Who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate? I don’t know too many people that don’t! I think peanut butter and chocolate are the two most popular comfort foods and when you put them together in a cookie you get something pretty amazing.
We all love these Ganache Filled Peanut Butter Bars. They a just so yummy! You can eat them fresh out of the oven, cold, with ice cream, or better yet fresh out of the oven topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Now that’s divine!
The best thing about this cookie is that it’s so simple to make, ok a bit fussy; but it uses CAKE MIX! Now that’s seriously easy! I think the fussy part is the ganache, but really if you have a saucepan and can melt chocolate you can make this, trust me! You want complicated and yummy? Try my Ganache Filled Bar Cookies, those are super delish!
Anyway here’s the recipe for this super easy, super divine Ganache Filled Peanut Butter Bars. Once you’ve tried them you’ll be making them often.
1 box Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix
1 stick butter – melted
1 cup Peanut Butter – creamy or crunchy that’s up to you
1 (12oz.) bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 stick butter
1 Tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 325°
In the bowl of your stand-up mixer combine all the cookie ingredients
Mix at medium speed until well combined – batter should be thick
Press 1/2 of the batter evenly into an ungreased metal 9×13 baking pan
Combine first three filling ingredients in a small saucepan
Stir constantly until the chocolate and butter are melted and combined evenly in the mixture
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla
Spread chocolate mixture on top of the cookie layer you have in your baking pan
Gently press the remaining cookie dough on top of the chocolate layer
Bake for about 20-30 minutes
Using a pizza cutter (I love using a pizza cutter on cookie bars, it’s easier to make even pieces) or a sharp knife, cut the cookies into rectangular or square bars.
Store in airtight containers at room temperature or in the fridge if you like them cold.