When it comes to the sweeter things in life, I couldn’t ask for more than chocolate and peanut butter combined. They are my dream team. Probably one of the reasons I love going to the states so much is that they put peanut butter in everything. My kinda place! Last weekend I made peanut butter brownies for the first time and they turned out pretty darn good. Next time I’ll probably take them out of the oven a few minutes earlier so they are more squidgy in the middle.
My recipe will make approximately 12 large square brownies.
225g crunchy peanut butter
200g bar dark chocolate, broken into pieces
280g soft light brown sugar
3 medium eggs
100g self-raising flour
1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a 20cm square baking tin with baking parchment.
2. Set aside 50g each of the peanut butter and chocolate.
3. Gently melt remaining peanut butter, chocolate and all the sugar in a pan, stirring occasionally, until everything has melted and combined. Turn off the heat and use a wooden spoon to beat in the eggs one by one. Stir in the flour.
4. Pour your mixture into the baking tin.
5. Melt reserved peanut butter in the microwave for approximately 45 seconds. Melt the 50g chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of hot water. Drizzle your melted ingredients over the brownie mix.
6. Bake your brownie mix for 30 minutes until it has developed a crust on top, but the middle still seems slightly uncooked.