Hazelnut Brownie Tart

Brownies are one of my favorite things to bake. Honestly, I like eating them just as much, too. They’re simple to make and they’re packed with chocolate. What more could you want?

It’s easy to dress up a brownie by making it into a tart. While it is still a brownie, somehow it’s just a little fancier. This goes a step further in the dressing up department by adding one of my favorite chocolate companions – hazelnuts.

Hazelnut Brownie Tart | Bake or Break

We start with a vanilla wafer crust and mix in some toasted hazelnuts. Seriously, I could be perfectly happy just eating the crust. But, we keep going and top that off with a hazelnut and chocolate brownie filling, all baked into a tart pan. It’s rich and dense and fudgy and decadent and still amazingly simple. If you can muster up the will-power, this is even better a day after it’s baked.

Hazelnut Brownie Tart

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 8-10 servings

Hazelnut Brownie Tart

Ingredients

    For the crust:
  • 1 & 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafer cookies (about 36 cookies)
  • 1/2 cups finely chopped hazelnuts, toasted
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • pinch salt
  • For the brownie:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

To make the crust:

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9-inch tart pan. Place tart pan on a baking sheet. Set aside.

Combine all ingredients until moistened. Press evenly on bottom and up sides of prepared pan.

Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool in pan on wire rack.

To make the brownie:

Place butter and chocolate in microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave in 30 second increments until butter is melted and chocolate melts when stirred. Stir until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Beat sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Add butter/chocolate mixture, mixing until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing until almost fully combined. Stir in hazelnuts and chocolate chips.

Pour batter onto partially baked crust. Set tart pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes, or until a pick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool before serving.

Notes

If you don't have a tart pan, a springform pan works well.

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7 Comments

  1. Definitely a fancy brownie! Looks delicious, I could go for a nice chocolatey brownie right now, adding hazelnuts just puts it over the top!

  2. This looks so fabulous! Yum!

  3. mireia June 12, 2012 Reply

    Just delicious!!!

  4. This looks so good!

  5. Marion June 13, 2012 Reply

    Delightful!!! If I want to have an even more decadent dessert…. may add a drizzle of the wonderful hazelnut spread – starts with N!!
    Goodness!!!! with whipped cream and berries on the side…. thanks!

  6. Jenny @ BAKE June 14, 2012 Reply

    What a brilliant idea! I bet this is quite the show stopper!

  7. Rina June 27, 2012 Reply

    Definitely gonna try this one. I LOVE chocolate and hazelnuts. This recipe may end up being used quite often

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