Hazelnut Blondies with Nutella Sauce

 

We’ve been doing a lot of re-decorating around here. First, I had my blog re-designed. I hope you all are enjoying the clean look. The easy access to my social icons (are you all following me on twitter, facebook, etc??). You may also have noticed some of my recipes now have a print option. I’m very excited about this. I started using Recipage and am currently trying to upload all my recipes into the program. Once I’m done, my Recipe Page (linked above) will have a WHOLE new look. I’ll let you all know when that big reveal day is…I’m hopeful by the end of February!!
 
There’s been some other re-decorating in my life though. You see, it started when my younger girls wanted this table (used for crafts) brought up from the basement (where we have our craft room) and put in their room. I thought this was a great idea. We don’t spend a lot of time in said craft room…no reason, just out of the way.
 
So, inspired by this idea of moving the kids craft table upstairs, I thought it would be fun to move all my craft supplies and desk upstairs too. This lead to having to re-paint our office. Which lead to having to re-paint the craft room in basement (which is now guest bedroom/ workout room).
 
Anyways, I spent most of Saturday painting, organizing, and so forth. And in my opinion, it called for a reward.

 

 

These hazelnut brownies, warm out of the oven were just perfect. But, I was thinking REWARD!!
 
So I whipped up a nutella sauce and poured it over some vanilla ice cream. Now we’re talking reward.

Hazelnut Blondies with Nutella Sauce

Ingredients:

For the Blondies:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, peeled and chopped

For the Nutella Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup nutella
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream

Directions:

 
 
  1. In mixing bowl, beat butter with brown sugar for about 2-3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla. Slowly add flour, baking powder and salt and mix just until combined. Fold in hazelnuts. Mixture will be very THICK.
  2. Press batter into a parchment paper lined 13x9 baking dish (use hands to press it evenly). Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes. Remove and cool slightly (about 20 minutes).
  3. Meanwhile, make nutella sauce. Beat butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, nutella and cream until blended. Pour (frosting like consistency) into a microwave safe bowl. When ready to serve, heat in microwave for one minutes.
  4. Assemble by cutting blondies into large squares. Top with ice cream (optional) and drizzle with warm nutella sauce. Enjoy!

30 comments on “Hazelnut Blondies with Nutella Sauce”

  1. blondies are a fave of mine and paired with nutella..match made in heaven!

    Thanks for linking up my white chocolate blondies, too. You’re so sweet 🙂

  2. @Averie- thanks girl. And those blondies of yours? Ahmazzzing.

  3. Now that is my kind of reward…I would paint and organize all day for a plate of that goodness! Love how you went over the top with this dessert…perfection:-)

  4. yum! we always have blondies here at work in the cafeteria but this paired with nutella sounds amazing. i totally deserve this with a huge scoop of ice cream on top! 😉

  5. Oh. My. Heck. Blondies PLUS Nutella? A match made in heaven! All your delicious foods always make me drool! You are amazing.
    Camille
    (SixSistersStuff)

  6. This recipe is so good…Mouthwatering Dear..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

  7. Oh these look ahhhmazing! I could eat a whole bowl of that topping by myself, right now. Yum!

  8. Yowza! Those look amazing and nutella sauce!? Hubba hubba

  9. Nutella sauce? *swallows* I am trying to hold on to my resolve, here! The blondies sound interesting (never had a very tasty one, but I haven’t had a lot of blondies), I tend to lvoe hazelnuts in baking 🙂

  10. Oh my goodness. These look delightfully sinful. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I love the new blog look! And I am seriously considering using the recipe website. It’s on my to-do list. These blondies? AWESOME!

  12. Love the look and that sauce is calling my name!

  13. Wow, these make my chocoholic heart go pitter-patter. Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. Wow! it looks yummy.. I never made Blondies.. Sure I m gonna try this one.
    I´m a new Blogger and I like your recipes.
    A new follower!

  15. I have this slight addiction to all things Nutella. I even have a board dedicated to it on Pinterest. So, I am pinning this amazing recipes with my thanks for linking up at Weekend Potluck. This looks so good!

  16. Topped with ice cream and that drizzle? Heaven.

  17. Oh this makes me want to try blondies, I have always been anti blondie, no idea why?

  18. These look so good!! I like your blog, I am your newest follower!

  19. Love anything with Nutella! These sound absolutely delish!! 🙂

  20. yumm it looks so decadent and perfect for indulging, no diets today

  21. I like the new look! It’s very clean and easy to read.

    Ohhh, blondies! They sound really yummy!

  22. WOW….this sounds so good…I pinning it up!

  23. nutella sauce? seriously? you’re my new best friend! Thanks so much for sharing this! I started a link party at my blog and I’d love for you to link this up. If you’re interested it’s http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/ Have a lovely day, Maria

  24. I will defintely have to try these out! They look delish:)

  25. We would love to have you come back to “Strut Your Stuff Saturday” next week and share more delicious recipes! -The Sisters

  26. Wow, I love Nutella, so I am sure I will love those! I can’t wait to give them a try sometime in the near future.

  27. I had a hunch you’d made some changes around here — I was just admiring them when I visited last week, but was too bashful to say so because I always fear that I’ve been a space cadet and have neglected to notice a change that’s been around for a long time. Silly me!

    Anyway, your blog looks great and your blondies look divine!

  28. Oh my goodness. These look delightfully sinful. Thanks for sharing!

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