Nutella-Swirled Peanut Butter Chip Blondies

These blondies are a jam-packed with things that make me very happy.

A super soft, buttery, brown sugar base, loaded with peanut butter chips, and swirled with Nutella.

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I used my go-to blondie recipe that never lets me down. The batter comes together in one bowl, in 5 minutes, without using a mixer.

That’s especially important when you don’t have a dishwasher, and each and every dirty dish counts.

I’m on vacation and don’t want anything fussy or that takes more than 30 minutes from start to finish.

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Although I sometimes can’t find tomatoes or cream in Aruba, I spotted a bag of peanut butter chips in the local grocery store. Sold. Never mind that they were $6 dollars. I love peanut butter, what can I say.

Use chocolate chips if you can’t find peanut butter chips, or if you’re feeling more frugal.

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Everything tastes better with swirls, especially swirls of Nutella. I was going to use peanut butter, but wanted a pop of chocolate. You don’t even have to dip your fingers in it for this recipe.

If you don’t have Nutella, try Homemade Peanut Butter or Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter. The recipe is highly adaptable, another reason I love it.

While they bake, the butter and brown sugar caramelize, and the bars take on caramel and vanilla flavors.

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They’re supremely soft, moist, and dense. No chemical leaveners such as baking powder or soda are used, and you’ll just want to sink your teeth into these softies.

Mine are especially soft and gooey because my kitchen here is un-airconditioned. It was 88F and very humid when these pictures were taken. Everything melts and gets very soft. In more normal conditions, your blondies won’t be as soft and melty.

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The peanut butter chips are the perfect flavor nuggets, adding bursts of peanut butter flavor, without overtaking the flavor and making them taste like peanut butter blondies.

Not that that would be a bad thing. There’s a recipe for Peanut Butter Blondies with Nutella Swirls in my cookbook and they’re wonderful.

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These were so good. And a little messy.

And that’s what napkins are for.

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Nutella-Swirled Peanut Butter Chip Blondies

The blondies are super soft, moist, and so fast and easy to make. The batter comes together in one bowl, in 5 minutes, without using a mixer. Peanut butter chips are woven throughout the blondies, providing a nice burst of peanut butter flavor amdist the buttery, caramely dough. The Nutella swirls add depth, richness, and a wonderful pop of chocolate. Ready in under 30 minutes from start to finish, and flexible based on what you have. Substitute chocolate chips for the peanut butter chips or peanut butter swirls for the Nutella swirls.

Yield: one 8x8 pan, 9 to 12 generous squares

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: about 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
1 large egg
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Reese's Peanut Butter Chips (chocolate chips may be substituted)
about 1/3 cup Nutella (Homemade Peanut Butter or Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter may be substituted)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large, microwave-safe bowl melt the butter, about 1 minute on high power.
  3. Wait momentarily before adding the egg so you don't scramble it. Add the egg, brown sugar, vanilla, and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the flour and stir until just combined, don't overmix.
  5. Stir in the peanut butter chips.
  6. Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
  7. Evenly add and swirl the Nutella. To create the marbled pattern shown, drizzle Nutella over batter in 5 wide, evenly spaced, parallel lines, each spanning the length of the pan. Like 5 rows of long train tracks. Rotate pan 90-degrees. With a toothpick, starting at the top of the pan, "draw" 4 or 5 evenly spaced lines through the Nutella. You're dragging the toothpick perpendicularly through the first set of lines to create the marbling.
  8. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until done. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. Bars shown in photographs were in 90F Caribbean heat and humidity, and very soft and melty. Allow bars to cool in pan for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving. Bars will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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173 Responses to “Nutella-Swirled Peanut Butter Chip Blondies”

  1. Gloria @ Simply Gloria — August 5, 2013 at 10:41 am (#

    You are just like me…when I see a bag of something I want or need, I don’t even care what the cost is! I love how easy and simple this recipe is, Averie! You know, even with a dish washer…I like to use less bowls to do things– makes it so much easier without a bunch of clutter on the counter. You already have the ingredients out… right?! hehe (=

  2. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — August 5, 2013 at 10:51 am (#

    gahhhhh!!! I CAN’T EVEN HANDLE IT! Need need neeeed these

  3. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance — August 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm (#

    Peanut butter and nutella sounds like a heavenly combo!

  4. You’ve just created a recipe perfect for people without dishwasher :D

  5. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — August 5, 2013 at 2:14 pm (#

    Absolutely irresistible, Averie! These look SO good!

  6. vanillasugarblog — August 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm (#

    Have I done a pb and nutella combo yet?
    Gosh I should!
    After seeing this!
    That first photo is so foodporn!

  7. Yvonne @ bitterbaker — August 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm (#

    Nuteeeellaaa!!! I love Nutella! This looks amazing, Averie!

  8. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — August 5, 2013 at 5:24 pm (#

    Are you seriously baking while you’re on vacation?! You are so dedicated, you make me feel like a slacker! The ribbons of Nutella in these look absolutely irresistible.

  9. Kelly — August 5, 2013 at 6:52 pm (#

    These look and sound amazing, YUM!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  10. Erin | The Emerging Foodie — August 5, 2013 at 7:56 pm (#

    Oh my! Averie. These look incredible! Drooling at my computer. And I love that a mixer is not needed! Hallelujah, amen. :) Definitely want to try these babies soon!

  11. Kate@Diethood — August 5, 2013 at 8:28 pm (#

    WHOA! These are definitely making me happy! I’ll be happiest when I bite into them!!

  12. sally @ sallys baking addiction — August 6, 2013 at 6:34 am (#

    Averie!!!! I am in love with these blondies! All of your blondies are amazing – I always have your PBJ blondies on my mind. But now the Nutella. Ohhhhh my! There is quite nothing like nutella and peanut butter. The swirls on top are mouthwatering. And they make quite a pretty dessert, too!

    • Averie Sunshine — August 6, 2013 at 2:43 pm (#

      Girl. This photoshoot. You know how I have major issues when I’m here. I hated the pics. Nothing, nothing, nothing was working. I was so close to not even posting them. Then I got the 1st square, top row. I was…floored. But all that aside, the TASTE and flavor of these. Sally, I wish I could have shared some with you!!

  13. Valerie — August 6, 2013 at 8:14 am (#

    This old farm house doesn’t have central air either (although unfortunately it’s not in Aruba). : D But I know exactly what you mean about the heat making things extra soft, and super-scrumptious!! (So glad I’m not the only one!)

    These look ah-mazing!!

    • Averie Sunshine — August 6, 2013 at 2:38 pm (#

      Most of the time, I love the heat. Except when I’m trying to take food pics. LOL But they sure tasted great!

  14. Jamie @ lifelovelemons — August 8, 2013 at 6:07 am (#

    Mmmmm Nutella is my kryptonite!

  15. Michele Sparrow — August 8, 2013 at 7:23 pm (#

    So…I made these delicious treats and substituted sunflower butter for the Nutella and chocolate chips for the Reeses peanut butter cups. This trade off worked great! So great, that I made 2 8×8 pans and they are already gone. LOL! One of my boys sprayed whipped cream all over the top to make it bigger! :-) Another winner, Averie! Thanks so much for all the great recipes. So fun and so easy to make! LOVE! xo

    • Averie Sunshine — August 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm (#

      Love hearing stories like this – the substitutions you made so your kid’s food allergies weren’t an issue, that you made TWO pans and they’re already gone, and that one of your boys sprayed whipped cream all over the top, love it :) I would LOVE these with SFSButter. I dont have any here but I have a craving for it!

  16. Melissa Klotz — August 8, 2013 at 9:23 pm (#

    Ooey gooey goodness!!

  17. Nutmeg Nanny — August 12, 2013 at 7:16 pm (#

    Oh my! These blondies look divine :) they’ve already got my mouth watering!

  18. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — August 13, 2013 at 6:44 am (#

    Those bars look so decadently good!

  19. Emily @ The Blonde Buckeye — August 14, 2013 at 10:44 am (#

    You’re right Averie, nothing better than Nutella & PB :)
    These look INSANE!!

    • Averie Sunshine — August 15, 2013 at 2:54 am (#

      I saw your gorgeous brownies on FG today! So eyecatching!

  20. Dana — August 19, 2013 at 10:08 pm (#

    I just made these tonight and they were a huge hit. I tweaked the recipe a bit by browning the butter and throwing in a few milk chocolate chips along with the PB chips. It all came together fabulously! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Averie Sunshine — August 19, 2013 at 11:45 pm (#

      Oh I love browned butter and I love making blondies with it. So good. I bet yours turned out wonderfully & great idea to add a few choc chips along with the PB chips. I have no doubt these were a big hit. Thanks for coming back to LMK you tried these!

  21. Elizabeth — September 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm (#

    I have made this recipe a few times since you first posted it and it is too good not to comment on! The first couple of times I made it I followed the recipe exactly. Ooey gooey goodness!!! My family of 5 devoured it in no time! Then I started getting creative and came up with a vegan version. I used Earth Balance in place of butter, egg substitute, Enjoy Life chocolate chips (in place of the peanut butter chips), and homemade nutella. I also put in a tsp of baking powder for a little bit of a fluffier texture. These blondies are the bees knees! It can be easily doubled and baked in a 9×13 pan for the same 20-25 minutes too. This is such a no-fuss and adaptable recipe. Definitely one that I will keep making…hey, my kids can even make it! :)

    • Averie Sunshine — September 6, 2013 at 2:16 am (#

      I am so glad you love these and have made them more than once! I’ve made them with margarine/vegan butter too, but I’ve never taken out the egg. Good to know it works with egg sub. I personally love the dense, flat slab texture – ha! So I skip the baking powder but many ppl like to use a pinch in their blondies. And yes, very easily doubled in a 9×13. I just have a small family and bake…daily. We need small batches! So glad you love them. It’s my go-to base for literally 25 bars on my site!

  22. Cara — September 9, 2013 at 9:03 pm (#

    Hi! This looks soooo delicious I’m planning on trying it out tonight! Haha. But if I can’t find peanut butter chips, can I use regular peanut butter instead? Will that work?

  23. Kelly — September 12, 2013 at 11:57 pm (#

    I made these yesterday–such ooey-gooey yumminess!! Our whole family loves them, but I need to give them away ASAP; I keep helping myself to a “little taste” every time I walk by them in the kitchen. :). Love how easy these are to make, and especially appreciated your detailed instructions how to make the lovely Nutella swirls. I could actually “see” how to do it because you were so descriptive–thank you! :)

    My girls are off from school today so we are going to make your apple pie pancakes for a fun lunch! They have been on our wish list to make ever since you posted them, so excited to finally get the chance to!

    • Averie Sunshine — September 13, 2013 at 12:07 am (#

      Love this comment and so glad you and your family loved the blondies and that my description of the swirling technique was good enough that you got it down pat! Wonderful! And donating baked goods…I am very familiar or I’d weigh 900 lbs :)

      The pancakes are really good & hope you ladies enjoy! :)

  24. Ava — September 16, 2013 at 10:05 pm (#

    This is the first time I’ve ever felt the need to comment on a recipe I’ve tried out but I really need to THANK YOU for sharing this! I had family members sitting around the table waiting for it to cool down enough for them to attack it! :)

    • Averie Sunshine — September 16, 2013 at 10:51 pm (#

      So glad this recipe inspired you to comment and that you had family members chomping at the bit – love that!

  25. Kate@Diethood — September 18, 2013 at 7:06 am (#

    These bars will brighten anyone’s day!! Oh my goodness, they look SO GOOD!

  26. Paulo Rattes - Brasil — September 18, 2013 at 9:24 am (#

    Bom D++++++++++

  27. Pam — September 26, 2013 at 11:41 am (#

    I love your recipes…I wish the site would load faster though. It’s a poor user experience. Since I work in digital advertising I strongly suspect it’s the number of ads (and images) per page.

    • Averie Sunshine — September 26, 2013 at 12:03 pm (#

      Sorry that an extra few seconds to load is “a poor user experience”. I am only able to share my recipes that you said you love because of advertisers. It’s how I support my family. I don’t notice my site taking any longer than others, to be honest. I run the stats on it and it always comes up similarly to friends’ sites.

    • Betty Miller — June 25, 2014 at 10:22 pm (#

      I must be missing something here. My page has minimal advertising at the top and the rest that takes a few seconds to load are pictures of more goodies that I would have otherwise missed. I LOVE seeing additional photos for new ideas, and having the recipe link above each one makes it so easy. The longest I ever had to wait for the entire page to load was MAYBE 25 seconds. If that is too much time out of the day, then how will you ever find time to actually bake these delicious treats? The Nutella bars were a hit at a picnic last weekend. Thank you Averie!!!

    • Averie Sunshine — June 26, 2014 at 12:05 pm (#

      So glad the blondies were a hit at your picnic last weekend! Thanks for trying them and for your support – I appreciate it :)

  28. Neetu — October 19, 2013 at 5:20 am (#

    These looked fantastic!! However, after I baked them, there was just toooo much sugar – I followed the recipe exactly. The sugar overpowered everything, from the peanut butter to the nutella. I will try these again but with half the sugar. Very disappointed as I had made them for a bake sale :(

    • Averie Sunshine — October 19, 2013 at 11:40 am (#

      My family and friends and many people who’ve made these love the recipe as written but everyone’s tastes are different and reduce the sugar if that’s what you think will taste better. I don’t know if the recipe will work or not since I’ve never tried it that way.

    • Neetu — October 20, 2013 at 10:50 pm (#

      Tried the recipe again with 2/3 cup of sugar and 3/4 stick of butter. Also covered the pan with foil after 20 minutes of baking, as in my first batch the nutella sort of burnt. Perfect results with these little changes! The combination of peanut butter, nutella and all the goeyness is great!

    • Averie Sunshine — October 20, 2013 at 11:01 pm (#

      Glad to hear the small changes worked well for you – wonderful!

  29. Abby — October 19, 2013 at 11:04 pm (#

    I just tried the nutella Blondie they r oh so soft chocolaty and crumbly… like totally first love for me in the kitchen… I don’t bake but today when I made these it was superb! Two thumbs upzzz!!

    • Averie Sunshine — October 19, 2013 at 11:42 pm (#

      I’m glad to hear you give them two thumbs up and even though you’re not usually a baker, you had great luck with these!

  30. Mags — October 26, 2013 at 10:22 pm (#

    Made these on Friday for my Christian small group meeting and everyone LOVED them! And they weren’t hard to make at all but turned out looking fabulous, which is awesome for a horrible baker like me. Thanks for sharing :) Can’t wait to try some of your other bar recipes.

    • Averie Sunshine — October 26, 2013 at 10:44 pm (#

      That’s awesome to hear you loved them and they turned out looking fab! And that you were able to share them with your group with rave reviews. Wonderful! If you make anything else, LMK!

  31. Emily — October 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm (#

    I have made these twice now – they are delicious! however, I cannot get the Nutella to swirl…and i end up just having a layer of Nutella on top of the entire brownie pan. so, they taste amazing and are a huge hit, but they just don’t LOOK amazing. the first time I made them, the Nutella was too thick to drizzle. the second time I made them, I decided to heat the Nutella to try to get it to drizzle, but this did not work either. what am I doing wrong???

    • Averie Sunshine — October 30, 2013 at 4:27 pm (#

      Some jars of Nutella are really thick and almost ‘dried out’ even when you open them…ugh. For those jars, I heat the jar in the micro for 10 secs and stir really well. That should be enough. But heat in 10 sec bursts til it’s softer. Then, sort of drizzle it on or add it. If it’s still thick, almost like toothpaste, you can still work with that by using a toothpick to ‘cut’ into the thicker blobs and smooth them/swirl them. It can be a very delicate balancing act b/c Nutella (sadly) is NOT a uniform product. At least when I open a jar of Jif PB, it will always be the same; Nutella, meh not so much. Lmk how the next attempt goes!

  32. Mary — November 16, 2013 at 9:05 pm (#


  33. Jen @ Fresh From The... — December 8, 2013 at 4:45 pm (#

    I have a batch of these in the oven right now! Have to say, that batter was SOOOO delicious!!

    • Averie Sunshine — December 8, 2013 at 5:29 pm (#

      Thanks for trying the recipe and yes, the batter is pretty fab, isn’t it :)

  34. laurasmess — December 28, 2013 at 9:17 pm (#

    Oh my gosh, this has got to be one of your best blondie recipes yet!!! They look so, so delicious Averie. Thanks for always coming up with so much peanut buttery goodness for us… I am a pb fiend and I always know that I can come to your site for an immediate fix! Hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas. Happy NY for next week! xxx

  35. Michele — December 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm (#

    I have them in the oven right now. I can’t wait. My only issue is that they are not cooking in the middle. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I have had them in 35 minutes.
    I used a fresh jar of Nutella, so it swirled beautifully. Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to try some other things on your site.

    • Averie Sunshine — December 30, 2013 at 6:37 pm (#

      Do you see how gooey, soft, moist, and drippy mine are! Yes, that’s normal. I would say just bake until they seem to set up in the middle slightly without the edges getting too browned; however 35 mins does sound a bit long. I’d also buy a 5 dollar oven thermometer and double check your oven is running totally up to par. Enjoy the bars!

  36. Momina — January 9, 2014 at 2:27 pm (#

    I baked these today but I could not find peanut butter chips anywhere so I used crunchy peanut butter instead and they turned out really lovely. I also heated them up and had one with ice cream which made for a great dessert! thank you very much for the recipe, I’m so taking some to my friend tomorrow!

    • Averie Sunshine — January 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm (#

      Sounds like the crunchy PB worked and I bet they’d be great with ice cream. Hope your friend enjoys them as well! Thanks for trying the recipe!

  37. Erica — January 16, 2014 at 7:07 pm (#

    Averie these look FANTASTIC–I was debating between making these and the ones you mention are in your cookbook (I got it for Christmas!), but I can’t find a recipe for Peanut Butter Blondies with Nutella Swirls in the cookbook. I found Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Blondies, and Nutella and Peanut Butter Marbled Brownies–is one of those what you’re referring to? I can also just make these since they look scrumptious, but I’m a huge pb fan like you so the more peanut buttery the batter, the better :)

    • Averie Sunshine — January 17, 2014 at 2:04 am (#

      Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Blondies are the ones or there’s PB & J Blondies – either are similar to these, with of course choc chips/jelly. You can’t go wrong with any of this stuff. Make what sounds good to you! Thanks for buying my book and for your support, Erica! :) LMK what you try and how it goes!

  38. Erica — January 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm (#

    I’ll definitely let you know which I go with, but either way I’m quite sure they’ll be delicious. After I made your triple peanut butter monster bars, I knew I needed your cookbook!

  39. Patricia — January 18, 2014 at 3:14 pm (#

    This recipe is amazing! So delicious and easy to prepare. I didn’t had the peanut butter chips, so I add some cashew instead. My family loved it.
    And I love your pics! Greetings from Brazil!

    • Averie Sunshine — January 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm (#

      So glad you like them and thanks for saying hi all the way from Brazil!

  40. Erica — January 23, 2014 at 7:06 pm (#

    SO DELICIOUS! I used your peanut butter base from the Triple Peanut Butter Monster Bars and swirled in the Nutella, and they were to die for. As always, so easy, so yummy, and I already had everything on hand. Perfection!

  41. Roz — January 24, 2014 at 11:20 am (#

    Can I use peanut butter instead of peanut butter chips because they don’t sell that in the uk! Roz

    • Averie Sunshine — January 24, 2014 at 2:04 pm (#

      You can but just don’t over do it too much or you’ll have a gooey mess with BOTH the PB and the Nutella. Just use common sense and keep it on the lighter side so it’s not totally gooey or they won’t set up. LMK how it goes!

  42. Lisa — February 2, 2014 at 8:35 pm (#

    Absolutely amazing!!!! This will be my go to recipe from now on. Thanks so much for something so easy and delicious!

    • Averie Sunshine — February 3, 2014 at 2:53 am (#

      Im so glad you love them and yes, so easy, but so delicious :)

  43. Rachael — February 25, 2014 at 8:19 pm (#

    Hi, I am a fellow with Teach for China,and I am placed in a rural middle school. I have been experimenting with baking out of a rice cooker, and plan to try this recipe next!

    Typically the only substitutions I have to make is oil for butter–

    Keeping my fingers crossed this recipe works out :)

  44. Allison — July 25, 2014 at 1:23 pm (#

    Made these bars and everyone loved them so much that they were requested again for a party tonight! These are the best. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Averie Sunshine — July 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm (#

      Thanks for making them and glad it’s a popular recipe with your friends/family! So nice of you to bake for everyone :)

  45. May — August 27, 2014 at 3:19 am (#

    I’ve tried your recipe 3 times! it took me till the third time to at least get something fudgy and moist like the ones you baked! however, i’ve been using chocolate chips & choco peanut butter instead of peanut butter spread and nutella… However….. somehow, the peanut butter flavour just doesnt stand out :(

    • Averie Sunshine — August 27, 2014 at 7:19 am (#

      chocolate chips & choco peanut butter instead of peanut butter spread and nutella = THAT’S why you were having issues. First, chocolate chips and chocolate peanut butter will be much THICKER than just using peanut butter and Nutella as I did. Secondly, you’ll be lacking flavor because the chocolate peanut butter isn’t as peanut buttery tasting as regular peanut butter. If you follow the recipe using the ingredients I called for, I’m sure you’ll have results much more in line with mine. Enjoy!

  46. Stephanie — October 3, 2014 at 2:03 pm (#

    I might have missed a previous question to this effect, but, how did you make the Nutella pourable? Did you thin it out at all or just heat it? Also, I’m making it for a potentially large group, would a double recipie work in a 9×13?

    • Averie Sunshine — October 3, 2014 at 2:10 pm (#

      15 seconds in the micro generally will soften Nutella if you have a ‘thick’ batch. Some batches are much thicker than others Ive found and some are quite pour-able/runny.

      And this recipe would be fine to double. I haven’t personally tried that but I’m fairly sure it will be okay.

  47. Sophie — October 19, 2014 at 5:07 am (#

    I tried baking this, but I’m not too familiar with using measurements in cups… Is that like literally a cup? I tried googling the amount in grams for each ingredient from 1 cup but I don’t think it was right as the sugar was like, a heapload. But I did follow the instructions step-by-step. I’m not sure what went wrong! They came out of the oven soft and weird… and when I bit into them I could taste all the sugar and it wasn’t like smoothly blended in. I could feel the sugar crack under my bites if you know what I mean. I couldn’t even pick it up, it was so fragile and would break if I tried. The top also wasn’t like how yours looks in the pictures. It was just all like a mushy thing. I really don’t know what I did wrong but I’d like to give it another go. Could help me out? Thanks x

    • Averie Sunshine — October 19, 2014 at 5:21 am (#

      Cup means yes, 1 cup. Use an online calculators for converting cups into grams for sugar. It sounds like you perhaps over-measured the sugar, didn’t mix it well enough (hence it being granular and not smooth) and sounds like you underbaked it since it was on the softer, mushier side. Quite a few things you did wrong but all are easy fixes.

    • Sophie — October 22, 2014 at 7:20 am (#

      Okay, thanks! I’ll try it out again soon :)

  48. Jamarr — January 6, 2015 at 9:19 pm (#

    can peanut butter itself be used instead of the reeses chips or chocolate chips?

  49. amanda — January 10, 2015 at 12:23 pm (#

    My husband picked out this recipe for me to make for him today, to enjoy this weekend… Well, after having just made them this afternoon, I can attest that they are super easy and ridiculously delicious. I’m really not much of a sweets person, and most of the time, I don’t bother to eat his cookies and brownies, but I had one bite and it lead to eating two whole brownies. Delicious with afternoon coffee. My only criticism – I would never just make one batch. This needs to be doubled in the future, they’ll be gone too soon.

  50. amanda — January 10, 2015 at 12:24 pm (#

    Oh – I read another comment regarding the nutella spreading. I wasn’t sure if heating it would be ok, so I spooned some in a good quality ziplock back, cut off the corner tip, and piped it through. Perfect.

    • Averie Sunshine — January 10, 2015 at 12:40 pm (#

      Glad that worked great and that you plan to make a double batch next time! :)

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