I’ve been searching for a peanut butter slice that isn’t too rich, only uses ingredients that I have in my cupboard and still tastes good. Then I got the bright idea of just looking at a bunch of recipes online and replacing things or taking them away according to my very limited knowledge of food preparation.
What You’ll Need:
1/3 cup of peanut butter – the problem is that smooth is better for cooking but crunchy is just generally better, so I mixed both together in 1/3 cup. If you want more crunch, add more; if you prefer smooth, then just have smooth. It’s pretty simple.
90g brown sugar
155g white sugar
Vanilla Essence (I have no idea how much I used. Just do it by what you like – I personally love vanilla)
1 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt.
Make sure you preheat the oven to 180°C – I always miss this step (ugh). Then grab a mixer and cream together the peanut butter and margarine. It should just look like a lighter version of peanut butter when you’re done.
Slowly blend in the brown sugar, white sugar, eggs and vanilla essence. Put the flour, baking powder and salt into another bowl to combine them and then add them to the rest of the mixture.
Pour them into the pan that you usually use for big slices (or brownies) and put it into the oven for about 40 minutes if you have a bit of a bollocks oven like me – 30 if you have a fab oven.
Then grab it out. It should spring back when you touch it but if you can tell that it’s cooked even if it doesn’t spring back then just roll with it – I did!
Cut it up into squares and serve!