla extract and eggs. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well between each addition. Now beat this mixture until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. This step is the key to get brownies with beautiful crinkly tops.

Step 3: Pour in the chocolate ganache into the bowl while whisking.

Step 4: Sift in the dry ingredients; cocoa powder and all purpose flour. Fold everything together until fully combined.

Step 5: Coat the chopped hazelnuts in some flour and add them into the batter. The flour prevents them from sinking to the bottom of the brownies. Then mix until fully combined.

Step 6: Pour the batter into an 8 x 8 baking tray. Sprinkle on some more chopped hazelnuts and dark chocolate. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 掳C / 350 掳F for 30 -35 minutes. Once baked, let it cool completely in the pan before cutting.

Storing/Freezing The Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

Store the chocolate hazelnut brownies in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Although they never last that long in my house! 馃檪

To freeze baked brownies, wrap them in layer of plastic wrap then store in a freezer safe bag for up to 2 months. Thaw at room temperature and enjoy. You could even warm it up slightly in the microwave to enjoy warm, chocolatey brownies.

chocolate hazelnut brownies

Pro Tips

  • Measure the dry and wet ingredients properly. For the flour spoon it into a measuring cup and level it using the back of a spoon.
  • Don’t like too much nuts in your brownies? Reduce the amount to 1/3 cup instead of 1/2 cup of roasted hazelnuts.
  • Don’t skip beating the eggs and sugar, the longer you beat, the yummier the brownies!
  • Don鈥檛 overbake them or you will lose the fudgy texture of the brownies, a toothpick poked into it should come out with some fudgy crumbs on it, but not raw batter.
  • Baking time may vary: all ovens are different, so start checking on them at 25 minutes.
  • If you have a convection oven (oven with a fan setting) I recommend reducing the temperature by 20 degrees.
  • Save some chopped chocolate and hazelnuts for the top of the brownies.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled to make double the amount of brownies, so it’s perfect for parties and picnics.
Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

FAQ’s

Why did my brownies sink in the middle?

This is because the brownies are likely under baked, if a toothpick comes out with thick batter on it, it needs more time in the oven

Can I make this recipe with gluten-free flour?

I have never tried this recipe with gluten-free flour, but if you do, I’d love to know how it went.

Can I make these brownies without hazelnuts?

Of course, this recipe will give you perfect, fudgy and delectable brownies every single time!

Can I use a different type of nut instead of hazelnuts?

Yes! Some great options are walnuts, almonds, pistachios, and pecans! You do you!

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Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

Fudgy, nutty and decedent, these dark chocolate hazelnut brownies are the perfect treat to satisfy you’re midnight brownie cravings! Ready in minutes for you to devour!

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 35 min

Total Time: 50min

Course: Dessert

Servings: 16 pcs

Calories: 240kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (113g)
  • 1/2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate, roughly chopped (150g)
  • 1/8 cup cocoa powder (15g)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200g)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (100g)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs, room temp.
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour (60g)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (25g)
  • 1/2 cup roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 掳C / 350 掳F. Grease and line an 8 x 8 square baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan melt the butter. Into the hot melted butter add, coffee, chopped dark chocolate (save some for the top), and cocoa powder. Let it sit for 2 minutes, then mix until it’s fully combined and the chocolate is melted. Set aside.
  3. In a medium sized bowl combine together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Add in the eggs one at a time mixing well between each addition.
  4. Beat this mixture until pale and fluffy (5 min).
  5. Pour in the melted chocolate while whisking.
  6. Sift in the all purpose flour and cocoa powder. Fold until fully combined.
  7. Coat the chopped hazelnuts in a teaspoon of flour (save some for the top as well) and add them into the brownie batter. Mix until fully incorporated.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle on some more chopped hazelnuts and dark chocolate. Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out with some crumbs stuck to it.
  9. Once baked, let it cool completely in the pan before cutting and serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 240.1kcal

Total Fat: 13.42g

Carbs: 28.97g

Sugars: 22.33g

Protein: 3.26g

Sodium: 161.31mg

Fiber: 2.04g

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