Black Badger Carlin Pea Brownies


These delicious and extremely moreish (think addictive) bars are an energy packed version of a brownie, with the addition of ground almonds, dried apricots and Black Badger Peas. They make a perfect addition to lunch boxes or picnics and are loved by adults and children alike. Makes 12 bars. You will need a 7 x 11” shallow baking tin, lined with baking paper.


  • 100g dark chocolate, good quality, bar or chips
  • 30g unsweetened cocoa power
  • 150g butter
  • 400g black badger carlin peas, drained. Soaked and cooked if starting from dried peas
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 30g dried apricots, chopped
  • icing sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 170c (fan) 350f
  2. Put the chocolate, butter, cocoa and sugar in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water.
  3. Stir occasionally, until the chocolate and butter has melted and the mixture is smooth.
  4. In a food processor, whizz the drained peas until coarsely ground.
  5. Add the ground almonds, baking powder, eggs and chocolate mixture and process until combined.
  6. Stir in the chopped apricots by hand.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the tin and spread evenly
  8. Bake for 20 minutes until just firm.
  9. Leave to cool for 5 minutes. Lift out the bars using the paper and leave to cool completely.
  10. Wrap in foil and leave overnight before dusting with icing sugar and cutting.


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