Peanut butter squares

Mmm, delicious melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter and chocolate treats - and they're so easy even the tots can help out

Peanut Butter Squares


  1. Line a 20cm square cake tin with a square of parchment paper that's large enough to come up higher than the sides of the tin.
  2. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally. Once melted, set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium pan over a very low heat. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. Blitz the biscuits into fine crumbs, either in a food processor or by putting them in a plastic bag and bashing them with a rolling pin. Stir the biscuits into the melted butter with the brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla extract. Mix until everything is well combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into the lined cake tin and smooth out with the back of a spoon. Pour the chocolate on top of the mixture and spread to cover evenly. Chill in the fridge overnight.
  6. Remove from the tin, using the paper to help pull it out. Cut into 16 squares.
  7. TIP Keeps for 2-3 days if you pop it in the fridge.

Makes 16

What you need:

  • 200g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 150g butter
  • 250g digestive (or ginger) biscuits
  • 100g dark brown sugar
  • 300g crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

From The Little Dish Family Cookbook (£14.99, Sphere).

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