Nutella Browned Butter Blondies

This flavor style is much more my fall vibe.  Give me something with browned butter, and it’s hard for me to not say OH YES.  Swirl that batter with some warm Nutella and you’ve really got something special.


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup Nutella


Make the brown butter:  In a small heavy bottomed sauce pan over medium heat melt the butter.  Stir continuously.  Cook for 5-10 minutes or until the butter is foamy and turns medium golden brown. (This actually took me longer than 10 minutes, but I kept the heat very low.  When the butter browns it will separate and become foamy).  Keep a close eye on the butter as it will burn easily.  Remove from heat and transfer to a medium bowl and let it cool to room temperature.  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 8×8 pan.  When the butter is room temperature mix the butter, sugar, and brown sugar on medium speed until combined.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Whip until light and fluffy.  

Mix in flour and salt just until the flour disappears.  Do not over mix.  Spread mixture into 8×8 pan.  Top with dollops of Nutella and swirl with a butter knife or toothpick.  Bake 25 minutes.  

Cool before slicing.

Ashley Madden Rowton is a wife, mom, and contributor to Webster Parish, Natchitoches Parish, and Shreveport-Bossier journals, as well as a published cookbook author.