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


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


  • 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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