Nutella Stuffed Browned Butter Blondies

Rich and wonderful blondie dessert pieces stuffed with pockets of hazelnut spread filling. Perfect for sharing with people you like.

Recipe from The Food Charlatan.

-1 c Nutella, or substitutable hazelnut spread
-10 T butter
-2 c flour
-1 t baking soda
-1/2 t salt
-2 c brown sugar
-3 oz cream cheese
-2 t vanilla extract
-2 eggs

Scoop the hazelnut spread onto waxed paper on a cookie sheet in 12 approximately equal portions. This should use about a cup of hazelnut spread. Shove the cookie sheet into the freezer.

Combine the brown sugar and cream cheese in a medium-sized bowl.

In a separate bowl, add and toss the flour, baking soda, and salt.

On the range, melt all the butter. Leave the melted butter on medium to high heat so that it bubbles and darkens.

Add the browned butter to the cream cheese and sugar, stirring well for two minutes. Next, add the vanilla extract and eggs to the wet ingredients, mixing again for a few minutes. Fully incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet, then pour into a lightly greased 9x13.

Now, take the hazelnut spread out of the freezer, arrange and press into the batter.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cut in 12 pieces around the hazelnut spread when done. Each piece gets its own.

We loved the richness of this dessert. I was instructed to make these blondies alone, and I confess to using culinary license. The source recipe said it would make messy blondies, and the pictures looked goopy and difficult to eat. "I know how to fix that," I said to myself, and I excised some of the cream cheese and extra hazelnut spread from my version. "Won't Alecia be so pleased that I fixed the recipe." For an oozier, more decadent blondie, go ahead and add another ounce of cream cheese and a 1/4 cup swirl of hazelnut spread to the batter. Either way, you can't go wrong on how delicious they taste.


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