When life gives you peanut M&Ms, make brownies. These chocolatey treats are made from my favourite basic brownie recipe with added yumminess. It uses ground almonds which not only makes them gluten free, but also adds a certain nuttiness to the final flavour. You can add any of your favourite sweets really but I just love peanut M&Ms here - making for tiny treats as you munch your way through the brownie. Gooey on the inside, with a chocolate crust on the outside. As brownies should be, in my opinion.
♥ 250g good quality dark chocolate
♥ 200g unsalted butter, roughly cubed
♥ 200g caster sugar
♥ 1 tsp vanilla essence
♥ 160g ground almonds
♥ 3 free range eggs
♥ 60g of peanut M&Ms (they're 45g a bag)
Equipment; a large saucepan and square brownie tin or silicone tray
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Step one. Melt the chocolate on a low heat in your saucepan. As it begins to melt, add in the butter and stir until both have totally melted. Take off the heat.
Step two. Stir through the sugar and vanilla essence until incorporated. Add the almonds and lastly the eggs.
Step three. Pour into your brownie tin or silicone and scatter through the M&Ms as evenly as you can. Push some of them down to the bottom and move some to the edge of the tray too so you get a bite of them with every brownie slice!
Step four. Bake for 35-40 minutes. The brownies will form a crust but may seemed undercooked inside, which is fine. If the brownies start to burn on top, just cover in a little foil and continue to bake.
When done, allow to completely cool before slicing up. I often even leave them in the fridge so they make for really easy to cut squares. The mix should yield 14-16 squares.
Here are a few from my fave food bloggers...
Rolo Brownies - Penne For your Thoughts
Curly Whirly Brownies - Sophie Loves Food
Caramel Kiss Brownies - Foodies Quine
Slow Cooker Marshmallow Brownies - BakingQueen74
Specunana Chocolate Brownies - Fab Food 4 All
Oreo Brownies - Little Sunny Kitchen
Triple Chocolate Pretzel Brownies - Munchies & Munchkins
Golden Oreo Double Chocolate Brownies - Lovely Appetite
Fat Elvis Brownies stuffed with banana, pretzels and peanut butter - Supper in the Suburbs