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5 from 3 votes

4th July Peanut Butter Brownie Flag

A gorgeous fudgy, nutty and deeply chocolatey brownie, decorated with fresh fruit to look like the flag of the United States of America. They're acked with dark chocolate and SKIPPY® Peanut Butter, which is great to bake with due to an exceptionally smooth, melt-in-the-mouth texture made from the sweetest American peanuts. Meanwhile, whipped eggs help make the texture of these brownies both light and fudgy - just utterly perfect.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Desserts and sweet treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th july, american flag, peanut butter, peanut butter brownie
Servings: 20 squares
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Emily Leary

Ingredients

For the brownies

  • 250 g dark chocolate
  • 250 g butter
  • 250 g peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 250 g light brown sugar
  • 3 large Eggs

For the topping

  • 100 g blueberries
  • 400 g strawberries cut into thin wedges
  • 3 bananas cut diagonally to give long, thin, oval slices

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C (180C) and grease a medium baking tray, then line the base with baking paper.
  • Put the chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Stir, then microwave again in 10-second blasts until the chocolate has just melted.
  • Add the peanut butter.
  • Stir through until the mixture is smooth, then allow to cool a little.
  • Sift in the cocoa and flour.
  • Gently fold through.
  • In a separate bowl, add the sugar and eggs.
  • Whisk until it goes frothy, then silky and pale. This will help to make your brownies fudgy yet light.
  • Pour the eggs and sugar mix into the chocolate mix.
  • Gently fold through until just combined.
  • Pour the mixture your greased and lined baking tin.
  • Bake for 20 mins, give the tray a shake and see if it only gives the slightest jiggle. If the brownie wiggles a lot, put it in for another 5 minutes and check again. Leave the brownie in the tin to cool completely.
  • Decorate just before serving by arranging the strawberries and banana slices in stripes, leaving a section in the corner to fill with blueberries.

Notes

I ran out of space to do the correct number of stripes, but I think the effect is still pretty great!

Nutrition

Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 13.8mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2.5mg