• Peanut, black bean and groundnut chocolate brownies are a delicious dessert inspired by the Xitsonga culture, in celebration of our rainbow nation’s diversity. The rich chocolate goodness is punctuated by the earthiness of the peanuts, creating a delectable square to share.

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    Peanut, black bean and groundnut chocolate brownies

    Serves: 8
    Cooking Time: 30 mins


    • Brownies

    • 350g castor sugar
    • 4 large eggs
    • 140g cake flour
    • 75g cocoa powder
    • 140g butter, melted
    • 50g groundnuts or black beans, boiled until soft and chopped
    • 50g milk chocolate, chopped
    • 50g white chocolate, chopped
    • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
    • 50g peanuts, roughly crushed
    • Garnish

    • 100g milk chocolate, melted
    • 100g white chocolate, melted



    Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place the sugar and eggs in a mixing bowl and whisk until light and fluffy. Add the flour and cocoa to the egg mixture and mix well. Stir in the melted butter, groundnuts or black beans, chocolate and nuts. Pour the batter into an oiled 15cm-square baking tray and bake in the oven, 15 – 20 minutes.


    Remove from oven and allow to cool before cutting into large squares. Drizzle with the melted chocolates and serve.