World Nutella Day 2018 ~ Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Blondies
World Nutella Day has finally arrived! January felt like the longest month ever, but here we are together once again for another day dedicated to Nutella!
I am a big fan of Nutella. When we were younger it was always a special treat that our mom would cleverly (and sometimes not so cleverly) hide from us because she knew that if we managed to get our hands on it, we’d demolish it quicker than you can say “What happened to the Nutella?”.
This year marks the 12th edition of Nutella Day which started out as a humble event to share an appreciation for this delicious treat and has since grown into an internationally recognized event.
If you are curious to learn the backstory about World Nutella Day, then head on over here to read the whole story told by its original founder.
It’s quite fun seeing all the different and creative ways that people have contributed to this event. What was once a simple chocolate hazelnut spread smeared on fette biscottate or sliced bread, has evolved into so many interesting recipes for Nutella lovers to enjoy. Just type “Nutella” into Pinterest and you will have endless ideas on how to use Nutella.
Here’s a look at some Nutella inspired recipes I’ve featured on my blog in the past:
This year, by request, I revisited recipes that used both Peanut Butter and Nutella – one of my favorite combinations!
I found this recipe and decided to give it a try! I will probably use this recipe again and maybe tweak it a bit in the future, but overall it was a good recipe and the results were enjoyed by all!
Here’s what you need:
½ cup (115 grams) butter, softened
½ cup (133 grams) peanut butter
1 cup (200 grams) brown sugar
2 medium eggs
1 tsp. (4 ml) vanilla
1 cup (120 grams) flour
Nutella (as much as you like!)
Here’s what you do:
Mix the butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar until it creates a creamy mixture.
Add the eggs and vanilla to your mixture and mix well.
Add the flour bit by bit until it’s well combined.
Using a lined square pan, typical of what you might use to make brownies, pour the mixture evenly.
Make sure your Nutella is creamy or you may have some difficulty making the swirls. Drop small spoonfuls of Nutella on the poured mixture. Using a knife or toothpick swirl the Nutella into the dough.
I kept my swirls on the surface, but in the future, I want to try and swirl the Nutella so that it gets incorporated into the middle of the blondies as well.
Bake at 175C (or 350F) for about 20-25 minutes. Let them cool before cutting them into squares.
As tempting as it is to eat them straight out of the oven, I find they are even better the next day making them great to whip up when you are expecting guests or want some homemade snacks for your loved ones.
Have you got a Nutella Day recipe? Please, share it below!