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Peanut Butter Cup Bark Recipe

A thin layer of smooth chocolate topped with all things peanut butter makes a quick and delicious treat!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Set Up Time45 mins
Total Time52 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Servings: 8
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Camille Beckstrand

Equipment

  • Cookie Sheet
  • Wax Paper
  • spatula

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chips OR semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 Reese's peanut butter cups  (more or less, depending on what you prefer), chopped
  • 1 cup Reese's pieces candy
  • 1 cup peanuts crushed into small pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  • Take a 15x10x1" cookie sheet and line with wax paper.
  • Pour chocolate chips into a medium sized bowl and microwave for 45 seconds, stir, then return to the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until completely melted and smooth (you may need to throw it back into the microwave for another 30 seconds- it really just depends on the strength of your microwave).
  • Pour melted chocolate onto prepared sheet.
  • Using a flat spatula, spread chocolate out on wax paper until it's about 1/4" thick.
  • Sprinkle Reese's peanut butter cups, Reese's pieces, and peanuts evenly over the melted chocolate.
  • Place peanut butter in a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir until runny. Using a spoon, drizzle melted peanut butter over the bark.
  • Place bark in the fridge for 30-45 minutes so that it can set up.
  • When it has hardened, remove from fridge and use a sharp knife to chop into large pieces (or you can use your hands to break it into small pieces).

Notes

-When covering you baking sheet, I recommend using wax paper. Foil will also work, but sometimes when you cut or break it apart, shreds of foil tend to rip with it.
-When microwaving your chocolate, be sure your bowl has no water or moisture in it. Moisture is the quickest way to ruin melted chocolate because it will turn it the chocolate gritty. Be sure your stirring utensil and bowl are dry when melting the chocolate.
-We also recommend taking the chocolate out of the microwave every 30 seconds to stir it so that it doesn't burned.
-Using a rubber spatula is the best way to spread the chocolate out on the covered pan.
-The chocolate also doesn't have to be perfectly spread because you will be breaking it up into pieces anyway.

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg