I should have labeled this dessert week, but I’m in denial. I *may* have eaten the last no bake cookie last week, which left Chris thoroughly disappointed and me embarrassed. Desperate to appease Chris, I whipped up a dessert that I learned in my elementary school cooking class – peanut butter bark. This recipe is one you can have a lot of fun with, customizing it based on what you have in your home. It’s a great way to use the excess Halloween candy that enters your home! In fact, it’s a fun recipe to get kids involved.
The basics of peanut butter bark are melted peanut butter chips, chocolate and candy. I add pretzels for a touch of that sweet and salty flavor I always crave, plus I love a great crunch!
Spread melted peanut butter chips onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Swirl in melted chocolate.
Add pretzels for a little crunch.
Add candy and/or marshmallows.
Allow to set until firm.
Resist the temptation to eat it with a spoon.
Once it’s solid, use a knife to cut the bark.
Perfect pieces for snacking, don’t you think? My Easy Toffee recipe is another simple snack that goes great with this Peanut Butter Bark.
Peanut Butter Bark
- 10 ounces peanut butter chips
- 8 ounces chocolate
- Melt peanut butter chips in the microwave at medium power in 30 second increments and stir until smooth.
- Spread peanut butter mixture onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Melt chocolate chips in the microwave at medium power in 30 second increments and stir until smooth.
- Swirl in melted chocolate.
- Add pretzels and candy, lightly pressing down to adhere.
- Allow to set until solid.
- Reese’s Pieces
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
It’s a good thing all desserts aren’t this easy! Enjoy!