Chocolate peanut butter brownies – perfect for Christmas Day

11 Dec


Chocolate and peanut butter is always a winning combo and makes a perfect foil to all that fruit cake’n’pud traditionally offered around the Christmas table.

This easy-peasy brownie would also make a fab addition to any Christmas parties or festive barbecues.  You’ve probably got all six ingredients in your kitchen so why not make a pan of this right now? You will thank me later…

The recipe was found on BBC Good Food’s site, a fabulous place to while away the hours. I added some roasted, salted peanuts on top and boy did it make this sweet sing.



225g crunchy peanut butter

200g dark chocolate, broken into pieces

280g soft light brown sugar

3 medium eggs

100g self-raising flour

handful roasted, salted peanuts

handful dark chocolate drops


Preheat oven to 180C and grease and line a 20cm pan with non-stick baking paper.

Melt peanut butter, chocolate and sugar in a pan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has just about melted.

Turn off heat and use a wooden spoon to beat in the eggs one by one then stir in the flour.

When everything is mixed in pour into tin, then dot the peanuts and dark chocolate drops on top.

Bake 25-30 minutes, until top is firm but inside still fudgy.

Cool and cut into squares.








17 Responses to “Chocolate peanut butter brownies – perfect for Christmas Day”

  1. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella December 11, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    I love chocolate and peanut butter as a combo! This sounds rich and delicious!

  2. kerrycooks December 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm #


  3. Sweet Precision December 11, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    Yummy! These look absolutely decadent!!

    • thehungrymum December 18, 2012 at 7:04 am #

      Yep, they’re not for those on a diet 🙂

  4. ButterSugarFlowers December 11, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    Peanut butter desserts are the best! Thank you for sharing this recipe — it looks wonderful!

  5. Profiteroles & Ponytails December 12, 2012 at 3:12 am #

    I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying these brownies! I know my family would love them.

    • thehungrymum December 12, 2012 at 9:06 am #

      Such a fab combo – you can’t beat it 🙂

  6. Christine @ Cooking Crusade December 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    I love that giant slab of chocolate hehehe. Chocolate & PB = match made in heaven. For some reason I’ve never put peanuts in my brownies before – mistake??! These would be great to indulge in after a yummy Chrissy lunch I think 😀

    • thehungrymum December 15, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

      I know – I bought that choc as part of an online grocery shop and didn’t realise how HUGE it was til I unpacked it! Yes – start adding peanuts to your brownies – stat! The crunch & saltiness against the choc is divine x

  7. Cass @foodmyfriend December 16, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    These look great! My little brother has a nut allergy so no peanut butter on Christmas day for me 😦 I will make them for me for work though!

    • thehungrymum December 17, 2012 at 12:34 am #

      Oh, nut allergy is so scary. Hope your work mates like them x

  8. thefolia August 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    These look yummy mum! If you like coconut try Earth Balance brand peanut butter with coconut–it’s so delicious I won’t eat any other peanut butter. Happy Nesting!

    • thehungrymum August 8, 2013 at 2:13 am #

      oh, have never heard of that PB – is it in supermarkets? I’m in Sydney. Thanks!

      • thefolia August 8, 2013 at 3:13 am #

        I usually get it from a local market here but I have seen it at Whole Foods. It’s made in Niwot, CO–I hope there is one in Sydney so you can also enjoy this heavenly treat.

      • thehungrymum August 8, 2013 at 10:12 am #

        To my knowledge Whole Foods isn’t in Oz but! I’ll be in the US soon for a hol – will keep an eye out for it 🙂

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