Brownies with Peanut Butter Butterscotch Ganache

filed under: Brownies on January 23, 2015

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.

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!

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Chocoalte Ganache covered these Decadent Brownies!

Homemade Brownies

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.

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Chocoalte Ganache covered these Decadent Brownies!

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!

Looking for more great brownie recipes?

Blueberry Brownies

Beer Brownies

Zucchini Brownies

peanut butter butterscotch ganache
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins

My obsession with peanut butter & butterscotch has been well documented.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter butterscotch ganache
Servings: 16 bars
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 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
  1. Place the roughly chopped chocolate, peanut butter and 1/2 cup butterscotch morsels in a bowl and set aside.

  2. Heat the cream on the stove and bring to a simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Remove pan from stove and pour the hot cream on top of the chocolate, peanut butter and butterscotch chips.

  4. Stir gently to combine and keep stirring until all morsels are melted.

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  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says:

    These are a thing of beauty, my friend! So decadent, so tempting! My fave flavors together in a warm brownie!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Robyn!

    • Mariam Roy says:

      Hi Robyn,
      I absolutely love love love your chocolate cake recipe!! It’s become my favorite recipe and use it all the time! Yesterday I had doubled it to bake my son’s friend’s birthday cake and it was a huge hit at the surprise party that was thrown for him.
      Thank you so much for sharing !!!

  • bubbieone says:

    OMG I actually “swooned” before I read that part of your comment. My husband actually asked what the noise I made was about! hehehe Next on my list to make

    • Amanda says:

      Haha!! Love it!

  • Annie @ ciaochowbambina says:

    A thing of beauty. It’s all I can say. You keep causing me to go speechless. That can’t be healthy!

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    Amanda, these brownies!!! oh my gawd!! I’m making these tomorrow!!! I needed something for a party . . and I am your tribe, sister and friend, yo. Chin up and let me know when that other HUGE door opens. I know it will.

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says:

    DEFINITELY a good idea. They look amazing!

  • Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking says:

    These look right up my alley, Amanda. You know I’ve been thinking of the whole peanut butter and butterscotch flavour combo myself, but never got around to it. I think now’s the time to experiment and try these brownies.

    The ganache touch on top just adds to the whole decadence.

  • Katie @The Semisweet Sisters says:

    These brownies look amazing! I love peanut butter and butterscotch but I’ve never tried them together.

  • Shinee says:

    Dying to try this. Two of my favorites in one, chocolate and butterscotch. Peanut butter is great too.

  • Anna @ Sunny Side Ups says:

    Oh man…Chocolate, Peanut Butterm AND Butterscotch?? I need these ASAP–don’t think I could wait for them to cool down either! 🙂

  • Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next... says:

    These brownies look AMAZING, Amanda! So, so beautiful. Love that gooey chocolate centre and the peanut butter butterscotch ganache is delicious! I could easily eat the whole batch right now! YUM! 😀

  • says:

    I can’t decide whether to thank you for sharing this recipe or yell at you for the pounds I’m going to gain from eating it! Pinned!

  • Agness says:

    These are my favourite! I am absolutely in love with peanut butter <3!!!

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    I have never had peanut butter and butterscotch together, but it sounds like a perfect pair!

  • Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says:

    These brownies are so indulgent! And that ganache, girl. I just want to spoon it up!

  • Monica says:

    I’ve not met a brownie I did not like but these are clearly in the ‘love’ category! A good brownie is a gift…seriously! And this looks incredible. It fulfills my daily craving for chocolate and brownie…and it’s all delivered in this moist, fudgy package. Yum! And I love ganache…just saying the word makes me happy but all the better when I get to make and eat it!

  • Ami@NaiveCookCooks says:

    Amanda, these brownies look like the perfect after dinner treat!! Just stunning!

  • Kelly says:

    Oh my gosh, these brownies look so decadent and amazing! Brownies +PB butterscotch ganache = genius!

  • CakeSpy says:

    I’m in love with these brownies.

  • Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog says:

    I will be dreaming about these, they’re so amazing and perfect! Pinned!

  • Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules says:

    All I can say is OMG!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    That ganache sounds like heaven, I love these brownies!

  • Oana says:

    That last picture with the ganache all gooey is amazing. I wanna reach and grab one of these brownies. The consistency looks just right for both the brownies and ganache. Pinned!

  • Thalia @ butter and brioche says:

    What incredibly decadent and delicious brownies! I seriously cannot get over the look and sound of that peanut butter butterscotch ganache. Just WOW.

  • Carolyn says:

    You know that peanut butter and chocolate together is my kryptonite, right?