Outrageous Chocolate Hazelnut Blondies

Chocolate hazelnut blondies, cut in squares

Outrageous Chocolate Hazelnut Blondies ~ these blondies are made with hazelnuts, Nutella, and dark chocolate chips for a truly unique flavor.

Give me a blondie over pie or cake or ice cream any day.  They’re just about the most enticing dessert I can think of.  It’s the texture, I think, that gets me every time.  

Earthy toasted hazelnuts and a thick swirl of Nutella make these blondies stand out.  Nutella is pretty heady stuff.  There were near riots in France recently when one of the supermarkets unwisely decided to do a flash sale with a huge slash in price, and people trampled each other trying to get to the tubs of discounted Nutella.  It might have a similar effect in these blondies, so best make a double batch.

I especially love the combination of dark chocolate with nuts.  Nuts of all kind, really, but there’s something special about toasted hazelnuts.

The hazelnut presence makes these blondies especially earthy and satisfying.  The bittersweet chocolate (you can sub semi sweet or milk) makes them sophisticated.  We couldn’t keep away from them.

TIPS:

  • Look for hazelnut meal with the specialty flours at your larger supermarket or whole food store.  You can buy it on Amazon here, and Trader Joe’s carries it, too.  You can also easily make your own ~ simply toast whole hazelnuts for 15 minutes on a baking sheet in a 350F oven.  Let them cool completely, then grind them in your food processor or high speed blender until they become finely ground.  Don’t process too far or you’ll get hazelnut butter ~ good, but not what we’re going for here!  Store any extra in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Outrageous Chocolate Hazelnut Blondies

Category: dessert

Yield: makes 9 servings

Outrageous Chocolate Hazelnut Blondies

Ingredients

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut meal
  • 3 Tbsp Nutella
  • 1 cup semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F Lightly spray an 8x8 baking pan and line with foil or parchment paper so you can easily remove the blondies for cutting. The parchment paper is optional.
  2. Cream the butter, egg, sugar, and vanilla together until well combined.
  3. Blend in the flour and hazelnut meal, then swirl in the Nutella and fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Spread the batter in the pan and smooth out the surface. Push in a few extra chips into the surface of the batter if you like.
  5. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the blondies are just done. Don't over bake.
  6. Let cool before slicing.

Make it your own ~

 

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    March 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    You had me at chocolate hazelnut, these look divine!

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    Hana
    March 20, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Thank you for sharing the recipe. It came out beuatifully and my girls thought they would not be able to wait for the blondies to come out of the oven…the smell was just incredible. Loved it! Hana xxx

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 20, 2018 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks for letting me know Hana :)

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    cakespy
    March 20, 2018 at 8:55 am

    These have such a perfect looking texture. Cannot wait to try!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 20, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      It’s the hazelnut meal, it gives these an amazing texture!

  • Reply
    2pots2cook
    March 19, 2018 at 10:12 am

    It is really love at first bite ! Love it !

  • Reply
    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    March 19, 2018 at 9:49 am

    With all those yummy ingredients, outrageous is right!

  • Reply
    Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)
    March 19, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Pinning! Because I need these in my life. They sound delicious Sue.

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 19, 2018 at 8:43 am

      I promise you won’t be disappointed, Lea Ann!!

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    Chris Scheuer
    March 19, 2018 at 6:30 am

    I would have to get these out of the house, as I’m certain I would eat far too many. They look incredible! I’ve never even heard of hazelnut meal, will be on the lookout for it!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    March 19, 2018 at 4:47 am

    Wow! I’m loving these :) Hazelnut meal is such a great flavour and of course, with chocolate, you just can’t go wrong!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    March 19, 2018 at 4:00 am

    OMGee Sue! These look AMAZING! I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to resist more than one! So easy too!

  • Reply
    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    March 19, 2018 at 3:51 am

    I too love the combo of nuts and chocolate…these bars look spectacular!

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    March 19, 2018 at 3:34 am

    These must be the perfect bite! I’ve always wanted to try hazelnut meal so now I have a recipe. Sharing and pinning!

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