Jo Wheatley's brownies recipe

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This delicious brazil nut brownie is moist, chewy and most importantly, completely delicious. Head to for more recipes

Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Cost RangeCheap

Jo Wheatley's brownies are so easy to make at home. These naughty triple chocolate brownies, made by Great British Bake Off winner Jo Wheatley, are moist, chewy and most importantly, completely delicious.


  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 85g milk chocolate, chopped
  • 115g unsalted butter, diced
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract or bean paste
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 100g plain flour
  • 50g self-raising flour
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 80g Brazil nuts, chopped

You will also need:

  •  20cm square baking tin, greased and lined with baking parchment




  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3.
  2. Tip the dark chocolate and 25g of the milk chocolate into a heatproof bowl. Add the butter and melt together, either in the microwave on a low setting or in the bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Stir until smooth and leave to cool slightly.
  3. Add the sugar, vanilla and beaten eggs to the melted chocolate and butter, and mix to combine. Sift both of the flours and cocoa powder into the bowl and mix until smooth.
  4. Fold in the chopped Brazil nuts and the remaining 60g of chopped milk chocolate. Spoon into the prepared tin, spread level and bake on the middle shelf of the preheated oven for 30–35 minutes.
  5. Leave to cool in the tin, then cut into squares and serve either as a cake or as a dessert with ice cream.
Top Tip for making Jo Wheatley's brownies

Why not make your very own ice cream to go with these delicious brownies?

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Jo Wheatley
Celebrity chef

Essex-based 51 year old Jo Wheatley rose to fame in 2011 when she became the second winner of the now much beloved TV show The Great British Bake Off. While the show was in it’s very early stages it was impossible to foresee the instant fame that adorned the winners - Jo explained she didn’t have any expectations of what winning the show could do to change her life and actually only applied on a whim! After her success on the show, Jo has gone on to accomplish many feats, including a bestselling author title with both of her books - A Passion for Baking and Home Baking. She’s also launched her own cookery school based from her home in Ongar. Her bakes and sweet treats are her signature style - such as her delicious sunflower seed rolls and raspberry and lemon pool cupcakes - and she’s appeared on multiple TV shows such as The One Show and The Alan Titchmarsh Show, giving demonstrations of her bakes to share her passion and guidance with viewers.