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Nutella Blondies

I know, I know… You’re thinking to yourself… what in the heck are Blondies doing on a Healthy Living Blog?


Well my friends… Nutella Blondies make perfect sense on this blog. I promise if you eat one it won’t make your heinie big. Now, if you eat four, or seven… well, that’s a whole other issue.

I randomly purchased some Nutella with the intention of baking with it. If you’re like me… you can eat Nutella by the spoonful.

My original plan was to make Nutella Brownies, but I just couldn’t find a recipe I liked. After scouring the internet for hours, I found this recipe by Kevin & Amanda. It was simple and looked delicious!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • Nutella

First thing you want to do is combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.

Next, you want to melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Once the butter is melted, add both sugars in and stir until dissolved.


Would you get grossed out if I told you I tasted this? It was good… trust me.

This butter mixture needs to cool for about 10 minutes, so you can use this time to be productive and do things like go wash your hair, tweeze your eyebrows, paint your fingernails, or go read the latest issue of People Magazine 😉

Mix the eggs & vanilla together. Slowly pour in the butter/sugar mixture. Mix until nice and creamy. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix just until combined. Be sure the scrape down the sides so you don’t miss any of that buttery goodness.

Pour the mixture into an 8×8″ pan thats been sprayed with cooking spray. Next, you want to drop about 6 huge blobs of Nutella onto the batter.

To make the swirls, use a blunt knife and make an “S” shape with the Nutella. You can play around with it and make whatever designs you want 🙂 Just be sure to drag the Nutella to the edges that way it can bake evenly.

Bake in an oven that’s been preheated to 350 degrees. If your using a glass pan (like I did) it took about 40 minutes to bake. For a metal pan it should take between 25-30 minutes. The key is to have a toothpick come out clean with some nice goo on it 🙂

Then it looks like this…. Droool…………………….

I highly suggest you cut them in small squares. They are so rich that really all you need is just one… or two….


Are you on a sugar high yet?

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26 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on October 1, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Those look so good. I want to try them with dark chocolate dreams peanut butter!!
    And good luck to Tim! 🙂

  2. Liz @ LBBakes said on October 1, 2010 at 8:17 am

    These look so good! I love blondies (more than brownies) and adding Nutella can do no harm 🙂

  3. Alicia said on October 1, 2010 at 8:20 am

    those look amazing!! yum!!

  4. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on October 1, 2010 at 8:37 am

    I can and DO eat nutella by the spoonful. Is there any other way?

    …oh I’ve been known to bake it into my breads from time to time too.

  5. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on October 1, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Those look beautiful! Definitely appropriate on a healthy living blog! Everything in moderations, right?! Good luck to Tim and I hope you have a great weekend Estela!

  6. Tina said on October 1, 2010 at 8:45 am

    This recipe is starred and I’m highly considering making it for next week’s small group meeting.

  7. Lauren at KeepItSweet said on October 1, 2010 at 8:47 am

    yum these look delish!

  8. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on October 1, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Actually, I was thinking: Does she deliver?

  9. Kat said on October 1, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Holy heavens…those look amazing!! A, I allowed to eat one for breakfast? 😉

  10. Coffee and a Book Chick said on October 1, 2010 at 9:50 am

    These look absolutely incredible!! Who doesn’t love Nutella?! What a fabulous combination!

  11. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said on October 1, 2010 at 10:09 am

    I love Nutella. Love love love. I’ve never made blondies but I did make Nutella brownies once. These look so yummy!

  12. Lynn @ Sit. Stay. Cook. said on October 1, 2010 at 10:10 am

    That’s it. I’m making these on Sunday, so I can have one (or two) and bring the rest to work on Monday 🙂

  13. Mo@MommyRD said on October 1, 2010 at 10:20 am

    We will be putting the house back together and maybe heading up north to Prescott for a hike and a picnic. We need to get out of the 107 degree heat!

  14. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on October 1, 2010 at 10:46 am

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. i need these…no, really, NEED 🙂 great job girl, they look fabulous!

  15. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) said on October 1, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Estela, These look so PRETTY! I love the swirl of nutella. I am a total nutella lover, but hardly ever buy it bc in this house it tends to get eatin off spoons before I get a chance to do anything with it… You know, like put it on toast 😉

    I don’t bake very often, but I think I just may have to make some of these for the dinner party we’re going to at my sister in laws tonight.

    Thanks for the recipe! -m

  16. Joslyn @ missfitbliss said on October 1, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I love baking pretty things! These are truly gorgeous goods!

  17. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on October 1, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    YES please!!! I love how those blobs turn into beautiful swirls!

  18. TheHealthyApron said on October 1, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Oooo those look perfect for the potluck I’m having a work! I have a jar of nutella! Yes!

  19. Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) said on October 1, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    I can’t believe it but I’ve never had nutella..but I think that’s probably for the best because I KNOW i would love it. And i’m certainly not sure if my first introduction should be in baked goods because it would be hooked…guaranteed! haha

    These look amazing 🙂

  20. Julia said on October 1, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Those look awesome, we always have nutella in the house. I add some to my greek yogurt for a treat and sometime put some granola in too – love love love 🙂

  21. The Candid RD said on October 1, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    YUMO!!! I love blondies. These look amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  22. Maria said on October 1, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    All part of a healthy diet! Love these!

  23. Barbara said on October 1, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Erin read your blog and wants me to make these…they look so good. I guess I will be going to the store to buy some Nutella!

  24. Barbara said on October 1, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Also…good luck to Time in the triathalon!

  25. katie said on October 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    these are pure genius girl!! YUM!!!! my boy would love these!

  26. Chicago Cuisine Critique said on October 2, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Wow! These look amazing. 🙂