Looking for a peanut butter and chocolate flavored snack? Look no further as these soft and rich peanut butter blondies swirled with Nutella spread will surely hit the spot!
Sometimes, [sighs]. Sometimes, I’m at a loss for words. The struggle to type onto a blank sheet of something you care for, something you love and enjoy but no thoughts of what to say behind your masterpiece can at times, be such a battle. I’m not a writer by any means and little did I know when I started this blog, I would need to write- a whole lot more than what I’m used to! However, I’ve managed to conquer this part of the job but I do think what may be quite common for many bloggers of varying backgrounds to have experienced every now and then, is writers block.
Whether you’re a fitness, home & garden, DIY or like myself- a food blogger, the labor of love for the innovative developments such as: an exercise regimen, remodeling/creating a home or new wall accent, or simply a new recipe, are the reasons why we [bloggers] ventured out and began to share with the world our passion. From the beginning, I’ve always had a desire to share my recipes and images that I so much take pride in, but the words… The words behind it, where are they?
My best guess is the Summer months which seem to be winning this battle by pulling me away from my screen. I often times sit at the dining table, look through the windows to my right and can’t help but feel a stronger desire to be outdoors. As I look towards the sunlight and sense the balmy weather and faint breeze in the trees, I suddenly feel trapped. I feel the need to escape. I question why I’m stuck here behind my computer for many hours trying to work and find myself distracted, wasting time on social media. Luckily for now, I work when I please, so I take moment and head outdoors. Mind you, this is only sometimes. 9 times out of 10 when I do, I have no clue where I’m heading (not much of a planner) so I end up at the gym. But hey, that’s a good thing, right?
So this is the reason for my inconsistent presence the past month or so. Believe me, I know for sure the eagerness to be out and about is only temporary. Once Autumn hits, it’s game! Which by the way, I just received an email of Fall coupons from Michael’s which quite frankly, it freaked me out! Summer’s almost over y’all. As you can see, I’m not ready to settle in yet. For now, I’m enjoying what’s left of it and I hope you are too! :)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs + 2 large egg yolks
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup peanut butter chips (optional)
- 1 cup Nutella
- Heat oven to 350°F. Line bottom and sides of a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil leaving extra hang over 2 opposing ends for easy removal. Evenly grease bottom and sides foil with a baking spray with flour; set aside.
- In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
- In large bowl, whisk butters, sugars, eggs and vanilla and until just combined and no large sugar lumps remain. Gradually add flour mixture; mix well. Fold in 1 cup of peanut butter chips.
- Pour batter into pan and smooth to evenly distribute. Spoon 4 lengthwise strips of Nutella. Using a butter-knife or skewer, run it perpendicular through both the batter and strips of Nutella to create a wave-like pattern. Sprinkle remaining ½ cup of peanut butter chips over batter; if possible, avoid sprinkling over the Nutella design.
- Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until top is golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Do not test through the Nutella as this may give a false positive result. ENJOY!
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