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Peanut Butter Cup Bark

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Peanut butter cup bark is a milk chocolate bark that is swirled with sweet melted peanut butter chips and topped with mini peanut butter cups. A no-bake dessert everyone will love. 

Craving more candy bark recipes? Try out my s’mores bark, colorful unicorn poop bark, or my spiderweb bark

Peanut Butter Cup Bark

Peanut Butter Cup Bark may be my new favorite!! It is just delicious.  If you love Peanut Butter cups then this is the bark for you!

I just love making bark for all occasions.  I have a bit of a bark obsession.  My obsession is definitely your gain because I have some wonderful bark recipes on the blog for you to pick from.

peanut butter bark 

How to Microwave Chocolate

Bark is very easy to make so I encourage that you let your future bakers help when making it.

In a microwave-safe container microwave candy melts at 50% power or the defrost setting on your microwave. 

peanut butter bark

 Melt for one minute to start.  Remove and stir.  Place back in the microwave for additional 30 seconds at 50% power.  Remove and stir.  Continue to do this in 30 second intervals until smooth and creamy.  Remember less is better.  You can help melt some pieces that are still not fully melted by stirring with a spoon.  You do not want to over microwave your chocolate.

Or Use Instant Pot As Double Boiler 

If you own an Instant Pot you can use it as a double boiler. It is simple to do and you are able to move your pressure cooker anywhere tgere is a plug-in. 

What Is The Best Chocolate To Use

When making a chocolate bark you have two options. You can reach for chocolate chips or an almond bark. 

Both work well, and it is more a preference of flavor. The almond bark will set up rather fast where chocolate chips will stay softer for longer. 

You can try both out if you want and see what you prefer. 

Topping Ideas for Peanut Butter Cup Bark Recipe 

  • Add on some colorful sprinkles. 
  • Top with salty peanuts for a salty sweet take
  • Sprinkle on crushed pretzels 
  • Use white chocolate for a switch of flavors
  • Etc

Truly there are endless ways to dress up this chocolate bark. 

peanut butter bark

How To Get Chocolate To Set Up Faster

On a time crunch? Here is a trick that will allow you get harden your chocolate for the bark! Simply prep the bark as you would and either one throw in the freezer to set up fast. 

Or add in one teaspoon of shortening to your chocolate chips as you melt them down. The shortening will help the chocolate to harden similar to wager chocolate or almond bark. 

Best Way to Store Candy Bark

If you have leftover candy bark simply allow it to fully cool. Then transfer candy bark into an airtight container or freezer bag. 

Store on the kitchen counter or in the fridge or freezer. You just have to remember if the weather gets hot to put in fridge or freezer so it doesn’t melt. 

How to Freeze Candy Bark

For freezing just place in the proper freezer container and store for about three months. 

 I like to freeze pre-broken pieces so you can grab one or two and then leave the rest in the freezer. 

Melting chocolate:

In a microwave-safe container microwave candy melts at 50% power or the defrost setting on your microwave.  Melt for one minute to start.  Remove and stir.  Place back in the microwave for additional 30 seconds at 50% power.  Remove and stir.  Continue to do this in 30 second intervals until smooth and creamy.  Remember less is better.  You can help melt some pieces that are still not fully melted by stirring with a spoon.  You do not want to over microwave your chocolate. 

peanut butter cup bark

Peanut Butter Cup Bark

Peanut Butter Cup Bark

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Peanut butter cup bark is a milk chocolate bark that is swirled with sweet melted peanut butter chips and topped with mini peanut butter cups. A no bake dessert everyone will love.

Instructions

  1. Melt Chocolate Morsels using the melting directions above.
  2. Spread melted chocolate on parchment paper.
  3. Quickly melt peanut butter chips. Pour melted peanut butter chocolate over your milk chocolate, I like to drizzle across and than use a knife to spread it around to look real pretty.
  4. Quickly place miniature peanut butter cups and sprinkles on your still soft chocolate.
  5. Let chocolate set before enjoying your peanut butter cup heaven.

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