I got this recipe off the back of the nestle baking cocoa. I love the fact that you use cocoa, and not a block of chocolate. Although I did add chocolate chunks into the mix! Keep the chocolate chunks quite big, so they don't melt away in the batter when baked. I did change a few things though. They came out a little dry, but I have added more butter since and not baked them for as long, and they were perfect! This is an easy, mix-it-all-in-one-bowl recipe, which I love.
190 grams butter
1 cup nestle baking cocoa
4 eggs, whisked
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup nuts, whatever ones you like, roughly chopped
100 grams dark chocolate chopped into chunks
1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
- Preheat the oven to 160c. Line a pan 27cm x 18cm x 3 cm with baking paper.
- Melt the butter. Sift the cocoa into a bowl then add the butter, stir and allow to cool.
- Add the eggs, mix until incorporated. Stir in sugar and vanilla.
- Sift in the flour and baking powder, stir that through. Then add the nuts and chocolate chunks. Spread it into the prepared tin.
- Warm the peanut butter slightly and then dot on the top of the brownie mixture, swirl as much as you want.
- Bake for about 35-45 minutes, depending how you like your brownies, gooey or firm. Leave to cool slightly in the pan, about 15 minutes, then turn onto a wire rack. Cut when cold.
I do have this little man, Chucky, to keep me company, so I'm not completely lonely. Chucky is also a big fan of peanut butter!
Happy baking! xo