Nutella is so awesome. It makes everything better. There was a point in my life for weeks at a time I would only eat PB&N (peanut butter and nutella) sandwiches with sliced bananas for lunch. Probably not the most nutritious meal but it was to-die-for. I discovered Nutella in college when I studied Italian for a few semesters. The professoressa (I still know a few words!) would bring some in with a loaf of bread and we would have it as a snack. If only we can have Nutella breaks at work…
Side story about these blondies- the first time I made them was for dinner in Boston for Chris. It was the very first time I cooked/baked for him. He admitted to not remembering. He also has the memory of a goldfish so I’m not surprised nor offended.
Back to current day – I am making these Nutella blondies to bring over to a friend’s house where a bunch of us will watch season 2 of Game of Thrones. I read the first book and LOVED it. Though the Clash of Kings, the second book in the series, was much harder to get through. I was getting fed up with the Lannisters. Hopefully I’ll be motivated again to pick it back up! These blondies are dedicated to the “KING OF THE NORTH!” 🙂
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 8″ x 8″ pan with baking spray and set aside.
*Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.
*Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Once the butter is melted, add both sugars in and stir until dissolved. This butter mixture needs to cool for about 10 minutes.
*Mix the eggs and vanilla together in a large bowl. Slowly pour in the butter/sugar mixture. Mix until nice and creamy. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
*Pour the mixture into greased pan. Drop in 6 huge spoonfuls of Nutella onto the batter.
*To make the swirls, use a blunt knife and make an “S” shape with the Nutella. Be sure to drag the Nutella to the edges so it will bake evenly.
*Bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Note: The original recipe from Weekly Bite says it would take 25-30 minutes in a metal pan and 40 minutes in a glass pan however I found that it took me 40 minutes no matter which pan I used.