I don’t know if you know but I have a little soft spot for good old peanut butter…I think it taste brill on toast in sweet things and uhm I don’t think there is anything else but yehhhhhhh it’s yummy!

I got slightly excited when I seen this recipe so gave it a go! 

I thought out of all my family my brother might be the one who would like this the most, but no he’s so weird and fussy! he didn’t like it, surprisingly my dad did and everyone at work did. I do think it needed something extra maybe a bit of cinnamon or mixed spice orrrrrrrrr maybe caradamon just for a bit of extra flavour, hmmm next time I will add some spice to make it nice! so sad….anyway the best thing about it it doesn’t take long! wohooo!!! so give it a go.


Crunchy peanut butter and chocolate bars
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
  1. 1/2 cup (113g) - unsalted butter (best to use unsalted as the peanut butter will have salt in)
  2. 1 - large egg
  3. 3/4 cup - light brown sugar
  4. 1/4 cup - granulated sugar
  5. 1 tbs - vanilla extract
  6. 1/2 cup (heaped)- creamy peanut butter
  7. 1 1/4 - cups all purpose flour
  8. 1/2 tsp - baking soda
  9. 6 to 7 ounces - dark or semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped (I used 100g)
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 175°C and line an 8" baking tray with baking paper.
  2. 2. Melt the butter in a large microwavable bowl and leave it to cool, once cooled and the egg, sugars, vanilla and stir so it's all combined, stir in the peanut butter and then add the flour, baking soda and then stir in the chopped chocolate.
  3. 3. Spread the mixture into the baking tray and smooth the top. Bake for 20 mins but check if it's set, use a cake test and check if it's clean.
  4. 4. I couldn't wait for it to cool, but your supposed to wait 30 mins! toooooo long! enjoy.
  1. According to the original recipe it's best not to use homemade peanut butter.
  2. The original used smooth peanut butter but I only had crunchy and I also like a bit of crunchyness too! maybe you can use a bit of both.
Adapted from Averie cooks
Adapted from Averie cooks