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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

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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. Carla @ Carlas Confections

    I agree! It ain’t my fave either, but I still like it and can definitely dig it in these blondies!

  2. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies

    I totally get it. I love Nutella too, but I never really got the craze it inspired. Like, it’s good, but I don’t know if it’s THAT good. But these definitely look THAT good. 🙂

  3. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

    Not sure which ranks higher PB or Nutella, I love them both! And Browned butter with Nutella = heaven!

  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. Ellen@BakeItWithBooze

    Just found a “spare” jar of Nutella in the cupboard…Now I know what to do with it! Boozy version, of course. 😉

  6. Anne @ Have a Cookie!

    I prefer cookie butter over Nutella and can definitely see swapping it out for Biscoff/TJ’s Cookie Butter. YUM!

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