Brownies are always a firm favourite with me, but why stop there? A thick layer of delicious Nutella and a sweet & crunchy hazelnut praline topping.... YES PLEASE!



1 tbsp Cocoa Powder

200g 70% Dark Chocolate

150g Salted Butter

260g Caster Sugar

110g Soft Dark Brown Sugar

7g Baking Powder

240g Plain Flour

3 Large Free Range Eggs

Handful of milk, white or dark chocolate chips (optional)


1 small tub of Nutella

100g Hazelnuts

50g Caster Sugar



  1. Grease or line a 20cm square tin
  2. In a saucepan on a low heat melt together your butter and chocolate, take care not to burn
  3. Add your sugars and heat until it has dissolved, take off the heat once all combined (don't over heat or this will end up a thick fudge like mixture)
  4. Leave the mixture to cool slightly and then add add your eggs one at a time, stir to combine
  5. Sieve in your flour, cocoa powder and baking powder to the bowl and stir until fully combined, make sure there are no lumps of flour
  6. If using, add your handful of chocolate chips and stir until all combined
  7. Add your mixture to your greased tin, spread evenly
  8. Bake at 180 degrees for around 12-15 minutes until a light crust has formed (you want them still gooey!)
  9. Leave the brownies until fully cooled (this is the hardest part!)
  10. While the brownies are cooling, make your hazelnut praline. Add your hazelnuts to a frying pan on a low heat, stir/shake every now and then to ensure they don't burn
  11. Once the hazelnuts are gently toasted, sprinkle your caster sugar over the hazelnuts. It will be very tempting to stir this, but don't! Leave the sugar to begin to melt
  12. Once the sugar is melted and has begun to caramalise around the hazelnuts, remove the mixture from the pan and place in a pan with grease-proof paper to cool and harden 
  13. Once cool, place in your food processor (or break up with a rolling pin!) and blitz until you get your desired texture
  14. Once your brownies are cooled, top your brownies with the Nutella, use a pallet knife to evenly spread, then evenly sprinkle over your hazelnut praline
  15. As always, cut yourself a nice big slice and enjoy!!

If any of you make this recipe please don't forget to share with #bakingwithalana, I love seeing your pictures!