Nutella Brownies

August 15, 2014Holly Sosa

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If you haven’t started watching Derek, the Netflix original series, you should add it to your queue. Derek is the sweetest character ever. He is a kind, thoughtful, helpful, & selfless nursing home caretaker with an almost child-like disposition. For Derek, he believes it is much more important to be kind that it is to be clever or handsome. I just heart him.
This month, I’m taking a cue from Derek. If you know Derek, you know that he loves several things & finds kindness in all of them. In the spirit of favorite things, I decided to create a batch of Nutella brownies – one of my family’s favorite things. Oh, Nutella! How we love your chocolatey hazelnutty goodness!
INGREDIENTS (adapted from Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts)
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 cup Nutella
1 cup chocolate chips
powdered sugar (optional)
DIRECTIONS
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. While it’s warming up, melt your butter in a small pan on your stove or in a small bowl in your microwave. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, & salt. Set aside. In a separate, large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, & vanilla. Now, add your eggs in one at a time until everything is mixed together nicely. Slowly add in your flour mixture until you’ve made a nice looking batter. Next, microwave your Nutella for about 20-30 seconds so it’s just slightly runny & add it to your mixture. Mix well & then add in the chocolate chips for extra fudgy goodness.Your batter is done & ready for baking! On a half baking sheet, line the bottom with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray & pour your batter in evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. If you so desire (who are we kidding, you desire!) dust some powdered sugar on top just before serving.

 

 

Check out Netflix’s list of titles to stream this month, which will help you show your kids how to treat others with kindness and respect. In addition to those below, Derek is a great way to foster a conversation about acceptance with your teens – from the creative mind of Ricky Gervais, a comedy genius with fans of all ages, this mockumentary style comedy-drama makes tough discussions more approachable.

Here are 12 additional Netflix titles that also promote kindness & acceptance like sweet Derek!
For your big kids:

1. Rudy
2. Mulan
3. A Mile in His Shoes
4. Radio
5. Good Luck Charlie: Down a Tree
6. Glee

For the little kiddos:

1. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Vol. 1 Ep. 6: Friends Help Each Other
2. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Season 3, Ep. 4: One Bad Apple
3. Arthur, Season 15, Ep. 8: Muffy’s Classic Classy Club / Best Enemies
4. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
5. Super Why, Season 1, Ep. 61: The Ugly Duckling: Becoming a Swan
6. The Fox and the Hound

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