Sweet Things: Nutella Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8 x 8 inch aluminum pan.

Measure 1 c flour and 1/4 t salt into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.

Melt unsweetened bittersweet chocolate with butter over low heat on stove top or in 30-second increments in microwave. Blend in a medium size mixing bowl.

Add brown sugar and regular sugar to butter mixture. Stir in vanilla extract.

Add eggs, one at a time, to chocolate/butter/sugar mixture.

Add liquid ingredients to flour and salt in large mixing bowl. Fold in chocolate chips.

Swirl in 1/2 c Nutella. Do not mix completely. Batter should have “swirls” of Nutella, allowing for fudgier consistency when baked.

Add mixture to greased brownie pan.

Bake for 45 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean.

*Optional Nutella frosting*
While brownies are still warm (but not immediately out of the oven), spread Nutella evenly over top of baked brownies. The Nutella should melt to make spreading easier. Add more or less depending on preference.


Enjoy, chocolate lovers! Tip: mix it up by adding peanut butter chips or white chocolate chips to the brownie batter. This base recipe for fudge brownies can be changed up quite easily — it’s versatility at its tastiest! Check out my Mocha Brownie Buzz recipe for a caffeinated variation.

Have a great day!

xx cocoa & lace

Sweet Things: A’s Cocoa-Razzies

Looking for a simple (and healthy!) treat to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than this delicious two-ingredient recipe I first tasted at a potluck-style girls’ night in college (thanks, A!).
Enjoy while berry season is in full swing!

A’s Cocoa Razzies

Ingredients:

1 container of fresh raspberries

1 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips (may also mix in or substitute white chocolate chips)

Preparation:

Chill raspberries for several hours before handling. Simply stuff a chocolate chip inside a single raspberry. Repeat until all raspberries have been accounted for. Once properly filled with chocolate chips, place all of the raspberries back in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes.

And that’s it! Simple, easy, delicious.

Enjoy!

xx C&L

Sweet Things: Mocha Brownie Buzz

Happy Monday, everyone! Before you get too immersed in your daily to-dos, take a moment to check out a new recipe featuring two things I could never live without: coffee and chocolate. In this recipe, I combine decadent dark chocolate, white chocolate chips, and the smooth flavor of Level 3 Seattle’s Best Coffee for a new flavor combination that will leave you nothing short of blissfully buzzed.

Enjoy!

xx C&L

P.S. A big thanks to the Seattle’s Best team for my baking garb! My apron was worn by none other than the Sandwich King himself as he ventures across the country for the Seattle’s Best Coffee Red Cup Showdown.

Mocha Brownie Buzz

2 Tablespoons Level 3 Seattle’s Best Coffee, brewed*

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 oz unsweetened chocolate

3/4 cup unsalted butter

1 cup light brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

4 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

* Brew coffee for brownies. Combine 2 T ground coffee with 1/4 cup boiling water. Let steep for 5-8 minutes and pour through coffee filter. Flavor should be intense.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8 x 8 inch aluminum pan.

Measure 1 c flour and 1/4 t salt into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.

Melt unsweetened bittersweet chocolate with butter over low heat on stove top or in 30-second increments in microwave. Blend in a medium size mixing bowl.

Add brown sugar and regular sugar to butter mixture. Stir in vanilla extract.

Add eggs, one at a time, to chocolate/butter/sugar mixture.

Add liquid ingredients to flour and salt in large mixing bowl. Fold in chocolate chips.

Add mixture to greased brownie pan.

Bake for 45 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean.