The holiday season is officially upon us. While there are so many reasons to love this time of year, one of my favorites is the chance to spend more time in the kitchen. I’m a baker at heart and constanly looking for new recipes for sweet little nibbles to have around the house when company arrives.
In addition to delicious treats, I’m always on the hunt for simple, stress-free recipes. I like to have a few recipes that I can whip together quickly for unexpected guests. My go-to place for these ideas is obviously BHG. They have a collection of recipes for Easy Brownies and Bars that is stellar. Everyone loves a brownie or bar and there are endless tweaks you can do to make it really special.
Today I followed this recipe for Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Ganache. This is one of my favorite flavor combinations so trying this recipe was an easy choice.
The crust is actually made with a devil’s food cake mix. Adapting the wet ingredients creates a soft yet crunchy base for these bars.
Slathered with a rich peanut butter filling and topped with a decadent chocolate ganache, these are one bar that will be put on repeat in my kitchen.
I was so impressed with how quickly these came together. I was able to shorten my cooling time by placing the pan on my side porch. This is a trick I learned from my mom when I was little. We’d place iced Christmas cookies in the garage to get the icing to set so we could pack them up quickly. It’s chilly here in Central PA this time of year, so I realize this little trick may not work everywhere.
You can get the recipe for these Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Ganache by clicking here.
So that’s what happening in my kitchen. What’s your quick go-to sweet treat for the holidays?
Michael Wurm, Jr – Inspired by Charm
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