Saturday, July 28, 2012

peanut butter and chocolate freddo brownies

Oh dear, we have been eating our daughters daycare fundraiser chocolates like they are free! Eating one each night along with a cup of tea after the kids have gone to bed. It's an expensive slice of heaven but a small price to pay for a few minutes of sanity in our day! We are half way through the box, only 24 to go.....I am 2 kilos heavier (though that could be all the  lasagne I've been enjoying this winter!) and my husband, who is a keen cyclist, has noticed his waistline has ever so slightly expanded too.....We have to get through these chocolates sooner rather then later and we need to share them with people....lots of people. Maybe I could grate up the chocolates and hide them in a peanut butter brownie?.....done!


1/3 cup  or 70g softened butter
½ cup  brown sugar or approx 90g
2 eggs
1/2 cup smooth full fat peanut butter 0r 120g (at room temp)
1 cup plain flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon bicarb soda
good dash of salt
2 x 35g freddo frog chocolates, grated

How to make your peanut butter and chocolate freddo brownies
Pre heat your oven to 170C. I reccomend using a slice tin without baking paper as the mix is quite thick and tricky to smooth down. Just make sure you grease it well. Otherwise, use baking paper and smooth it the best you can.
In a bowl add the butter and sugar and beat until light and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition until light and fluffy. Stir in peanut butter.
In a separate bowl mix together the sifted plain flour and the bi-carb soda and salt.

Add the flour mix to the egg mix and fold together gently. Add the 2 grated freddo frogs and mix gently.

Add it to your slice tin and smooth down. Pop it in the oven and bake for approx 30 minutes. Take out when centre springs back and cut into 12 pieces or any size you like. Enjoy warm and with or without a sprinkle of icing sugar.


  1. Yum!! Wasn't sure when to put the peanut butter in so I added it after the eggs... probably should have done it before. Couldn't grate my freddos enough so there were chunks of freddos aswell. But man it smells good and tastes even better! Thanks Maria! xo V

    1. Argh! So sorry V!! I've updated the recipe above. Yes, after the eggs you stir through the peanut butter and it's much easier if the peanut butter is at room temp too. Not sure what happened there as I type up my recipes in word and then just do a copy and paste. So glad you like them! mxx

    2. :) Yay I got it right!! They are scrummy, normally I really stuff up brownies, but these came out quite light :) Two thumbs up!