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Nutella-Butterscotch Two-Layer Brownies

by heather

I made these for my lesson yesterday. I found the recipe in a past issue of All You magazine They are very rich, and I don’t feel like I could possibly eat more than one at a time, but they are delicious.  I am slightly embarrassed to admit this, but this was my first time every making brownies from scratch. My family and my Young Women inhaled them, so I take that as a good sign.

Nutella-Butterscotch Two-Layer Brownies

1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 cup coconut oil*
2 large eggs, plus one large egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
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

1. Preheat oven to 375. Line a 9×13 pan with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray. (In my years of cooking when I saw this, I have always skipped the foil step. Do not skip! It makes clean-up and brownie removal SO much easier.)

2. Combine sugar and coconut milk in a medium sauce pan over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. (It will not be totally combine.) Let cool for five minutes. Whisk in 2 eggs and vanilla.

3. In a large bowl, whisk flour with baking powder and salt. Gradually mix in sugar mixture with an electric mixer. Fold in butterscotch chips. (They will sort of melt in as you are mixing.) Spread brownie dough in pan.

4.With an electric mixer combine Nutella, cream cheese and egg yolk. “Drop in spoonfuls over batter in pan” At least that is what the original recipe said. I found that there was so much Nutella mixture that it completely covered the butterscotch batter. Then “swirl with a small knife, making a decorative pattern”. Uh-huh. It was like trying to swirl chocolate pudding with grease clay. Mostly I just spread the Nutella mixture around over the top.

5. Bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the fridge for at least two hours. Cut into squares and serve.
*The original called for butter, but coconut oil works and is better for you.

**I was low on butterscotch chips, so I used half chocolate chips.

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