Sunday, December 23, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

Since y'all are probably sick of bark recipes by now, I PROMISE that this will be my last bark recipe for a while. You knew I couldn't do a bark post without including one involving two of my favorite food groups, right? (Those food groups being peanut butter and chocolate).

It's true - I really won't turn down anything that combines peanut butter and chocolate. Case in point: Chocolate Peanut Butter BarsPeanut Butter & Chocolate PieBuckeyes (Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls) and Peanut Butter & Chocolate Fudge.

Needless to say, this is one of my absolute FAVORITE barks. Plus, it's incredibly easy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark
adapted from Hershey's

1 8oz package semi-sweet chocolate baking squares
1 10oz package peanut butter chips
1 Tbsp shortening
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave until smooth and melted. 

In a separate bowl, melt the peanut butter chips and shortening until smooth and melted. Stir in the peanuts.

Spoon the chocolate mixture and peanut butter mixture alternately onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper or a Silpat. Use a knife to swirl the mixtures together for a marbled effect, then gently tap the sheet on the countertop to release any air bubbles and even out the thickness.

Chill for 1 hour or until firm, then break into shards.


  1. Could you use peanut butter chips in this recipe, instead of just using peanut butter? Is there something in the peanut butter chips that makes them better suited for it? Also, could you use 8oz dark chocolate chips in place of the semi-sweet baking chocolate?

    1. If you read the recipe, I did use peanut butter chips in this recipe. I didn't use any regular peanut butter at all. Regular peanut butter would not "set" and be firm.