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Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Bars

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Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Bars from Jen's Favorite CookiesIt’s January.  I’m supposed to be exercising and eating brown rice for dinner and green smoothies for breakfast, and spending my free time organizing my closets.

But, you guys…  I’m terrible at eating healthy.  I’m terrible at exercising.  And I’d rather have a root canal than start an organizing project right now.  The mere thought gives me heart palpitations.

You know what I’m great at?  Peanut Butter.  PEANUT BUTTER.  And baking.  And they go together like Bonnie and Clyde.

And these bars might be the death of me.  Like Bonnie and Clyde.

Last night, after I was complaining about an e-mail I was expecting but hadn’t received, Robb told me I’m terrible at waiting, too.  “You’re a terrible waiter,” he said, right to my face.  I stared at him for a long time.  I didn’t want it to be true.  But I have to admit that he’s right.  I get impatient fast.

Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Bars from Jen's Favorite Cookies

You can’t even imagine the self-control I had to exercise for these babies.  I wanted to eat the dough with a spoon.

It was pure torture, waiting for them to bake, waiting for them to cool, waiting for them to be photographed before I could swan dive face first into them.  Under normal circumstances, I would have burned my mouth eating a big spoonful right as I pulled the out of the oven.  It might be the hardest thing about food blogging… the waiting.

Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Bars from Jen's Favorite Cookies

When I finally did get to take a bite…   ohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshthesearesogoodimmakingthisagaintomorrow. 

Good thing I was home alone.  Well, almost alone.  The dog gave me a funny look.

He was probably jealous.

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Lightly adapted from Averie Cooks

4.6 from 9 reviews
Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Bars
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Fudgy peanut butter blondies swirled with Nutella.
Recipe type: Bars
Serves: 9
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • ⅓ cup Nutella
  1. Cream butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar.
  2. Add egg and vanilla, and mix well.
  3. Add flour and mix until combined.
  4. Press mixture into an 8x8 pan. Drop Nutella in spoonfuls on top of dough. Use a knife to swirl the Nutella into the dough.
  5. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into 9 bars.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Peanut Butter Nutella Swirl Cookies from Six Sisters Stuff
Peanut Butter Nutella Cupcakes from Your Cup of Cake
Layers of Love Torte from Lorie’s Mississippi Kitchen

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One Bowl Brownies

These easy to make brownies can be made with just one bowl! Delicious, fudgy brownies au nutella.

One Bowl Brownies from JensFavoriteCookies.com   Easy and delicious brownies from scratch!I am in a bad mood today.  I went to bed in a bad mood, I woke up in a bad mood, AND it’s raining.

Sometimes I wish that when I’m in a bad mood I would think something other than, “I need chocolate,” but I don’t.  I think about chocolate every stinking time.

And, given the mood I’m in, I have no resistance at all to those urges.

I also have no patience for complicated recipes and doing dishes and stuff like that.  Give me something I can whip together in 5 minutes in one bowl and satisfy my cravings.

Otherwise, I’m left to raiding the cupboards, searching for leftover Easter candy.

Like an addict.

One Bowl Brownies from JensFavoriteCookies.com   It's so easy to make delicious homemade fudgy brownies from scratch!

I should tell you right now that I am not one of those people who never uses box mixes.  In fact, the brownies that come in the red box are kind of my favorite thing ever.  And let’s face it, cake mixes make the softest, easiest, tastiest cookies.

Remember these?

But there are times when you just want to make them from scratch.  Which is what I did today.

One Bowl Brownies from JensFavoriteCookies.com

I could have left well enough alone, and just put the plain brownies in the oven, but it was a double-chocolate, triple-chocolate, quadruple-chocolate day.

So I softened some Nutella in the microwave, and swirled it into the batter.  Frankly, I think it would be equally good with peanut butter or caramel.

These turned out super fudgy and delicious, just the way I like them.  They’re not overly chocolatey, but had enough chocolate to quell my cravings for one afternoon.

And then the sun came out, and all was well.

Want more?  Try these fudgy brownies!



Recipe adapted slightly from Picky Palate.

4.8 from 4 reviews
One Bowl Brownies
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Easy and fudgy chocolate brownies made in one bowl.
Recipe type: Brownies
Serves: 9
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella (optional)
  1. Chop chocolate, and place chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until mixture is mostly smooth and melted.
  2. Add vanilla and sugar and mix well.
  3. Add eggs and stir well. (Be sure chocolate mixture is not too hot when adding eggs, or the eggs will cook when they are stirred in.)
  4. Add flour and oil, and stir until combined.
  5. Pour mixture into a foil-lined 8x8 or 9x9 pan.
  6. OPTIONAL: Melt Nutella for 10-30 seconds in the microwave, and drizzle over brownie batter. Use a knife to swirl into batter.
  7. Bake brownies at 350F for 30-35 minutes, until edges are dry and pull away from the pan slightly. Let cool before cutting into squares.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Triple Chocolate Nutella Cookies from The Sweet Chick
3 Minute Chocolate Nutella Mug Cake from Life Scoops
Dark Chocolate Nutella Brownies from DoughMesstic

Grilled Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich

This sandwich recipe uses peanut butter and Nutella; Recipe for a grilled sandwich with bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate hazelnut spread, a delicious after school snack.

grilled-sandwichI have this pet peeve.  Every time I tell my kids I’m running a quick errand and I will be home in 10 minutes, they call me.

Hippie Chick is notorious for this.  She will literally ignore me for hours, and the minute I leave the house, she has some pressing urgent issue to discuss with me that cannot wait 5 more minutes.

The minute I see the word “HOME” on my phone screen, I answer the phone this way:

Me: You better be bleeding out your eyes.
Hippie Chick: Uhhh….  Mom?  I’m hungry.  Can I have an apple?
Me: This can’t wait 2 and a half minutes until I get home?

These calls are basically always because they are hungry.

But I got the jump on them this time.  THIS time, I made the snacks BEFORE they got home from school.  Take that, kids.

Grilled Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich | Jen's Favorite Cookies

I can’t really claim this sandwich idea as my own.  This baby is the brainchild of my talented cousin.  I have these awesome cousins who live all over the country.  It’s lucky we have facebook, or I would have a tough time connecting with them.

She told me in a Facebook post about her delicious grilled PB&J sandwiches, with bananas and chocolate chips.  I mean, let’s face it, the idea is brilliant.  I did make some changes, mostly because I’m lazy.

First, I eighty-sixed the jam, partly because I wasn’t into that part of the idea, but mostly because I didn’t have any in the pantry.  Second, I traded out the chocolate chips for Nutella.

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In retrospect, that part may not have been such a good idea, because I basically gain weight every time there’s Nutella in the house.  The stuff is SO deliciously evil.

But, on the bright side, I earned myself 10 minutes of uninterrupted errand running.  (i.e. going to the gas station for Diet Coke.)  I hope.

Eat your sandwich, children.  And don’t call me.

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Nutella Cheesecake (No-Bake!)

A simple recipe for a Nutella cheesecake with Oreo crust.

Source:  I think I’m addicted to My Baking Addiction.

Yield: 4-6 servings, I made 5.

I seriously love summer.  It doesn’t make much sense, because I prefer not to be seen in a swimsuit, and I am way more comfortable wearing a sweater or jacket over my blouse, and shaving my legs is way down my list of priorities.

But, I love the sun.  I love the way it feels, I love the light, and I love the heat.

Well, I love air conditioning.  And, I love heat in small doses.

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Nutella No-Bake Cookies

An easy recipe for a no-bake cookie with Nutella, chocolate, and peanut butter.

Source: Shugary Sweets, where it is listed as a most popular post.

Yield: About 3-4 dozen cookies, depending on size

Some days were made for no-bake cookies.  I mean, what other cookie can you start and finish within 20 minutes?  I normally make the basic chocolate no-bake, but when I found this recipe for Nutella no-bake, I knew immediately that I would try it.  There was not a question about that.

My picky daughter absolutely loves Nutella.  I’ve been known to spread Nutella on a tortilla for a quick snack, or a leftover pancake, or a piece of toast.  (I’ve also been known to spread it on my finger and eat it that way, but don’t tell her that!)  As I knew she would be, she was very excited about my new recipe.

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