Nutella Chocolate Chip Bars

Monday, September 27, 2010

These pack well for lunches, great for traveling and for mailing to someone you love! A chocolate lovers dream bar!

a chocolate chip bar cookie!

Jenni, Curt and Chad, really did try to keep  DJ Tony Tone from eating all of them, but he even found the extra  stash!

Just add the nutella to the top, slather on as much as you like!

Every Sunday night is Dexter night in our house, we are all huge fans! Everyone piles in around 6pm and we sit watching reruns until the new season starts and you guessed it, it's this week, 1st episode  of season 5, it comes on at 9pm. Amazing how addicted everyone in our family is, in anticipation to watching this series. Michael C Hall, never ceases to amaze us on each new story line.  So each week of course I cook a new dinner, which usually consists of an array of appetizers, this week its Traditional Sunday Sauce  with ravioli and this new chocolate chip bar dessert. We have one special guest DJ Tony Tone tonight, that is absolutely addicted to Chocolate more than  watching Dexter, he will probably skip dinner and eat them all before anyone notices they are all gone! That's ok, shush..... he doesn't know I made a double batch!

1 stick softened butter
1/2 c light brown sugar
1/2 c regular white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp Hazelnut liqueur Frangelico
Beat the above ingredients until fluffy.

2 eggs
In another bowl, combine:
2 1/4 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda

1 cup chopped chocolate bar or chunks
optional 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts

Mix all  dry together until well incorporated  and add to the butter mixture, then stir in 1 cup of a  dark chocolate bar cut up into the batter. ( you would add the nuts at this point) *Press the batter into the butter parchment lined pan as directed below, dough is very thick. Before going into the oven add to the top 1/2 cup Nutella swirled over the top and 1/4 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips .

*Pat down into a jelly roll pan buttered  and lined  with parchment paper.
Bake at 375 for 11 minutes. Do not over bake, they will dry out.

 Cool completely before slicing into bars.

So, the end of a great first episode, it went by way to fast, hope you have a chance to get addicted to these Nutella Chocolate Chip Bars... and Dexter....we have all four seasons.....can't wait to see what Dexter's up to this season 5~


  1. nutella chocolate bars,wow,so delicious ,i can understand why they fight and what!:)

  2. I would join them to fight for an extra serving!

  3. Nutella with ice cream!! Thats the best of both worlds! I love the contrasting textures of the crispiness of the chip bars, then the softness of the ice cream! What a terrific ala mode!!

  4. These look pretty good to me! In fact anything with Nutella looks good to me.

  5. I'm totally drooling, those look so yummy! I haven't to this date caught a Dexter show... I must say I'm intrigued. :)

  6. Your Nutella Chocolate chip Bars Look supper delicious ..:)

  7. I have to say, she out-does herself with each and every recipe! :D! I feel like a little kid going to grandma's house each time I come to visit! I see chocolate and get weak at the knees! Excellent combination! Nutella & Ice Cream Really Tickled my fancy! Thanks Claudia! Your The Best!!

    -DJ Tony Tone™

    (Don't Forget To Download My Latest Mixtape on

  8. Claudia,
    These Nutella bars are wonderful! And then with the ice cream too, on my!

  9. Hey Claudia, that photo of everyone fighting over the bars is too cute. Oh, and they do look delicious. I've been meaning to grab a bottle of nutella...

  10. What heavenly delicious treats - I ♥ nutella! I'd be searching out the secret stash too!

  11. It's such a long time that Nutella hasn't been in my pantry. I confess...I have very little control when it comes to this smooth chocolate hazelnut richness ;o)

    Fun recipe goes with fun times.

    Ciao for now,

  12. I'm never going to lose weight if I keep visiting you. Chocolate - nutella - all wonderful food groups of their own. One of these days I'll turn on the TV... maybe. Someday. I think we have 3 of them.

  13. You had me at Nutella. These look absolutely fabulous.

  14. Nutella makes everything better!!! These look amazing! Great dessert.

  15. Nutella is my favorite food lately! These look really good.

  16. so nice, love the way these look and sound, and with ice cream... heaven (still haven't watched Dexter yet, maybe tomorrow, always have to do it at a later time - too many good shows at the same time on Sunday nite)

  17. That looks so good. I love nutella.

  18. Wonderful recipe! Congratulations on winning Pam's contest! I just signed up to follow your blog. I look forward to reading your posts!

  19. It looks delicious but you know me -- I think it could use even more chocolate.

  20. You had me at nutella - but these look so delicious! My mouth is watering.

  21. I'd be on that fight and when I fight for food, I usually win.
    Those look like they are worth getting black and blue for.

  22. oh my gosh, I'm in chocolate and nutella heaven just looking at these pictures! i've got to make these, but am scared of the 10 pounds i'll gain! LOL!

  23. Divine! I'm eating those bars with my eyes, everything tastes good with Nutella.

  24. First of all, these bars look amazing!! Second of all, I LOVE Dexter too, but don't get Showtime, so I watched it online the next day... wow! I used to actually work on the show season 3 :) I have pictures on the set, haha. So much fun!


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