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Fudgy Nutella Brownies with Salted Caramel Sauce (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
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Fudgy Nutella Brownies with Salted Caramel Sauce

For the best fudgy Nutella brownies, my recipe has Nutella on the inside and salted caramel sauce on the crackly top. Chocolate & salted caramel & Nutella?! OMG, right?! It's my new favorite brownie recipe, and I think it will be yours too.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 9 brownies


Fudgy Nutella Brownies

  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c light brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 c chocolate chips or chopped chocolate, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c Nutella
  • Butter or vegetable shortening for greasing the pan

Salted Caramel Sauce

  • 1/8 c water
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp salted butter
  • 1/4 c heavy whipping cream
  • Coarse sea salt (like Maldon)


Fudgy Nutella Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350℉. 
  • Melt chocolate chips by microwaving for 30 seconds, then giving them a stir, then repeat microwaving for 15 seconds, then stirring, a few more times until the chocolate is smooth.
  • While the melted chocolate is still warm, stir together the melted chocolate with the Nutella.
  • Using a handheld or stand mixer, cream together the butter and both sugars for about three minutes. 
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and mix again.
  • Next, add the chocolate/Nutella and mix just until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Finally, add this to the wet ingredients and again mix just until smooth. The consistency of the batter will be quite thick, but no worries, this is to be expected.
  • Using a rubber spatula, spread the batter into a greased 9″ x 9″ baking pan.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Also, give the brownie pan a shake. If there’s any jiggle, give them just a few more minutes and then they’ll be ready.

Salted Caramel Sauce

  • Add water to a small pot.
  • Very carefully, pour the sugar into the center of the pot. Don't worry if the sugar is slightly higher than the water level, it will get soaked in as it cooks.
  • Turn the heat to low-medium. Do not, I repeat do not stir and do not move the pot. 
  • The sugar water will begin to bubble rapidly. Just leave it be (be very careful with this bubbling sugar water, it’s extremely hot and will burn you badly). 
  • When it begins to turn a light amber color (this is caramelization!), remove it from the heat.
  • Immediately add the butter and stir until melted. 
  • Lastly, add the heavy whipping cream and whisk until smooth. Caramel sauce will thicken as it cools.
  • Once the brownies are finished and have cooled a little bit, pour over the caramel sauce and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.