Hazelnut Cocoa Brownies with Sea Love

It was recently my hubs birthday, which calls for something chocolate, gooey and salted.  While brownies from a box are fine, brownies from scratch (aka cocoa powder) are the bomb... and almost as easy as box brownies.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 8 ounces melted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Love Sea Salt (more for sprinkling on top)


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Butter and flour 8x8 brownie pan.
  3. In mixer, beat eggs at medium speed until fluffy. Add both sugars. Add remaining ingredients, and mix to combine.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square pan and bake for 40-45 minutes.
  5. At about the 35 minute mark, pull out and sprinking Sea Love Sea Salt on top.
  6. Check for doneness toothpick method.
  7. Remove from oven to cool and enjoy!