Nutella Brownie Surprise

Wow!  I feel as if my child is celebrating it’s FIRST birthday today!  That is what ThatsSoYummy has become to me, one of my offsprings.    Although I cannot brush its hair, feed it, change it or even drop it off at school, it is still my baby.

I can’t believe that just a year ago I was sitting in my little cubicle at work in Atlanta, pondering the idea of creating my own food blog.  At the time I was a little taken back when I was told that I should write and express my love for food and all things related.  It has been an amazing learning experience this past year… I have met and befriended some amazing bloggers out there, not just food related but family, business and etc., and I feel that there is somewhat an unspoken sanctuary out there in the blogosphere.  I am just so tickled pink that ThatsSoYummy has been able to be embraced amongst such incredible talented people.

I guess I would like to thank all of my readers for making ThatsSoYummy a place where all my hard work is appreciated and loved. Although it is still a work in progress I am so happy to be able to share with you all a little piece of me.

I hope you will continue to follow me on my culinary journey and then some.

So I leave you with a little chocolate overkill, my Nutella Brownie Surprise

To many more years of ThatsSoYummy! 🙂

(Step-by-step photos to come…)

Nutella Brownie Surprise

Brownie Batter

1 cup butter, unsalted

2 cups granulated sugar

2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

4 large eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup of cocoa powder

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup Nutella

1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips



White chcolate chips

Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F.  In a medium bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.  Then set the bowl aside.

On low heat, melt the butter sticks in a small pot.  Then add the vanilla and sugar while stirring the mixture until well combined.  Remove the pot from the heat and allow to cool.  I poured the butter/sugar mixture into a medium bowl to cool.

Once the butter/sugar mixture is completely cooled add the eggs one at a time, making sure to mix each time.

Add the cocoa/flour mixture to the egg mixture gradually, until completely mixed together.

Heat a nutella container in the microwave for a bout 40 seconds.  You want the nutella to have a runny consistency which will allow the nutella to pour easily.  Add the nutella to the batter and mix well.  Lastly add the chocolate chips and fold into the batter.

Pour your batter into a buttered square pan… I like to parchment paper to my pan before pouring my brownie batter inside.  This makes it easier to take your brownies out after they bake and cool.  Bake for 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool completely.  I placed my brownies in the fridge after they cooled to make sure that they came together and was not runny.  Due to its chocolate amounts the brownie may be sticky and fudgey inside, which to me is the best way to eat them but to make sure they were not falling apart.  I left mine in there for a few hours, but you could always leave them in there overnight and decorate the following day.

Take the completely cooled brownies out of the fridge and cut in squares.  Then pour a tablespoon of nutella on each brownie square.  Then sprinkle the mini chocolate chips and white chocolate chips on top.  I did not have white chocolate chips but had a white chocolate bar that I just chopped up in small pieces.  Either way it works.

Enjoy! 🙂