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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bark

Updated October 17, 2022

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bark is the perfect treat for any chocolate and peanut butter lover! It’s easy to make with just a few ingredients. Great for gift giving or for sharing at a party!

chocolate peanut butter cup bark

Chocolate peanut butter cup bark is an easy, no-bake recipe that’s perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. With only a few ingredients and minimal prep time, this tasty treat can be made in no time at all.

Plus, it’s totally customizable – feel free to add in other mix-ins like pretzels, or other kinds of nuts. The sky’s the limit!

If you love this sweet and salty treat, try my Christmas Cracker Candy! It’s the perfect combination of both.

how to make chocolate peanut butter cup bark

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is heavenly.
  • It’s an easy recipe to make.
  • It’s perfect for sharing with friends and family.
  • It’s a great way to use up leftover candy.

Ingredients to Make Reese’s Chocolate Bark

  • Milk chocolate chips
  • Mini peanut butter cups
  • Reeses’s pieces candy
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Creamy peanut butter

Recipe Variations

There are endless possibilities when it comes to creating your own bark recipe. Get creative and experiment with different combinations of chocolate, nuts, and toppings. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • Swap out the peanut butter for another nut butter, such as almond or cashew butter.
  • Top with another kind of chopped nuts, such as cashews.
  • Try using white chocolate or dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate.
  • Add a sprinkle of sea salt on top for a salty-sweet treat.
  • For a festive touch, add green and red M&M’s.

Equipment Used

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

How to Make Reese’s Chocolate Bark

Step One – Prep. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.

Step Two – Melt the chocolate. Add chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl and melt in microwave in 30 second increments stirring in between until creamy and smooth.

Step Three – Make the chocolate bark. Spread chocolate onto the prepared sheet until about ¼” thick.

Step Four – Add the toppings. Scatter peanut butter cups, Reese’s pieces, and chopped peanuts on top of the chocolate bark.

Step Five – Add the drizzle. Melt the peanut butter in the microwave for about 10 seconds, stirring until runny. Microwave longer if needed. Using a spoon, drizzle the melted peanut butter over top chocolate bark.

Step Six – Allow to set. Set aside for about 30 minutes to harden. You can also place the bark in the fridge or freezer to set quicker.

Step Seven – Serve and enjoy. To serve, cut into squares with a sharp knife or break them into pieces using your hands.

peanut butter cup chocolate bark

Tips for the Best Chocolate Bark

  • Start with a good quality chocolate. Peanut butter cup bark is all about the chocolate, so you want to make sure you use a chocolate that you really enjoy. I like to use a dark or bittersweet chocolate for this recipe, but feel free to use whatever type of chocolate you prefer.
  • Melt the chocolate slowly and carefully. Chocolate can be temperamental, so it’s important to melt it slowly and carefully. I like to use a double boiler for this, but you can also melt the chocolate in the microwave (just be sure to do it in short bursts and stir often).
  • Add the peanut butter cups cautiously. Once the chocolate is melted, add the peanut butter cups a few at a time, making sure to not push down too hard.
  • Spread the mixture evenly. Once all of the peanut butter cups are mixed in, spread the bark mixture evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Make sure it’s not too thick or thin – you want it to be just right!
  • Let the bark cool completely before breaking into pieces. This step is important! If you try to break the bark while it’s still warm, it will be too soft and won’t break into nice, clean pieces. Let it cool completely before breaking into pieces and enjoy!

FAQs

Can we use the microwave for melting chocolate?

Microwaving the chocolate is one of the easiest ways to melt it. Put the chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute, then remove and stir nicely. Put it in the microwave again for 30 seconds or as necessary. Stir and repeat the process until you achieve the desired consistency.

How to cut the chocolate bark without breaking?

Let the slices sit in the fridge until they are set. I leave them overnight. Place the slice on the chopping board and allow it to sit there for some time to let it soften a bit. Doing so will allow you to cut the slices nicely without cracking them.

Can I store peanut butter chocolate bark?

Most definitely! Peanut butter chocolate bark is great to make ahead of time or lots of to have on hand. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, or place in the fridge or freezer.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bark

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bark

Yield: 10 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bark is the perfect treat for any chocolate and peanut butter lover! It's easy to make with just a few ingredients. Great for gift giving or for sharing at a party!

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup mini peanut butter cups
  • 1 cup Reeses’s pieces candy
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  • 2-3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

Instructions

Step One - Prep. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.

Step Two - Melt the chocolate. Add chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl and melt in microwave in 30 second increments stirring in between until creamy and smooth.

Step Three - Make the chocolate bark. Spread chocolate onto the prepared sheet until about ¼” thick.

Step Four - Add the toppings. Scatter peanut butter cups, Reese's pieces, and chopped peanuts on top of the chocolate bark.

Step Five - Add the drizzle. Melt the peanut butter in the microwave for about 10 seconds, stirring until runny. Microwave longer if needed. Using a spoon, drizzle the melted peanut butter over top chocolate bark.

Step Six - Allow to set. Set aside for about 30 minutes to harden. You can also place the bark in the fridge or freezer to set quicker.

Step Seven - Serve and enjoy. To serve, cut into squares with a sharp knife or break them into pieces using your hands

Notes

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

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