Peanut butter brownies

Peanut butter brownies

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(89 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Cuts into 16 squares
Two of our favourite things - peanut butter and brownies - combine to make these irresistible treats

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal250
  • fat12g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars26g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.24g
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Ingredients

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

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.

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Gyps38
29th Jan, 2017
5.05
So easy, totally yummy I did use whole earth peanut butter so think it was slightly dryer than usual brand so bare that in mind if using as doesn't drop as easily make sure you warm first
Barley81
15th Sep, 2016
The mixture took forever to melt! And when baking, the top burned with the inside still uncooked, and that was with me taking into consideration other bakers comments on baking time and temperature. What did I do wrong?
goos123
5th Nov, 2016
I make these quite often , I always add 25g butter to the sugar, peanut butter and chocolate mixture and melt altogether on defrost in microwave for about 10mins stirring regularly, I add a tsp of vanilla extract to egg mixture..bake for 30mins in a silicone mould at 160(fan) turning halfway and checking from about 20mins +and cool in the fridge (this seems to make them fudgier) xx
chocofiend
31st Jul, 2016
5.05
I made this recipe yesterday and was very happy with the results! I read a lot of the comments here before proceeding, and was concerned that the brownies might end up being a bit dry - I added about a tbsp of coconut oil to the chocolate/sugar/peanut butter melt mixture. My other variations were forgetting to do the peanut butter drizzle (oops) and baking for about 25 minutes rather than the suggested 30-35. They came out really delicious and fudgy and peanut buttery! As other commenters have discussed, it's probably best to melt on a very low heat and maybe check on your brownies around the 20 minute mark to gauge how much longer you need to keep them in there for.
greenfrogs76
27th Jul, 2016
5.05
I have just made these tonight really nice, I may add some more chocolate next time and will do the drizzle on top as well. Will take into work tomorrow and see what they think.
bluebell1811
20th Jul, 2016
5.05
Best brownie recipe we've ever followed. Didn't do the peanut butter or chocolate drizzle just the basic brownie mix. I'm not a fan of super sweet or overly sticky brownies but these were lovely. Our peanut butter is 100% peanuts (no additives) so this didn't add to the overall sweetness. We also baked for the 30 minutes and it came out perfect for me, with just a slight moistness in the middle (though if you want it properly sticky i'd probably check after 20 minutes). Lovely crusty top even after a couple of days. WIll definitely make again.
JoHamster
11th Jul, 2016
5.05
I'm really surprised that people had trouble with this recipe.... it's brilliant! I used supermarket basic crunchy peanut butter, melted in a Bain Marie and baked for 30 mins. Squishy, crusty loveliness!!
chloe_bianca
26th Jun, 2016
2.55
I wasn't sure whether to try this due to the mixed comments despite the good rating but decided to find out for myself. I had no problem making them, melted the mixture over a bain Marie, added the eggs one at a time and it came together fine. I only baked for 20mins but they are very dry, not squidgy and fudgey like I think brownies should be. I supposed because they have no butter in but no one eats brownies to be healthy! Certainly edible but disappointing and I won't be making again.
binzo1
13th May, 2016
I was a bit worried about this recipe. My mixture didn't really melt. But, like one of the other reviewers I got it to a certain consistnecy and decided to go for it with the eggs. That really changed things and gave me the mixture I was expecting. Cooked for 30 mins. Didn't find the peanut butter drizzle too easy to do, it was more "blobbed" on, BUT the outcome is amazing. If you are a fan of peanut butter and chocolate this is definitely the recipe for you!!!! Defo making these again!
egabva
11th May, 2016
There are so many MUCH better recipes for Brownies! - This one is really not worth the effort.

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ToppyYvonne
15th Mar, 2016
can you use normal/ caster sugar instead of brown sugar?
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goodfoodteam
20th May, 2016
Thanks for your question. It is worth getting brown sugar for this recipe if you can as it will give a much better texture and flavour, than caster sugar.
goodmanm
10th Nov, 2013
Can you freeze these?
ToppyYvonne
15th Mar, 2016
yes it says freezable in the description :)
ellekaypea
9th Jun, 2014
If you're having trouble with melting the peanut butter, try adding a few drops of flavourless oil, such as groundnut, first. It may be that the brand you're using does not have a high enough fat content. Just add a little at a time and you should be fine. I discovered this when melting low-fat peanut butter to drizzle over popcorn. Ahem.