Hazelnut Brownie Blondies

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5 from 5 votes
These Hazelnut Brownie Blondies are love at first bite, a buttery cookie base with rich Nutella swirls. You'll love these Nutella Blondies!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
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These Hazelnut Brownie Blondies are love at first bite with a buttery cookie base and the rich Nutella swirls. Nutella Blondies will not disappoint! This is the best easy blondie recipe you can make.

Hazelnut Brownie Blondies with a coffee cup in the background.

Your family is sure to love these Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies, they will be gone in the blink of an eye. You can throw these hazelnut bar together with 8 simple ingredients and have it ready in under an hour. If you love these Nutella bars you have to check out this link to see more blondie and brownie recipes!


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What We Love About This Recipe

  • 1 Hour Dessert: If you are in a pinch of time and a looking for a delicious dessert recipe that everyone will love but is easy, this recipe is for you! Start to finish these will be ready in less than an hour.
  • Easy Ingredients: These blondies prove that you really only need a few simple ingredients to make a great dessert. It uses 8 pantry friendly ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: Your kids will love these chocolate hazelnut blondies. They will be gone before your eyes!
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Ingredient Notes

  • Butter: Unsalted butter is best as you will be using salt for this recipe. You want to leave the butter at room temperature prior to making these hazelnut bars, you want the butter to be softened, not melted or cold.
  • Brown Sugar: The brown sugar is going to help to give that rich, robust molasses flavor. You can use either dark or light brown sugar.
  • Hazelnut Spread: I used Nutella spread of this recipe but you could any other chocolate hazelnut spread that you like.
  • Flour: You will want to use all purpose flour, as other types will have an effect on how the hazelnut blondies bake and rise.
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Eggs
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
Flour, butter, brown sugar and nuts for brownies.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Nutella Blondies

These are the basic steps for making Hazelnut Brownie Blondies. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

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Preparing the dry ingredients, melting butter and preparing the batter.

STEP 1: PREPARE YOUR BAKING DISH

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Prepare baking pan by lining with parchment paper leaving an overhang, which will make it easier to take the baked blondies out of the pan.

STEP 2: MAKE THE BLONDIE BATTER

In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl mix melted butter, sugar, and vanilla. Then beat in eggs, mix until combined. Next stir in your dry flour mixture.

Melting the chocolate and finishing the batter for the brownies.

STEP 3: ADD BATTER TO PAN

Evenly spread blondie brownie batter along the lined pan. You can use a non stick spatula to scarp out any little bit of batter. Then make your hazelnut swirls by adding dollops of Nutella, then use a knife or spoon to drag and swirl the chocolate spread.

Finally preparing the pan and layering the brownies for baking.

STEP 4: BAKING BLONDIES

Now put blondies on the middle rack in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes for a glass pan or 20-25 minutes for a metal pan. You can use a toothpick to check the doneness of the blondies.

STEP 5: SLICING THE BLONDIES

Allow blondies to cool completely on a wire rack but before cutting. Slice them in 4×4 pieces. for 16 perfect squares!

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Make them nutella bars a day early before you want to serve them. These are even better the next day.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in an air tight container at room temperature. To keep these fresher for longer store a piece of bread in the container.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

To freeze these blondies, slice and wrap individually in plastic wrap.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT ARE BLONDIES?

Blondies are non-chocolate brownies that have a rich buttery, brown sugar flavor, similar soft and chewy texture to a cookie.

ARE BLONDIES SUPPOSED TO BE GOOEY?

Blondies should be slightly gooey and moisture in the center.

WHY ARE THEY CALLED BLONDIES?

Blondies get their distinct golden color from molasses, whether it is added separately or from the brown sugar.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BLONDIE AND A COOKIE?

There is honestly not much of a difference, blondies are also referred to as cookie bars as they have a very similar texture and taste to cookies but in a different form.

Hazelnut Brownie Blondies

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes or bake in a larger baking dish.
  • Peanut Butter: You could also swap the hazelnut spread for peanut butter, or you could add both!
  • Store with a Slice of Bread: To keep these blondies fresher for longer store in an air tight container along with a slice of bread, the bread will help to retain moisture in the blondies!
  • Make Extra Chocolatey: Top with mini chocolate chips or dark chocolate chunks right after you take blondies out of the oven!
  • Change it up: Use butterscotch chips and walnuts fo make a different brownie. Add white chocolate chips or melt and drizzle on top.

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5 from 5 votes

Hazelnut Brownie Blondies

Yield: 16 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
These Hazelnut Brownie Blondies are love at first bite, a buttery cookie base with rich Nutella swirls. You'll love these Nutella Blondies!
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Ingredients

  • ¾ Cup Butter, softened
  • 1 ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Hazelnut Spread, Nutella

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 300. Butter a 9×9 pan and line the bottom and 2 sides with parchment leaving an inch or two overhang on each side.
  • In a medium size bowl mix together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  • In a large pot over medium heat melt butter stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat, whisk in brown sugar and vanilla.
  • Using an electric mixer whip in eggs. Mix on medium high until light and fluffy. It is important that this mixture is well mixed and the color changes from a darker brown to a lighter tan.
  • Add in dry ingredients and continue to mix until well mixed and no lumps remain.
  • Evenly spread batter in prepared pan.
  • Dollop hazelnut spread by the spoonful evenly across the surface of the batter. Drag a butter knife through the spread to swirl it through the batter. Drag it through again in the opposite direction to swirl more.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes if using a glass pan or 20-25 if using a metal one. The edges will be golden brown and the middle still slightly gooey.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool at least 2 hours before cutting. It is normal for the middle to sink below the edges.
  • Cut into 16 squares to serve.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes or bake in a larger baking dish.
  • Peanut Butter: You could also swap the hazelnut spread for peanut butter, or you could add both!
  • Store with a Slice of Bread: To keep these blondies fresher for longer store in an air tight container along with a slice of bread, the bread will help to retain moisture in the blondies!

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blondie, brownie, chococlate, hazelnut, Nutella

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5 thoughts on “Hazelnut Brownie Blondies”

  1. 5 stars
    These turned out so well! I had some hazelnuts so I threw those in too (chopped up) and they added a nice extra crunch. I’ll definitely make these again!

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