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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.


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…

Blondie batter spread in a baking pan

Then comes the fun part.

Drop your Nutella all over the top of the dough…

Nutella dropped on top of blondie batter in a baking pan

And then swirl it in!

Nutella being swirled into blondie batter in a baking pan

When they’re cooled they will look like this…



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Browned Butter Nutella Swirled Blondies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


makes 16 bars


  • 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


  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.

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32 comments on “Browned Butter Nutella Swirled Blondies”

  1. Marcie @ Flavor The Moments

    These look so delicious! Nutella and banana is great already, but with browned butter, even better!

  2. Leah | So, How's It Taste?

    Oh my goodness! I want to print this photo and frame it for my desk those look so good!

  3. Have you ever tried cookie butter? I’d love to see you substitute it for peanut butter in a few recipes.

  4. 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!

  5. Mimi @ Culinary Couture

    So upset I missed the bake sale! I hope I get to meet you and my other fellow NJ bloggers someday! And when I do, please bring these blondies 🙂

  6. Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies

    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. 🙂

    1. Casey@Good. Food. Stories.

      That guy was the best! And I think these blondies were the first things on the table to sell out, so that’s another testament to their awesomeness – I didn’t even get to try one!

  7. 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!!

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