Nutella Caramel Hazelnut Brownies

Nutella Caramel Hazelnut BrowniesNutella Caramel Hazelnut Brownies.

I thought we were a little overdue for another NUTELLA recipe! What about you? I have been wanting to try a Nutella brownie recipe for a bit now, but it couldn’t be just any brownie, it had to be an oooey gooey over the top slap your momma kinda brownie. And after much drooling ehem contemplation, I think I got it! I decided on a layered brownie. Maximization of flavor! Yes, layer upon layer upon layer! I think this is going to be a fantabulous addition to our Nutella Category ; )

Nutella Caramel Hazelnut Brownies

You can tell from looking at them, that this is no wimpy brownie. It’s rich, creamy & oh so decadent. You have a layer of brownie, a layer of caramel (& yes I took a teeny weeny shortcut here and used a jarred caramel sauce), another layer of brownie & then it’s pierced and topped with melted Nutella so the Nutella oozys down between the layers (drool) & then finally to give it a little crunch & tie it all together, it’s sprinkled with hazelnuts. Oh yeah, I think I’m going to change the name to crack brownies. They’re so addictive! I’m not going to tell you how many I ate.

Nutella Caramel Hazelnut BrowniesNutella Caramel Hazelnut Brownies.

I will tell you that parchment paper is the secret to getting the brownies just perfect! (well mine at least) I like to spray a little cooking spray into my dish and then press the parchment paper down & voila it sticks. And just be sure to let your brownies cool completely before lifting them out. Once they’re cool, they’ll slide right off that paper, just like magic. And then, when you can’t take it any longer and MUST cut them, use your serrated knife. This way they’re nice and purty before time to ice them with the supah-star of the dish *spotlight shining down* *opera singer sings* NUTELLA ! *swoon* In case you’ve been living on an island without wifi and just a volleyball, I’m Paula and I’m a Nutella-holic!

Nutella Caramel Hazelnut Brownies

So go ahead, make a pan or two! I won’t tell!



Nutella Caramel Hazelnut Brownies {Makes 6 large decadent brownies}
What you’ll need
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 stick unsalted butter – room temperature
2 large fresh eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup Caramel sauce – room temperature
1/4 cup Nutella – melted {approximately 15 seconds in microwave}
Hazelnuts – roughly chopped to garnish


What to do:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Into a mixing bowl add your flour, baking powder, salt & cocoa powder. Using a whisk, mix together & set aside.2. Into your stand mixer add the sugar, butter and mix together until creamy. Add in eggs one at a time. Mix well. Add vanilla. GRADUALLY add in your flour mixture until it’s well combined. Batter should be thick & sticky.

3. Spray an ovenproof 10 x 7 dish with cooking spray. Place a piece of parchment paper (slightly larger than your dish to allow for handles) inside. It will adhere to bottom of dish. Spray the top of the parchment paper as well. Take HALF of your brownie batter and smooth it on top of the parchment paper. Take your caramel sauce and pour it on top of brownie mixture covering entire layer of brownie {careful not to place it too close to edges}. Place the remaining brownie batter on top smoothing it out.

4. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until sides are firm and center is no longer giggly.

5.  Allow brownies to cool completely before removing. Cut your brownies to your desired size using a serrated knife. Make a small indentation with your finger into each brownie. Take your melted Nutella and drizzle over the tops of the brownies. Garnish with the hazelnuts.

Buon Appetito!


  1. 1

    Paula, I think you’ve outdone yourself! These look SO decadently wonderful– a perfect companion to a nice cup of coffee. Nutella-holics unite! 😀

  2. 2

    Paula, you just broke my brain with this one. Come visit in Cali so we can cook together!

  3. 3

    This just looks too good for words. If there was only one of these left, I would seriously consider taking someone down for it. 🙂

  4. 4

    Holy COW….I’m an opera singer and let me tell you – these brownies have got me singing NUTELLLLLAAAAA!! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos!!

  5. 5

    These look so rich and delicious!

  6. 6

    These nutella brownies are to die for!!! Your photos are mouth-watering!!

  7. 7

    Ciao Paula, molto bello il tuo blog, i like it 🙂 Nice to see someone spreading the ‘italian way of cooking’.

  8. 8

    OHmigosh that looks absolutely sinful!!

  9. 9

    Wow, chocolate, caramel, hazelnuts – all my favorites. This looks seriously incredible!

  10. 10
    Roxanne /

    Wow, these look so decadent and three of my favourite things combined into one! Can’t wait to try this.

  11. 11

    Wow! I have sworn off chocolate for a bit, but these could make me change my mind! Good gracious!

  12. 12

    Oh! these are really helpful to remove all the blue form my day!

  13. 13

    Oh, you evil, evil woman you! I just posted a hazelnut brownie too, but I didn’t add “real” Nutella… mmm….

  14. 14

    You deliciously evil woman! I have died and gone to dessert heaven!!

  15. 15

    Yumm.. You, my dear, are my world’s favorite person 🙂

  16. 16

    Oh, why do you tease me so! I thouht you were in NY….LOL….You have outdone yourself with these pictures….seriously mouthwatering

  17. 17
    Pam /

    I love chocolate desserts! But read this before you make this recipe: PALM OIL is the second ingredient in Nutella. Unfortunately, not only does palm oil promote heart disease, but the vast plantations that grow oil palm trees have contributed to the destruction of the rainforest and wildlife of Southeast Asia.

  18. 18

    Ohmigawd! I’m drooling at my screen….it looks like sin!

  19. 19
    Kurious Kitteh /

    Oh good Gawd Paula, what are you doing to me?
    As soon as I got a look at your first shot I was about to start drooling!
    & a layered brownie? That’s a whole new level of decadence for me that MUST be explored.
    Thanks for posting this. I just now need an excuse to make them. PMS?

    ~Kurious Kitteh

  20. 20
    Rhonda /

    Why is it that everything we just love to death will be the death of us? I so want that right now. Death by chocolate.

  21. 21

    Nutella brownies are on my bucket list of food to make. Loooooove Nutella!

  22. 22

    Oh. My. Goodness. These look amazing, and that first photo? SO NOT NICE. Looks like I should just be able to grab the brownie off the screen…and when I can’t… 🙁

  23. 23

    um, are you kidding me with these? Wow. I am inspired to try them! I am on a full fledge brownie kick and these look amazing!

  24. 24

    these are diffinitely mouth watery and prize worthy! wow`~!! hope you entered them in a contest somewhere!

  25. 25


  26. 26

    You are feeding my nutella addiction with these and I love it!!

  27. 27

    Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Nutellla has such an amazing taste that with brownies must be even better.

    I need to look at the other recipes you have on here.

  28. 28

    My god. Drooling. Those look and sound heavenly!

  29. 29

    Like one of your above commenters…I really do think you broke my brain. I can’t stop looking at the ooey gooey amazingness that that must have been.

    I’ve been a nutella addict for YEARS and will eat an entire jar in two days if I’m not careful…with just a spoon.

    I participate in World Nutella Day every year too, thanks for all the crazy inspiration!

  30. 30

    Oh my! I’m a Nutella addict and this recipe and result looks absolutely fabulous!! I’m so glad I stumbled onto your blog 🙂

  31. 31

    Yum! This looks out of this world!!! I love Nutella!

  32. 32

    These are the kind of brownies that I love. In fact, I could use one right about now. Brownies make everything better, right?

  33. 33

    Ummm, doesn’t get much better than this!

  34. 34
    lisa bailey /

    You know I don’t bake, but I’m making these. I didn’t even like Nutella until you started posting recipes for it. I now routinely have it for breakfast…Thank You Very Much!!!

  35. 35
    Lisa /

    OH NO you didn’t!!!

  36. 36

    Holy Crap. All of my favorite things.

  37. 37

    Those brownies look so gooey and good!

  38. 38

    oh. my. I’ve never bought Nutella before but I think might be a very good reason to buy it.

  39. 39

    One question! What size pan?!

  40. 40

    OMG those look so good. Stopping by from SITS and I am glad I did but now I want these brownies for breakfast LOL. Off to look around some more and I will be back to check out more recipes.

  41. 41

    @Hannah, an 8×8 pan worked wonderfully for me.

    These are SO GOOD.

  42. 42
    Nicole /

    I had to come back and comment– I made these last night, not realizing until the last minute that I didn’t have caramel sauce. I was too lazy to make it, so I used organic crunchy peanut butter instead. I made the brownies, spread the peanut butter on top instead of caramel, and topped that with ghirardelli dark chocolate chips. Then the rest of the brownie batter. I then topped it with melted chocolate drizzles and melted peanut butter drizzles. OMG. The texture of the brownies was PERFECT! And the peanut butter made a salty and wonderful addition. It’s getting rave reviews from everyone here! Thanks for a fantastic recipe.

  43. 43
    Claudia /

    you say to mix sugar, butter and cream.. but in the list of ingredients you don’t say how much cream!?

    i really wanna make them!


  44. 44

    oh my gosh. i’m making these. that’s all i have to say.

  45. 45

    oh woweee, these looks sooo delicious!!! i love how you have a nutella link up to this post too! i can’t wait to look thru them all and bake something with nutella… its just soo yummy!!

  46. 46

    I am totally insanely drooling over these!!

  47. 47
    Julie B. /

    I don’t like nutella, but these brownies look so sinful that I’m going to try them. Those pictures are awesome!

  48. 48

    This is the type of brownie that I’d be tempted to sell my cat for. The nutella oozing down there is almost too much for me – be still oh beating heart!

  49. 49

    I had to scroll down for 5 minutes just to leave a comment; everyone LOVES these so much, including ME. Ho fame adesso! Brava!

  50. 50
    berkeleybaker /

    Oh wow … I saw a pic of this off of FoodPornDaily and couldn’t resist making them .. they’re amazing! I added a layer of semisweet chocolate chips along with the caramel sauce to up the chocolate quotient .. FANTASTIC .. thanks for the great recipe!

  51. 51

    I’m gonna buy me a new BIG jar of Nutella and make these. Oh help me.

  52. 52
    Lauren /

    I’m vegan, but this cake looks DELICIOUS! I can use soy milk, soy butter, etc., but do you know of a vegan substitute for the eggs?

  53. 53
    pram /

    is it 1/2 stick of butter or 1/2 cup of butter. I couldn’t get the butter and sugar to cream with only 1/2 a stick, so I added the other half.

    • 53.1

      Hi Pram! It’s just 1/2 stick. Just make sure it’s at room temperature and you shouldn’t have any issues with it creaming : )

  54. 54

    I tried this recipe and loved it. I kind of made a mess with my mixer but thats ok haha. The pictures are truly beautiful in this article too. Great photography work.

  55. 55

    I need to go wipe up my drool now. And eat a spoonful of Nutella. These look incredible!

  56. 56

    wow that so sweet one i would really love to try make one.

  57. 57

    Good and yummy…

  58. 58

    Oh my! I’m a Nutella addict and this recipe and result look absolutely fabulous!! I’m so glad I stumbled onto your blog ?

  59. 59

    my wife will really love this , too much yummy

  60. 60

    That brownie brought water into my mouth.. Looks really delicious I’ll surely taste that..


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