Tuesday, June 2, 2020

TWD - Peanut Butter and Fudge Brownies



This week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe from Dorie's Cookies certainly packs a punch flavour-wise.  It is Peanut Butter and Fudge Brownies, and the end product is as decadent as it sounds.

If you followed the recipe exactly, these brownies contain nearly half a kilo of chocolate.  I went all the way in the brownie itself, but I halved the quantity of the chocolate topping as my inner calorie counter was having a conniption as it was.

The brownies contain 283g of chocolate, a cup and a half of sugar, 170g of butter, four eggs and a cup of peanuts, the glaze features a cup of  peanut butter and the topping (full batch) contains 200g of chocolate, with another 113g of butter between the two of them.  Yikes!  I committed the cardinal sin of not reading the recipe before I started, so I made the full batch - if I had read it through first, I would definitely have scaled this down.  Sure, there are 32 brownies, but it still ain't diet food.

Undoubtedly, these brownies are delicious (hey, peanuts, chocolate and sugar!), but I felt guilty just looking at them.  I gave half of them to my neighbours, and I am attending Pilates for the first time in forever tomorrow, so I will share the love with my teacher and class mates.  I am OK to snaffle a few of these brownies (they really are delicious!), but given my proclivity for eating things I shouldn't already, I don't need these in the house.

Luckily, these brownies do freeze, so if you are tempted, you can make a batch and stick some in the freezer for later.

To see what everyone else in the group made this week and what they thought of it, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.

10 comments:

  1. I am glad that they are delicious. I will definitely put some in the freezer. My in-laws will love these.

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    1. They will, and freezing is the way to go - they are like candy bars.

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  2. I know I would love these and eat too many and regret it! You are so lovely how you share the calorific love :-)

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    1. There were so many of them - delicious but scary bad for the waistline.

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  3. These look good but I have already pegged them as ones I will need to share! And you get to go back to Pilates? We're SOOOOOOOOOO far from that here!

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    1. Because a physio takes Pilates, we could keep going two on one always but I didn’t go again until restrictions eased to allow 10 in a class.

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  4. These Peanut Butter and Fudge Brownies look absolutely decadent. And the recipe sounds like a perfect sharing recipe. I too love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate and the layers of your brownies look perfect too - I certainly would not mind a smallish piece of brownie right now.

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    1. I agree Andrea - a smallish piece is good, but 32 of them was bad!!

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  5. i can tell i will like these too much, so i'll only do a half-batch!

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  6. Peanuts and chocolate and lots of sugar or caramel are a great combination, as in the Snickers Bar, nature's most nearly perfect food.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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