Gluten and Dairy Free Peanut Brownies

serves / makes 9 brownies
30 prep time
30 mins cooking time

Description

These brownies are not for the faint hearted, the brownie contains dairy free chocolate and peanut butter, just to add to this sweet treat I’ve topped the brownies with chocolate frosting and sprinkled on honey roasted peanuts!

If the topping is too much for you, they taste great just as peanut butter brownies.

Ingredients

For the brownies:

  • 55g dairy free chocolate chips
  • 55g peanuts, chopped
  • 75g dairy free spread
  • 45g peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • 140g gluten free plain flour

For the chocolate icing:

  • 100g dairy free dark chocolate
  • 50g dairy free spread
  • 200g icing sugar, sifted
  • handful of honey roasted peanuts

Method

  1. Line a 13 by 9 inch shallow baking tin with tinfoil leaving the edges over the tin so the brownie can be easily lifted out the pan
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  3. In a small pan or in the microwave, melt together the chocolate and the dairy free spread
  4. Leave aside to cool
  5. Beat together the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract
  6. Stir the chocolate mixture, flour and xanthan gum
  7. Pour into the pan and bake in the centre of the oven for 30 minutes
  8. Leave in the pan to cool
  9. Carefully lift out the pan and slice into squares
  10. To make the chocolate icing melt the chocolate in the microwave and beat in the spread
  11. Gradually add the icing sugar until it forms a soft fudgey texture
  12. Pipe onto the top of the brownies and sprinkle the peanuts on top

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