• homemade brownies with peanut butter butterscotch ganache

    filed under: Brownies on January 23, 2015

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

    Peanut Butter Butterscotch Chocoalte Ganache covered these Decadent Brownies!

    It’s like the dream team to me.  Move over jelly, peanut butter has a new BFF.

    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.

    Peanut Butter Butterscotch Chocoalte Ganache covered these Decadent Brownies! Not only did it end up being a good idea, but a great one.  It’s not too egotistical to call my own ideas great is it?

    Maybe a little. #shamespiral

    Peanut Butter Butterscotch Chocoalte Ganache covered these Decadent Brownies!

    But it 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.

    peanut butter butterscotch ganache


        • 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.

        Peanut Butter Butterscotch Chocoalte Ganache covered these Decadent Brownies!

        Use this delicious Homemade Brownie Recipe for the base.  (This recipe is the perfect size for this recipe.)

        To assemble brownies:
        Prepare brownies according to recipe directions.
        While brownies are baking, make 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 counter to level out ganache.
        Allow brownies to cool to room temperature before serving.

        Tips for Success:

        Read the recipe and assembly instructions 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.


        Peanut Butter Butterscotch Chocoalte Ganache covered these Decadent Brownies!

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

          Thank you Robyn!

          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 !!!

        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

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

        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.

        DEFINITELY a good idea. They look amazing!

        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.

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

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

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

        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! 😀

        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!

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

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

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

        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!

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

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

        I’m in love with these brownies.

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

        That ganache sounds like heaven, I love these brownies!

        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!

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

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

        Don't Pass on Dessert!