I’ve been on a huge mission to declutter around here while I have an extra pair of hands (and eyes) to watch the little ones. I found one of my cookbooks which had a peanut butter brownie recipe. The thing is I never make any other brownie than my own recipe.
It’s a recipe I started making before I got married and over the years added more chocolate and reduced other things until I got it just right. And I mean just right so that it’s perfect!
So yesterday I decided just to add peanut butter to my best ever brownie recipe…………………….and it’s a winner! There is only one row of it left in a container and I’m not expecting it to last long today.
definitely give this a go and no better time than school holidays when little people are always hungry or looking for something to do. They were very popular here…………even elodie loves a bit of chocolate brownie.
I know it’s a bit obvious to most of you, but if you are making these for a kids party, school or church then make sure you leave out the peanut butter. No other change is needed just don’t add peanut butter to the mix.
- 200g block dark cooking chocolate (go for a good quality one if you can)
- 100g unsalted butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup caster sugar
- ⅔ cup plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 huge scoops of chunky peanut butter (so technical, I know!)
- Break up chocolate pieces and cube the butter. Place in glass/microwave safe bowl and melt for 2 minutes 30 seconds on medium/medium high. Stir a few times.
- Add in eggs and mix in well.
- Add in sugar and stir.
- Add in sifted flour and baking powder (or just use self raising flour instead) and mix well.
- Add in peanut butter and stir well. You kind of have to break it up as you mix it in and make sure its evenly ditributed throughout the chocolate
- Spread into a lined square cake tin and spread towards the edges. Ask everyone to leave the kitchen to make sure that you get to lick the spatula yourself.
- Bake in preheated 180C/350F oven for about 20 minutes. A knife or skewer will come out clean but this is a moist brownie.
- leave to cool in the tin (only if you can!) or sneak out a row for yourself and then remove from the tin by lifting the paper. Cut with a sharp or serrated knife and enjoy
- this would keep for a couple of days in an air tight container but trust me we're lucky if this lasts 24 hours in this house