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Banana Cream Blondies with Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache

Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 36 bites

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I have to tell you, I’m not really a fan of banana desserts. It’s like carrot cake, right? I mean, ain’t nobody eating it for the carrots.

mini banana blondies on cooling rack topped with ganache whipped cream and banana slices

I’m not a fan of a lot of banana-flavored stuff in general. Or even just bananas.

The exception? Banana bread or muffins. Totally obsessed. I can’t get enough.

But I was so intrigued by the idea of banana blondies that I had to try them, just to see if the banana would ruin that dense blondie texture or if it would actually work.

banana blondie bites topped with chocolate ganache whipped cream and banana slices

Let me tell you friends, it works.

I wouldn’t lie to you about a banana dessert.

I found this recipe from Shelly of Cookies and Cups on Pinterest, and the texture drew me in. They looked totally dense and fudgy. I had to try them.

cooling rack with banana blondie bites topped with chocolate ganache and chopped peanuts

And I did. And they rocked my world.

You need to make them and make the Brown Sugar Frosting on Shelly’s site. And then you need to make a second batch and cover them in peanut butter chocolate ganache, whipped cream and chopped nuts.

Because January’s over.

Also, chocolate, peanut butter and banana are meant to be.

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Banana Cream Blondies with Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache

These Banana Cream Blondies with Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache are a fun, bite sized treat for any party!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Servings 36 bites
Calories 162kcal

Ingredients

For the blondies

  • 1 cup butter melted (and browned if desired)
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour I used half whole wheat

For the ganache:

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp milk or cream additional if required to reach desired consistency
  • Sweetened whipped cream or whipped topping
  • Banana slices
  • Chopped peanuts or walnuts as desired

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 36 mini muffin cups with non-stick spray (or use paper liners).
  • In a large bowl, combine melted butter and sugar and beat with a whisk until smooth. Whisk in eggs, vanilla and bananas until smooth.
  • Add salt and flour and stir just until combined.
  • Spoon about 1 tbsp of batter into each mini muffin cup. Bake for 10-12 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
  • Make the ganache: In a small pot over low heat, combine chocolate, peanut butter and milk. Cook on low, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
  • Dip cooled blondies in ganache and let set. Top with whipped cream, banana slices and chopped nuts as desired. (*I recommend topping with bananas only before serving).
  • Store in the fridge for a couple days, or you could freeze them for 2-3 months before topping with whipped cream.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 89mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says

    These look delicious, Ashley! I pretty much love anything banana-y and have to try these! 🙂 Have a great rest of the week!

  2. Izzy says

    I’m a lover of all things banana! In fact I’ve been eating peanut butter, bananas, and rice cakes for lunch for the past few days! This is so creative! Bananas and blondies sound like a match made in heaven and I want to eat all of them right now!!

  3. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates quinoa says

    I can think of nothing more perfect than banana and chocolate…except for adding peanut butter into the mix. I was drooling when I saw these on instagram earlier! Pinning!

  4. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says

    Well I am a HUGE fan of bananas so I am a huge fan of these blondies! Also since I just happened to post a version of banana blondies not too long ago myself. 😉 Great minds think alike and these are absolutely adorable, Ashley!

  5. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says

    Yessssss!! Another non-banana lover! I do not like them, and really, the only dessert I eat them in is banana bread (but I think it is because I put enough chocolate chips in to mask the banana flavour 🙂 These look really cute and I still need banana recipes for my banana-loving daughter.

    • Ashley says

      Haha, I LOVE banana bread. I think it’s my favorite way to eat bananas! But these blondies are a close second — they are super fudgy and rich, and I DID slather them in chocolate and peanut butter. LOl

  6. June Burns says

    Oh yeah, I totally agree–banana desserts are often meh, but banana cakes are the bomb! This variation sounds terrific, especially with all that peanut butter and ganache 🙂

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