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Peanut Butter Ganache Bars

For not liking peanuts or peanut butter, my daughter (Eva) makes fabulous Peanut Butter Ganache Bars. She is also known for making peanut butter pie, but that’s for another day.

Peanut butter and chocolate are famous companions. In this recipe the graham crackers contribute a stable texture and crunch, perfect for the velvety smooth layer of chocolatey cream that will top the squares.

Not only is this a delicious dessert, it looks stunning as well! But don’t be deceived by its looks…it’s incredibly easy to make! The addition of flake salt on top isn’t just a culinary garnish, it adds a delightful bit of saltiness to the creamy, sweet topping. So, although it’s listed as optional, you really should use it.

Cut into 16 bars for generous dessert sized portions, or 25 smaller bars for petite, bite size portions. (Then you can eat 4 of them).

No matter how you slice them, you’ll find them easy to make, beautiful to serve and gone very quickly.

Peanut Butter Ganache Bars

Sweet and salty peanut butter chocolate dessert combo. Decadent, smooth, creamy and rich with a pinch of flake salt for the PERFECT touch!
Course Dessert


  • 1 pkg graham crackers
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Flake salt


  • Line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper. 
  • Crush graham crackers into fine crumbs. Add kosher salt, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and melted butter to graham crackers. Stir together. Press into prepared pan. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan heat cream over medium low heat until simmering. Remove from heat. Add chocolate chips into the hot cream. Let sit for a few minutes, then stir cream and chocolate chips together until well combined. 
  • Pour cream and chocolate mixture over peanut butter mixture. Chill for at least 45 minutes. Then sprinkle with flake salt. Cut into 16 dessert size bars (or 25 smaller bars).

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