Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Super fudgy brownies packed with peanut buttercups AND topped with more peanut butter.

Irresistible 😋

Ingredients:
Brownies
200g dark chocolate (I normally use store own brand or Bourneville as I find the high cocoa content chocolate makes the brownies too rich)
250g unsalted butter
80g cocoa powder
65g plain flour
1teaspoon baking powder
150g dark muscavado sugar
150g golden caster sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla

Peanut butter topping:
125g peanut butter (smooth)
2 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons icing sugar sieved
1 teaspoon vanilla

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Ingredients

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Melt the chocolate and butter over a water bath, mixing occasionally

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Sieve all the dry ingredients into a bowl

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Mix and the chocobutter mix and dry ingredients together

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Mix in the eggs(and vanilla), one by one. The mixture might look abit lumpy/cuddled, but by the time you get to the third/fourth egg, it will look silky smooth

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Add the peanut butter cups, they don't have to be chopped up (I prefer them unchopped). Mix and then put the mixture in a lined brownie tin

For the peanut butter topping:

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Mix in the ingredients until smooth

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Swirl using a toothpick/knife. Place in a 160deg oven for 25-40mins (a knife poked into the centre shouldn't come out clean but not completely raw )

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Ta-dah!

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Once cool, remove from the tin and cut into slices

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I split the mixtures between two pans, usually I make chunkier brownies in a single square cake tin and wouldn’t chop the peanut butter cups up.

However, this time I also wanted to do something abit special to gift some of these.
With the brownies in the second tin, using a heart cookie cutter I made brownie hearts 💕

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Any extra brownie bits left over can be squished up and pushed into the cutter to make more hearts (or you could just eat them ;))

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Hand made/personalised tags make a thoughtful finishing touch

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Any excuse to use these boxes and my mini stampers

P.S. the mini reeses peanut butter cups are half price in Waitrose at the moment!

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