Have I got a treat for you all today….
This chocolate peanut butter bark is easy to make, delicious, and makes great teacher and neighbor gifts for the holidays! My recipe is loosely adapted from this recipe for buckeye bark.
Here’s what you need:
2 bags semi-sweet chocolate chips (each bag is approx. 12 ounces)
1 cup peanut butter chips
12 oz peanut butter (about 3/4 of a 16.3 oz jar)
2 c. confectioners sugar
8 tbsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 slivers of paraffin wax
Empty one bag of chocolate and paraffin wax** into a microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. Continue to microwave in 10-20 second intervals, stirring after each interval. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate! Then spread onto parchment paper or a silpat-lined cookie sheet. Spread to a large rectangle, but not too thin – approximately 1/8″ to 1/4″ thickness. Place in freezer to firm.
In a large bowl, beat together the peanut butter, sugar, melted butter and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. Remove first chocolate layer from the freezer and spread the peanut butter mixture over the top. Return to the freezer and melt the remaining chocolate. Once that is melted, spread it over the top of the peanut butter layer. Melt peanut butter chips, and, using a fork, drizzle the melted chips onto the top layer. Use the fork to drag and swirl the melted peanut butter chips into the still warm chocolate. Put in the freezer to firm.
Break up the bark into small pieces using a butcher knife. Store in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve.
YUM. Best.Candy.Ever. Let me know if you try it!!
**The paraffin wax is used to help the chocolate set and reharden after melting. If you do not have paraffin wax, you can use chocolate candy melts (found at Michaels or Hobby Lobby) instead of the chocolate chips.Pin It