Ganache-Stuffed Peanut Butter Bars
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.
Serving: 1 bar, Calories: 402 kcal, Carbohydrates: 38 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 25 g, Saturated Fat: 12 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9 g, Trans Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 73 mg, Sodium: 259 mg, Potassium: 239 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 23 g, Vitamin A: 457 IU, Vitamin C: 1 mg, Calcium: 74 mg, Iron: 2 mg