Several years ago when I discovered Nutella, it was love at first bite. Now, countless bites later, I’m still completely enamored. I think there has been only one time since then when I didn’t have a jar in my pantry. And that was a complete oversight on my part. I think there are at least two jars in there right now. You just never know when you’re going to require it in a big way. I know surely some of you understand.
With my love of that chocolate-hazelnut spread, I’ve made all sorts of things with it, including brownies and cheesecake. But now, these Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake Brownies combine brownies, cheesecake, and chocolate-hazelnut spread into one delectable, irresistible dessert.
These brownies are seriously good. Each layer on its own is pretty fantastic. But layer them and you’ve really got something special. This is by no means a shy dessert. The rich flavors of chocolate and hazelnuts really shine without being over-the-top sweet.
These are big, tall bars, too. I cut them into 2-inch squares, but if you’re feeding a crowd, you can cut these into small bars and still provide plenty of big flavor in a small bite. Just don’t be surprised if some folks come back for seconds!
For serving these brownies, you can top them with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream or a sprinkling of confectioners’ sugar. Maybe even some chocolate curls or toasted hazelnuts. I decided to skip any extras and just enjoy the chocolate and hazelnut experience in all its glory.