Monday, July 26, 2010

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Brownie

I made these for hubby, he loves brownies. He is going to be away for the rest of the week for work. I wanted him to have something from home to snack on. I can't stand being on my own all the time lately it gets quite lonely....
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


  1. awww i miss you guys

    and the brownies were super awesome :D

    love you xx


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