Panutsa is a Filipino delicacy that looks like a brown disc of solidified brown sugar and whole peanuts. It’s basically a peanut brittle and it’s very sweet and crunchy. My dad loves this sweet disc and I’ve grown to love it as well. So when I was contemplating on making brownies, I thought of using this peanut brittle instead of regular plain peanuts. It was a good idea, to say the least.
½ disc of panutsa (200 grams of peanut brittle)
½ cup all-purpose flour
200 grams of bittersweet chocolate
½ cup of dark brown sugar
¼ cup powdered sugar
½ tsp. baking powder
6 tbsp. salted butter
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 170C (330F).
2. Melt butter and chocolate (cut into small pieces) separately in the microwave oven. This will take approximately 25 seconds for each ingredient.
3. In a bowl mix all the wet ingredients together (eggs, melted butter, chocolate, and vanilla extract).
4. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients (flour, brown sugar, powdered sugar, and baking powder).
5. In a bigger bowl, mix the dry and wet mixtures together. Whisk well until well-combined. Then, break peanut brittle into small pieces and mix with the batter.
6. Pour into a 9×12 greased pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. After baking, wait to cool before cutting into squares. Enjoy!