Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Yesterday I realised how I have spoilt my boys, when they asked if there was any baked goodies as they arrived home from school, work and were dissapointed to find none. But it's a good spoilt, because you cannot ask for anything better than home-made and watching your family enjoy your bakes. So this morning although I was feeling tired from lack of sleep I decided to bake my spoilt boys some Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies which were quick and easy. These are really great, having baked them before I know they will go down very well and my lack of baking this week will be forgotten when the first bite is taken from these gorgeous moist brownies ;o)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

Makes 16
140g/5oz plain chocolate, chopped into small pieces
115g/4oz butter
225g/8oz caster sugar
170g/6oz plain flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
170g/6oz crunchy peanut butter
3 eggs, beaten
Heat the oven to 170C/325F/gas mark 3. Line a 20cm/8in square cake tin with baking parchment. Melt the chocolate, butter and sugar together over a low heat to combine. Do not allow to get too hot. Sift the flour and baking powder together into a large bowl. Mix the peanut butter into the chocolate mixture. Make a well in the centre of the flour. Incorporate the eggs and the chocolate mixture, using a whisk to beat out any floury lumps. Put into the prepared tin and spread flat. Bake for 20 minutes. The brownies are ready when they crust has set on the top but if you push a sharp knife into the centre there is still a little wet mixture left on it. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin before cutting into squares.
Note: These brownies are better undercooked. If cooked for too long, they become very dry.


Finla said...

Brownies looks really moist inside.
My daughter loves them too, but then when i make them i cannot keep my hands off them and it straight goest to my hip :-((

Pixie said...

*covers eyes* :( i haven't made a treat with peanut butter yet

your boys are lucky to have you!

Maria♥ said...

Hi Happy Cook, thank you. I tend to stay away from them as they tend to also stick to my hips, belly and bum ;o(

Hi Pixie
Thanks, yeah I'd have to agree with you, they are lucky! Why don't you make these? they are so good.

Thanks to you both for dropping by.


Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

lovely and looks so tempting..nice work, girl !

Ruth Strong said...

They look like reaaallllly yummy brownies!!! I'm hungry just thinking about these.

Ruth Strong said...

PS I've an award for you on my blog

Maria♥ said...

Hi Anamika, thanks ;o)

Hi Ruth
Thanks, these are very delish, especially if you love peanut butter ;o)


Rosie said...

Oh boy just look at those yummy brownies!! A beautiful bake Maria and thanks for sharing with us :D

Rosie x

Maria♥ said...

Thanks Rosie. I love brownies!


Anonymous said...

hi maria.
i made these yesterday evening. they were absolutely delicious. i had mine warm with some cream on. i will definately be making them again and again.
thanks for the recipe.