Friday, October 28, 2016

Butterscotch-Nutella Swirl Brownies

If you are like me and like the taste of butterscotch chips in your cookies, then you will love these brownies. And when you take a bite, part of it is crunchy, part is chewy, and part of it just melts in your mouth. My only disappointment was that I didn't make myself a batch that was gluten free! (I have yet to try that)

They are delicious refrigerated or at room temperature.  You will get that chewy texture at a colder temperature and more of a melt in your mouth texture at room temperature. Yummy with ice cream too.
Each brownie has 8 weight watcher points.

Butterscotch-Nutella Swirl Brownies                    Serves 24
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 yolk
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour or a gluten free flour baking blend.
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips
4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 cup Nutella
Preheat oven to 375. Line a 9"x13" pan with foil leaving some foil hanging over the ends to lift out brownies later. Spray lined pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium size pan combine sugar and butter and cook over medium heat until butter is melted and sugar has dissolved, stirring often.  They will still be separate, not a combined mixture.
Remove from heat and let sit to cool slightly.
Add 2 eggs and vanilla, whisk mixture well.
In a small mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt.  Slowly add to sugar mixture mixing until smooth. Fold in butterscotch chips. Spread into prepared pan.

In a small mixing bowl beat cream cheese with egg yolk, add Nutella. Mix well into a smooth, creamy mixture. Drop by spoonfuls over batter in pan. Swirl together using a non-sharp knife or kitchen tool. Be careful not to scrape the bottom of the pan.

Bake for 25-30 minutes. Brownies will be just set and a toothpick inserted should come out clean.
Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 2 hours. Lift out of pan holding edges of foil, and cut into squares. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Spoonfuls of chocolate mixture will look something like this before you swirl it.

Now use a non-sharp knife or kitchen tool to swirl in chocolate mixture.

Ready for the oven.

Brownies baked and cooling before refrigerating.

Remove foil and cut in desired size of squares.  

Eat and enjoy every bite!

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