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Peanut Butter-Ganache Bars

Peanut Butter-Ganache Bars
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12
Three layers of flavor are packed into these rich bars, which have a crust made from a box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ devils food cake mix, a creamy peanut butter filling and a decadent ganache topping.
By Brooke Lark
Updated August 22, 2011

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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!

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