Chocolate Peanut Brownies

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)


Ingredients

100g butter

200g plain chocolate

200g peanut butter

200g plain flour

200g light brown sugar

3 large eggs

1tsp baking powder

1tsp vanilla extract


Method

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.

13 Comments

  1. Domonique Wilson
    April 7, 2012 / 9:08 am

    Not a fan of peanut butter, so when you mentioned the Nutella I was definitely on board 🙂 I've also tried mint chips inside before and that was quite a nice change!http://lilylovelock.blogspot.co.ukx

  2. Anazar
    April 7, 2012 / 10:16 am

    Looks so delicious!!

  3. dearsafia
    April 7, 2012 / 2:05 pm

    These look gorgeous…anything with Peanut Butter in has me sold!! Follow fromcupcakeswithlove.blogspot.com 🙂 x

  4. daisychain
    April 7, 2012 / 5:49 pm

    MUST try these with Marmite!

  5. Janice
    April 7, 2012 / 8:06 pm

    Glorious brownies, love peanuts! Stunning styling and photography too.

  6. Deirdre
    April 7, 2012 / 8:11 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate- match made in heaven! Kudos on training your man to make them- that's a project I have yet to master. http://thekitschcook.blogspot.com/

  7. the cake hunter
    April 7, 2012 / 8:25 pm

    These sound heavenly. chocolate and peanut butter is the best combo. when the days are long and dark I love to spread a little on my secret stash of giant dark chocolate buttons.The Cake Hunter x

  8. mollyeeb
    April 8, 2012 / 10:01 am

    Omg they look too delicious!!xxMhttp://mollyeeb.blogspot.com/

  9. Mel
    April 10, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    Yum these sound delish! Brownies are always our default option as you always have the ingredients in the house!

  10. Simone
    April 15, 2012 / 1:37 pm

    Gorgeous photos, beautifully presented.

  11. Miss Iffa
    April 23, 2012 / 9:28 pm

    This looks super delicious! an't wait to try it out! I recently stumbled across your blog and I LOVE it! I love the layout to the content and everything in between!Love from, THE EASTERN PEARL

  12. Anna
    April 27, 2012 / 3:45 pm

    Thanks so much for this recipe! Definitely bookmarking it to make this weekend as it looks absolutely yummy! <3Hope you check out my blog! annaracaza.blogspot.com

  13. Dot
    May 28, 2012 / 12:38 pm

    Wow, these look delicious and combine two of my favourite things, peanut butter and brownies!

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