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.

Nutella-Swirled Peanut Butter Chip Blondies - Easy One-Bowl No-Mixer Recipe at averiecooks.com

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.

Nutella-Swirled Peanut Butter Chip Blondies - Easy One-Bowl No-Mixer Recipe at averiecooks.com

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.

Nutella-Swirled Peanut Butter Chip Blondies - Easy One-Bowl No-Mixer Recipe at averiecooks.com

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.

Nutella-Swirled Peanut Butter Chip Blondies - Easy One-Bowl No-Mixer Recipe at averiecooks.com

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.

Nutella-Swirled Peanut Butter Chip Blondies - Easy One-Bowl No-Mixer Recipe at averiecooks.com

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.

Nutella-Swirled Peanut Butter Chip Blondies - Easy One-Bowl No-Mixer Recipe at averiecooks.com

These were so good. And a little messy.

And that’s what napkins are for.

Nutella-Swirled Peanut Butter Chip Blondies - Easy One-Bowl No-Mixer Recipe at averiecooks.com

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.

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Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

  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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181 comments on “Nutella-Swirled Peanut Butter Chip Blondies”

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

  3. Peanut butter and nutella sounds like a heavenly combo!

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

  5. Absolutely irresistible, Averie! These look SO good!

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

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

  8. 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. These look and sound amazing, YUM!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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

  12. 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!

    • 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. 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!!

  14. Mmmmm Nutella is my kryptonite!

  15. 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

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

  17. Those bars look so decadently good!

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

  19. 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!

    • 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!

  20. 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! :)

    • 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!

  21. 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?

  22. 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!

    • 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! :)

  23. 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! :)

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

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