Hey, you got your chocolate in my peanut butter! Remember those corny TV commercials set in a world where it was a normal occurrence when a person carrying a giant chocolate bar would run into someone eating from a jar of peanut butter? I’m pretty devoted to peanut butter, but I’ve never walked down the street or sat in a movie theater with a full jar of it. I do, however, love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. This peanut butter cup chocolate bark recipe is proof of that.
The bark is made from a mixture of melted semisweet chocolate and creamy peanut butter. Best of all, it’s filled with peanut butter cup candies! A topping of salty cocktail peanuts adds a nutty crunch.
Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Bark Recipe
4 full-size dark chocolate peanut butter cups (I used Justin’s)
1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup salted cocktail peanuts, chopped
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper. Unwrap peanut butter cups and cut in quarters. Arrange cut-up peanut butter cups close together in a single layer on the parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Place chocolate chips in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium (50% power) about 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes until the chocolate is nearly melted and can be stirred smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. (Be careful not to scorch chocolate.) Stir coconut oil into melted chocolate. Add peanut butter into melted chocolate mixture; stir until well mixed. Pour melted chocolate mixture evenly over peanut butter cups; spread gently to evenly distribute chocolate. Immediately sprinkle with peanuts; gently press into chocolate.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until chocolate is set. Cut chocolate bark into pieces.
Makes about 24 pieces
Tip: I used two (1.4 ounce) packages of Justin’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups. For even more peanut butter cup awesomeness, I just might add another package of peanut butter cups the next time I make the recipe. (That may have been the original plan before one of the packages went missing!)
More chocolate bark recipes:
Caramel Chocolate Bark
Chocolate Hazelnut Bark from Eating Clean Recipes
Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Bark from Two Peas and Their Pod
Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark from Delightful E Made