I have also been keeping my daughter occupied during her holidays. And today I made these with my nephew – he’s so enthusiastic and excited about cooking – so let me just say they tasted even better!
I made a few alterations to the original recipe. My nephew doesn’t like peanut butter, so we substituted 1/2 cup Nutella for the peanut butter – so now we have 1 cup instead of 1/2 cup nutella. And the chocolate chips were added on as a topping, but we mixed it right into the
1 cup Butter
2 cups Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
4 large Eggs
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
3/4 cup Cocoa
1/8 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 cup Nutella
1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
Preheat the oven to 180 deg C.
Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
On a low heat, melt the butter and add in the sugar and vanilla while stirring to combine. Remove from heat and cool completely. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well to combine after each addition.
Add the flour mixture, a bit at a time, to the egg mixture until completely mixed in.
Heat the nutella in the microwave for a little bit until you get it to a runny consistency. Add the nutella to the batter and mix well. Now add the chocolate chips and mix to combine.
Pour into a square baking pan and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting. We couldn’t wait and that was a mistake. Parts of it were still warm and so a little like melted chocolate in the center (sigh – can’t go wrong with some molten chocolate, can you?!). It did eventually all firm up. And the kids walloped it with some strawberry ice cream (I would’ve chosen vanilla, but hey, it’s all for the kids!).