Peanut and Chocolate Brownies

 We all need a treat in these strange times, and these brownies fit the bill. No guessing that the recipe's from the US originally, handed to me by a neighbour when we were living in Chicago.

They are very calorific, so no good if you're watching you weight!

For the brownie mixture you need: 170g butter, 330g caster sugar, 3 eggs, good pinch of salt, 110g dark chocolate, 45g cocoa and 125g flour

For the peanut mixture you need: 50g butter, 60g caster sugar and 250g smooth peanut butter

Preheat oven 180C/gas4                           Grease and line a brownie tin [one I used is 28 x 18 cm]

Brownie mixture - melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave or over simmering water in a bowl.

Add the sugar, salt, beaten eggs and beat together till well mixed.

Peanut mixture - melt the butter. Using an electric hand beater, beat the melted butter, peanut butter and sugar together till smooth.

Spoon alternate tbspn of brownie then peanut mixture into the tin. With a knife zigzag lengthwise through the mixture then from right to left to create a marbled effect'

Bake for 35mins.

Cool in the tin then cut into required slices.

 I love peanut butter and brownies, so this is perfect for me. I like the mix of the chocolate and peanut flavours. It's very rich, so one of these generous sized pieces is sufficient for a sweet fix!


I'm constantly watching my weight these days but I must say these do sound absolutely lovely and deeply comforting.
Suelle said…
These look so good! They would also be delicious with a few blobs of jam dotted over the top before you do the final marbling. If you wanted the classic American 'peanut butter and jelly' pairing I think it's grape jelly, but most red jams work just as well.
Snowy said…
A good idea Sue. Will try it next time I make these.

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