What’s for Dinner: Chocolate Hazelnut Crumble Bars

Yesterday, I made these Chocolate Hazelnut Crumble Bars:
My goodness are these bars delicious! Easy to make, soft and gooey, and very tasty! From start to finish, it probably took me 30-35 minutes to make these, including the baking time!
Here’s what you need to make them:
  • 3/4 cup of [milk] chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of nutella
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 3/4 cup of light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
This picture, above, is before I cut them up into bars.

How I made it:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray your square/rectangular dish with non-stick cooking spray (or you can also line your dish with wax/parchment paper that is long enough that it will come up across opposite sides and let you lift it out of the pan later).
  2. In a double boiler, melt 1/2 cup of nutella and 3/4 cup of milk chocolate chips. Set it aside to cool.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat your softened stick of butter with an electric mixer until it is nice and creamy. Add in the 3/4 cup of light brown sugar, and mix well until the mixture is smooth. Add in your two eggs and the 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  4. Combine your 2 cups of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a small bowl. Gradually add your dry ingredients into the wet mixture until it is well incorporated.
  5. Take about 2/3 of the dough and press into the bottom of your dish. Pour in your chocolate-hazelnut mixture on top and spread evenly.
  6. Take the remainder of your dough that you set aside, crumble it and then sprinkle it on top of the chocolate/nuts. If the dough seems too wet, add a little more flour to it.
  7. Bake it in oven for 20 minutes, or until it is golden brown on top.
  8. Once it is out of the oven, let it cool for 10 minutes before cutting them into bars.

I was able to flip it out of my glass baking dish that I used and then put it in a serving dish quite easily before cutting them. You could, of course, just cut them into squares in your baking dish.

They are decadent, and I made 35 small bars out of them (7 by 5’s). A small piece goes a long way, even though they are very addicting!

Next time, I’d probably add in about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of hazel(nuts) too in the portion of the chocolate mixture and see how that turns out.
Check out other things I’ve made recently:

Roasted Red Potatoes
Cheddar Bay Biscuits

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P.S. This post is a part of my “What’s for Dinner” series, where I share what I’ve been cooking and my recipes.


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