Monday, March 5, 2012

Twix Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Glaze

I was having a conversation the other day with a friend.  I had told her we had made this bread and that all of us (including every single kid) couldn't stay out of it, it was that good.

She said, "Well of course it has Twixes in it!"

Then we proceeded to have a conversation about candy bars, which kind was good, which kind are good to bake with, etc.  And the conclusion I came to was: pretty every single one!

Seriously, peanut butter twixes are definitely at the top of my favorites but you can't leave out peanut butter m&ms, or butterfingers, or snickers, or reese's peanut butter cups.  The list is practically endless and I have found no end to the ideas of things we could put them in besides just eating them.

Candy bars are one of those things I just can't have sitting around my house.  If I buy them I have to put them in a recipe almost immediately because they call to me from the cupboard saying naughty things, like "i'm so good, come and eat me" or "you can just go work out in the morning if you eat me, it's not really a big deal" or "I'm not THAT bad for you".  

You see what I have to put up with??!!

Needless to say these twixes came into the house and almost went straight into this bread (just a few pieces missing).  It turned out fabulous.  We all loved it and the peanut butter glaze put a wonderful finishing touch on it.

Twix Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Glaze

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1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup mashed banana (about 3)
1/2 cup sour cream
2 c. chopped twix bars (about 4 regular candy bars)

1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

1.  Preheat oven to 350°F. For the bread, beat the butter and sugar until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat again. Stir in the baking soda and salt. Slowly add the flour to the mixture while the mixer is running. Do not over beat.

2.  Fold in the bananas, sour cream and twix bars by hand until incorporated, don't over mix. Pour into a 9x5 pan that has been sprayed with non stick spray. Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes. Check with a sharp knife or toothpick to see if it is done...if not, bake another 5 minutes. Let cool for 10-15 minutes in the pan, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

3.  For the glaze, combine all the ingredients in a smal bowl and whisk until smooth.  Spread over top of bread, when cooled completely.  Serve and enjoy!

Source: Inside Bru Crew
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