Homemade marshmallows are my new obsession. I’ve put off attempting them for years — due to a misguided assumption that making them would be a giant hassle. They’re admittedly a bit fussy, but not at all as bad as I thought.
“I needed to find something to do with all this extra ganache.” That’s how these bars happened. And it seems like a somewhat fitting tagline to my life – a bit of a glimpse into my daily living.
I have a confession: I’m not real big on peanut butter cookies. I’m sure I just haven’t found the right recipe, but they’re usually both too dry and too bland for my taste. Not so with these lovely gooey chocolate chip peanut butter bars!
As I point out in my first post about this chocolate cake base – you wouldn’t know it was vegan. And that applies to this yummy peanut butter frosting, too.
I’m being cutesy with the title because I plan to try these again with almond butter (or cashew butter, or pecan butter…). The base is what matters, and it’s a solid foundation for swirling in some nut-butter goodness.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen an entire cake consumed so quickly and completely. The birthday girl got to take home one final slice, but otherwise this cake disappeared. And it got high praise from kids and adults alike.