White Chocolate, Cranberry & Blueberry Blondies with Peanut Butter Frosting

This one was originally meant to be a chocolate brownie, until I found I had no dark chocolate left but lots of white chocolate so I had to change my mind. This is therefore my experiment and I’m pleased to say it worked & my family enjoyed it.

225g Caster sugar
4 Eggs
225g Butter
5ml Vanilla paste
150g Plain flour
225g White chocolate drops
100g Dried cranberries & blueberries 
75g Butter
175g Light soft brown sugar
5ml Vanilla paste
150g Chunky peanut butter
30ml Milk
1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
2. Line a 20cm/8″ square brownie pan with baking parchment.
3. Beat the sugar and eggs until light & airy.
4. Melt the butter and beat into the sugar and egg mixture along with the vanilla paste.
5. Fold in the flour gently, being careful to retain the air you’ve incorporated.
6. Gently stir in the chocolate chips, cranberries & blueberries until just combined.
7. Bake for 35-40 minutes until still soft in the centre.
8. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
9. Beat together the butter and soft brown sugar with the vanilla paste 
10. Stir in the peanut butter and milk until combined.
11. Spread over the cooled blondie.
12. Cut into 16 pieces to serve.

Peanut Butter Fudge

This is not for dieters, but it is for lovers of peanut butter & fudge. It’s also incredibly easy to make. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool and set before you cut and eat it!

110g Salted butter
475g Soft Brown sugar
125ml Milk
200g Crunchy peanut butter (you can substitute smooth if you prefer)
5ml/1tsp Vanilla extract
425g Icing sugar

1. Melt butter over medium heat.
2. Stir in the brown sugar and milk.
3. Bring to the boil and boil for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
4. Sieve the icing sugar into a large bowl.
5. Remove the butter/sugar/milk mixture from the heat.
6. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla extract.
7. Pour over icing sugar in a large mixing bowl.
8. Beat until smooth, then pour into a 20cm square baking dish.
9. Chill until firm and then cut into squares.