Peanut Brownies


Peanut Brownies were my absolute favourite biscuit as a kid. On Sundays, Mum used to bake with my brother and I, and we would take turns at choosing the recipe. Peanut brownies were certainly my go-to; I always had to be persuaded to try something different (gingerbread men every now and then!). This is the recipe that Mum always used to make with us; and it is the very same recipe that I would always use today. Don’t eat them all at once; and try to make sure it gets past the cookie dough stage.


  • 125 g butter, softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 c flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • punch of salt
  • 2 T cocoa
  • 1 c roasted unsalted peanuts


  1. 180°C fan bake.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat well.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa together and add to the creamed mixture.
  4. Add peanuts and mix.
  5. Flatten tablespoonfuls onto a greased tray, and bake for about 20 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

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