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Peanut Butter Squares

Peanut Butter Squares

  • Author: Nigella Lawson
  • Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 48 1x


This recipe from Nigella Lawson’s How to Be a Domestic Goddess celebrates the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter.



For the base

Scant 1/4 cup dark brown sugar

1 1/3 cups confectioners’ sugar

Scant 1/4 cup unsalted butter

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

For the topping

7 ounces milk chocolate

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate

1 tablespoon unsalted butter


Butter a 9-inch square pan. Lay one piece of waxed paper – just wide enough to lay flat on the plan, long enough to hang an inch over the edges of the pan – this will make it easier to remove from the pan.

Stir all the ingredients for the base together until smooth using the paddle attachment of a mixer or creaming the mixture together using a wooden spoon in a bowl. Press the sandy mixture into the pan. Make the surface as even as possible.

To make the topping, melt the chocolates and the butter together (in a microwave for ease, for a minute or two on medium) and spread on the base. Put the pan in the refrigerator to set.

When the chocolate has hardened, use the waxed paper to lift it out of the pan. Cut into small squares.


From How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking © 2001 by Nigella Lawson

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 4 hours
  • Category: candy
  • Cuisine: British


  • Serving Size: 1 square
  • Calories: 71.17
  • Sugar: 4.45 g.
  • Sodium: 20.23 mg.
  • Fat: 4.88 g.
  • Saturated Fat: 1.97 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 5.97 g.
  • Fiber: 0.80 g.
  • Protein: 1.51 g.
  • Cholesterol: 3.36 g.

Keywords: chocolate, peanut butter, Nigella Lawson