Kinder Bueno Brownies Recipe – Decadent & Delicious!

Our Kinder Bueno Brownies combine the light hazelnut flavour of one of our favourite chocolate bars with the decadent and gooey deliciousness of a brownie. What’s not to like?! 

Kinder Bueno Brownie Recipe - 3 brownies piled up

We first tried Kinder Bueno Brownies on a road trip to Arran, our first attempt at a road trip with our eldest boy when he was 5 months old… and both the brownies and the road trip were a hit!

We enjoyed their chocolaty deliciousness in the car on a rainy day with big smiles on our faces. And we’ve wanted to recreate that deliciousness ever since!

Traybakes are very popular across Scotland, so like Chocolate Tiffin, Mars Bar Slice, and Malteser Traybake, you’ll often find Kinder Bueno Brownies in cafes and at food stalls across the country.

Kinder Bueno Brownie Recipe - Showing top of the brownies

Bringing the classic brownie taste together with the glorious Kinder Bueno is a genius idea, hats off to whoever came up with it. We just had to try making our own!

“But a Kinder Bueno Brownie isn’t Scottish”, we can hear some of you saying…

We know this isn’t a traditional “Scottish” dish, but we created Scottish Scran to be a cross-section of classic and current foods either created or curated in Scotland. 

Scotland has so many talented people making fantastic food. It would be a shame only to make “traditional” dishes.

Plus, we doubt you could not make a trip through Scotland without coming across Kinder Bueno-flavoured something! There’s Kinder Bueno ice cream, cheesecake, cupcakes, cookies, and more. Don’t be surprised if a few more Kinder Beuno recipes turn up here soon…

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What is a Kinder Beuno?

Sonja first developed a love for Kinder Bueno while teaching English in Spain. This love travelled to Scotland with her when she moved back here again.  

So imagine her excitement when she discovered a Kinder Beuno Brownie, two of her favourite sweet treats combined! 

The Kinder Bueno bar is relatively new to the UK, having only been launched here in 2001, despite being created in 1990.

For those who haven’t tried one, Kinder Beuno is a light and crisp chocolate-covered wafer with a creamy, milky hazelnut filling. They work perfectly in a brownie due to their delicate but distinct flavour.

As we mentioned, they’ve become popular enough in Scotland that you’ll easily find them used in baking alongside old favourites like Mars Bars (Mars Bar Slice anyone?), Maltesers (Malteser Traybake is EVERYWHERE), and Mint Aero (we have a Traybake AND a Cheesecake recipe for this one!).

If you haven’t tried one and like a Ferrero Rocher, this may be the treat for you.

Right, now, let’s get to the recipe…

Things you’ll need to make Kinder Bueno Brownies

  • 20cm (8 inch) Square Baking Tin
  • Baking Paper
  • Heatproof bowl (or saucepan)
  • Electric Beater (or a whisk and very strong arms)
  • Wooden Spoon

Ingredients for Kinder Bueno Brownies

Yield: 16 squares
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
Cooling time: 2 hours

  • 220g/7.7oz dark chocolate
  • 200g unsalted butter (3/4 cup + 2 tbsp)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 125g light brown sugar (1/2 cup + 2 tbsp)
  • 125g caster sugar (1/2 cup + 2 tbsp)
  • 100g plain flour (3/4 cup)
  • 50g cocoa powder (1/3 cup + 1 tbsp)
  • 9 x 43g Kinder Bueno bars (387g) (roughly broken)
Kinder Bueno Brownie Recipe - Ingredients shown

Dark Chocolate

We recommend a bar of dark cooking chocolate that is at least 55% cocoa, but ideally around 70% cocoa. This will give you the best chocolatey results. However, if you’re not a huge fan of dark chocolate, then look for one with a lower percentage of cocoa, as you’ll likely enjoy that more.

Kinder Bueno or Kinder Chocolate?

We decided to stick to a true Kinder Bueno Brownie, but you can definitely mix it up with some Kinder Chocolate if you like.

It is possible to switch some of the Kinder Bueno bars out for Kinder Chocolate. These have no hazelnut flavour and are more dense chocolate than the light Kinder Bueno bars.

We would recommend no more than half if you want to give it a go, so use only 5 or so Kinder Bueno Bars and make up the rest with Kinder Chocolate.

If you want, you could also switch out some of the dark chocolate out for Kinder Chocolate, but this has a much lower percentage of cocoa, so we wouldn’t recommend doing too much, half at most, and use a high percentage of dark chocolate for the rest.

Eggs

It’s best to use room temperature eggs for this recipe rather than cold ones, so get them out early if. you keep them refrigerated.

How to Make Kinder Bueno Brownies – Step by Step Method

Grease and line a 20cm square baking tin with baking paper and preheat the oven to 180C.

Add the chocolate and butter to a heatproof bowl and microwave in 30-second bursts until melted. Set aside to cool.

Kinder Bueno Brownie Recipe - Method

Add the eggs and sugars to a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk until pale and fluffy – about 5 minutes.

Pour the cooled chocolate mixture into the bowl with the eggs and gently fold together with a wooden spoon until just combined.

Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and fold again until combined.

Fold through 6 of the broken Kinder Bueno bars (reserving 3 to decorate the top later).

Transfer the mixture to your prepared baking tin, smoothing everything up to the edges in an even layer with a spatula.

Kinder Bueno Brownie Recipe - Method

Bake for 25-30 minutes, until crackly on top and a skewer poked into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs.

Whilst the brownie is still hot, gently push the remaining pieces of Kinder Bueno bar onto the top.

Leave in the tin for about 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely (about 2 hours).

Slice into squares and enjoy!

Kinder Bueno Brownie Recipe - Brownies cooked on a chopping board

How do you get fudgy, gooey brownies?

Brownies are one of those things that everyone likes in a slightly different way. You’ll find brownies that are cakier (more like a dense chocolate cake) and others that are fudgy or gooey. Personally, we prefer the latter and we’ve made this recipe to match.

The achieve the “fudgy effect” you don’t want to cook them for too long, just until they start to crackle on the top and a skewer comes out with moist crumbs, although not a wet mixture.

You can increase the cooking time if you’d like them to be more cakeish, but honestly, give these a go first!

Kinder Bueno Brownie Recipe - Showing inside of the Brownie

How to Store Kinder Bueno Brownies 

We suggest you store your brownies in an airtight container or cake tin at room temperature. They will last like this for up to 3-5 days.

Can you Freeze Kinder Bueno Brownies? 

Kinder Bueno Brownies freeze well and keep their quality for up to 3 months, so they are a great treat to make in advance. 

Once they’ve cooled down (and you’ve tried them, of course), pop them in a zip-lock bag and freeze. 

If you don’t have an airtight freezer bag to hand, then wrap them well in clingfilm. We find writing the date on a bit of paper and adding it to the bag or wrap helps keep track of their life span.

Can I add other chocolate bars to this brownie recipe?

We love this brownie recipe, and you can definitely use it for other chocolate bars that you like; you’ll just need to get the measurements right. There may be some trial and error, but everybody wins when your errors taste this good! 

Kinder Bueno also comes covered in white chocolate. Swap these out for the milk chocolate ones if this is more to your taste.

If you like a stronger hazelnut taste, you could also drizzle Nutella spread on top! Heat it briefly to thin it a little, then use a spoon to drizzle over.

Can the Kinder Bueno Brownie be made Gluten-free? 

Yes, sort of. Replace the plain flour with gluten-free flour, but you’ll also need to replace the Kinder Bueno with Kinder Chocolate, as the Buenos aren’t gluten-free. This means you lose the hazelnut taste, however.

You can either drizzle Nutella over the cooked brownies or add it to the top of the mixture and swirl with a knife before cooking to give you a hazelnut flavour.

Kinder Bueno Brownie Recipe - on a plate with a fork

Can I use a different-sized tin?

Yes! We like the thickness of the brownies made with these ingredient measurements in the 20cm (8inch) tin. However, you can use a square 23cm tin (9inch) which will make for slightly thinner brownies.

You’ll need a little less cooking time (around 20-25 minutes) as the mixture is spread over a larger surface and will cook faster.

We love adding our favourite chocolates and biscuits to recipes. So why not give some of these recipes a go?

Kinder Bueno Brownie Recipe - showing inside of one brownie
Yield: 16

Kinder Bueno Brownies Recipe - Decadent & Delicious!

Kinder Bueno Brownie Recipe

Our Kinder Bueno Brownie recipe combines the light hazelnut taste of one of our favourite chocolate bars with the decadent deliciousness of a brownie. What's not to like?!

They're super easy to make, and the Kinder Bueno just makes this gooey, fudgy brownie recipe even better.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 220g/7.7oz dark chocolate
  • 200g unsalted butter (3/4 cup + 2 tbsp)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 125g light brown sugar (1/2 cup + 2 tbsp)
  • 125g caster sugar (1/2 cup + 2 tbsp)
  • 100g plain flour (3/4 cup)
  • 50g cocoa powder (1/3 cup + 1 tbsp)
  • 9 x 43g Kinder Bueno bars (387g) (roughly broken)

Instructions

  1. Grease and line a 20cm square baking tin with baking paper and preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Add the chocolate and butter to a heatproof bowl and microwave in 30 second bursts until melted. Set aside to cool.
  3. Add the eggs and sugars to a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk until pale and fluffy – about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the cooled chocolate mixture into the bowl with the eggs and gently fold together with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  5. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and fold again until combined.
  6. Fold through 6 of the broken Kinder Bueno bars (reserving 3 to decorate the top later).
  7. Transfer the mixture to your prepared baking tin, smoothing everything up to the edges in an even layer with a spatula.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until crackly on top and a skewer poked into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs.
  9. Whilst the brownie is still hot, gently push the remaining pieces of Kinder Bueno bar onto the top.
  10. Leave in the tin for about 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely (about 2 hours).
  11. Slice into squares and enjoy!

Notes

Kinder Bueno or Kinder Chocolate?

We decided to stick to a true Kinder Bueno Brownie, but you can definitely mix it up with some Kinder Chocolate if you like.

It is possible to switch some of the Kinder Bueno bars out for Kinder Chocolate. These have no hazelnut flavour and are more dense chocolate than the light Kinder Bueno bars.

We would recommend no more than half if you want to give it a go, so use only 5 or so Kinder Bueno Bars and make up the rest with Kinder Chocolate.

If you want, you could also switch out some of the dark chocolate out for Kinder Chocolate, but this has a much lower percentage of cocoa, so we wouldn't recommend doing too much, half at most, and use a high percentage of dark chocolate for the rest.


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