Recipe Review

These Peanut Butter and Nutella Blondies Are the Best of Both Snack Worlds

published Jan 7, 2023
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brown butter maple blondies
Credit: Grandbaby Cakes
I Tried Brown Butter Maple Blondies and I’ll Be Making Them for the Rest of Fall

As a child, I never experienced the unique flavor of Nutella. My mother wasn’t a fan, so she never purchased it for me and my siblings. So imagine my surprise when my roommate introduced my tastebuds to the hazelnut-flavored goodness during my first year of college. I’ll never forget that first scoop of creamy Nutella fluff. Embarrassingly, I felt like I was the last person to be let in on a big secret.

Nevertheless, Nutella and I have had a loving relationship ever since. Thankfully, fellow foodie and baker Sarah Fennel (@bromabakery on Instagram) shares my love for Nutella and baked goods, as evidenced by her exciting new peanut butter and Nutella blondies recipe. It’s the perfect treat to boost your mood after a rough day at work — or, if you’re like me, any time of the day.

To make a batch, combine unsalted, melted, and cooled butter with brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. After whisking them together, carefully add a whole egg and your favorite vanilla extract. Set aside and grab another bowl.

In this bowl, combine salt, baking powder, and flour before adding the lovely mix of wet ingredients. Carefully fold the mixture of wet and dry ingredients together until the flour is smoothly mixed in. Be mindful to not mix the contents of the bowl too much because you’ll run the risk of having dry brownies — and nobody wants that.

Pour the batter into an 8×8-inch pan lined with parchment paper. Then add Nutella and your favorite creamy peanut butter. Using a butter knife to let your inner Picasso shine, create long, ribbon-like swirls in the batter before baking at 350°F for 30 to 40 minutes. You’ll know they’re done when the edges of the brownies are nice and golden, but the center is still soft and doughy. Don’t let the soft center alarm you, though — it will continue cooking as the blondies cool. Slice the blondies and reap the benefits of your hard work.

If you’re anything like me, no warm blondie is ready to be devoured without a side of creamy oat milk ice cream and a nice drizzle of caramel sauce. So add yours and dig in!

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