Candy filled candy? Look close and you’ll see someone put caramel in that chocolate bark. It was me, and I’m not sorry. This recipe is a sugar bomb for sure, but ‘tis the season.
With only 3 ingredients, it’s super simple to make. Start by cutting some Rolo Caramels in half and spreading them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Next, pour melted chocolate chips over the Rolo candies, spreading to make a beautifully irregular pool of caramel-chocolatey goodness. Finish the bark with a sprinkling of salty cocktail peanuts. That’s it. You’ve made a decadent caramel-filled chocolate bark. The toughest part is waiting for the bark to set up. Pop it in the fridge so that it sets up fast, then break the bark into pieces. (Watch out for flying peanuts. It happens.) Eat it. Gift it. Don’t worry about resolutions until the new year.
Caramel Peanut Chocolate Bark Recipe (Rolo Bark)
24 chocolate-covered caramel candies (Rolo Caramels)
1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup salted cocktail peanuts, chopped
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper. Unwrap caramel candies and cut in half. Arrange caramel candy halves 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 minutes until the chocolate is nearly melted and can be stirred smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. (Be careful not to scorch chocolate.) Pour melted chocolate evenly over caramel candies; spread gently to evenly distribute chocolate over caramel candies. Immediately sprinkle with peanuts; gently press into chocolate.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until chocolate is set. Break chocolate bark into pieces.
Makes about 24 pieces
Tip: Gently but firmly wrapping the baking sheet on the counter after assembling the bark will result in fewer air bubbles in the chocolate.
P.S. If you’re looking for less of a sugar bomb and more of a sugar blip, you might like this Chocolate Hazelnut Bark over at Eating Clean Recipes.