Easy 3-Ingredient Brownies Recipe: A Secret Ingredient Makes Them Super Fudgy (30 Minutes) by Kathy Widenhouse

Easy 3-Ingredient Brownies Recipe: A Secret Ingredient Makes Them Super Fudgy (30 Minutes)

Is there anything better than a pan of homemade brownies fresh from the oven? Well, maybe. What if I told you that you could make super fudgy homemade brownies with just three ingredients? 

Yep, it's true! Three ingredients are all you need to make this incredibly fudgy brownie recipe. That's because a secret ingredient works some serious magic. What is this secret ingredient to low-sodium, ultra-fudgy brownies?

The secret is Nutella – the chocolate hazelnut spread made from cocoa, sugar, milk and fat. That’s all the good stuff you usually include in brownies! Using Nutella saves steps and means you don’t need to measure and add other ingredients. In about five minutes, these easy brownies will be in the oven. Seriously! Great shortcut, right?

Here's what you need in order to make these simple, delicious brownies for dessert: Nutella, eggs and flour. That's it! Serve these fudgy brownies for dessert with coffee or tea, or as a snack with milk anytime during the day.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 12


  • 1 1/4 cups Nutella (1 13-ounce container) 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour

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Recipe Notes

  • Use gluten-free flour if you want these brownies to be gluten-free.
  • Drizzle brownies with additional Nutella, if desired.
  • Store brownies in an airtight container.

Here's how to make them:

  1. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, allowing ends of foil to extend over two sides of the pan. Coat the foil lightly with vegetable spray.
  2. Put all three ingredients in a bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, combine the mixture, scraping the bowl constantly, until the brownie batter is smooth and all the flour has been absorbed. Batter will be very thick.
  3. Use a spatula or a large mixing spoon to scoop dollops of batter from the mixing bowl into the pan. Spread the batter evenly.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes in a preheated 350-degree F oven until brownies are set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not over bake. Remove brownies from the oven and allow the pan to cool completely on a wire cooling rack.
  5. Grasp ends of aluminum foil and lift the brownies from the pan. Peel away foil. Cut brownies into squares.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 625

Total Fat: 36.8g

Saturated Fat: 12.2g

Cholesterol: 62mg

Sodium: 67mg

Total Carbohydrate: 64.8g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Total Sugars: 61.6g

Protein: 8.4g

Vitamin D: 6mcg

Calcium: 21mg

Iron: 12mg

Potassium: 27mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Are you serious? OMG, delish! Kathy Widenhouse
This is genius! 😍
I don't see a temperature setting for the oven???
Donna John
Bake in a 350-degree F oven. MikeEYW

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