Rich and gooey peanut butter bars…full of chocolate ganache. Ganache is basically chocolate and cream melted together. And now it’s inside peanut butter blondies. Grab a tall glass of milk my friends. 

Ganache-Stuffed Peanut Butter Bars from The Food Charlatan

Have you guys ever taken the love language test? I just did it last night because that was the assignment for my Article Club. (Article Club is just like a book club–we ladies get together every month and eat food and chat and MAYBE talk about the book, or in our case, article. NY Times articles, podcasts, TED Talks, whatevs.) This month we all took the love language test and compared notes.

Ganache-Stuffed Peanut Butter Bars from The Food Charlatan

It said that my strongest love language is Acts of Service, and I got a big fat ZERO on Receiving Gifts. (I’m much too miserly to appreciate gifts. “How much did this cost??” It’s bad. Although Eric does bring me flowers quite regularly, and I love that.)

Ganache-Stuffed Peanut Butter Bars from The Food Charlatan

Ganache-Stuffed Peanut Butter Bars from The Food Charlatan

My friend Lara got 7 points for Words of Affirmation, 7 points for Acts of Service, 7 points for Receiving Gifts, 7 points for Quality Time, and 7 points for Physical Touch. I can’t decide if she is the easiest person to please or the hardest. What do you think your love language is? Is it obvious?

Ganache-Stuffed Peanut Butter Bars from The Food Charlatan

I categorize myself into a 6th love language category: Chocolate-Peanut Butter love. Seriously, you give me this combo in any format and I will love you forever. Carla of Chocolate Moosey and Miriam of Overtime Cook are hosting the 2nd annual Chocolate-Peanut Butter Day, because why SHOULDN’T there be a day dedicated to this match made in heaven. I’m getting together with a bunch of other bloggers who have come up with dozens of ways to consume this magnificent duo. Check out the links at the bottom of the post to see everyone else’s recipes!

Ganache-Stuffed Peanut Butter Bars from The Food Charlatan

Now, about these PB blondies…guys. They are amazing. I am a huge sucker for bars because they are so soft in the middle, but when you stuff bars with ganache it just brings it to a whole new level. Don’t skip the sugar on top! It gives it that perfect crunch to offset all the ridiculous gooeyness.

Do you guys give up? Or are you thirsty for more?
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Ganache-Stuffed Peanut Butter Bars

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 28 minutes
Total: 38 minutes
Servings: 9 Servings
Rich and gooey peanut butter bars...full of chocolate ganache. Ganache is basically chocolate and cream melted together. And now it's inside peanut butter blondies. Grab a tall glass of milk my friends. 


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, + 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 cup flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons white sugar, to top with

For the ganache:

  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • dash salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Make the ganache first. In a bowl or tupperware, add the 1/2 cup cream. Microwave on high for about 1 to 1.5 minutes, or until the edges have started to bubble.
  • Immediately add the chocolate chips and let it sit for about 1 minute. Use a whisk to slowly combine the cream and chocolate. It should be smooth when you are done. Add a bit of salt and 1 tablespoon butter. Cover and put in the freezer for about an hour, or until it is cold enough to be hard to the touch.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x9 or 8x8 inch square pan, or line with foil (and grease) or parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, stir together melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla, eggs, and milk. Combine well.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Take the ganache out of the freezer, and use a spoon to scoop it out and press into the batter. My scoops were probably 1-3 teaspoons each. It gets pretty melty pretty fast. By the end of adding mine it had pretty much returned to room temperature, and had swirled quite a bit. That's ok! Cover up the ganache with the batter as best you can.
  • Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons white sugar over the top of the batter.
  • Bake at 350 for 28-29 minutes, or until the center has set and the top is golden. Let cool at least a few minutes before cutting.


Source: adapted from Taste of Home


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 457IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 402
Keyword: bars, Ganache, Peanut butter
Did you make this? I'd love to see it!Mention @thefoodcharlatan or tag #thefoodcharlatan!

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  1. Hi! I made these last night, and the boyfriend and I were licking the bowl. The genache is stupid good. BUT they baked up really cakey and not dense like a blondie. What might I have done wrong? I’d like to try again. Thanks!

  2. Yum! I’m pretty sure chocolate and peanut butter are one of my love languages :)

  3. oh my goodness, oh my goodness. These look soo divine! What is better than chocolate and peanut butter. Like get in my mouth now!

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