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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!

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PEANUT CARAMEL TART

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

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

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

Get inspired to make this dreamy Peanut Caramel Tart and the fans will be cheering for more!

Sheila

 

{Recipe inspired from Baking A Moment}

 

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Candy Bar Blondies

With Halloween just around the corner, these Candy Bar Blondies are a great way to create a spooktacular fall dessert!

Candy Bar Blondies

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been stocking up on your favorite Halloween candy for months! And with that being said, do you still have any of those early buys of the sweetest little candies in your cupboard for the kids that will ring your bell for tick or treating?

Not likely!

In our home, I buy the candy, then somehow the bag gets opened. And when that happens I think, “I’m just going to have one of these.” I repeat this ritual over several days, until one day when I reach into the bag and it has gone empty! How did that happen? Did I really eat all of those mini Rollo candies? I know it had to be the hubby or son because they always find my candy hiding places. But, hmmmm, did they even know I had bought and hid these little treats? Probably not!

So if you find yourself in this predicament before the bewitching hour of October 31st, I would suggest that you go out and buy your favorite bite sized Halloween candy and whip up a batch of these satisfying Candy Bar Blondies for yourself! And be sure to buy a few extra bags for the kiddos!

You start with a soft buttery base and mix in mounds of Twix and Snickers (two of my favs), but you can use any type of candy that you like to make your very own customized spookalicious treat.

These treats will satisfy your candy craving so you won’t be tempted to sneak into that hidden bag of candy and you’ll be able to pass out yummy treats for the little ones dressed up so cute. As well, you can wait to make these decadent blondies until you raid your own kids bag (of course with their permission) from their score of sweets from the neighborhood!

Candy Bar Blondies

Candy Bar Blondies
2 packages yellow cake mix
1 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
4 large eggs
1 cup bite sized Twix candy bars, cut in half
1 cup bite sized Snickers candy bars, cut in half

Heat your over to 350 degrees. Prepare a 13×9-inch pan with non-stick spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, add the cake mix and melted butter. Stir until combined. Then add the eggs and mix well. Add the vanilla and stir. Then fold in the Twix and Snickers candy. Note, the mixture will be thick.

Dump the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula.

Bake for 30-40 minutes until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center. Do not over bake or they will become hard.

Candy Bar Blondies

I know you will love these Candy Bar Blondies just about as much as you enjoy sneaking a your favorite treat from the candy bag!

Sheila