Peanut Explosion Brownies

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Crunchy peanuts, fudgy chocolate and a smooth ganache topping—what more could you ask for in a brownie? If you don't love peanuts, substitute with the same amount of cashews.

  • Portion size 24 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014

Ingredients

  • 115 g semisweet or dark chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 30 g unsweetened chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted unsalted peanut
Topping:
  • 70 g bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream 35%
  • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted peanut halves

Method

In saucepan, heat together semisweet chocolate, butter and unsweetened chocolate over medium-low heat, stirring, until melted and smooth. Let cool for 10 minutes.

Whisk in sugar and vanilla. Whisk in eggs, 1 at a time. Stir in flour and salt. Fold in peanuts. Scrape into parchment paper–lined 8-inch (2 L) square cake pan, smoothing top. Bake in 350?F (180?C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs clinging, about 25 minutes. Let cool completely in pan. (Make-ahead: Wrap tightly in plastic wrap; store for up to 3 days or overwrap with foil and freeze for up to 3 weeks.)

Topping: Place chocolate in heatproof bowl. In saucepan, bring cream to boil; pour over chocolate, whisking until smooth. Let cool for 3 minutes; spread over brownies and sprinkle with peanuts. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Lift out onto cutting board; cut into squares.

Nutritional facts per brownie: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 35 mg
  • Sugars 12 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 171.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Potassium 93 mg
  • Cholesterol 30 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 16 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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