1.26.2012

Chocolate, Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Chocolate


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Did the title grab your attention?? Cuz if it did and you are a chocolate and peanut butter combination lover then boy do I have a real treat for you today. 
What does the title refer to do you ask, the layers in this bodacious dessert. A bottom layer of chocolate cookies, then chocolate ganache, then a peanut butter filling topped with another layer of chocolate ganache. Do I have your little heart skipping a beat for this yummy recipe? Are you craving for it already and wish I could send you a package full of this yummy goody? Sorry friends, wish I could but read on and then make it yourself. 
First, gather together your ingredients: 1 2/3 cups chocolate wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/4 cup white sugar, 4 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar, 1 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar, 1 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter, 1 bag 12 oz. chocolate chips, 6 tablespoons heavy cream.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and either spray a 9 inch square baking ban or line the pan with parchment paper.
Combine your chocolate cookie crumbs, the white sugar and 3 tablespoons of butter in your food processor and pulse until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together.


 Pour out these ingredients into the baking pan and press down the cookie crumbs and bake in the oven for 8 minutes. Remove the crust from the oven and let it cool.
*Side note, after making this recipe, next time I would melt the butter completely to fully incorporate it into the cookie crumbs. When I cut the squares yesterday, several crusts came apart from the rest of the bar, just keep this in mind when you make this recipe.

Prepare the peanut butter filling in your mixer by adding the remaining 5 tablespoons of butter, brown sugar, confectioner's sugar and peanut butter. Mix all these ingredients together very well and set aside.







When the cookie crust has cooled completely, melt the chocolate chips and the heavy cream in a microwave-proof bowl, melting the chips for 1 minute then stirring and if need to be melted more in 30 second increments. 





When the chips are completely melted and the cream and chocolate are thoroughly incorporated, spread about 1/4 cup of the ganache onto the cookie crust. 


Freeze the pan for 5-10 minutes to let the chocolate set. After the chocolate has set, spread the peanut butter filling on top of the ganache layer. 


Finally, spread the rest of the chocolate ganache, the remaining 3/4 on the top. Let the dessert refrigerator for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.

 Then take the dessert out of the pan, cut into squares, then serve, eat and enjoy!


43 comments:

Natalie said...

Seriously...it's not fair to tease me with chocolate and PB this early in the morning!

Kerri said...

umm... yum!! I ADORE chocolate and peanut butter together. perfect combo!

Johanna said...

Whoa Meg...you've outdone yourself. I have such a sweet tooth lately!

Jamie Leigh said...

oh my goodness! Chocolate and peanut butter are my favorites!!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

You had me at the title! And these look delicious! Chocolate and peanut butter is perfection when it comes to food combos!

Carlie said...

Yum! Chocolate and PB is a perfect combo!

Leah said...

Um, YUM? Wow, that looks great. I made something sort of the same for Christmas but it didn't have twice the layer of ganache and it had brownie instead of cookie crumb crust. I really want to make these now! Anything chocolate peanut butter is my favorite!

Michelle P said...

Yum looks good!

CALLIE said...

You had me at chocolate... and at peanut butter..

Ruthie Hart said...

girl you're making me crazy hungry with these!

Christina said...

Whoa, that looks dangerous! :) And so, SO good!

Jennifer Delle Fave said...

You had me at the first "Chocolate". I need to make these for Joe, he's been dying for some sweet treats (since I've been avoiding baking them b/c I dont want the cals!!) SUPER recipe chicky!! :)

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

YUM! I want some!

Kira said...

My goodness, that sounds so delicious!

Sarah @ Simply Sarah said...

This looks delicious! I love all of those ingredients!

Amanda said...

I wish I wasn't on a health kick because I would be going home to make these tonight, fo sho. Argh! Yum! I just finished lunch and am craving something sweet...

Lacee Griffith Mommas Like Me Blog said...

Oh my soul! Looks amazing! I love pretty much anything chocolate/peanut butter. Thanks for sharing Meg!

Jamie said...

Umm, yes please. Yum.

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Wow these look decadent!

navy and orange said...

OMG. yummy!

xoxo navy & orange

Faith said...

oh goodness! i need ... i don't like peanut butter that looks incredible ... i am sure i can try it without the peanut butter or subsitute with something else ... either way i will def. be making this!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Seriously Meg, maybe your calling is to open a little bakery! You come up with the most delicious looking goodies.

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

Meg, what ever would I do without your yummy posts?!!! xo

Brianna said...

Oh my that looks so good!!!

Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

This is HEAVEN!I'm pretty sure its heaven :)
I'm following you, return love back?
xo
Anastasia

amy b.s. said...

well these look amazing!

Britt said...

These are such a tease. They look delish!

Kelly said...

Oh.My.Word!
This looks amazing. Sweets are my love language and the perfect comfort food.
I'm in the mood for comfort food.
xxO

Kristin said...

how was I not following you this whole time?? anyways! those bars look delish!!!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

These look delectable!

Alexa said...

Uh...Meg you need to bring these to the blogger meetup! Haha.

Your Southern Peach said...

These look absolutely decadent! I am a sucker for all things chocolate and peanut butter.

stephanie said...

oh holy mama. those look amazing!

REBrown said...

These look delicious! KB would love these.

Lauren said...

these look amazing...may have to make these very very soon!

Jo said...

Thanks for your comment!! These look amazing!

Christi's Chirps said...

The combination of chocolate and peanut butter make for the perfect dessert! I love how pretty the layers look, especially the fluffy peanut butter filling. Your recipe looks heavenly! I'm flagging this to try very soon!

Cheers,
Christi

Janna Renee said...

You.Had.Me.At.CHOCOLATE. How the heck do you stay lookin' so good, eatin' all this!? HeyHey good lookin'...

Val said...

Whoa - I do believe I'm in love with this recipe.

Dana Gastelum said...

YUM! These look divine!! Bookmarking these for sure!

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Holy delicious!

Ashley said...

seriously can you ever go wrong w/pb and chocolate?! this looks AWESOME!

Maria said...

Thanks for the comment on my Mocha Swirl cookies!! You have a great looking blog and these look soo delicious! I love anything with peanut butter!!!!