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Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Ganache

Who doesn’t love the famous pairing of chocolate and peanut butter!? – ME!! Yes, hard to believe, but it’s true. I’ve never really been a peanut butter fan – that is, until I tried these incredibly decadent peanut butter bars with Chocolate Ganache! My husband (and now, youngest son) are the true PB&C fans of the household, which is why I initially tried this dessert, But, once I got my fingers and my lips on these things, there was no turning back. In fact, I have been known to polish off more of these than the boys on occasion. These bars are quick and easy and cheap to make, but provide delicious dividends!! You can thank me later for this recipe… 😉


Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/2 C confectioners sugar
1 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs
1 C creamy peanut butter
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick (8 tbsp) unsalted butter, melted
8 oz (2 boxes) semi sweet baking chocolate, cut in chunks
1 C heavy cream

Coat bottom and sides of 8×8 baking dish with spray. In large bowl, stir to combine confectioners sugar, graham cracker crumbs, peanut butter, 1/8 tsp salt and melted butter. Press mixture into pan. Place chocolate and 1/8 tsp salt in medium bowl. Heat the cream in small saucepan until bubbles form around the edges. Pour the cream over the chocolate and let sit 1 minute, then whisk until completely melted and smooth. Pour the ganache over the peanut butter mixture and refrigerate until chocolate is cooled and set, at least 45 minutes.

Food Photography by: Rebecca O’Hara Photography

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