Hazelnut Brownies

Hazelnut Brownies

This rich brownie, layered with vanilla fondant, toasted hazelnuts and melted chocolate, is sure to wow them!

30 min. prep time
16 bars
000 Ratings



2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour


2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped*


1/4 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon shortening


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch square baking pan; set aside.

Melt 1/2 cup butter and baking chocolate in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, 4-6 minutes or until smooth. Stir in all remaining brownie ingredients until well mixed.

Spread brownie mixture into prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. (Do not overbake.) Cool completely.

Combine all filling ingredients except nuts in bowl. Beat at medium-low speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth and creamy. Spread filling over cooled brownies; sprinkle with toasted nuts. Lightly press into filling.

Melt chocolate chips and shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Drizzle over filling and nuts. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until serving time.

Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before cutting. Cut into bars. Store refrigerated.

*Substitute 1/2 cup salted peanuts.

Recipe Tip

To toast hazelnuts, spread evenly in shallow baking pan. Bake at 350°F, stirring once, 12-15 minutes. Cool slightly. Rub hazelnuts to remove outer skins. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 200

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 45mg

Sodium: 80mg

Carbohydrates: 23g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #10945B©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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