Nutella Fudge Brownies

These Nutella Fudge Brownies are decadent little bars with a dense brownie on the bottom, Nutella fudge in the middle and chocolate on top. You can’t go wrong with this chocolatey confection!

Looking for more brownie recipes? Try my favorite homemade fudgy brownie recipe!

Nutella Fudge Brownies - a dense brownie topped with Nutella fudge and chocolate! SO good!

Nutella Fudge Brownies - a dense brownie topped with Nutella fudge and chocolate! SO good!

Homemade Nutella Fudge Brownies

Do you ever have those days where you have all these things on your list to get done and you really think you’ll actually have time to accomplish them? Like, really. You’re sure it’ll all get done.

Then the end of the day comes along and you didn’t even get to half of it?

Then you’re like, well I need to feel better about all I accomplished so let’s add the things that I did that aren’t on the list so that I can cross them off too and feel more accomplished.

The story of my life. 🙂

So many things. ALL the things! So little time.

Nutella Fudge Brownies - a dense brownie topped with Nutella fudge and chocolate! SO good!
Nutella Fudge Brownies - a dense brownie topped with Nutella fudge and chocolate! SO good!

Fortunately, at the end of a long day of accomplishing many things (thought not ALL the things) there are bars like these to reward you for your hard work and a job well done. And really, is there any better reward than Nutella and chocolate? Fudge and brownie? I didn’t think so.

The brownie is a modified version of this very popular quick and easy brownie recipe on my site. They are so loved for two reasons – they are tasty and they are super easy to make. Of course not one to make things simple for myself, I decided to modify the brownie. The other one calls for oil and I decided to try it with butter. I also made a few other changes to make this brownie more fudgy and a little less cakey. The final brownie is perfectly dense and fudgy, without being too dense. Love.

The brownie is topped with fudge. Nutella fudge. I love all things Nutella. It always amazes me when Nutella actually makes it into a recipe and doesn’t just land straight in my mouth on a big fat spoon.

Please say you understand. 🙂

The fudge is easy to make by combining sweetened condensed milk, butter, chocolate and Nutella. Everything is melted and combined on the stove before being spread over the brownie.

Nutella Fudge Brownies - a dense brownie topped with Nutella fudge and chocolate! SO good!
Nutella Fudge Brownies - a dense brownie topped with Nutella fudge and chocolate! SO good!

I topped the bars with a little bit of chocolate. It’s note entirely necessary but I think it finishes it off well. There’s a touch of shortening mixed into the chocolate so that it’s not super hard to bite into on the bars. You could switch out the shortening for a tablespoon or two of heavy cream, if you prefer.

These bars are little bites of heaven and they are quite simple to make. They are fairly rich, so they go a long way. I tend to be someone who cuts big pieces, but you really don’t need big pieces of these bars. Fudge can have that effect. Fortunately for us that means the bars last longer! YAY!!

Nutella Fudge Brownies - a dense brownie topped with Nutella fudge and chocolate! SO good!

You might also like these recipes:

Quick and Easy Fudge
White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge
Reeses Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies
Baileys Fudge Brownies
Cranberry Fudge Swirl Cheesecake

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Recipe

Nutella Fudge Brownies

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 40 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 Minutes
  • Total Time: 58 minutes
  • Yield: 12-16 Brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Nutella Fudge Brownies are decadent little bars with a dense brownie on the bottom, Nutella fudge in the middle and chocolate on top. You can’t go wrong with this chocolatey confection!


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Ingredients

BROWNIE

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (I use Challenge Butter)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 6 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

FUDGE

  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups (9 oz | 254g) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread, such as Nutella

TOPPING

  • 1 cup (6 oz | 169g) chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp shortening

Instructions

TO MAKE THE BROWNIE:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Grease a 9×9 baking pan or line it with parchment paper or aluminum foil, which you can use to remove the brownies from the pan when they are done.
2. Combine the butter, sugar and vanilla extract in a medium sized bowl.
3. Add eggs and mix until well combined.
4. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in another medium sized bowl.
5. Slowly add dry ingredients to the egg mixture until well combined.
6. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly.
7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs.

ONCE THE BROWNIE IS COOLED, MAKE THE FUDGE:

8. Combine sweetened condensed milk, butter, chocolate chips and Nutella in a metal or glass bowl. Set the bowl over a pot of simmering water.
9. Stir mixture until everything is melted and smooth, then spread evenly over the brownies.
10. Set brownies in refrigerator to set.
11. Once set, add chocolate chips and shortening for topping to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on 15 second increments until the chocolate and shortening are melted and smooth.
12. Spread chocolate into an even layer over the fudge.
13. The chocolate should cool quickly and become firm. Cut into bars.

Store brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Brownies are best for 2-3 days, but should be ok for up to 4-5 days.


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Enjoy!

Nutella Fudge Brownies - a dense brownie topped with Nutella fudge and chocolate! SO good!

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  1. Mary H

    Can you make this in a 8.5x 11? Also for the fudge layer can you melt the chocolate in the microwave and mix everything else after?

    1. Lindsay

      That size pan should be fine, you just might need to adjust the baking time for the brownies a bit and keep in mind that the brownies will be a little thinner. As for melting the chocolate in the microwave and then adding everything else – I wouldn’t suggest that here. You could try heating it all together in the microwave, but keep in mind that chocolate seizes and separates easily. If you melt the chocolate and add the other ingredients while they aren’t warm, your chocolate will likely seize. And if you do everything together in the microwave, it might be ok, but just don’t let the mixture get too hot (which is easy to do in the microwave). Heating it too much can cause the fats (like the butter) to separate and settle on top of the fudge.

  2. Joyce

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!! I have a very special extended family for whom I’m going to make these!

    The list thing–I’m deliberately single again (x 36 years), with neither of my children alive anymore, but the lists still grow. Maybe because I’m an artist as well as a cooking/baking enthusiast…loads of things to always be putting away (then get pulled right back out, because, Hey, wait, this picture isn’t quite done yet!) Even at the very ripe age of 65 years, there are always lists 🙂

  3. Marlis

    Hi. How many Grams/oz are 1.5 cups chocolate chips. Not sure if I will get the answer in time since I am making them now. But I will just guess otherwise. I am not sure what size your chips are. Since size will make quite a difference. 

    Thanks. If not I am guessing and hoping. 

  4. Jessica Burnham

    This is my first official Pinterest fail. Brownie ended up too crunchy, fudge was a bit greasy. Sad.

  5. Amanda

    This is just utterly and completely chocolate heaven. So indulgent, for the days when you just need CHOCOLATE! This Is what to bake.

  6. Teresa

    I made these and my son LOVED them!!!! Soooooo delicious out of the fridge with a glass of milk! Love all your recipes!!!! Cheers from Guam!!

  7. Asta

    Delicious, but you cannot eat more than one little piece of it… it’s a BOMB of SUGAR! Made them last night, but for sure next time I’ll need to “cut” some sugars for it…

  8. Lenka

    Hey!
    I made these amazing brownies twice now. They taste amazing but both of the times I made them, the fat separated from the fudge as I was making it, leaving big marks of fat on top of the brownies. Any tips?

  9. Carol

    I have a delivery route and I decided to make these to pass out along the way. I made them the tonight before and they turned out excellent. They look just like the picture on this site, but they tasted even better!!!!! I have to confess I started with a store-bought brownie mix.  I guess not everybody was meant to start from scratch. LOL  SO thank you Lindsay for this wonderful recipe!!! 

    1. Lindsay

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them! And there’s nothing wrong with boxed brownies at all. I sometimes use them too. 🙂

  10. freya

    hello from England! just wondering how to convert these measurements into English for me to bake a t Christmas?
    Freya ????

  11. annabelle

    these are fabulous! i made them to share at work to up moral a bit, that’s chocolates job, right? okay so mostly to score some brownie points.. pun obviously intended haha. they were so yummy & delicious. you made some sydney nurses very happy last night. great recipe, very quick & easy!

  12. Catherine

    My sister and I are about to make these brownies. We have been looking forward to it since I found those recipe. I can’t wait to try the finished product!

      1. Lindsay

        I see. Since I’m not familiar with it, it’d be hard to say for sure. It’d be worth a try.

  13. Christiana Gurgel

    Hello from Brasil !!!
    First of all, thanks for so many wonderfull recipes. Questions :
    Is it realy only 1/4 tsp of baking powder ?
    Do you refrigerate de brownie to put the fudge when its completely cold or do you put the fudge just before it gets ready, and the brownie its still a bit warm, and then refrigerate ?
    Thanks a lot ! Big sweet kiss

  14. Sue

    Thanks, Lindsay!
    I made these for my hubby’s birthday, this week, and they were the hit of the party!  I’ve never heard so many people “yummmmm-ing” at the same time in my presence!  I used dark chocolate chips for the top layer and it unfortunately seized when I was microwaving it, so my top layer was more like a crumb layer, but still tasty. I probably won’t be able to replicate it, but look forward to the smooth layer on my next attempt!

    1. Lindsay

      I would suggest storing the brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Brownies are best for 2-3 days, but should be ok for up to 4-5 days.

      1. Josephine B

        Hi, 350F is 180C as our ovens don’t read as fine as 176C. By-the-way I love this recipe and Nutella, so will definitely be making this.

    1. Lindsay

      Hi Jeff, I redesigned my site yesterday and it seems to have caused some issues with recipes displaying on mobile. We are currently working on it. If you can view it on a computer, you should be able to see it. Sorry for the inconvenience!

  15. Darci

    I made these tonight! The whole family LOVED them!! I used peanut butter instead of shortening and it turned out fine. Will definitely make them again.

  16. Marta

    Hi,
    I am going to make this amazing cake, but I have a question: How much time shuld I stir the fudge over the shimmering water, to get the right consistency? I’m affraid that the fudge layer will not set in the fridge (condensed milk and Nutella are quite liquid) and completely melt when I remove the whole cake from the fridge. I would like to take the cake to work, so I care about right structure of the cake.
    Ps. I write from Poland, so my english may be not as proffesional as others, but I hope you will understand me!
    Best regards,
    Marta

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      I didn’t keep track of the amount of time. You just want to stir it until it’s melted, no longer. It should set fine.

  17. Celia

    Hi,
    Just double checking whether these are all American measurements? I’m in Australia, so I’ll need to do conversions for everything. Thanks 🙂

    1. Bronte

      If you are in Australia the substitute is either margarine (Flora) or the more authentic replacement is Copha – found in the butter section! 

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      It’s a butter replacement. You could use butter instead, if you prefer. The shortening just is more stable.

    2. Bronte

      If you are in Australia the substitute is either margarine (Flora) or the more authentic replacement is Copha – found in the butter section! 

  18. Lorna

    Is there any tricks to cutting these amazing looking brownies – i know with caramel squares i need to dip a knife in hot water to stop the top chocolate layer from shattering into lots of untidy pieces? Any tips welcome or is it straight forward to cut?

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      I believe these were pretty cold and firm when I cut into them. I just used a sharp serrated knife. Certainly a warm knife might help.

  19. Doreen

    Hi! This looks absolutely good! Question, what kind of chocolate chips did you use? Can I use semi-sweet chocolate chips both for the fudge and the topping? If I don’t have shortening, can I use butter instead? Can’t wait to make this! Thanks!

  20. Jean | DelightfulRepast.com

    Lindsay, I have just the people to make these luscious little lovelies for, and they’re coming over this very evening! I better get busy!

  21. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    I hope you are packing one of these in your suitcase, along with the cake I requested earlier this week!

  22. Mir

    These brownies are CRAZY. That layer on top just makes me want to crawl into a hole with the entire batch and live there.
    The to-do list is an ever-present thing, isn’t it? Wish we could escape from it for just a few days, but nope!

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