Browned Butter Nutella Swirled Blondies

Browned Butter Nutella Swirled Blondies | Cookies and Cups

Is it weird that Nutella isn’t my most favorite thing?

I mean, I like it and all, but I would choose peanut butter any day of the week before Nutella.

Which is actually against pretty much everything I stand for…

Seeing as how peanut butter is WAY cheaper than Nutella…

 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that less expensive things aren’t just as good as pricier options…

It just seems that if there ever is a more expensive choice out there, guaranteed that I will unknowingly choose it all day every day.

 

It’s like a genetic mutation.

Which of course I blame my parents for.

 

BUT while I’ve found that Nutella isn’t my most favorite, it still ranks.   Right there above Jam and right below Cream Cheese.

There is a defined spreadable topping hierarchy living in my brain.

I know.  Nutcase.

 

So let’s enjoy my third favorite “spreadable” on a blondie today.

Oh yeah, and let’s add some browned butter.  Because, yeah.

 

Browned Butter Nutella Swirled Blondies.

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These guys are super easy.  Start with a fairly basically blondie recipe..but brown your butter first.

You just should.

 

Press that into a foil lined pan…

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Then comes the fun part.

Drop your Nutella all over the top of the dough…

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When they’re cooled they will look like this…

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In other news I made these babies and took them to my local  Great American Bake Sale this weekend held in Westfield, NJ.

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It’s such a great cause and I was happy to participate along with some other NJ bloggers who you should totally check out:

Casey from Good. Food. Stories.  Who also wrote THIS BOOK that I am dying over.  Hello, HOMEMADE FUNYUNS?  WHAT????  You can bet I’ll be making some fun treats from her book coming up soon.

Amber from Bluebonnets and Brownies.  A fellow Texan, this girl is just good people.  And she makes the best salsa known to mankind.

and Kate from Food Babbles.  Totally adorable. And she also makes cookies like these that kill me in the best possible way.

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Browned Butter Nutella Swirled Blondies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups

Description

makes 16 bars


Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, plus one egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup Nutella
  • *optional, flaked sea salt to garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a 9×9 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat melt butter. Continue cooking, swirling pan, until butter is brown in color. Allow to cool 10 minutes.
  5. When butter is cooled beat sugars and butter together for 1 minute. Add eggs one at a time, then vanilla and beat until smooth.
  6. Turn mixer to low and slowly add in flour mixture until dough comes together.
  7. Spread dough into prepared pan.
  8. Drop Nutella by spoonful on top of batter and swirl into dough with a butter knife.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes until edges are golden.
  10. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt if desired.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

 

32 Responses

  1. You had me at browned butter! It is my new obsession!! Just was browning some about an hour ago actually! LOL

    These look so good! That swirl is beautiful!!

  2. I’m still laughing over the guy that bought one of these babies and inhaled it before his wife could get a bite. And he totally had no regrets either! If that’s not a testament to how awesome they are, I don’t know what is.

    It was so awesome to hang out on Saturday and raise a little cash for some kids. Thanks for being a part of it. 🙂

  3. My sister doesn’t like Nutella at all.
    I like it all right, but the calories aren’t worth it at this specific dieting time in my life.
    Buuuuttttt, I wouldnt mind shoving 13 of these in my face right now, because I am sure you took all the calories out!

  4. I think I love peanut butter better also, but I will never say no to a nutella-infused dessert. Or a nutella-topped spoonful. that’s just true.

    These bars look out of this world good! Nutella and browned butter = magic.

  5. Allison

    Yumm I ADORE Nutella =) Cookie butter is a close second although have to say I detest PB haha. Seeing as you took these to a bake sale, what’s the best way to store them if planning to take somewhere the next day? I figured the Nutella on top would remain gooey and make it a mess (presentation-wise, not taste wise!)

  6. You had me at browned butter. And Nutella swirled. Also, at blondies. Whatever. I’m there.

    I totally get the spreadable hierarchy. Nutella is actually tops for me (chocolate, hello?), but peanut butter is prolly second. Meanwhile, the Hubster flips over Biscoff spread, and I almost hate it. So yeah.

  7. Alexandra

    Hi Shelly, it’s nearly Father’s Day here in Ireland and I really want to make these for my dad. I made a batch a few days ago but they came out really dry; do you have any advice on how to make them more thick and moist?

    Should I add an extra egg, or did I leave them in for too long?

  8. Abry

    I really want to try it but its looks dry. I fell like 2 and 1/4 cups of flour is too much.
    Does any one try this recipe? What is your opinion? ?

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