These Dreamy Two-Ingredient Nutella Brownies Practically Bake Themselves

The secret ingredient? Air.

We'll take Nutella in any form—spread over toast, drizzled on ice cream, baked into brownies, or on an oversized serving spoon.

In our many years spent "researching" the world's most perfect chocolate hazelnut spread, we discovered it's possible to bake brownies using just two ingredients: Nutella and eggs. Simply beat the two together, drop them into a brownie pan, and bake.

Would this extremely easy recipe actually work, or be filed away as another too-good-to-be-true Pinterest hack?

Two ingredient Nutella brownies
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Two-Ingredient Nutella Brownies

The detailed recipe instructions couldn't be simpler: Start by beating 4 whole eggs in a stand mixer for 6 to 8 minutes. You can also use a hand mixer, but a full-size mixer will incorporate more air into the eggs and leaves you free to move about the kitchen while it whips—plus, no elbow grease.

While you're beating the eggs in the mixer, heat 1 cup of Nutella in the microwave for a minute, stopping every 15 seconds to stir. When the eggs have finished—make sure they're fluffy, light yellow, and have tripled in size—use a rubber spatula to scrape the Nutella into the mixing bowl. Whisk them together in the mixer until they're well-incorporated, being careful not to over-mix. Drop the brownie batter into a square brownie pan lined with parchment paper and greased, and bake them for 25 minutes at 350 F. As tempting as they're going to smell, allow the brownies to cool to room temperature before cutting in.

The Results

Did it work? Amazingly, yes. They weren't the most rich, buttery brownies we've ever tasted, but they'll definitely do the trick if you're craving chocolate. They're light, fudgy, and very eggy with a crisp wafer-like topping. Try heating them up and serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a late-night treat.

These brownies are also a great back-pocket recipe for people with gluten intolerance, or if you have company coming over last minute and don't have time to pick up dessert. They require fewer ingredients—and less work—than brownies that come from a box!

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