Chef Nick has returned this week with a dessert that will warm up your house will fall smells and chocolatey goodness! Chef Nick has delivered some incredible savory dishes but this time he lives up to the other half of our food posts, the sweets (my personal favorite!). We just posted about October being the pumpkin spice of sports months, so why not add some falls spice to classic brownies? This time of year, my baking is fully inspired by apple cider donuts, pumpkin picking, and the cooler weather, so when Chef Nick told me he had just the dessert I was looking for, I couldn’t wait to bring it to you, my dedicated readers! Like all of the recipes we post, there is lots of room for making it your own, if you love a crunch, add some nuts, if you love more spice- you do you! Have fun with it and as always, send us your take on Chef Nick’s latest creation!
-2 1/2 cups choco-hazelnut spread
-1 cup flour, sifted
-4 large eggs
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice (OPTIONAL)
-3/4 cup walnuts (OPTIONAL)
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees-
Step 1: GREASE 13×9 pan with cooking spray (baking spray if you have it). You’ll also need a hand mixer (or stand mixer) rubber spatula and large bowl.
Step 2: COMBINE hazelnut spread, sifted flour, eggs and vanilla in the bowl. Mix on medium until speed completely incorporated. This will take about 2-4 minutes.
***try and scrape down the bowl a few times during the mixing process.
Step 3: SPREAD brownie batter into the greased pan with the rubber spatula. Try and make it as even as possible.
✅NOTE: This batter is a bit stickier then usual brownie batter would be, so you’ll have to bang the pan on the counter a few times to get an even spread. Good luck!
Step 4: BAKE for approximately 25 min. They are done as long as a toothpick or knife you stick in the middle comes out clean.
✅P.P. The brownie is great without them but if you want to try something a little different then mix the walnuts with the apple pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice) and press them into the brownie batter right before you bake them. Go half and half if you want, or toss them on the whole thing. The walnuts toast with the spice and creates a unique flavor with the chocolate. It’s the “hmmm, what is that?” kind of flavor.