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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Bread:
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)

Glaze:
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

14 comments:

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Awesome. I, too, cannot buy candy bars. Somehow, if I don't bake with them right away they are missing from the pantry when I do go to make something with them. :) This bread is great!

Sarah @ Homestyle Cooking Around The World said...

This sounds like something I would be crazy about. Love it!

Elena said...

I bet I could get my husband to do almost anything for a slice of this stuff. I think I'll get out the "Honey-Do" list and see what can get accomplished!

Thanks :)
Elena @ http://acasarella.blogspot.com

Karyn Tripp said...

Yum! sounds delicious! I am the same way with candy- can't keep it in the house.

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

oh my, now that is something I want to have!

Ali said...

And, I thought banana was delcicious by it's self. Now I know it was missing something the whole time....

4you-withlove said...

This looks AMAZING! I pinned it so I could find this again later!

Justine said...

Stopping by from Show & Share with Southern Lovely! http://queenofsavings.com

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Love this! Just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party...would LOVE for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_08.html

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

This sounds amazing!! I really want to make this now! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill

Marilyn said...

Yummmy.. This looks amazing.. Thanks SO much for linking to Pin'Inspirational Thursday.. Sincerely appreciate it.. Wishing you a lovely start to your weekend.. Hope you are back again next week.. ;)) xo~ Marilyn

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

I know I have commented on this before, but I just wanted to let you know I am featuring your amazing bread at today's link party!!

http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/01/rolo-cookies.html
Jill

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

I am so embarrassed..I totally put the wrong link with it! Sorry!! Here is the right one:)

http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/03/thursdays-temptation-link-party-9.html
Jill

Our Delightful Home said...

Yummy! I would love for you to stop by and link up at my Linky Party via:
http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-6.html

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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