Peanut Butter-Ganache Bars

Blogger Brooke McLay from Cheeky Kitchen shares a favorite recipe. Betty Crocker cake mix is turned into a crunchy bar cookie, topped with a layer of peanut butter, and finished off with a thick layer of ganache. A simple, decadent dessert.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12

Crust

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devils food cake mix
1/3
cup butter
1
egg

Filling

3/4
cup butter, softened
3/4
cup peanut butter
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
cups powdered sugar (about l lb)
2
tablespoons milk
3/4
cup honey-roasted peanuts, chopped, if desired

Ganache

1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1
cup milk chocolate chips (6 oz)
1/2
cup whipping cream

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, mix crust ingredients; press in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 12 minutes. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix all filling ingredients except peanuts until smooth and well blended. Stir in peanuts. Spread and pat filling evenly over cooled crust.
  • 3 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave ganache ingredients on High 1 minute. Stir with whisk; microwave about 30 seconds longer. Stir again until mixture is smooth. Spread ganache over filling. Let stand at room temperature until set and completely cooled, 2 to 3 hours. Cut into 4 rows by 3 rows.

Expert Tips

A layer of parchment paper on the bottom of your pan is a great way to keep these bars looking great. It makes removing your bars from the pan super simple, and clean up is even easier!

Love chocolate? Try swapping the peanut butter for hazelnut spread with cocoa. Delicious!