Hey there! For my second recipe, I was inspired to make this after seeing this. I’ll have to admit, the picture looked good and made me wanna make my own and so I did! xD Funny thing though, as I finished adding the dry ingredients, I noticed that it was too dry. Turns out I forgot to add the eggs! Smart, right? Anyway, it resulted to this soft dough base with chocolaty hazelnut filling and a slightly crunchy top.
1/2 cup nutella (note: if you want more nutella flavor, increase amount of nutella and lessen chocolate chips)
3/4 cup chocolate chips
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*optional: 3/4 cup crushed nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 8-inch square pan lined with wax paper long enough that it comes up across opposite sides.
Melt nutella and chocolate chips on a double boiler. Set aside to cool.
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
In another bowl, beat butter with electric mixer until creamy. Slowly add in sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time then add vanilla. Gradually add dry ingredients until well incorporated.
Take 2/3 of the dough and press thinly onto bottom of the pan. Pour in the choco-hazelnut mixture on top and spread evenly. If you’re putting nuts, sprinkle them on top of the chocolate mixture.
Take the rest of the dough, crumble it then sprinkle on top of the chocolate/nuts. If the dough is a bit wet, add a little more flour to it.
Bake in oven for 20 minutes until golden brown on top. Let cool for 10 minutes.
Transfer to a cutting board and slice. Makes 16 bars.