Hot cross peanut butter blondies

Hot cross peanut butter blondies

https://www.coop.co.uk/recipes/hot-cross-peanut-butter-blondies

These gluten-free bites with a white chocolate cross decoration are great for sharing

  • Feeds 24Feeds 24
  • Ready in 45 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    18%
    889kj 213kcal
  • Fat
    High 18%
    12.6g
  • Saturates
    High 34%
    6.8g
  • Sugar
    High 16%
    14.5g
  • Salt
    Low 2%
    0.1g

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 21g

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Ingredients

  • 200g Co-op unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 250g Co-op Fairtrade white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 200g Co-op Fairtrade light brown soft sugar
  • 3 large Co-op British eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp Co-op smooth peanut butter 200g gluten free plain flour
  • 20g roasted and salted peanuts, finely chopped
  • You will also need a piping bag

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4
  2. Grease and line a 28cm x 18cm x 5cm baking tray with greaseproof paper
  3. Melt the butter and 200g of the chocolate in a large heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water
  4. Remove from the heat and mix in the sugar until smooth
  5. Add the eggs, vanilla and peanut butter, and mix again
  6. Sift in the flour and whisk until smooth
  7. Pour into the prepared baking tray and sprinkle the peanuts on top
  8. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 25-30 mins, until a thin crust has formed and the blondie is almost set in the middle
  9. Leave to cool fully in the tin. Take care not to overcook or you will lose the gooey middle — the blondies will firm up more once cooled
  10. Cut the blondie into 24 squares
  11. Microwave the remaining white chocolate in 15-second bursts, until melted and smooth
  12. Fill the piping bag and pipe a white chocolate cross on top of each square
  13. Leave to set for an hour before serving

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