Seyi’s Corner: Brownie Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Seyi Farinu is a currently a pastry chef at a busy restaurant in downtown Toronto. She started her career by studying culinary management and subsequently completed a post graduate program in food and nutrition management at George Brown College, Toronto Canada. Follow Seyi on Social Media by Clicking the Icons above.


Happy New Year. I know some are sick of hearing it but I say: big deal; 'cause I am not sick of saying it. Sorry I've been on "holiday", a few personal things (mostly sleep, school, and work) came up but now I am back. 

​This weekend is dedicated solely to boredom being the delicious tool for creativity and the combination of my two favourite things and my least favourite thing. Chocolate, peanut butter and cornflakes. I'm calling this one: Brownie peanut butter crunch bars.

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Ingredients 

Base 

50g Cornflakes 
100g Roasted Peanuts
400g Granulated Sugar 
25g Icing Sugar
20g Butter
30g Peanut butter 

First thing I do is make a brittle. 
Arrange the roasted peanuts on a lined baking sheet tray. Caramelize the granulated sugar till golden, not burnt (it's so easy and timing and attention is very important). Pour the caramel evenly over the peanuts and cool completely. 
Carefully breakup the brittle into small sizes and using your food processor, buzz 350g of the brittle to smaller chunks, add cornflakes and buzz till it's a fine grain consistency. 
Pour mixture into a bowl, add the butter, peanut butter, and icing sugar and spread the clumps into a lined square baking pan. Cool. 

Brownies 

280g Butter, unsalted
450g Granulated Sugar 
140g Cocoa powder
5g Salt
30ml Coffee, brewed 
1tsp Vanilla Paste
4 Eggs
80g All Purpose Flour
190g Chocolate chips 

Melt butter. In a large bowl, combine sugar, cocoa powder, salt, coffee, vanilla paste. Pour melted butter over mixture and combine till fully developed. Whisk in eggs one at a time. Fold in the flour and chocolate chips. 
Spread the brownies over the peanut crunch and bake at 350 degrees for 30mins. 
Cool completely, cut into bite-sized pieces and enjoy. 


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