It is no secret to my friends and family how much I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER. Well, this peanut butter ganache just takes it over the top. This would be good on cupcakes, brownies, cakes, ice cream, ummm, nearly everything I’d say!
These are chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter chips, topped with Swiss buttercream frosting and peanut butter ganache with a few more peanut butter chips. Cupcakes are so easy to “dress up” with just a little drizzle of something and some sprinkles or chips. Easy, but fancy.
For example, at our garage sale we had a few weekends ago, I tasked myself with baking 72 cupcakes and decorating them all cute-like. I had to have some fresh ideas so I could sell all these cupcakes for Relay for Life!!
A little twist of twine was an easy way to decorate these clear top cupcake boxes. I am definitely not the most crafty person by a long shot.
But ultimately, I just wanted the cupcakes to look good!
Peanut Butter Ganache recipe from Confessions of A Cookbook Queen
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
In a double boiler (would also work in a microwave I assume), combine cream, peanut butter, peanut butter chips and corn syrup. Heat for about 5 minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds or so until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool and thicken up. Leftovers can be kept in the fridge and reheated gently.
I also made chocolate chocolate cupcakes (chocolate cupcakes with chocolate chips, buttercream frosting, chocolate ganache and mini chips on top) and white chocolate funfetti cupcakes (white chocolate flavored cakes with white chocolate chips, topped with buttercream frosting and multi-colored sprinkles and a few white chocolate chips.) Cute, but not too crazy I couldn’t do this the night before. Thanks to my bro for his help!!
Please give this ganache a try! It was wonderful and very pretty as well.