Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

18th September 2017

Since its move to Channel 4, we all said we would boycott the show and that was the end of that, but since The Great British Bake Off graced our screens, we all just had to tune in to see if we hated it as much as we wanted to.

A few weeks later, we’re all now gripped and have decided it’s, well, not that bad.

When Bake Off is back, I always have the urge to start baking. Admittedly, I’m absolutely terrible at it- STORY TIME: In a Year 7 food lesson, we were making cheese sauce and I used custard powder instead of flour!?!!?- so I needed something fool-proof.

Introducing the Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies from the Microwave Recipes section of The Ideas Kitchen. They’re easy to make, taste delicious and chances are, you already have most of the ingredients in the cupboard already.

They were are big hit with my family and in just over half an hour, we had a batch of chocolatey, gooey brownies with a crunchy twist.

Carry on reading to find out how to create these beauties that all the family will L O V E!



Serves 15

175g Butter

175g Good-Quality Dark Chocolate

25g Cocoa Powder

3 Large Eggs

225g Light Brown Sugar

1 tsp. Vanilla Essence

100g Plain Flour 3 tbsp. Crunchy Peanut Butter


Add the Chocolate, Cocoa Powder and Butter to a microwaveable bowl and cook on high for 3 minutes or until melted. Stir well and place to one side to cool.

In a separate bowl, whisk the Eggs, Sugar and Vanilla Essence for 2 minutes until light and creamy.

Add the chocolate mixture and continue to whisk until well combined.

Fold in the flour until smooth well combined.

Add mixture to a lightly greased tin (I used a square Pyrex dish). Using a teaspoon, add blobs of Crunchy Peanut Butter to the surface of the brownies. To create a marbled effect, use a sharp knife or skewer, swirl the Peanut Butter around the mixture.

Bake for 18-20 minutes on 180 degrees or until the surface is dry but the inside is still slightly gooey and fudgy.

Allow to cool in the tin and cut into squares.

So there you have it! A delicious sweet treat that’s perfect for any chocolate lover.

If you try out this recipe, do let me know in the comments!


What is your favourite treat to bake?



Comments (11)

  • Sangeetha

    18th September 2017 at 7:15 pm

    It looks totally delicious and great chunk of protein content too

  • LaaLaa

    19th September 2017 at 8:08 am

    I keep forgetting that GBBO is even on now it’s on Channel 4. I love the look of these brownies, I’m going to have to save this, I like brownies with peanut or chocolate chunks in.

  • Jenni

    19th September 2017 at 10:30 am

    These look perfect to make with my toddler. It made me chuckle that you put custard powder in cheese sauce haha

  • Jenny

    19th September 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I love making brownies, they’re always so satisfying to bite into!

  • Olivia

    19th September 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Haha I was exactly the same about Bake Off! But it’s too good not to watch. This recipe looks amazing and like the perfect companion whilst watching it too! 🙂

  • Jen

    20th September 2017 at 9:16 am

    I actually watched Bake off, having seen some of the presenters on Jonathon Ross, and decided to give it a go last night. I found it as enjoyable as before, which is fine by me.

    Loving your fool proof brownie recipe, the key being having that wonderful fudgy texture. Utterly delicious and just how they should be.

  • Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels

    20th September 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Oh how delicious does this look? I love brownies but have never tried them with peanut butter. Kaz

  • Nayna Kanabar

    20th September 2017 at 8:59 pm

    I love brownies , they are one of my favorite dessets to make . Yours look delectable.

  • Leigh Travers

    22nd September 2017 at 7:10 am

    Oh my gosh, I’m not even a fan of peanut butter but these look absolutely incredible!

  • Yasmin

    12th October 2017 at 7:49 pm

    So easy to make, these look amazing!

    Yasmin xxx

  • Julia

    12th May 2018 at 10:19 am

    Oooo I really want to try these out, I’ve got a month-long break coming up so I’ll probably do a bunch of baking and cooking then- these look so good!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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