peanut butter and chocolate brownies …

i wanted to make a sweet dish for cousin andrew’s 13th birthday last night.  and i wanted something different from the chocolate hedgehog slices that i usually make for the family birthdays.  so i searched through and found a recipe.

here is the recipe which i doubled to fit the only [and  larger] slab pan that i had on hand.

preparation time – 20 minutes.

cooking time – 45 minutes.

* melted butter, to grease
* 150g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
* 100g butter, chopped
* 215g (1 cup) caster sugar
* 75g (1/2 cup) plain flour
* 2 tbspns cocoa powder
* 2 eggs
* 200g (3/4 cup) crunchy peanut butter

* preheat oven to 160°C. brush a 16 x 26cm (base measurement) slab pan with melted butter to grease. line base and 2 long sides with non-stick baking paper, allowing the sides to overhang.
* place the chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water). use a metal spoon to stir until the chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.
* combine the sugar, flour and cocoa powder in a bowl. add chocolate mixture and eggs and stir until just combined. pour into prepared pan. spoon peanut butter over brownie mixture and use a round-bladed knife to create swirls.
* bake in oven for 35-40 minutes or until crumbs cling to a skewer inserted into the centre. set aside to cool completely. cut into slices to serve.  serves 12.

i am a lover of anything peanut butter & chocolate – one of the yummiest and best combinations – in my humble opinion.


One response to “peanut butter and chocolate brownies …

  1. you know i will take this recipe on …….i think i might start a recipe book called Marias Bible …..cause i think your cooking and your scrapping could easily become my new religion ….cause i am a follower thats for sure …yum yum bubble gum !!! thanks for the share maria …will let you know what the tribes verdicts is when i give this a bash …xoxox

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