All my favorite flavors wrapped up into one quick bread? This decadent Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread has us DROOLING.

Hi, guys! How was your Thanksgiving? For me taking five days off of blogging felt so weird. I just couldn’t bring myself to inundate you all with a dessert recipe after turkey day. The last thing anyone wants is to look at pictures of food after the biggest feast day of the year. But alas, it is Monday and I hope everyone’s stomachs have shrunk back to normal size so you can start looking at baked goods again. In particular, this Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread.

But first, let’s talk about the deep fried turkey I mentioned last week.

Alex’s dad bought an 18-pound free-range, organic turkey. Alex and his dad brined it the night before, then the three of us deep fried it in the falling snow. OK more like they deep fried it and I stood there with a beer. But whatever.

I just have to show you pictures. It was too funny. Look:

Turkey Day

Handsome man rigging the pully system. I wasn’t kidding about the beer at the bottom.

Turkey Day

This is the peek from behind a door shot. But with a ladder. And a dead bird.

Turkey Day

Aaaand it’s ready!

So that happened. It turned out amazingly. I highly recommend. The coolest part is that it only took 50 minutes to cook the 18-pound turkey! I’m totally down to do it again. It was so much fun. Let me know who’s interested and I’ll come to your house and teach you the ways.

Now onto this peanut butter chocolate banana bread loaf! It was spectacular. Moist, flavorful, and oh so pretty to look at! It’s a one bowl wonder, too. No mess, no fuss. The cocoa powder makes it extra soft, and the peanut butter gives it an added richness that’s just perfect for colder weather days.

Plus, it has bananas in it, which means it’s healthy, right?

Is butter a carb?

All my favorite flavors wrapped up into one quick bread? This decadent Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread has us DROOLING.

Tips for making this chocolate peanut butter banana bread

Melt the peanut butter before adding it to the batter—Peanut butter is notoriously hard to stir. The solution? Melt it! Just pop the peanut butter into the microwave for 30 seconds, or until it’s fairly liquid-y and easy to stir.

Use overripe bananas—The trick to making a sweet, flavorful banana bread is to use overripe (even brown) bananas. Please please please do NOT use green bananas in this peanut butter chocolate banana bread recipe. That would taste sad.

Avoid natural peanut butter—You could probably get away with using natural peanut butter in the actual banana bread, but it’s impossible to drizzle that stuff on top of the bread. I used Skippy peanut butter for the drizzle, and it melted down perfectly. (Which should probably tell me something about the quality of the peanut butter…).

Decorate with sliced bananas—Admittedly, this has nothing to do with how the banana bread bakes, and everything to do with presentation. Either top the banana bread with sliced banana rings or cut the banana into strips lengthwise and lay the long strips on top of the bread that way. Either way, it’ll look and taste beautiful!

All my favorite flavors wrapped up into one quick bread? This decadent Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread has us DROOLING.

And check out a video of the bread in the making:

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread

All your favorite flavors wrapped up into one quick bread? This decadent Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bread will have you DROOLING.

  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large loaf 1x
  • Category: breads
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american
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Ingredients

For the bread

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter, slightly melted
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • banana slices (optional)

For the peanut butter drizzle

  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (Don’t use natural- it won’t work. I used Skippy and it melted fantastically!)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the slightly melted peanut butter, sugar, mashed bananas, vegetable oil, and eggs. After mixing, stir in cocoa, baking powder & soda, salt, and vanilla. Stir in flour last.
  3. Pour into loaf pan and top with thinly sliced banana pieces. I used 1/2 a banana for this part. Bake for roughly 55 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes.
  4. Once the loaf has cooled slightly, top with peanut butter. Melt in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds, then stir. It should become creamy and slightly runny. Depending on your microwave, heat for an additional 15 seconds. Drizzle over loaf. Serve!

Keywords: banana, chocolate, peanut butter, chocolatey, decadent

More chocolate peanut butter desserts from Broma Bakery:

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout Cake

Elvis Popsicles (Peanut Butter, Chocolate, & Banana!)

Peanut Butter Brownies

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The turkey looks perfectly crispy Sarah, looking at the pictures I can tell it was a complicated procedure, lol! I’m glad you had a nice Thanksgiving, and going back to blogging after turkey day was a little weird to me, too,
I love the chocolate peanut butter banana bread, great combination, can’t wait to try it! Looks so delicious, I wouldn’t want to share it with anyone…

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh it was. But it was SO worth it! And yeah. I don’t want to share it, either. But as a gift to my hips, I will have to 🙂

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My stomach has not shrunk to normal size yet but I could make room for a slice of this amazing bread. Looks delicious…Pinned!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yeah, it’s totally worth it :). Thanks for pinning, Oriana!

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Oh my, YUM! This bread looks so good! Loving that peanut butter drizzle on top, too!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks! Love drizzles, they’re totally the best part.

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a) Banana bread with banana slices down the middle? GENIUS. b) Do I even have to mention how gorgeous these shots are? c) I’m officially booking you to come down here and teach me how to deep fry a turkey next year! What.. you offered!! I have a recipe I adore but the bird looks damn funky when it’s all said and done, from my flipping and flipping and flipping and butter stuffing and ugh. THAT turkey?! I cannot even. Plus.. getting the men outside and out of my way during the poultry process? It’s like a win-win-win-win-win-win

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You said it, sister! Great so Thanksgiving 2015 is planned. Cannot wait. That is, as long as you promise your pumpkin cheesecake will be on the menu!!

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Um, Sarah…. did you have to do this? I mean, peanut butter and chocolate? How can one resist? Love the drizzle and your photography is just gorgeous!

And so glad you are safely done with your turkey fry…. too much stress leading up to the moment of truth! Thank you for sharing your photos and delicious recipe! Can’t wait to try it!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you! Drizzling is so fun. Happy to share the moment with you, too!

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the bread looks beautiful Sarah, You cannot go wring with chocolate, PB & Banana! 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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No you cannot! One of my fave combinations 🙂

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Oh my gosh, we had a fried turkey for my friendsgiving gathering! I was pleasantly surprised by how it all turned out! This banana bread looks perfect with that peanut butter drizzle on top! Wish I could stop by and get a bite of this!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You did?! I know, how good was it! Flavor-wise, ours was just the best! And you’re welcome by anytime 😀

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Yay! So excited for this. I’ve got some very ripe bananas waiting on my counter. PS. that is one damn good looking turkey.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Why thank you, I’ll pass along the compliments :). And YEAH! DO IT!

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Lovely images of the bread – but totally loved the turkey-fest pics too!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks, Sara! We had fun 🙂

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THAT BREAD! incredible. Absolutely incredible.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks, Haley! Virtually sending you a slice!

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Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Sarah! I have always wanted to try a deep fried turkey. Your pictures look incredible! And this bread might just be the best ever! I love the chocolate, peanut butter and banana combination, all of m favorites! Sounds so delicious!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks, Gayle! We did. Hope you and your family did as well!

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Whoever decided that chocolate and peanut butter should go together is an absolute genius. The bread looks insanely delicious; I’m bookmarking this so I can make for the holidays!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks for bookmarking, Ali! Let me know how it comes out!

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This bread is simply gorgeous! Pinned and shared!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks SO much for sharing, Julie!

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That turkey looks delicious! I’ve never tried deep-frying, but it’s on my list 🙂 Love this bread, too. I could totally convince myself it’s healthy with the bananas.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You totally should. And yes! It’s so healthy…

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I can’t wait to try this! Pinning!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks for pinning, Amy!

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Oh, I want to get all up close and personal with this bread 🙂 It is pretty much all of my favorite things in one loaf! Also, I had deep fried turkey for the first time this year (though I didn’t participate in the frying part–I love your set up!)

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks! It was chilly but fun. It seems like a lot of people deep fried their turkeys this year. It’s totally new to me!

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That was quite some adventure, but the turkey looked sooooo good!

Haha, “is butter a carb” best. line, ever!

And this bread looks and sounds incredible. I am definitely going to make it!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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It’s so easy, you totally should!
And seriously. Best line ever.

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This bread looks beyond amazing! The perfect treat for the holidays, I just could’t be trusted alone with this in the house! 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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…which is why I gave half to our neighbors 😉

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This bread! I need it now. Yummers. And that turkey looks amazing too. I’m too scared to deep fry a turkey so you definitely need to come and teach me!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I would love to! Mainly we’ll just watch Alex do it. Shhhh

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Ahahahahhahaha those turkey frying photos are GREAT. I can’t believe what a contraption y’all built to do that! Hilarious.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yes ma’am! We tried and we won.

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This looks so delicious!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you, Karen! You should totally make it!

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I never get tired of looking at (and eating!) baked goods, so bring on the banana bread.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Vurr glad to hear that. Bring it I will (did?). Something.

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This looks beautiful. And delicious. And like something that could quite possibly change my life. I am certainly thankful for discovering your blog this year! 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Awww, thank you, Anne Marie! So glad to have you here 🙂

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NOW THIS IS HOW YOU MAKE BANANA BREAD!!!! so so so good looking

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks, Kelsey! We enjoyed it 🙂

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Good work deep frying the turkey. Definitely something dangerous that I haven’t tried yet 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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As Archer would say, “We’re in the danger zone.”

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Wow, your pictures of the banana bread are beautiful. Love the drizzle on top and love that it just uses one bowl. Thanks!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank YOU, Geraldine! So glad you enjoyed them 😀

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Banana Bread?! Sounds (and looks) like the BEST banana bread ever!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks, Jessica! It was definitely up there!

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You can never go wrong with the combination of chocolate, peanut butter and banana. I can imagine how delicious this bread must have tasted!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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It was! You’ve just gotta try it!

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Wow, that bread looks amazing! And your photography is really beautiful. My partner LOVES the chocolate/peanut butter combination, so I may have to try this!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Ooooh please let me know if you do!!

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This is gorgeous! What a combination! 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks, Annie! There are some things that are just made for each other…

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Ok, the turkey making looks fun. And the turkey looks delicious. BUT THIS BREAD! Oh my gosh. My hips are getting wider just by looking at the pictures. So good!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Tell me about it. Had to give away almost the whole loaf! Thanks, Nora!

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That turkey looks so darn delish! I’ve always wanted to try a deep fried turkey, but no one else around here seems to be game. They are all set in their ways. I love that peanut butter drizzle on this banana bread. It just makes my mouth water. I have to give this recipe a try. I’m positive there won’t be any objections to making this bread!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Listen. I didn’t want to do it AT ALL when I first heard about it. I thought it sacrilege. But since it was Alex’s family and not my own, I had no choice, so I went along with it. As soon as you see all the equipment and start wrapping the bird in string, you get SO EXCITED!

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That turkey is beautiful – I’m so impressed! And I had no idea you could cook one so fast…we need to try this next year!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You DO! I’m suggesting it again next year 🙂

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oh my god that turkey looks amazing!! i have always wanted to deep fry a turkey it looks so good.

this bread looks soooo chocolatey and delicious. the bananas in the middle are a super cute touch.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks! I love elements of desserts where they look like how they taste… you know?

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why must you line the pan with parchment? Does the dough stick if you just grease the pan?

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Great question, Cheryl! I prefer to line things with parchment because it makes it incredibly easy to get out of the pan. You can absolutely grease the pan as an alternative. I just suggest parchment because it’s my method of choice.
Thanks for stopping my and let me know how they turn out!

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I just made this for the family and it looks and smells amazing but how do you get the drizzle so neat! Mine is a bit of a lumpy haphazard mess. Gloriously homemade looking!

I can’t wait to taste it 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You may want to heat up your peanut butter before drizzling it on! Nevertheless, I’m sure it will taste great 🙂 Thanks for commenting and happy baking!

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Hi Sarah! I made this and it was fantastic! Like seriously the bomb girl. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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Finally! Something I made turned out exactly like the picture. Haha. Seriously, this is the BEST banana bread I’ve had in a loooooooooong time. I’m so glad this was one of the first results in a Pinterest search for “peanut butter chocolate banana bread.” Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! I love not reinventing the wheel. Proportions of ingredients were perfect… no flavor too much, well balanced and not too sweet. The result was a tall, moist (but not too moist) loaf, and the banana slices and peanut butter drizzle make this OUTSTANDING, pretty AND tasty. Since my husband and I love the pb & chocolate combo, and I often have overripe bananas, I imagine I’ll be making this a lot. Bonus, it’s ridiculously easy to throw together.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you so much, Lisa! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. It’s a total favorite of mine, too! Thanks for commenting and happy baking!!!

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HI Sarah! I love your blog and recipes! Question for you – what kind/brand of loaf pan do you use for your banana bread (and the like)? I am on the search for a perfect one 🙂 Thanks much!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Chelsea! I’m so glad you enjoy the blog! I use a Chicago Metallic loaf pan (the metal one, NOT the non-stick one). I absolutely love it!

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Thank you so much! Buying one now! 🙂 xo

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Oh boy this sounds so good. Cant wait to give this a go.

Simon

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My 4 year old has a gluten sensitivity so I am always looking for recipes that I can possibly tweak to suit out needs. I made it with gf all purpose flour and its absoluetly delicious. Thanks!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh I’m so glad to hear that it works well GF! That’s fantastic. Thank you Anika!

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just made this as a birthday treat for my friend who loves chocolate and peanut butter. it was a hit, and the banana topping + peanut butter drizzle were a great touch! thank you for sharing 🙂

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wich cocoa is better in this recipe ? unsweeted or nota?

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Always bake with unsweetened!

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I was browsing through pictures of chocolate breads and your photo was very appealing so I decided to give it a try. I had all of the ingredients at home and the process of making bread was so easy. This was my first time making any chocolate bread and it turned out exactly as yours. Very delicious, full of flavour and rich in texture. Thank you for a wonderful recipe. I will make it again! 🙂

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I was looking for a simple but delicious recipe and your recipe is definitely that – simple and delicious. The only thing I changed is the amount of sugar, it’s 2/4 cups instead of 3/4.

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