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.
- 10 oz peanut butter chips
- 8 oz 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.
It’s a good thing all desserts aren’t this easy! Enjoy!