Monday, May 23, 2011

Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies

A chocolate brownies base with peanut butter filling followed by a top layer of ganache. How does this sound to you? This has been bookmarked much earlier from Sweet Peas Kitchen. I know a lot of chocolate lovers would love this dessert. Call this rich, sinful, unhealthy, fattening..i still would not stop eating after a piece.  I did not get a smooth ganache topping as what Christina had and used dark choc chips instead of regular choc chips therefore you can see the ganache on mine is much more darker. I made half of the original recipe into a 8.5"x5.5" tray and it did not take long to finish all that after some relatives came visiting. For those of you who think you love this brownies, chocolate and peanut butter combination should try making it one day but dont come after me if you find it difficult to stop eating this and the add on calories!

Original Recipe ( from Sweet Peas Kitchen , adapted from Worth Her Salt)
For the Brownies:

1 cup butter
2 cup sugar
3 eggs
3 tsp vanilla essence
2/3 cocoa powder
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder

For the Peanut Butter filling
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tsps milk

For the Ganache Topping
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
2 tbsps heavy whipping cream


1. Preheat oven to 350F.Butter the bottom and sides of a 9" by 13" metal baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up two sides of the pan and overhand slightly on both ends. This will makeit easy to remove the bars from the pan after they have baked. Butter the parchment.
2.In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Remove from heat and add the sugar, stir to combine. Beat in eggs and vanilla unil combined. Mix in cocoa pwder, baking powder and salt. Add flour and stir until just combined and no streaks of dry ingredients remain. Pour into prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Bake for 25-30minutes. Let cool completely in pan .
3.While the brownies are cooling, make the peanut butter filling. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, combine the ingredients and beat until smooth. Add more milk if necessary to make it spreadable. Spread in an even layer over the brownies. Place in the refrigerator until filling is set, about 30 minutes.
4. While the filling is setting, make the ganache. Combine the ingredients in a double boiler or is a microwave safe bowl. Melt together and combine. Pour the ganache over the top and spread gently.Return to the fridge until set.

Will be submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #7 -Chocolate Delight(May2011) hosted by Doris from Tested & Tasted


  1. Really hope I can make this, when I'm ready!

  2. Omg! this is heaven, love the combination....bookmarked this...

  3. the most delectable combi! so divinely delicious!

  4. Salivating and hungry just looking at these delectable chocolatey brownies :p Not good to come here when I am hungry. A cup of Oats for breakfast only so you can guess how wet the keyboard is now...all your fault :p

  5. This is decadently rich and looks absolutely yummy! I think that I would give half away too, only to stop myself from eating all of it!

  6. Good combinations....both are my favourite!

  7. Me too!Both chocolate and peanut butter are my most favorite.

  8. Beautiful brownies - I love these. Can I have some, pls. They look so rich and good.... salivating!!

  9. I think I must take long leave and bake all these goodies and become ah pui!!!

  10. wah I already feel fat just going thru the recipe! haha

    this reminds me of reese's peanut butter cups but in cake form!

  11. I finshed my whipping cream oredi with the buns.
    If not I'm definately making this as my post partum snack in the hospital.

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  13. Decadent layers of pure satisfaction: Do we need anything more? :)

  14. oh dear..wrong timing to come by ... sweeties make me melt!

  15. Oh gosh, another recipe to print and bookmark!(wink)

  16. Hi Lena, always get tortured visit you here, ha ha. Holy Smoke! This one of the best looking cakes I've seen. Looks sinfully delicious.
    Nice colours too.
    You're the kind of lady we like to invite for a pot luck party....ha ha.
    Have fun, keep well.

  17. NO one could resist, included me! Please reserve for me :)

  18. hehhe some calories are worth it and this looks like it belongs to that category!!! it looks fudgy and rich! With peanut butter too.. yum!

  19. These look sinfully delicious. I can't wiat to try them :-). I hope you have a wonderful evening. Blessings...Mary

  20. OMG, terrific! Those are devilishly scrumptious n so chocolaty n fudgy!
    US Masala

  21. totally yummalicious! The layers are insanely perfect!

  22. what a divine combination! Forget counting the calories, just dig in!

  23. Lena, I'll do anything for this! haha... Who cares it's fattening or whatever! Hope you're enjoyin your evening, dear.
    Regards, Kristy

  24. Baru lihat gambarnya pun Cm dan meleleh air liur..dapat bayangkan kesedapannya.Hmmmm...kena cuba resepi yg begini.Thanks Lena:)

  25. Hi Lena, you have brought out a very interesting question in my pondok.
    I will be coming out with a new posting later....

    It will be dedicated to you, *wink*.
    It will be in reply to your enquiry.
    Stay tuned.
    Best regards. Lee.

  26. they look really fudgy and delicious! think i'll never get tired of popping loads of them in my mouth heheh

  27. hi angeline: nice seeing you here again!i'm sure you can make this!

    yummylittle cooks: i think your kids will love these!

    jess: you bet..piece after piece!

    elin: make me laugh always!

    joyce: yeah, must not eat all otherwise waistline expand another inch!!

    pete: agree! agree!besides that durian and belacan!!

    waikitt: i also have a weakness for peanut butter!

    yummykoh: hahaha! after all the baking must head for the threadmill!

    sotong: ha! you're funny!

    wendy: can visit you or not during your confinement?

    tium: thanks for the info.

  28. Oh 3 layers, hehe, very sinful, but I'm loving this. Chocolate and peanut butter are both my favourites!

  29. kenny: hmm, how abt a good companion?

    claire: my dear, how to help you now?

    alicelaw: i hope your kids like these!

    lee: phew...i'll be looking out for your!haha!

    doris:ok ok, no problem!ha!

    daphne: yes, it is but sometimes cant be bother with that too much!

    mary: i hope you could also give this a try one day!

    aipi: hi! nice to meet you, will chk your blog soon!thanks!

    nowserving: Thanks!nice meeting you! will be visiting your blog

    zoe: oh yes, sometimes i think we need to forget abt the calories and enjoy !

    kristy: i like your thoughts, dear!

    cm: kak, tak berapa susah buat ni, tapi kena masa panjang sikit.

    jean: i'm enjoying every layer of this especially the ganache, it just like biting into a piece of choc bar!

  30. I can't afford to forget about the calories so I shall safely drool from the screen lol! They do look very delciious, lena!:D

  31. Wow Lena, this is a favorite Item at home! A combination much loved here, chocolate and peanut butter! This recipe I must try for sure.
    Thanks for your nice word on the pie tee. I was really waiting for your approval. Cheers!!!

  32. the magic of a brownie :)
    it starts with a rhyme then circles the world in time, the relaxing smell for you and for me; putting the world all at peace!

  33. This is so sinful, Lena. Must watch the waistline but how to resist?

  34. an awesome combination of peanut butter and brownie. it look so lovely with those layers and is TALL! im sure it taste heavenly! (:

  35. I love these layered brownie dessert. It gives such great contrast of flavours. Great job. I bookmark the recipe.

  36. Hi Lena.
    Looks awesome! My boys love peanut butter & chocolate. It's a match made in heaven and perfect for my boys (not for my waistline though)... :)

  37. Omg! I cannot WAIT to try this--peanut butter and chocolate is hands down my favorite combination! They look awesome, thanks for sharing :)

  38. Lena, I love all the three layers of this bars...perfect combination. Beautiful pictures as well. Hope you are having a great week :-)

  39. wow, tripe layer of goodness! With a tall glass of milk, I can chow down a few good pieces, heehee. Love how evenly toy layer them, nice. 