Peanut butter crunchies

By Hope Malau
16 April 2016

A deliciously nutty snack for when the munchies strike.

Preparation: 10 min Baking: 35 min Makes 16

  • 250 ml (1 c) flour
  • 2,5 ml (½ t) baking powder
  • 1 ml (¼ t) bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 125 ml (½ c) crunchy peanut butter
  • 60 g butter
  • 200 ml (¾ c) brown sugar
  • 80 ml (? c) castor sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence
  • 125 ml (½ c) nuts, chopped
  • 125 ml (½ c) chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Line a square baking pan with baking paper, overlapping the sides.

1 Mix the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a bowl. In another big bowl beat the peanut butter and butter until smooth. Add the sugars and beat until well blended. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.

2 Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture and add the nuts and chocolate. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack, then cut into squares.

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