Easy Nutella-Hazelnut Brownies
Our easy mixing method opened the door for some exciting variations.
Why This Recipe Works
Box mixes seem to produce the perfect combination of chewy and moist in brownies. We wanted results at least as good as a mix without all the processing and questionable ingredients, and we wanted all this without dirtying too many dishes. For one-bowl brownies with the proper level of chewiness, we used both butter and oil. Using both cocoa and unsweetened chocolate added to the intense chocolaty richness and created a platform of flavor for any add-ins. By being strategic with the addition of ingredients, we saved dishes and combined the batter all in one large bowl. Baked on the lowest rack in the oven, the brownies cooked nicely on the bottom and edges without overcooking and drying out. Folding toasted hazelnuts into the batter and swirling in a chocolate-hazelnut spread gave our chewy brownies loads of chocolate-hazelnut flavor and added texture.