My baking experiment #116 – ganache-topped peanut butter blondies

It’s a dreary day today: the sky is gray and cloudy with a cold wind blowing. It’s a day to stay indoors with a warm blankie and a mug of hot chocolate. And of course i need something sweet to brighten up the day:

Ingredients

    • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
    • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup peanut butter
    • 1/4 tsp vanilla
    • 1 egg
    • 1 Tbsp milk
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • pinch salt
    • 2 tsp white sugar, to top with
For ganache:
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease loaf pan.
  2. In bowl, stir together melted butter and brown sugar. Stir in peanut butter, vanilla, egg, and milk. Combine well.
  3. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  4. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes until center has set and top is golden. Let cool few minutes before spreading on ganache.
  5. Microwave cream on high 1 minute until edges have started to bubble. Immediately add chocolate chips and let sit 1 minute. Whisk together until smooth.
  6. Pour ganache on blondie. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations. They go hand in hand like… peanut butter & chocolate! This blondie is very tasty: the peanut butter flavor really comes through, and the chocolate ganache just brings it over the top. The texture is more cakey then fudgey, so it’s more like a peanut butter cake. Nevertheless, these blondies are the perfect accompaniment to my hot cocoa, and they definitely sweetened up my day! 🙂

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