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Surprise! We are throwing a baby shower! Ok, well maybe a virtual one, but I still wish I could sip margaritas and shovel tacos in my mouth with all the lovely ladies who are taking part in this celebration in real life. We are celebrating the uber talented and always lovely Christina at Dessert for Two with an array of things for two, pies, and all the things in-between. Christina is going to have a sweet baby girl and I’ve loved following along with her over the years, especially over the course of her pregnancy and writing her cookbook, which I’ve loved veganizing. A year or so ago, Christina started fielding all my blogging questions via e-mail and was the most patient and understanding internet friend I’ve ever (not face to face, yet!) met, so I owe her a pan of these sweet blondies and maybe a few mocktails for good measure. Post baby though, I’ll take a glass of bourbon on the rocks with this girl, hands down.

Vegan Peanut Butter + Nutella Bourbon Blondies //heartofabaker.comVegan Peanut Butter + Nutella Bourbon Blondies //

I know one of Christina’s favorite things is bourbon, so I knew I had to work them into a dessert somehow. Seeing as how I have a few jars of homemade nutella hanging out in my fridge, swirling it right into the peanut butter bourbon blondies just made these even bigger and better. I chose to underbake these just a little bit, especially since dry blondies are no one’s favorite, right? Sub in any nut butter you have around for the peanut butter, but please don’t skip the nutella, it just makes these! I didn’t have any on hand, but chocolate chips might make these just swoon worthy, so just try it out and let me know (and bring me a few pieces!), ok?

Just a word of warning, store bought Nutella is NOT vegan, so go ahead and just make your own!

Vegan Peanut Butter + Nutella Bourbon Blondies //heartofabaker.comVegan Peanut Butter + Nutella Bourbon Blondies //

Cheers to Christina and her baby girl, I can’t wait to see what great things she accomplishes in her mama’s footsteps! xo

A lot of other amazing bloggers are taking part in this shower too! Check them all out here:

Fizzy Grapefruit Margaritas from Well Plated

Earl Grey Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream from Country Cleaver

Mini Bourbon and Bacon Tater Tot Casseroles from Climbing Grier Mountain

Maple-Chia Overnight Oatmeal from Feed Me Phoebe

Lemon Cake for Two from Keep It Sweet Desserts

Mini Raspberry Pavlovas from The Baker Chick

Almond Berry Cake Parfaits for Two from Edible Perspective

Peanut Butter Bourbon Blondies from The Frosted Vegan

Mixed Berry Mascarpone Scones from Bluebonnet Baker

Greek Yogurt Funfetti Cupcakes for Two from The Housewife in Training Files

Bourbon Barbeque Sliders with Bleu Cheese from Saucy Pear

Steak Fajita Tacos for Two from The Sweetphi Blog

Mango Madeleines from Stetted

Citrus Salad with Mint, Honey, and Lime from Rachel Cooks

Parfaits for Two from Order in the Kitchen

Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse with Coconut Whipped Cream from Joyful Healthy Eats

French Breakfast Puffs from Stephie Cooks

Blueberry Vanilla Cream Hand Pies from Eats Well With Others

Banana Pudding Cheesecake from The Domestic Rebel



Vegan Peanut Butter + Nutella Bourbon Blondies (+ a Baby Shower!)

  • Author: Abby Thompson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: Dessert


Vegan blondies swirled with nutella, peanut butter, and a bit of bourbon!



  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup nutella (not store bought, unless it is vegan! Just make your own.)


  1. Grease an 8×8 or 9×9 pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup, cold water, and bourbon. Add in the sugar, vanilla, flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir until mixture is well combined. If mixture is too stiff, add a tablespoon or two of water. Spread batter into the greased pan, using a spatula to spread the batter in the pan evenly. Swirl in the nutella. I had to heat mine up a bit to get it to a better spreading texture, but it depends on your nutella!
  3. Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until mixture is golden on top. Let cool and cut into squares.