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Browned Butter Nutella Blondies

Tara Kringlen
If you are looking for an easy but decadent dessert, these browned butter Nutella blondies are it! Browned butter imparts a nutty flavor and makes the blondies super fudgy. Nutella is sandwiched between two layers of blondies and then swirled into the batter on top for extra chocolate-hazelnut goodness.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 32 mins
Total Time 44 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 blondies
Calories 292 kcal


  • ¾ cup unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 ½ cup dark brown sugar packed (light brown sugar is ok too)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup Nutella divided


  • Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper leaving an overhand on two sides. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan on medium low heat until it turns a golden-brown color and has a nutty smell, about 5-7 minutes. It will foam up during this time so keep stirring and checking the color under to foam. Once it starts to turn color, don't walk away as it can burn quickly. Remove from the heat and cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the melted butter and brown sugar to a medium bowl and stir until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add the flour, salt and baking powder and stir until just combined.
  • Spread half of the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Heat the Nutella in the microwave for about 20 seconds to soften slightly. Pour ½ cup of the Nutella over the batter. Spread the Nutella over the batter using an offset spatula.
  • Carefully spread the rest of the batter over the Nutella and smooth the top. Dollop an additional ¼ cup of Nutella over the top of the batter and swirl it lightly into the batter using a knife.
  • Bake for about 35-40 minutes until the edges are golden and the middle feels almost set. Cool completely before cutting.


Serving: 1barCalories: 292kcal
Keyword blondies, browned butter, easy bar cookies, nutella
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