This dessert is something I knew my wife would like, and was inspired by watching the Food Network. I call it simply Nutella Brownies. Nutella is a wonderful chocolate and hazelnut spread that is almost the consistency of peanut butter, and can be found in the peanut butter section of the grocery store. It is extremely rich, so a little goes a long way.
My brownies start as a basic batch of brownies, but are then iced with Nutella and sprinkled with chopped hazelnuts and mini chocolate chips. I even like to stir some hazelnuts into the brownie batter prior to baking. These brownies are very rich, so serve with a glass of milk and enjoy.
1 7x11 pan brownies (made from scratch or boxed mix)
1 jar Nutella
2/3 cup chopped hazelnuts
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Bake brownies according to recipe directions. If desired, stir 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts into batter. Allow brownies to cool completely (this is the hardest part of making these brownies, I want to cut right into them as soon as they come out of the oven).
Spread thin layer of Nutella over brownies (you should have some left over, the extra goes good in crepes the next day). Sprinkle evenly with hazelnuts and chocolate chips. Place in 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes, or until chocolate chips start to melt. Remove from oven, let cool 5 minutes, cut, and serve. Enjoy.