These Homemade Brownies with Peanut Butter Butterscotch Ganache are seriously amazing! My obsession with peanut butter & butterscotch has been well documented. It’s like the dream team to me. Move over jelly, peanut butter has a new BFF.
My obsession with peanut butter & butterscotch has been well documented.
- 5 oz semi-sweet chocolate rough chopped
- 1/4 c creamy peanut butter
- 1 1/2 c butterscotch morsels divided
- 1/2 c heavy cream
Place the roughly chopped chocolate, peanut butter and 1/2 cup butterscotch morsels in a bowl and set aside.
- Heat the cream on the stove and bring to a simmer for 1-2 minutes.
Remove pan from stove and pour the hot cream on top of the chocolate, peanut butter and butterscotch chips.
- Stir gently to combine and keep stirring until all morsels are melted.
Brownies with Peanut Butter Butterscotch Ganache
Adding peanut butter and butterscotch to ganache seemed like a good idea because clearly, I look to add it to all the foods. All the cakes. All the brownies.
Not only did it end up being a good idea, but a great one. Everyone that tried these was asking for the recipe. It was one of those sought after “winning” moments when you see the delight on peoples faces!
I have used this recipe for years because it’s tested, perfected, and darn delicious. It’s also the perfect size for the recipe. The brownie layer itself is about 1 1/2 inches thick and then the butterscotch moresels and ganache are thick, and combine they create the perfect height for your mouth. That sentence was a mouthful too. 😉
How to Assemble Brownies
Prepare brownies according to recipe directions.
While brownies are baking, make the ganache.
Remove hot brownies from oven and spread 1 cup butterscotch morsels over brownies.
Pour warm ganache over brownies and morsels. Gently tap pan on the counter to level out ganache.
Allow brownies to cool to room temperature before serving.
This recipe is good. Deliciously decadent in fact. And I think it may just even convert everyone to be as obsessed with peanut butter and butterscotch as I am.
Tips for Success
Read the recipe and assembly instructions above well before making. The timing of the brownies and morsels and ganache is important.
I prefer the look and texture of an unmelted butterscotch morsel in the middle layer. If you would prefer more ooey gooey, you can melt the butterscotch morsels in the microwave prior to putting on the brownie. Simply spread out with an offset spatula. Be careful!
I used semi-sweet chocolate for the ganache, but you can also use milk chocolate with success.
If you can’t wait (and I don’t recommend this as you could burn your tongue! Speaking from experience. Ahem.) and need to cut the brownie immediately, be prepared for ooey gooey hot chocolate brownie deliciousness. A scoop of vanilla ice cream would be an amazing addition!
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