Extra Rich Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

Peanut butter chocolate brownies

Now that I got your attention…

Another of my favourite dessert definitely has to be brownies. If you search this site, you will probably find that I have two other brownie recipes, a non-bake brownie and the best-ever brownie recipes. Now, what can compete with the best-ever chocolate brownie recipe I had?

Well, if you love peanut butter, you will think this recipe is way better than just chocolate and almonds in the brownies. I mean what is a better combination than peanut butter and chocolate eh? Don’t believe me? Then try it out for yourself.

Peanut butter chocolate brownies

The beige patch is the peanut butter and of course, one can never enjoy brownies fully without the required ice cream!

Peanut butter chocolate brownies

Since I put some chocolate ganache topping on it, it is just as good without the ice cream too.

This is a very simple and easy peanut butter chocolate brownie recipe so it can be made in a very short time, about 30 minutes preparation time and then you bake it for about 25 mins and it’s done! Oh, by the way, this is a rather cakey sort of brownie, not the chewy type.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

You will only need eggs, sugar, flour, chocolate, butter and peanut butter and you’re all set!

eggs and sugar

I used three types of sugar: brown sugar, molasses and icing sugar. The icing sugar is to give the brownies a more fudgy texture while the brown sugar and molasses are simply because I like their flavours. You will need to beat the sugar and the eggs together first but not too fluffy. About 1 minute using the handheld mixer.

the brownie batter

The brownie batter should be gooey and thick, not too watery. Oh and yes, remember to grease the pan and place a piece of foil if you want it to be easier to remove the brownie from the pan.

And once the brownie is done…pour some nice, delicious chocolate ganache topping. Yummm…

pour chocolate ganache topping on top

Peanut butter chocolate brownies with chocolate ganache topping

So, here’s the recipe and simple instructions to make these ultra delicious brownies…

Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Easy peanut butter chocolate brownies

Ingredients

120g unsweetened chocolate (or any baking chocolate you want to use), broken into pieces

170g butter

3 eggs

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup molasses

1/2 cup icing sugar

(or you could simply use 2 cups white sugar instead of so many types of sugar)

2 tsp vanilla essence

1 cup flour

1/2 cup chopped almonds

2 tbsp peanut butter

Chocolate Ganache

50g cooking chocolate

1 tbsp cocoa powder

3 tbsp butter

Instructions

1. Grease the pan and line it with foil. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2. Melt the butter and chocolate by putting it in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Leave to cool.

3. Beat the eggs together with the sugar in a mixing bowl but don’t overdo it.

4. Add the eggs mixture to the melted chocolate (make sure the chocolate mixture is not hot or it may cook the eggs!) and then add in the flour, vanilla, almonds and peanut butter.

5. Stir and combine well. Pour into the prepared pan.

6. Bake for about 25 minutes.

For the Chocolate Ganache

It’s best to prepare this after the brownies are done.

1. Melt the chocolate and butter together.

2. Add the cocoa powder.

3. Pour it onto the baked brownies before it hardens.

You can then refrigerate the brownies in an air-tight container and serve it cold with ice cream later. Or you can also heat it up and serve with ice cream for a nice cold and hot combination of chocolate brownies and vanilla ice cream. If you are a real chocoholic like me, dribble some chocolate sauce on top and ahhh….it’s what I’d call heavenly!

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Comments: 3

  1. allie August 16, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    wow! The brownies look so great ! I love chocolate and ice cream so much! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. Nate August 19, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I agree, chocolate and peanut butter do go together.

    What kind of ice cream did you have with it?
    .-= Nate´s last blog ..Foodie Excursion to Ijok for Beggar’s Delights =-.

  3. Foong August 22, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Allie: The best way to eat brownies is to pair it with ice cream!

    Nate: I had it with vanilla ice cream and a dribble of chocolate syrup. One can never have too much chocolate!!

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