Brownie Bites with Nutella Frosting
These Brownie Bites with Nutella Frosting are thick, fudgy, and chewy. Topped with a creamy Nutella frosting and made in bite-sized form, these make the ultimate treat!
I feel like I say this all the time, but this year is really flying by so far!
At the beginning of every year, I silently curse the months of January and February. Since I’m from the Midwest, we often get brutal winters, filled with negative temperatures and lots of snow. Yuck.
But when March rolls around, my spirits start to lift a little. Even though the cold and snow often still comes in March, and even April, it helps to know that spring officially starts soon and Easter is on its way.
And now that we’re in the second week of March (hooray!), I always look forward to baking some Easter goodies to share. And whether you celebrate this holiday or not, it’s hard to resist all of the pastel and spring decor that pops up at just about every store.
Since the hubster and I always spend Easter with both sides of our family, I try to think of a creative sweet treat to share every year. After all, I feel that’s my duty as a food blogger.
Now, you may have noticed that I don’t have any brownie recipes on Pumpkin ‘N Spice. Well, I have one, but it’s a creative take on a boxed mix, so that doesn’t really count.
Even though I haven’t had any brownies to share with you (until now), I have been thinking about it quite often. You see, it took me so long for me to finally perfect the best brownie recipe. I’ve been working on this for quite a while…months! And I could never get the consistency quite right.
Some were too dense, some too cakey, or not fudgy enough. And let me tell you…my qualifications for the “perfect brownie” is one that is thick, fudgy and chewy. Sure, I like the cakey kind, but my ultimate treat is the fudgy kind. You know, where you need a glass of milk to wash down all of the chocolate. That kind.
So when I finally got the recipe just right, I knew it would be the perfect debut for Easter. These Brownie Bites with Nutella Frosting are thick, fudgy, and chewy. Topped with a creamy Nutella frosting and made in bite-sized form, these make the ultimate treat!
Since I’m pretty much obsessed with Nutella (see here, here and here), I just couldn’t resist adding it to these bites. Thick and fudgy brownies are one thing, but when you add in some Nutella…wowsers! It makes the most delicious flavor combination!
When I started to prepare these Brownie Bites, I immediately reached for my favorite flour: Bob’s Red Mill Organic Unbleached All Purpose White Flour. Their flour is a kitchen staple of mine and always stocked in my pantry. It’s versatile and perfect for your baking needs. It’s also freshly milled from Organic hard red wheat. And that means that the bran and germ have been removed, which means that it’s not enriched with any additives.
To start, you whisk the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside. Then, you’ll melt two sticks of butter, some semi-sweet chocolate chips, and dark chocolate wafers (or chips) in a medium bowl until smooth and creamy. I chose to use dark chocolate wafers (I used the Ghirardelli brand) because I love the taste and ease of melting.
Then, it’s time to beat the sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Stir in the melted chocolate mixture and then slow incorporate the flour mixture. Finally, spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins and let the oven work its magic.
When the brownie bites are cooled, prepare the Nutella frosting. And I won’t tell if you sneak a spoonful (or three) before frosting the bites.
Once you taste these Brownie Bites, I guarantee you’ll be hooked on the decadent flavor! Filled with a rich and fudgy texture, slightly chewy and thick, these bites are packed with deliciousness. And then there’s the frosting. The sweetness of the Nutella balances the rich chocolate just perfectly.
So if you’re looking for a decadent treat to share for your Easter celebration, these Brownie Bites with Nutella Frosting are sure to be the star of the dessert table!
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Brownie Bites with Nutella Frosting
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- ¾ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup dark chocolate wafers, or chips
- 1½ cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- ¾ cup Nutella
- 3-4 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 36-count mini muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour, salt, baking powder, and cocoa powder. Set aside.
- In another medium bowl, combine butter, semi-sweet chocolate chips and dark chocolate wafer. Melt in the microwave over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, beat sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla extract. Stir in melted chocolate. Slowly stir in flour mixture until just incorporated.
- Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin, filling about 3/4 full.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until brownies are set. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in muffin tin.
- To make the nutella frosting, beat butter in a large bowl with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer with fitted paddle attachment until light and creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until incorporated.
- Add Nutella, heavy cream, and vanilla. Beat for about 3-4 minutes, or until light and creamy. Pipe or spoon frosting on top of cooled brownie bites.
Easter is coming way too fast! At first the year was moving slowly for me, but now I’m afraid I’ll run out of time to make all my favorite Easter treats! But I’ll have to make time for these brownie bites – they look perfect 🙂
Thanks for the kind words, Megan!
My husband would love this, as he is Nutella obsessed. He has only recently started eating Nutella, as he thought he was allergic to hazelnuts, but it turns out he isn’t. So he is making up for it by eating so much Nutella haha.
Haha your husband sounds like me…I absolutely love Nutella! I eat a lot of it straight from the jar, which is why I hardly ever buy it! 🙂 Thanks, Dannii!
SUCH a cute video! The music is all perky and it’s shot beautifully. You’re a pro!
And these are delicious, of course. That recipe is chocolate to the max. The best possible brownie recipe!
Thanks, Mir! My video skills are definitely a work in progress! 🙂
This year is going by so fast! I can’t believe it! I love these brownie bites and love the video!!!!
Your video was SO great, Gayle! I love it. And these brownie bites are the PERFECT way to face off Monday! Dying over how fudgy they look and that nutella frosting is perfection! I sorta kinda want them for breakfast!
Thank you, Sarah! I would totally eat these for breakfast if I had any left! 🙂
My husband has the same idea of a perfect brownie as you do, Gayle- it’s gotta be fudgy! Love these brownies turned mini!! And that nutella frosting sounds just perfect! These are little bites of heaven, my dear! So perfect for Easter… and everyday in between! 😉 Pinned! Cheers, Friend!
Thanks for the brownie love, Cheyanne! Fudgy brownies are just the best in my book!
Gah! Hit sent on accident (why I never like leaving comments from my phone) – love the video!!!
Thanks, friend! 🙂
Wow, wow, wow! These are a chocolate lover’s dream! Brownie bites are THE BEST, but I’ve never made my own at home. I love that Nutella frosting that you added, too. Amazing!
I’m definitely hooked on brownie bites! They’re also good for portion control, IF you can control yourself around them! 🙂
I totally agree with you about the year flying by! I say it all the time, too! These brownie bites look just wonderful – anything in Nutella is a slam dunk in my book 🙂
Thank you, Keri!
I am with you, my friend! Fudgy is the way to go! Your video is awesome! From the music to the colors…and I really loved how you showed delivering the batter to every cup! These look delicious! I’ll take a tray, please! 🙂
Yay for fudgy treats! 🙂 Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Annie. You made my day!
Love the video, Gayle!! These brownie bites look wonderful and I’m completely drooling over the Nutella frosting!
Thanks, Jen! The Nutella frosting is my favorite! 🙂
These brownie bites look so amazing! I bet you are glad that the calendar is changing though- that snow must be exhausting!
Thank you, Shelby! We haven’t gotten too much snow this year and the temps are in the 50s this week…so I’m happy! 🙂
You make the best Nutella treats! These brownie bites look totally addicting! Fudgy and chewy brownies are my favorite!
Thank you, Kristine!
Thick, fudgy, and chewy is just how I like my brownies too. I can be very picky about them. These look great; and that Nutella frosting!!!!! Yum! Perfect Easter treat.
Thanks for the brownie love, Amanda!
These are too cute, Gayle! I especially love the butter action that’s going on in the Nutella frosting. So creamy and decadent!
Thank you, Lauren! The nutella frosting is SO good…I couldn’t stop eating it! 🙂
I love brownies and Nutella! These look fantasic, Gayle and I’m sure both families will love them! Fun video too!
Girl as if brownie bites were not enough, you made them extra delicious with that nutella glaze!! I certainly need these for Monday!! & that video is so much fun!!
Thanks, Ami! I had a lot of fun making the video!
Dear Gayle, what delightful little cupcake bites! These look fabulous. xo, Catherine
Thank you, Catherine! Brownie bites are my favorite!
Fudgy brownies are the way to go, every time!! I love these, and adding fudgy Nutella frosting makes me love them so much more. These are too cute, Gayle.
YES! Fudgy brownies are the best! Thanks, Rachel!
Those brownie bites look delicious Gayle, you can’t go wrong with Nutella! and loved the video, very well done!!
Nutella is the best! 🙂 Thanks, Manali!
I’m a brownie fanatic, and finding the perfect recipe can be quite the challenge! These definitely look perfect, and I love the sound of that Nutella frosting! Great job on the video too, Gayle! 🙂
Thank you, Marcie!
Gayle these brownie bites are perfect for an Easter celebration. I’m with you on the loving March and the weather, but can you believe it’s already March? Crazy right? Gonna love the coming weather and I need to make these so I can enjoy them outside. 🙂
So crazy that it’s already March! Thanks for the brownie love, Cyndi!
Oh my word — these brownie bites look PERFECT. Love that crackly top and thick swirl of Nutella frosting! I definitely wouldn’t be able to resist these!
Thank you, Ashley! I’m a sucker for that frosting!
Oh God! Nutella + Cupcake is just a winning combo!!!
Definitely, Veru! Thanks for stopping by!
I would definitely sneak a spoonful of that frosting!! haha These brownie bites look so pop-able! And yes, I cannot believe how fast Easter is coming up!
These are SO poppable! 🙂 Thanks, Ashley!
January and February are my least favorite months and I get so happy when March begins. But maybe not as happy as I’d be eating these Brownie Bites. I want ALL of the nutella frosting. 🙂
Haha hooray for March and brownie bites! Thanks, Christin!
I love anything with the word “bite” in it, because it means I am pretty much required to eat at least three of them. Especially when they involve Nutella!!
Haha yes, three is definitely a requirement! 🙂 Thanks, Kate!
Definitely agree that this year is flying by so fast, can’t believe Easter is almost here! Do I have to wait until then to want to make these brownies?! If it was acceptable for me to eat one (or two…three maybe) of these every day, I definitely would – brownie + nutella is my DREAM.
Thanks, Michelle! These are definitely perfect to make any time of the year! And one (or five) a day is perfectly acceptable, too! 🙂
Amazing I love brownies! What a great frosting too, thanks for sharing. ????
Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by, Lucy!
Easter is coming up way too fast! Love these little brownie bites!
These brownie bites are the cutest, Gayle! Love the Nutella frosting – it’s totally calling my name! These would be a hit for Easter in a few weeks! Loved your video too, you did such an awesome job 🙂
Thanks so much for the brownie love, Kelly!
OMG, my previous comment didn’t go through!!! I can’t believe it is almost Easter! Great video! These look awesome!
WOW – these look so good. I could swim in that frosting!
Me too…it’s SO good!