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Peanut Caramel Tart

Get ready to sink your teeth into this purely decadent Peanut Caramel Tart!

Peanut Caramel Tart } Sweet Baked Life

Today I’m taking the simple flavors reminiscent of being at a baseball game; peanuts and caramel, to bring you this amazing tart and a little story about my son’s recent experience on his high school baseball team.

Even though high school baseball ended a few weeks ago, I still wanted to celebrate the season, my son and his team. You see, my son had not played baseball in about 6-8 years. But he had a goal. A goal to make in on the high school JV baseball team. With hard work, perseverance, determination, and the right attitude he was able to get a spot on the team.

He had practice six days a week and games three days a week. He was on a mission! The coaches were encouraging and his teammates were supportive! He felt part of something great– it was such a positive experience for him. And over the course of the season, he progressively got better and was actually put into a few games. He was proud to be part of the team and if someone asked him what his position was he happily answered, “Right bench.” Peanut Caramel Tart } Sweet Baked Life

So, if you want to score a home run, you have got to make this to-dye-for Peanut Carmel Tart.

This fabulous layered treat has a soft and fluffy peanut butter base, topped with gooey sweet caramel, salty peanuts and smothered in chocolate ganache! When you cut these into rectangular pieces they’ll remind you of a delicious candy bar — like Snickers!

Now, this tart does not take much training; it requires no driving (unless you need something from the store), you don’t have to sit for hours outside in the heat or cold waiting for the outcome (you will be in the comfort of your kitchen), there is no coach needed (only you), and you will not experience any frustration from an irritating umpire who makes a wrong call (just add more chocolate).

You’ll just easily whip up this dessert – the peanut butter base comes together in a snap. And what could be easier than add with caramel and sprinkling peanuts? And the ganache, well, that is pretty much just melting chocolate with warmed cream! Yep, it’s simple and the outcome is amazing! Truly a grand-slam in my kitchen!

Peanut Caramel Tart } Sweet Baked Life


  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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By: Sheila | Sweet Baked Life


3/4 cup light brown sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup salted peanuts
3/4 cup caramel sauce
1/4 cup heavy cream
4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped


Heat your oven to 350 degrees.

Add the brown sugar, butter and peanut butter to a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment, cream until smooth and fluffy. Add the egg and beat until fully combined.

With the mixer on low-speed, add the flour, baking powder, and salt. The mixture will be soft and crumbly. Pour the mixture into a rectangular tart pan and using your fingers, press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides.

Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until golden brown and set in the middle. Cool completely on a wire rack.

When cool, sprinkle the peanuts over the peanut butter base to create an even layer. Then top with the caramel.

To make the ganache: In a small bowl, add the chopped chocolate and set aside. In another small bowl, add the cream and microwave for about 30-60 seconds, until almost boiling. Pour the cream over the chocolate and let sit for a 3-5 minutes, then stir until smooth. .Cool slightly then pour over the tart. Place tart in refrigerator to allow the ganache to set. When ready to eat, remove from refrigerator, slice and serve.

Peanut Caramel Tart } Sweet Baked Life

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{Recipe inspired from Baking A Moment}




Peanut Butter-Chocolate No-Bake Dessert

Go nuts for this decadent Peanut Butter-Chocolate No-Bake Dessert! It’s a great end of summer treat that’s easy to prepare and perfect to serve to your hungry kiddos when they get home from school!

Peanut Butter-Chocolate no-bake dessertAnd going nuts is exactly what I am doing today! You see, my son is off to his first day of High School! Can’t believe it…not only is it the end of summer vacation for him, but he is off on a brand new adventure! So, why am I going nuts?

Well, because I am a huge worrywart! Yep, it’s true! Ever since my kid first started preschool, my heart sinks each and every first day of school. I guess it’s a mom thing (ok, I know that some dads go through this too!).

It’s kinda scary for him this year — mostly because he has gone to small schools and now he is going to a large public school where he barely knows anyone — and a little for us too; our son is growing up (and way too fast I might add!). I’m sure he will do fine, it’s me and the hubs I’m worried about!

And now, because of the close proximity of the High School and our house, he can now walk to school. Crazy for me and his dad as since he began his education we have always had to drive him to and from school. May not seem a big deal, but it is to me. Last week when he went to his orientation, I watched him from the window as he disappeared down the street. I really did want to cry. But somehow I contained myself, even though my heart was racing and my head was pounding. I’m sure I’ll feel the same way when I kiss him good-bye today.

Peanut Butter-Chocolate no-bake dessertNow, because I am so emotional and really going nuts hoping that he will be ok with all of these big changes, I thought I would treat all of you to this amazing peanut butter and chocolate dessert! Somewhat of a change for me, since I normally do not make or post recipes with peanut butter.

So, if you love peanut butter as much as I do, then you’re gonna love this Peanut Butter-Chocolate Dessert!

You start with crushed Nutter Butter Cookies moistened with butter, then you layer chocolate pudding, chopped Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, whipped cream, and more chopped Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.

Now this is what I call, truly incredible. The salty peanut butter combined with the rich smooth chocolate is one of my favorite combinations. There is just something about this concoction that I just can’t get enough of, what about you?

And even better, it’s simple to prepare, there is no need to turn on your oven, and your kids (and husbands alike) will devour this for sure! It’s truly a great dessert for the after school blues!

Peanut Butter-Chocolate no-bake dessert

Peanut Butter-Chocolate No Bake Dessert

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Peanut Butter-Chocolate no-bake barsBy: Sheila | Sweet Baked Life

1 (11.8 0z) package Nutter Butter Cookies
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 (3.9 oz.) package Instant Chocolate Pudding mix
1-1/4 cup milk
8 oz. heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 (8 oz) package Mini Unwrapped Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, chopped in half

In a large baggie, add the Nutter Butter Cookies and crush with a rolling pin until you get large crumbs. Pour the crumbs into a medium bowl and add the melted butter. Stir to combine. Then add the crumb mixture to a 11×7-inch baking dish (I used an oval dish here) and press into the bottom with your hands. Set in the refrigerator while you prepare the other layers.

In a large bowl of an electric stand mixer with the whisk attachment, add the heavy cream, sugar and vanilla extract. Beat on high-speed until firm peaks form. Set in the refrigerator until ready to use.

In a medium bowl, add the pudding and milk. Whisk until firm, about 2 minutes.

Chop the Reeses candy in half and set aside.

To layer, add the pudding to the crust layer and gently spread evenly using a spatula. Add 1/2 of the Reeses candy and then add the whipped cream and spread evenly with your spatula. Sprinkle the top with the remaining Reeses candy. Set in the refrigerator for 4 hours, until firm (or overnight). Cut into squares.

Peanut Butter-Chocolate no-bake dessertKeep your spoon ready by the fridge so any time you have a bit of anxiety about your kiddos and school, you can take a big bite of this Peanut Butter-Chocolate Dessert and feel like the supermom that you are in no time flat!

Happy Back-To-School!