Peanut butter brownies

Peanut butter fudge brownies

  • makes 16
  • Easy

A foolproof traditional brownie recipe topped with indulgent peanut butter fudge. These easy decadent brownies are the ideal dinner party treat to serve with coffee, or an indulgent afternoon snack

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Ingredients

  • unsalted butter 175g
  • golden caster sugar 300g
  • cocoa powder 75g
  • dark chocolate 175g, broken into chunks
  • vanilla extract 2 tsp
  • eggs 2
  • plain flour 50g
  • roasted peanuts 25g, roughly chopped

PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE

  • condensed milk 397g tin
  • dark chocolate 250g, finely chopped
  • smooth peanut butter 200g

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4 and line a 22cm square tin with baking paper.

  • Step 2

    Put the butter, caster sugar, cocoa and 50g of the chocolate into a pan over a low heat, and melt together, stirring until all the butter and chocolate have melted and the mixture is hot.

  • Step 3

    Pour into a bowl, stir in the vanilla extract and eggs, one by one, followed by the flour.

  • Step 4

    Pour into the tin, smooth the top and bake for 25-30 minutes until a skewer in the middle comes out with sticky crumbs – not uncooked batter.

  • Step 5

    Allow to cool in the tin completely.

  • Step 6

    Once cool, put all of the fudge ingredients in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water.

  • Step 7

    Stir until melted and completely smooth, then spread over the cooled brownie base.

  • Step 8

    Alternatively do this in short bursts in the microwave.

  • Step 9

    Chill for 2 hours until the fudge is set.

  • Step 10

    Melt another 100g dark chocolate in a bowl over simmering water or in short bursts in the microwave.

  • Step 11

    Cool for a few minutes then pour over the brownies, tilting to cover all the fudge.

  • Step 12

    Sprinkle over the peanuts and chill again until the chocolate top is set.

  • Step 13

    To finish, melt the remaining 25g of dark chocolate and drizzle over the top, leave to set then remove from the tin and cut into 16 pieces.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 518
  • Fat 31.5g
  • Saturates 16g
  • Carbs 46g
  • Sugars 39.3g
  • Fibre 4.8g
  • Protein 10g
  • Salt 0.2g
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