Dark Chocolate and Nutella Coconut Brownies

I’m not even sure what to say about these brownies.


Jon says they are my best ever. That’s saying a LOT, considering I’ve made some pretty freaking good brownies. The Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies were awesome. The Quintuple Chocolate Brownies were stellar. Minty brownies? Die.

So to say these are the best?


They are remarkably fudgy, and full of rich, deep dark chocolate. Scharffen Berger, to be exact – my decadent chocolate of choice when it comes down to recipes that call for amazing chocolate. But then, I added Nutella. And sweetened coconut. I may have pushed the brownie to new levels.


You should get that nice flaky top that the best of the best brownies have, but you should also have a soft, not-even-close-to-cakelike fudgy bite. The darker chocolate really shines in these brownies, but if you are a lighter chocolate fan, fear not. The Nutella takes the bittersweet down a notch and the sweetened coconut plays so well with the richness.

I hope you’ll give them a shot and let me know what you think!


Dark Chocolate and Nutella Coconut Brownies
Rating: 5

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 16-20 Brownies


10 Tablespoons butter
3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup Nutella
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup toasted Coconut flake
2/3 cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper long enough to hang over on two sides, making it easier to remove from pan once baked. Spray pan and paper.
In small saucepot over medium heat, or in the microwave, melt chocolate and butter until smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
In a separate bowl, beat eggs, vanilla and Nutella with the sugar. Slowly add in chocolate mixture until well combined.
In small bowl, sift together coconut, cocoa, salt and flour. Add mixture to rest of batter. Do not overmix.
Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until brownies are set in center. Remove from oven. Allow to cool, serve and enjoy!

Tonight I am once again a panelist on a Twitter party for Scharffen Berger. We’ll be sharing recipes, stories, and giveaways. So do come by and share with us – you may win something!

Giveaway {Now Closed – Congrats Barbara!}

Speaking of winning, how would you like to win an assortment of chocolate bars from Scharffen Berger? Not only are they great for baking (as in these brownies, or cookies, or cakes), but they also make great gifts – especially for your Valentine! Personally, I love just diving into them when I need a quick chocolate fix…so indulgent!


To win, just leave me a comment, letting me know you’d like to win them.

  • For another entry, follow ScharffenBerger on Twitter. Be sure to leave me a separate comment, letting me know you do.
  • For another entry, become a ScharffenBerger Fan on Facebook. Again, leave a separate comment for this entry. Maybe write on their wall, letting them know I sent you? I’d appreciate that a lot!
  • For a fourth entry, please share this post on Facebook or Twitter. Let’s spread the love with our friends, okay? Karma is good stuff sometimes.
  • Finally, Pin a picture from this post onto Pinterest. Be sure to let me know you did, in a separate comment.

Six entries per person, max. All additional entries will be deleted.

Contest is open until February 9, 11:59pmEST. Prize is courtesy of and shipped by ScharffenBerger. US addresses only, please.

Good luck, kids, and don’t forget that Twitter party tonight! (I’m @doughmesstic, by the way…follow along!)

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