Peanut butter brownies

Peanut butter brownies

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 16 squares

Two of our favourite things - peanut butter and brownies - combine to make these irresistible treats

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
250
protein
6g
carbs
32g
fat
12g
saturates
4g
fibre
1g
sugar
26g
salt
0.24g

Ingredients

  • 225g crunchy peanut butter
  • 200g bar dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 280g soft light brown sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 100g self-raising flour

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Method

  1. Set aside 50g each of the peanut butter and chocolate. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a 20cm square baking tin with baking parchment. Gently melt remaining peanut butter, chocolate and all the sugar in a pan, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has just about melted. Turn off heat and use a wooden spoon to beat in the eggs one by one. Stir in the flour and scrape into the tin.
  2. Melt reserved peanut butter in the microwave on High for 45 secs, or in a pan, until runny, then drizzle over the brownie. Bake for 30-35 mins until it has a crust, but the middle still seems slightly uncooked.
  3. Melt reserved chocolate, drizzle over the brownie, then cool in the tin before cutting into squares.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011

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riveeshm's picture

Hey am making this as a dessert for 7 people with ice cream. Is the amount produced from that quantity of ingredients sufficient for that amount of people. Any help would be appreciated

mymatesam's picture
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Easy to make and really tasty. Will be making them again but next time will use smooth peanut butter in the mix but crunchy on the top also I didn't use the full 50g chocolate on the top as it would have ended up too much.

lala_angel's picture
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I used golden caster sugar instead of soft light brown sugar, I also used milk chocolate rather than dark, as I had non in the house. Very peanutty and delicious.

cityofmist's picture
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As an inveterate hater of peanuts I switched to almond butter, and also cut the sugar by 50g. The brownies were fantastic - the softest, fudgiest texture that I've ever been able to produce, and a really interesting but still chocolatey taste. I only had to bake them for around 20 minutes, though, and 30-35 would have been much too long.

gemma99's picture
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Great recipe and very easy to make. AFter reading the reviews i was a bit worried about the eggs scrambling so made sure i mixed them into the warm mixture quickly and had no problems
Will make again

han2010's picture
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These are simply divine! I baked mine for 25 minutes and they came out just right!

mrssag's picture

I made these for a valentines day treat - they were really easy to make although you need to watch more carefully than I did while melting the chocolate, peanut butter and sugar, I very nearly burnt mine. The result though was absolutely delicious, brownies usually sink for me but these didn't. They are soft and gooey inside while having a nice crust on the outside, and not too sickly and rich. I added a few white chocolate chips to the top of mine rather than extra peanut butter as I had run out - it worked though! I shall definitely make them again.

camthecook2001's picture
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perfect doesn't quite say it! these are very very easy to make, and they taste brilliant too!

georgiana1's picture

Such an easy recipe... am yet to taste the brownies as waiting for them to cool. I agree with the other comments and would say cook them for a less time than stated as mine started to burn a tad. Taste test coming up!!

hoodrichhh's picture

Just made these! in oven as i type, hopefully they come out great :)!

hlb230's picture

The brownies were absolutely gorgeous! I cooked them for 25 minutes and they were perfect for us. We ate them luke warm with a little bit of single cream. Thanks for sharing this great recipe. :-)

redwellies81's picture
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This were really scrummy. But I'd go for melting the chocolate and peanut butter over a pan of water or in microwave over this pan technique. Then let the melted chocolate cool before adding eggs to save scrambling. I also whisked eggs and sugar together and then folded them into chocolate and peanut butter to keep light and fluffy.

cariadmay's picture
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Lovely brownies. Made them on wednesday for a bake sale in work for children in need. They were the first cakes to go in 15 mins. Cooking time was hard to get right but keep an eye on them. Recommended.

cariadmay's picture
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Lovely brownies. Made them on wednesday for a bake sale in work for children in need. They were the first cakes to go in 15 mins. Cooking time was hard to get right but keep an eye on them. Recommended.

claudia5095's picture
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britgirlrnr's picture
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Very, very good. Don't worry if the melted choc, sugar etc looks a little grainy it works out fine. I used Tesco dark cooking choc and golden caster sugar. I also have a special tray bake tin divided into 9 separate sections so I only baked them for 15 minutes. They looked exactly like the picture and my (adult) son ate 4 one after the other. Yes they were that good.

karenrowell's picture
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Really easy to make and taste delicious chewy and moist!

katclegg84's picture
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Really quick and easy to make. I whipped them up after tea on Halloween and we all had lovely warm gooey brownies to warm us up after trick or treating. The melted peanut butter on the top is delicious. A great recipe!

prestonsmum's picture
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Yummy! Planned on making this with dairy milk chocolate but at the last minute realised I had ran out of brown sugar, risked using demerera instead and did worry it wouldn't come out right but it came out perfect. I also reduced time in the oven to 20mins after reading comments beforehand, would have been overcooked after the recommended time, but I suppose it depends on you're oven.

dandomania's picture
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Really good - everyone loved the peanut butter twist to the brownies. I think 25-27 mins of baking is enough too. Will definitely make them again!

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