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Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark

This peanut butter bark is such a decadent treat made with milk chocolate chips, mini peanut butter cups, Reese’s pieces, peanuts, and drizzled with peanut butter.

It would make a great holiday gift and is perfect to prepare and freeze for later.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark pieces

A quick and easy dessert any time of the year when you need a chocolate and peanut butter fix.

Ingredients: 

This would be a great way to use up leftover Halloween candy and so tasty too! Here’s what you need.

  • 12 ounces of milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup mini peanut butter cups
  • 1 cup Reeses’s pieces candy
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
peanut butter chocolate bark ingredients

How to make Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark

Here’s a brief overview of how to make this dish. See the recipe card below for the specific recipe instructions. 

Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.

Microwave chocolate chips for 30-second increments, stirring well between each session until mostly melted, then stir until they are melted completely.

Spread chocolate onto the prepared sheet until about ¼ inch thick. 

Scatter peanut butter cups, Reese’s Pieces, and chopped peanuts on top of the chocolate.

Then, melt the peanut butter in the microwave for about 10 seconds and stir until it is runny. Microwave longer if the peanut butter is too thick to pour off of a spoon.

Drizzle the melted peanut butter onto the top of the decorated chocolate bark.

Allow it to set for about 30 minutes. You may want to chill the bark in the fridge or freezer to set before breaking or chopping into small pieces.

remove bark from fridge and break into pieces

Tips for success: 

Here are a few tips for success and variations you can try to make this the best peanut butter chocolate bark you’ve ever had.

  • Refrigerate the bark to set so it will break into nice pieces.
  • Microwave the chocolate in a glass bowl in 30-second intervals until they are almost completely melted, and stir to finish melting them.
  • Or melt the chips in a double boiler with a small saucepan and stir with a rubber spatula to combine the chocolate mixture.

Variations

Here are some variations you can try when making these chocolate turtles.

  • Use a different flavor of chocolate like white chocolate or dark chocolate.
  • Add in peanut butter chips or cookie pieces.
  • Drizzle some caramel sauce on top.

The Best Chocolate for Bark

When choosing the chocolate for chocolate bark, you want it to be high-quality and rich.

You’ll be able to tell the difference if you use cheap chocolate.

Also, the more high-quality the chocolate is, the better the candy bar will set and break apart into the desired “bark.”

You can use semi-sweet chocolate chips, melting chocolate, or melt candy bars for this dessert.

Use different levels of cacao (milk, semi, bittersweet, dark) or a combination depending on how bitter or sweet you like your chocolate layers.

Best Candy to Use  

Leftover Halloween candy would be a great start for this treat. Or if you want to buy your own, I definitely recommend getting name brand chocolate and candy.

There’s nothing quite like Reese’s peanut butter and chocolate!

Other Nuts to Try

Peanuts are the obvious choice for this dessert, but you can use other chopped nuts if you’d prefer.

Some of the best options include chopped macadamia nuts, cashews, or marcona almonds.

If you make them as holiday gifts for your friends or family, choose their favorite nuts or leave them out entirely.

How to store:

Reeses Peanut Butter Bark

On the counter: Keep leftover chocolate bark in an airtight container or a zip-top bag on the counter for up to five days.

To refrigerate: You can also put your bark in a container and keep it in the fridge for up to two weeks.

To freeze: Another great option is to store it in the freezer if you want to make some ahead of time or if you know you won’t be able to eat it quickly enough.

Print the Recipe Card

Make this recipe for an after-school snack or as a gift to share. You can’t go wrong! And if you love all things chocolate and peanut butter, check out our peanut butter acorn cookies or these dreamy peanut butter cheesecake brownies.

Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark Recipe

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark

Andrea Updyke
This is a quick and easy dessert to whip up whenever you need a sweet snack. Great for leftover Halloween candy!
5 from 1 vote

Be sure to check out my tips and tricks in the post. Scroll up to read!

Prep Time 15 mins
Cooling Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 300 kcal

Equipment

  • Wax Paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • 1 medium microwave-safe bowl
  • 1 small microwave-safe bowl
  • Spatula or large spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup mini peanut butter cups
  • 1 cup Reeses’s pieces candy
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  • Microwave chocolate chips in 30 second increments, stirring well between each session until mostly melted, then stir until almond bark is melted completely.
  • Spread chocolate onto prepared sheet until about ¼ inch thick.
  • Scatter peanut butter cups, Reese’s Pieces, and chopped peanuts on top of the chocolate
  • Melt the peanut butter in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Stir until it is runny. Microwave longer if the peanut butter is too thick to pour off of the spoon.
  • Drizzle the melted peanut butter onto the top of the decorated chocolate bark.
  • Allow to set for about 30 minutes. You can also place the bark in the fridge or freezer to get it to set quicker.
  • To serve, cut into squares with a sharp knife or break into pieces using your hands

Notes

Store in an airtight container at room temperature, or place in the fridge or freezer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 6gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 114mgPotassium: 170mgFiber: 2gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is estimated. For the most accurate info, always doublecheck with your ingredients.

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