The Bake-Off is Coming: Fudgy Chocolate Hazelnut Bars

Fudgy Chocolate Hazelnut Bars

akeSpy Note: OMG! The 46th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off is coming! Since I so deeply loved attending the 45th Bake-Off, I thought I would get you excited early by sharing some of the finalists' recipes. Do I need to tell you that the winner will receive one million dollars? My posting is on hyperdrive since the event is less than a week a day--check back often, because I will be posting recipes like crazy until the big event! 

Julie Pando Watertown, Massachusetts  deserves some serious thanks: she's come up with a tasty brownie recipe that comes together in less than 30 minutes and involves minimal ingredients for maximum tastiness. Sweet!

Prep Time: 20 Min Total Time: 3 Hr 10 Min Makes: 16 servings


  • 1can Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Chocolate Fudge Flavored Frosting
  • 1 cup Jif Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over 2 opposite sides of pan. Spray foil with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  2. In large bowl, beat frosting and chocolate hazelnut spread with electric mixer on high speed 2 minutes until fluffy and light in color. Reserve 1/4 cup of the frosting mixture in small microwavable bowl; set aside. Add eggs and 1/4 teaspoon salt to remaining frosting mixture; beat on high speed 1 minute until well mixed. Stir in flour and chocolate chips. Pour and spread batter into pan. Top with hazelnuts.
  3. Bake 38 to 48 minutes or until center is set and slightly jiggly. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Microwave reserved frosting mixture on High 15 seconds or until mixture is of drizzling consistency. Drizzle over brownies; let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Remove foil; using serrated knife cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.