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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Peanut Butter Nutella Brownies

I hate to let you down in the first sentence, but don't get your hopes up. Yes, the title says peanut butter Nutella brownies. Yes, these brownies contain both peanut butter and Nutella. But you can't taste it. Not the Nutella, and not really the peanut butter either.

WAIT, don't stop reading! Despite not living up to their name, these were still excellent brownies. They were fudgy and moist and bursting with chocolate flavor...just no peanut butter flavor...and no Nutella flavor. That didn't stop us from enjoying these brownies, they might be some of my favorite brownies ever. They just didn't meet the expectations I'd set after licking the bowl and recognizing both additional flavors in the batter.

So you might still want to try these, but halve the recipe and keep the Nutella/pb measurements the same?! Or perhaps keep the recipe, but double the Nutella and pb?! If you try it, let me know! In the meantime, does anyone have some Nutella baked good recipes where you can truly taste the Nutella? I'm hiding the rest of the jar from Ryan, who so desperately wants to dig in, because I'm determined to make something that truly showcases the Nutella!

Peanut Butter Nutella Brownies
from Noble Pig

-1 cup butter, melted
-2 cups granulated sugar
-2 tsp pure vanilla extract
-4 large eggs, room temperature
-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 peanut butter

1. In a medium bowl combine all-purpose flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
2. Over low heat, melt butter and stir in sugar and vanilla extract until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well with a wooden spoon after each addition.
3. Whisk in the cocoa mixture until fully combined.
4. In a microwave safe bowl, heat Nutella and peanut butter in the microwave until runny, stirring after 20 seconds (took 40 seconds total). Mix this combination in with the rest of the brownie batter.
5. Pour batter into a greased glass 9 x 13 pan and spread evenly. Bake for 30 minutes at 350F. Once brownies have cooled, cut into squares.