Three Ingredient Nutella Brownies

Like you I was skeptical.

3 ingredients? brownies?

But I was intrigued. You had me at Nutella.

I’d seen a ton of other bloggers posting about this magical concoction and I’d seen even more comments people had left saying how delicious they were.

So. I tried it.

I had to.

For research purposes.

And I have to say, they are just as amazing as everyone says.

I thought my peach cobbler I made yesterday was easy.

This may have it beat.

Preheat the oven to 375.

You will need

  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 10 TBSP flour
  • 2 eggs

In a large bowl, add in the Nutella and the eggs.


Stir until combined.

Add in the flour and stir until there are no lumps. The mix will look like regular old brownie batter,


Pour into a greased baking dish and bake for about 25-30 minutes. You can also line a muffin pan with cupcake papers and make little individual brownies if you want.


I made these for a party and they were gone as soon as I told people what they were.

Hence the lack of final product pictures.

You’ll have to make them yourself to see what they look like.

Nutella Granola

I could eat Nutella straight from the jar.

Big heaping spoonfuls.

I’d be happy.

Then I’d be guilty.

Then I’d be depressed.

And then because I was depressed, I’d eat more Nutella.

Then I’d be happy…

I think you see where this is going.

So I wanted to come up with something that would let me eat Nutella, squelch my afternoon chocolate cravings and still be semi healthy.

So was born Nutella granola.

This is super simple and a great thing to make on a Sunday to have for the week.

You will need

1 cup puff rice cereal

1 cup quick cook oats

1/2 cup hazlenuts

2 heaping tablespoons Nutella

Dump the nuts, cereal and oats in a bowl and stir them up.


Spoon in the Nutella and stir until all the dry ingredients are coated with Nutella.


Turn out the mixture onto a foil-lined cookie sheet or baking dish.

Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.


The smell of chocolate and hazelnuts will waft through your kitchen.

Remove from the oven, let cool and then put in an airtight container to store.

Grab a few handfuls when you need a little bit of chocolate.

Add some to your boring, healthy cereal to jazz it up.

I plan on sprinkling this over my yogurt, adding strawberries and raspberries and having my lunch feel a little bit like dessert.

Rainy Day Cookies

Memorial Day Weekend!

A three-day break from work.

The unofficial start of summer.

Time for barbecues and picnics and ripe peaches and watermelon and strawberry pie.


Here in New York, it’s 53 degrees and cloudy and windy.

So my plans for a hefty slice of cold strawberry pie after a burger and coleslaw had been thwarted. (I promise to tell you how to make the strawberry pie though once the temperatures rise).

All we can think about are movies on the couch and a big bowl of popcorn.

And cookies.

Gray and cold days scream for cookies.

Trouble was, I had planned on making pie. The strawberries were washed and sitting in the fridge, ready to be baked into a slice of summer. The butter was cubed for the pie crust.

So, we improvise.

Remember my pantry staples? Yup this is why you have them.

If you have cake mix, vegetable oil and eggs, you can make cookies.


All you need are

  • 1 box cake mix (I used dark chocolate)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

This gives you a basic cookie dough. Then you can mix in whatever you want.

For super decadent chocolate gooeyness, add chocolate chips to chocolate cake mix, or peanut butter chips for a play on Reese’s cups. Vanilla cake mix plays well with chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. Or coconut if you want a real taste of summer.

I think that one of the most perfect combinations, besides peanut butter and chocolate, is chocolate and hazelnuts. Nutella? One of the world’s most perfect foods.

To make the cookies, preheat oven to 350.

Combine the cake mix, eggs and vegetable oil. The mix will be really thick. It will almost resemble the Oreo crumble on dirt cups. If you never made dirt cups as a kid go talk to your mom right now about why she deprived you of such an iconic childhood treat.


When the ingredients are combined, stir in the mix in of your choice. I used about a half cup of hazelnuts, I think. I don’t really measure. I just kind of throw them in and stir and add more if I need to. I just go for no cookie being left without nuts.

Spoon out the batter onto a greased cookie sheet. You can make the cookies any size you want. A little smaller than a ping pong ball gives you two dozen cookies.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.


Your kitchen smells like chocolate. Melted, warm chocolate.

Brew a pot of coffee or some tea.

And settle into the couch for a 3 O’clock coffee break.

(My dad has coffee and a cookie at 3 everyday. He passed the habit to me. My body knows when it’s 3 O’clock)

These cookies are like a mix between a cookie and a brownie. Cakey and fudgey, but chewy and crunchy.

The gray skies don’t seem like such a damper on the weekend anymore.