Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Brownies

This is the ultimate in layered brownies - a dense, fudgy brownie layer, a crunchy peanut butter layer, and topped off with a smooth milk chocolate top. 



These have got to be my new favorite brownies. Everyone who likes both chocolate and peanut butter will understand how delightful the combination of the two is. These brownies capture that perfect pairing beautifully. 


I made these brownies a while back to take along to a work morning tea. They were perfect for this. Not only are they seriously tasty, but they travel and keep very well.



 Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies


Makes 16

Brownie Layer

200 g chocolate, broken into pieces
200 g butter
1 Cup white sugar
1 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup plain flour
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
4 eggs, lightly beaten

Peanut Butter Layer

1 Cup crunchy peanut butter
1/4 Cup milk
1/8 tsp salt

Chocolate Topping

100 g chocolate, melted
2 Tbsp butter

1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F). Melt the butter and chocolate together in a large bowl. Whisk in the sugar and eggs, then sift in the flour and cocoa powder. Pour into a brownie pan lined with baking paper or greased.

2. Bake for 30 minutes until cooked. Leave in the pan to cool completely.

3. Make the peanut butter layer by mixing the peanut butter, milk, and salt until you have a nice, thick, spreadable consistency. Spread over the cooled and set brownie and refrigerate for about 2 hours.

4.  Spread the chocolate topping over the peanut butter layer and return to the refrigerator to allow this final layer to set. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.

24 comments:

  1. These look great. My kids would love these.

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  2. Oh my do these ever look good! I'll take the pan with a glass of milk, LOL

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  3. These are calling my name! I can't wait to try them!

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  4. Yowza!! Now I am craving these!

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  5. I am in need of an afternoon snackipoo right now. I'll take two please.

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  6. Is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate? You have me drooling over these.

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  7. Chocolate and peanut butter are my two great weaknesses! I'm slobbering all over my screen right now. Ohhhh, and it's got crunch as well! I'm so going to make this!

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  8. What a great combination for a brownie! Pinned and shared!

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  9. I just love all the layers and oh my these looks like a super brownie!

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  10. Wow, those look amazing, I am dying for one of those!!

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  11. Chocolate and peanut butter? I would say double yes!

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  12. These are a work of art...peanut butter and chocolate are my two favs.

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  13. Well hello deliciousness! I want these now.

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  14. Looks absolutely delicious! Anything with peanut butter is a winner! :)

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  15. Chocolate and peanut butter is the best flavor combination. These brownies look delicious!

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  16. Um yeah I want about a dozen of these!!! Chocolate and peanut butter is the ultimate!!!

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  17. Be still, my beating heart. These look just incredible, Nicole!

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  18. I absolutely need to make these! They are beautiful, Nicole! Love the chocolate/peanut butter combination.

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  19. Can there be any finer combo than peanut butter and chocolate?? These wound so deliciously moreish I don't think they'd last very long in my house!!

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  20. Dear Nicole, how rich and decadent. I love that crunchy topping! These sound so good. xo, Catherine

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  21. Oh my you are tempting me big time Nicole!

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  22. They are called temptation and I love them so much!!

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