Nutella is great on sandwiches and graham crackers. I love its smooth texture. I recently made Peanut Chocolate Chip Blondies, which were superb. I was so happy with the way they came out. I figured why not substitute the peanut butter for nutella and the peanuts for hazelnuts.
They have a very distinct hazelnut flavor because I toasted the nuts beforehand. I didn’t remove the skins like I did for the Hazelnut Biscotti that I made for TWD. Instead, I put the nuts on a baking sheet and toasted them for about 10 minutes. After they cool slightly, just rub the skins off. So, if you don’t like hazelnut flavor, I wouldn’t make these.
If you do like hazelnut flavor…what are you waiting for!?
Start with 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup nutella, and 3/4 cup brown sugar.
Cream together with an electric mixer. Add 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla and mix until combined.
In another bowl, combine 1 cup flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/8 tsp baking soda and a pinch of salt.
Combine the dry and wet ingredients. Mix in 1/3 cup chocolate chips and 1/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts.
Pour into an 8×8 dish and bake in a 350F oven for 25-30 minutes.