If you are a Bargain Mums readers you might know that we are currently renovating a 70’s house (you can read a bit about our renovation here – renovating to make money). Our current renovation project is the kitchen, which has involved us completely removing the original kitchen ready to replace it with a brand new, and much more practical kitchen. For this reason we have been without a kitchen for a few weeks, which has meant my slow cooker has been getting quite the workout.
I love baking, so being without an oven has been a bit of a struggle for me. I decided it was time to start getting creative with my slow cooker, and give slow cooker desserts a try, starting with these slow cooker peanut butter brownies. They are perfect to make for dessert; put them on mid-afternoon and they will be ready to eat after dinner.
- 115g butter
- 200g dark cooking chocolate
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups plain flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped peanuts
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
To prepare the slow cooker, line the base and sides of your slow cooker with baking paper and spray with a little oil.
Add the butter and dark chocolate to a large mixing bowl and microwave in 30 second bursts until melted, stirring as you go. Add the sugar and eggs and stir until well combined.
Add the plain flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and stir until combined.
Add the chopped peanuts and peanut butter and gently fold through until brownie batter has visible swirls of peanut butter.
Cook on low for 4 hours, then let cool before slicing.