Sunday, November 20, 2011

Peanut Butter-Ganache Bars

Peanut Butter-Ganache Bars
Recipe from:

These won 1st place in the SEP Soup du jour November 2011

1 box devils food cake mix
1/3 cup butter
1 egg

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

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Makes 12 bars