Nutella Crunch Brownies

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I keep thinking that I’m over my nutella kick, but the fact is that I have so much lost time to make up for that I know I’m just going to keep experimenting with new recipes every chance I get. So, when I saw these over at Crustabakes, I knew I’d be making them as soon as I could get my hands on some chocolate rice cereal. I adapted the recipe somewhat, including using 2 eggs for the brownie base rather than 3 because I’m not a huge fan of “cakey” brownies – and what I discovered was that after a few days in the refrigerator (hubby doesn’t like nutella, or I’m sure they wouldn’t have lasted that long!) the brownie part basically solidified into fudge. I found it glorious, but after they’ve chilled, I don’t think these even need to be stored in the refrigerator if you don’t want them to be THAT fudgey. If you’re going to store them in the refrigerator like I did though, I’d recommend letting them sit out on the counter for 15 minutes or so before eating. And make sure you cut a small slice because they’re very rich. Enjoy!

Adapted from here.

For the brownies:

  • 5 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour

For the topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups chocolate rice cereal

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8×8″ pan with cooking spray. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the chocolate and butter until melted.

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Stir in the sugar, and then beat in the eggs and vanilla with a whisk. Add in the flour.

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Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake 30-40 minutes or until the edges are set.

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While the brownies are baking, make the topping. Combine the chocolate chips, nutella, and butter in a medium sauce pan. Cook over low heat until melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the cereal.

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Spread the cereal mixture evenly over the top of the brownies, if you haven’t eaten half of it yet like I almost did.

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Refrigerate until set before cutting. (As you can see, I couldn’t wait that long. Worth it.)

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31 Responses to “Nutella Crunch Brownies”

  1. 1 Liz @ BLog is the New Black Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I adore Nutella… YUM!

  2. 2 JenniferA Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 11:31 am


    These look ridiculous in the best way possible. I am so with you on the fudgy brownie thing. Uh huh.

  3. 3 Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 11:42 am

    We’re going to have to get you a Nutella 12 step program! Love these though, what a great idea to add chocolate rice cereal to brownies.

  4. 4 Jenny Flake Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 11:49 am

    What?! These look so good!

  5. 5 Cookin' Canuck Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    These look absolutely incredible. I’m sure these wouldn’t last more than a day at my house.

  6. 6 Maria Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I love the crunch topping!

  7. 7 Maris (In Good Taste) Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    This is a chocolate lovers fantasty! Bookmarked!

  8. 8 Raina Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Oh wow! These look absolutely decadent and delicious!

  9. 9 Katrina Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Mmm love this idea! I can’t get chocolate rice cereal in Switzerland, but I’m sure this would work with regular rice krispies too, right? Or would you need to add more since they’re a bit smaller? Either way, these look awesome!

  10. 10 d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I actually think I have most of these ingredients at home – I just bought some nutella. Must make this weekend!!

  11. 11 Heather Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    These look amazing. I’m a big Nutella fan, too!

  12. 12 Barbara | Creative Culinary Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Now these would be right up my ‘I don’t love Nutella from a spoon’ alley. I like it as part of a dish and this absolutely qualifies!

  13. 13 Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker Says:
    June 17th, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    These look so crispy and delicious!

  14. 14 jess? @ Multicultural Melbourne Says:
    June 18th, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Firstly, it’s not possible to get over, and secondly, with recipes like this, why would you want to?! Yummm!!

  15. 15 Baking Serendipity Says:
    June 19th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    These look fantastic! My husband is the opposite of yours and adores Nutella. These would disappear fast in my house! :)

  16. 16 Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen Says:
    June 19th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    I’m right there with you on the Nutella kick! I could eat the whole pan of these, rich or not!

  17. 17 Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels Says:
    June 20th, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Oh my word these brownies look so insanely delicious. I love brownies and I love Nutella but the topping makes them even more amazing. I’m in love with this recipe. :)

  18. 18 A Spoonful of YUMM ! Says:
    June 20th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    droolworthy !! it looks soooo yummy :D

  19. 19 Misa Says:
    June 20th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Might be rich but this looks delicious! I have to stay away from Nutella though. I buy a jar with every good-natured intention of putting it into something and all I end up doing is putting it on spoon and into my mouth.

  20. 20 carolinaheartstrings Says:
    June 20th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    OMG. This looks so wonderful. I am a Nutella freak!!!

  21. 21 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen Says:
    June 20th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Sorry to break it to you, but you don’t ever get over Nutella, lol. At least I haven’t yet. Love those little crunchies!

  22. 22 michelle atherton Says:
    June 21st, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    how much does 1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter weigh? as mine come in 250g blocks. would love to make this recipe asap.

  23. 23 Roxana H. Says:
    June 21st, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    My God!… As the nutelladdict that I am and speaking for every member of my house, thank you! Gunna get that chocolate nutella fix for sure with these.

  24. 24 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Oh, these look great! I have a big economy sized jar of Nutella in my pantry just waiting for a recipe like this :)

  25. 25 Karenpie Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Oh Tracy! These look amazing! Nutella is my fave. Absolute fave.

  26. 26 JB Says:
    June 26th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I made these today…. WOW! So good!!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  27. 27 Torrey Says:
    December 9th, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Tried these tonight to take to a party and they were a huge hit! Thanks!

  28. 28 SS Says:
    March 1st, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Could you use a box brownie mix and just make the topping? Or do you think the recipe above complements the topping better in some way? Looks delicious!

  29. 29 Tracy Says:
    March 2nd, 2012 at 11:32 am

    SS – You can use a box mix! Happy baking! :-)

  30. 30 Parul Says:
    February 9th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Hi there!
    Have been lurking on your site for a while now but never left a message..I love your posts! I also love cooking..but never could muster enough courage to bake. Your posts and pictures did it and I finally picked up the spatula :)
    Just wanted to say..Thank you! And keep posting please!

  31. 31 kushi Says:
    January 6th, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    They look amazingly delicious !

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