Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Brownies
These are next-level Honeybunches! I know I've done brownies a lot, but bloomin' heck these are something else. They've got that wonderful sugary cracked top, chewy edges and a fudgy interior. Feel free to swap out the peanut butter for raspberries, chocolate-hazelnut spread or crushed nuts. All would be phenomenal - as the brownie base is genuinely as good as it gets! Feel free to double the recipe too, just be sure to cook them for longer. This recipe is adapted from a recipe for Raspberry Ripple Brownies in my new postcard series on my Etsy shop - The HBOT Shop. See more about that at the end of this post, but for now, it's brownie time.
- 80g vegan dark chocolate
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup aquafaba (the water in a can of chickpeas, lentils or beans)
- 1 tbsp black coffee
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup plain flour (GF or not)
- 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
- 1/4 cup brown rice flour
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- In a heat-proof bowl, add the dark chocolate (broken up into pieces) as well as the coconut oil, and place in an oven heating up to 180C (350F). After 3-5 minutes, remove and stir to finish melting the mixture. Be careful not to burn the chocolate in the oven.
- Add the melted chocolate mixture to a large bowl along with the brown sugar, maple syrup, aquafaba, black coffee and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
- Add the plain flour, desiccated coconut, brown rice flour and salt to the bowl, whisking gradually from the center outwards until smooth and fully incorporated.
- Pour the mixture in a greased and lined 18cm/7-inch square pan (or similar) and dollop over the peanut butter. Run a knife through the peanut butter and brownie mixture, creating a marbling effect. Sprinkle with a little salt to finish. Bake for 30 minutes in the moderate oven (for preference on the slow setting - not fan-forced).
- Let cool for at least 15 minutes in the pan before removing and serving.
I've just released a Postcard set on my Etsy shop. There are 6 different postcards with recipes on the backs of each and space to write a lovely message to loved ones near and far. Find out more about them HERE.