Peanut Butter Squares (In the kitchen with Nigella)

These morish Peanut Butter Squares form week 14 of my New Year’s Resolution for 2013 to cook at least one new thing every week, for the year. 

The Domestic Goddess

The Domestic Goddess

To help me on my way with this challenge throughout the year, I am doing a monthly cook with Nigella Lawson from her lovely How To Be a Domestic Goddess book.

I am pretending that the Goddess herself is here with me in the kitchen; guiding me, ignoring the mess I’ve made and the flour I’ve somehow got on the cat and laughing whole heartedly at all of my jokes. I shall be trying to ooze glamour and an ease and comfort within the kitchen. As the gorgeous Nigella herself says… “What I’m talking about is not being a domestic goddess exactly, but feeling like one.”

Not Quite The Domestic Goddess!

Not Quite The Domestic Goddess!

How To Be a Domestic Goddess April – Peanut Butter Squares

These Peanut Butter Squares are so, so good, dangerously good! They are a definite “Oh I’ll just have one more,” kind of treat and before you know it you’ve scoffed the lot and are raiding the cupboards for supplies to make more.  If you like a peanut and chocolate combination then you’ll adore these. They are wonderfully tasty and no doubt seriously calorie laden too but I go with the best not dwell, line of thought. And did I mention that it’s a really speedy no cook recipe too? (Other than melting some chocolate.) In my book it doesn’t get much better than that! Yummy!

Gorgeous Peanut Butter Squares....Mmmm, so morish!

Gorgeous Peanut Butter Squares….Mmmm, so morish!

How To Make Peanut Butter Squares

Ingredients
(makes 36)

  • 50 g dark muscovado sugar
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 50 g soft butter
  • 200 g peanut butter (Nigella uses smooth but I chose crunchy.)
  • 200 g milk chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • (optional 100 g plain chocolate)

A 23cm square lined brownie tin

Method

  1. Thoroughly mix the sugars, soft butter and peanut butter together until smooth. I whizzed mine up in the food processor in a minute.
  2. Press the sandy mixture into the brownie tin and flatten the surface.
  3. Melt together the chocolate and tablespoon of butter and spread over the base. (I omitted the dark chocolate because my children aren’t keen.)
  4. Chill in the fridge until hard and then cut into bite sized squares.
Bite-sized Peanut Butter Squares.

Bite sized Peanut Butter Squares
Easy to make in just minutes.

I really love this recipe, it’s so quick and easy and gives me a whole plate of deliciousness very similar to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. 

Peanut Butter Squares taken from How To Be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson, published by Chatto & Windus. Used by permission of The Random House Group Limited

How To Be a Domestic Goddess is available to buy online at rBooks

Clicking on Nigella’s picture at the top will take you straight to her facebook page where you can keep up with all her latest news.

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Comments

  1. These look delicious…my favourite flavour combination ever!
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    • Emma "My Little 3 and Me" Smith says:

      LOL, I did think of you actually Joy as I made them as I know you love the nut and chocolate combination. Me too, it’s soooo good. Thanks for dropping by. :-)

  2. They look SO tasty, I’m making them tomorrow (but don’t tell my husband because I may eat them all before he comes home!!)
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    • Emma "My Little 3 and Me" Smith says:

      Make double! Eat the first lot, just to make sure the recipe works of course, and then make a second lot to share. Yay for peanuts and chocolate! Hope they go well for you. x

  3. Oh heck now how am I not going to make these?? Chocolate and peanut butter is an irresistible combination! Had to tweet about it just because :)
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    • Emma "My Little 3 and Me" Smith says:

      Tee hee, they are irrestistible aren’t they! I just adore choc and nut combinations.

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