Brownies are one of those bakes I can whip up at a moments notice. The ingredients are always to hand and they're just so flipping simple to throw together. I've even got Kris in on the brownie making action, with just a swift text I can arrive home to the welcoming fug of brownies in the air. It's gotten to the point that a simple brownie just doesn't do it for me any more, I need something special to really get my juices flowing. I've tried everything but the kitchen sink stirred into that glossy, chocolatey batter but nothing quite beats these peanut butter brownies. Especially since discovering Sainsburys have launched chocolate chip peanut butter!! This just got serious!
Not a fan of peanut butter, why not give Nutella a try in its place? Or if you're feeling super naughty, try Marmite, just up the chocolate to 300g and lower the Marmite to 100g. An acquired taste, some might say!
Chocolate Peanut Brownies
(cuts into 16 squares)
200g plain chocolate
200g peanut butter
200g plain flour
200g light brown sugar
3 large eggs
1tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 160C. Butter and line a 20cm square baking tin with baking parchment.
Melt the butter and chocolate together in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, ensuring that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Add peanut butter to the melted chocolate and stir till smooth. Beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla in a separate bowl and add the chocolate mixture, stirring to combine.
Whisk the flour and baking powder together before adding to the brownie batter. Fold in the flour mixture taking care not to over mix, this will cause the brownie to become tough and cakey.
Place in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out to cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bite sized pieces and dig in.