Sweet and salty are a match made in heaven in my opinion, especially peanut butter and chocolate.
I started making these while packing to go on my big trip to the US. I always pack way too early and end up having to unpack to use and wear things I need so in an attempt to hold off on the luggage I focused on something more beneficial… peanut meet chocolate.
In the US they seem to have a lot of things where salty and sweet meet so this could of possibly been a preparation for that. You can never be too prepared I say.
These brownie cookies are pretty indulgent so approach with caution or just a serious sweet tooth. This recipe makes up around 4 large brownie cookies or depending on how much you spoon onto the tray. I find that 1 is sufficient enough per person…. for the first round anyway.
115g dark chocolate, chopped
1 small egg
50g caster sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
10g plain flour
pinch of baking powder
Peanut butter filling
50g icing sugar
90g smooth peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Start off by preheating the oven to 180°C (350°F).
Place around 2/3rds of the chopped chocolate and the butter into a small saucepan and melt over a low heat until melted then set aside.
Place the eggs, sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl and whisk together until the mixture becomes pale and creamy. Incorporate and stir in the sifted flour and baking powder.
Fold in the chocolate mixture and remaining chopped chocolate and when all is combined, let sit for about 10-15 mins.
Using two spoons (one to scrape off the mixture from the other) spoon a tablespoonful of the mixture onto a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Try to have them even in size because they will need to be sandwiched together with the frosting after baking.
Bake for 8–10 minutes or until the appear to be cracked. Leave them to cool completely on a rack while you make the peanut butter filling.
To make the peanut butter filling, place the sugar, peanut butter, butter and vanilla in a bowl and mix with an electric mixer or spoon until light and fluffy. Add the cream a little at a time and taste test, the filling needs to be somewhat thick to hold consistency. Spread half the cookies with the peanut butter filling and sandwich with the remaining cookies. Sorted
Makes 4 large biscuits
As always would be great to hear some feedback if you’ve used any of the recipes…. or just any feedback or tips in general.