Saturday, February 8

Swirled Peanut Butter Brownies

I was never going to blog this recipe.
Don't get me wrong, it is the filthiest, most delicious and most addictive of bakes... But it all came along as a wacky play around with my favourite flavours on a rather depressing day. (You know the ones where all you want is a steaming cuppa, a thick wedge of cake and bed.)

So, I googled around and adapted my favourite brownie recipe in an attempt to settle my cravings and make my housemates drool at the very smell steaming out of the oven.
But, the very reason why I'm treating you guys to this recipe today is because I ended up making not one, but FIVE, yes five, batches of these brownies in only two weeks.
Word spread on the grape vine and hockey teams, coaches and course mates were all demanding a thick wedge to scoff in utter delight.

Since I aim to please, surely if they were having such great success up in Leeds, it was only fair to see how they fared on the blog too!
After being told by a few people that the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies went down so well at their own homes, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to use up the last remnants of my peanut butter chip supplies.

If you fancy treating yourself on the wettest and most dreariest of February's with some serious comfort food, then you will need:
- 250g unsalted butter, softened
- 375g caster sugar
- 4 eggs
- 75g cocoa powder
- 100g self raising flour
- 200g peanut butter chocolate chips (These can be found in American food stores or departmental stores such as Harvey Nicholls or Selfridges. Alternatively use Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, chopped up into chunks.)
- 150g milk chocolate, broken up into chunks
- A good few tablespoons of crunchy peanut butter

Preheat your oven to 180C/160 fan and line a baking tray with parchment.

In a large mixing bowl weigh out the sugar, butter, flour and cocoa powder together.

Next crack in the eggs and mix on a medium speed until thick, fully combined and velvety.

Tip in the Peanut Butter Chips/chopped up Reese's Cups.

Followed by the chopped up chocolate.

And stir them in easily with a spatula before spreading into the baking tray. Even out with the spatula whilst stealing a couple of mouthfuls with a spoon along the way.

Scrape out a good few tablespoons of crunchy peanut butter into a dish and warm gently in the microwave for a few minutes until soft and quite runny. (This makes it easier to swirl on top of the brownie batter.)

Use a spoon to pour the molten peanut butter on top of the brownie batter, before swirling in thick figures of eight.

Bake in the oven for about 35-40 minutes, (you might need to cover the tray with tinfoil for the last ten minutes to avoid burning), and then leave to cool completely.

The smell.
Oh god the smell.
It is like smelling freshly baked cake for the first time.

Slice into thick, mouth watering chunks and devour at an unhealthy rate.
I warn you, they are highly addictive and turn even the sweetest of human beings into possessive monsters...
Just look at the effect that they had on me when Jenny asked for a bite!!!

Emily does not share cake.
It's too good for that!!!


  1. Woooow another yummy treat from you!!! :)

  2. Hahaha your last image! Brilliant! Can you please stop looking so gorgeous in all your photos? It's really quite depressing :(

    On a serious note. I think these brownies and I are going to have one hell of a love affair! Just don't tell Ben!

    Katie <3

  3. Oh my daaaays, this looks amazing! I love peanut butter and I love brownies so I really, really need to try this! xxxx

  4. WHAT? Emily, this is INSANE! It sounds too good to be true.
    Peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favourite combinations, and to have that all together in such a baked good? Heaven.
    You look great on the pictures, as always.

    {Teffy's Perks} X

  5. Oh hey there sexy swirl!!
    I have A LOT of time for these bad boys after recently discovering my love of peanut butter - do you think they would work with jam??
    p.s you're looking mega gorge as per
    x x x
    {The Lobster & Me}


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