So I sort of made up the name for this dessert. The other day I thought of trying to make really intense nutella brownies. And then I remembered these Better Than Crack Brownies I previously made that includes a layer of crispy rice covered in chocolate.

 

I took a ridiculously easy nutella brownie recipe I previously made, and decided to intensify it by adding a layer of crunchy rice covered in nutella. These were amazing. Actually the brownies were pretty amazing on their own and quite pretty and I almost didn’t want to cover them up.

It’s odd. When I first came across the nutella brownie recipe, everyone made it into little mini muffins. They ended up tasting more like a cake than a brownie and so I called mine mini nutella cakes. But this time when I put them in a brownie pan, they tasted fudgier and even looked like brownies, with the top getting all crackly and shiny (something that didn’t happen when I made them into individual mini muffins). Next time I might make these brownies just by themselves. But the extra layer does add a nice crunch and more nutella. Yum.

You can’t have too much nutella right? I hope not because I’ve been eating a ton…

So the name comes partially from the brownies that inspired them, partially because they are addicting, and partially because they are brownies topped with a crackly/crunchy rice.

The nutella brownie base recipe comes from Desserts 4 Today: Flavorful Desserts with Just Four Ingredients by Abby Dodge.

 

Nutella Crack Brownies
Author: Kirbie’s Cravings
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Ingredients
  • For the brownies
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 2 large eggs
  • 10 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • For the Nutella crunch
  • 2 cups of rice krispies
  • 1 1/2 cups Nutella
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make the brownies. Place the Nutella and eggs in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth and well blended. Add the flour and whisk until blended.
  3. Pour batter into a 9 x 9 baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake about 10-12 minutes until a knife inserted comes out almost clean with just a few crumbs clinging.
  5. While the brownies are baking, make the crunch. First microwave the nutella in a glass bowl for about 30 seconds to one minute to make it easier to mix. Add in the cereal and mix thoroughly until cereal is covered with nutella.
  6. Once brownies are out of the oven, spread the crunch evenly on top of the brownies.
  7. Let brownies cool completely and set before serving.

 

   

4 Responses to “Nutella Crack Brownies”

  1. Nutella Love Affair — September 16, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Oh wow, this sounds amazing! I’ve made Nutella Crack Pie and it was just out of this world so I’m assuming these brownies would be too. Here’s the link for the Nutella Crack Pie: http://nutellaloveaffair.blogspot.com/2011/03/weekend-in-kitchen-and-nutella-crack.html

    • Kirbie replied: — September 18th, 2011 @ 12:43 am

      Thanks for the link for nutella crack pie!

  2. Claire — May 16, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Can you leave out the rice crispies and make just brownies?

    • Kirbie replied: — May 16th, 2012 @ 8:23 am

      Well yes of course. though it would just be brownies then. haha

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