I don’t even know what to say. The moment I saw Nutella, caramel, hazelnuts, and brownies in one sentence I lost the fight. If you have as little resistance as I do, I’m sorry. But they are really, really good.  The brownie itself is crispy, the center is softened with a layer of the top’s caramel brownie-mixture, and entire thing is drizzled with a lavish syrup.

These brownies are incredibly decadent–more than you can imagine! But oh, are they worth it. Make sure you cut them in tiny pieces! Joseph and I ate a couple and then gave the rest to the guys who were over detailing our cars. They seemed appreciative and I was glad to finally have someone to toss my left-overs to! I’m tired of the two of us eating entire cakes alone. One tiny piece is definitely enough of these, so they might be best for parties (remember–tiny pieces)!

I skipped the hazelnuts. I really, really love the flavor of hazelnuts but just don’t like eating nuts in general. I think I will include them next time–maybe in the batter or in the caramel-Nutella mixture baked into the middle of the brownie (you can see that gooey-ness in the above photo).

Nutella Caramel Hazelnut Brownies from bell’alimento at TastyKitchen
½ cups All-purpose Flour
â…“ cups Cocoa Powder
¼ teaspoons Baking Powder
1 pinch Salt
1 cup Sugar
½ cup Unsalted Butter
2 whole Eggs
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
¼ cups Nutella – Melted (more If Desired)
¼ cups Caramel Sauce – Melted
1 bag (8 Oz.) Small Bag Of Hazelnuts, Or More If Desired

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Into a mixing bowl, add your flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Using a whisk, mix together and set aside. Into your stand mixer, add the sugar and butter; cream together. Add in eggs one at a time and mix well. Add in your vanilla. GRADUALLY add in your flour mixture until it’s well combined. Batter should be thick and sticky.

Spray an ovenproof dish with cooking spray. Place a piece of parchment paper (slightly larger than your dish to allow for handles) inside. It will adhere to the bottom of the dish. Take HALF of your brownie batter and smooth it on top of the parchment paper. Take your caramel sauce and spoon it on top of the brownie mixture covering the entire layer of brownie. Place the remaining brownie batter on top, smoothing it out. Place in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes until sides are firm and center is no longer giggly.

Allow brownies to cool completely before removing. Cut your brownies to your desired size using a serrated knife. Make a small indentation with your finger into each brownie. Take your melted Nutella and drizzle over the tops of the brownies. Garnish with the hazelnuts.

Again, I’m truly sorry!


  1. Those brownies just look so decadent and good. And you’re right, those four words (nutella, caramel, hazelnut and brownies of course) used in conjunction just can’t be said no to. I’m going to have to file this recipe away for the next potluck I go to.

  2. OMG. Could i make these without the nutella? I only recently found out that nutella isn’t vegetarian friendly :(

    • Alyssa Reply

      I’ve found a few different chocolate-hazelnut spreads around here. Maybe there’s a vegetarian alternative near you? Otherwise, I think this would work with caramel and chocolate, but make sure to include hazelnuts on top!

      If you just want caramel brownies, I’ve been dying to try this recipe. Let me know how it goes if you make it! I have a feeling it’s just as ridiculously decadent

  3. it was really delicious, but dry. any suggestions on how to make it more moist? :)

    • Alyssa Reply

      Hmm I didn’t have that problem at all! Because of the gooey center mine were extremely moist. If yours were too dry you can try baking for a shorter time–maybe 35 minutes or so.

      Or just cover them with lots of sauce so no one will notice ;)

  4. can you tell me what kind of caramel you need or how to make the caramel ?

    • Alyssa Reply

      I used a store-bought caramel sauce I had on hand (the kind you would use to top ice cream). There’s a recipe for caramel sauce at Simply Recipes, which I’m sure is very good!

  5. ohhk thank you, i bought smuckers caramel ice cream topping sauce, is that good ?

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