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I’m a little late in the game to the Nutella obsession.

I actually bought my first jar of Nutella only a few weeks ago.

It’s shameful, I know. But probably for the better. Because more than once this week I found myself in front of the television with a spoon and the Nutella jar….eating far beyond the serving size…..

So I was planning an evening with one of my friends and asked her what she was in the mood to bake. She said “something with peanut butter and chocolate”. And I happened to get that message about 10 minutes after shoveling several tablespoons of Nutella in my face. So I thought “hmm. Something with Nutella. Something with peanut butter and Nutella. Something easy. But something with Nutella.”

Brownies are easy.

So I typed “Peanut butter Nutella brownies” into Google, and instantly came up with about 8 recipes to choose from. I was beaming with excitement.

I was even happier when I ate them.

Peanut Butter Nutella Brownies (Adapted from Noble Pig)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

2. Over low heat, melt the butter. Stir in sugar and vanilla until well combined. Let cool for 5 minutes.

3. Add the eggs to the butter-sugar mixture one at a time, beating vigorously after each addition until all the eggs are incorporated. (It is important to let the butter and sugar cool slightly before adding the eggs, otherwise the eggs might scramble.) Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix well.

4. Mix together the Nutella and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 20 second intervals until it reaches a runny consistency. Stir that into the prepared brownie batter.

5. Pour the batter into a 13×9 inch baking pan (either greased or lined with parchment paper). Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean. Try to let cool before eating. You will not succeed.

My Two Cents: All I have to say about this recipe is, “What. Are. You. Waiting. For.”

Go make these. I had to freeze most of them so I would stop popping them into my mouth. (So yes, that means I have some if you want some!) ;)

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