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Honey Bear Brownies with Nutella

Brownies made with honey and topped with chocolate hazelnut spread
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 scant teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fluffed up and scooped or spooned all purpose flour 2.25 oz
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup Nutella --optional
  • 2 ounces good quality semi-sweet chocolate not chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 inch metal pan with foil and grease foil or line with parchment.
  • Beat butter and sugar together in a small bowl using an electric mixer. Beat in the honey and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating for 30 seconds after each egg. Beat in the salt.
  • Combine flour and cocoa. By hand (so as not to overbeat), stir the flour mixture into the batter.
  • Spread the batter in the pan going all the way to the edges. Bake on center rack for 25 minutes or until brownies test done.
  • Let cool completely in pan.
  • Carefully lift brownies from pan and trim ratty edges (make sure to taste test. It’s imperative!). Cut in half two make two 9x 4 inch slabs. Spread Nutella over one slab. Stack second slab on top. Set the brownies back in the pan and chill for about an hour – this makes slicing neater.
  • With a large knife, slice the brownie slab into 8 squares.
  • Set the squares on a cooling rack. Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over but not touching a pan of barely simmering water. With a teaspoon, drizzle the chocolate over the brownie squares. Set the squares on a plate or back in the pan and chill until chocolate is set.
  • Makes 8 big ones, or you can cut them smaller.