This quick, easy peanut butter chocolate bark recipe is sweet, salty, creamy crunchy, made with simple ingredients. Great as Christmas dessert or snack.
*Thank you Peter Pan for sponsoring today's post so I can share this peanut butter chocolate bark recipe with all of you. As always, all opinions are mine.*
Now, I can add this peanut butter swirled bark to that list too. This is unlike any bark you have ever had. There is a layer of salted crackers, topped off with semisweet chocolate and swirls of honey roasted peanut butter and some sprinkles obviously.
Chocolate bark recipes make a great homemade gift!
How to make chocolate bark?
- Melt chocolate in the microwave.
- Spread it on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper or wax paper.
- Toss your toppings.
- Let the chocolate set and harden at room temperature or in the fridge.
- Break it in random pieces and enjoy.
How to make peanut butter chocolate bark?
- Pour melted chocolate in a cookie tray, lined with wax paper and spread it out.
- Arrange Saltine crackers on top.
- pour more melted chocolate and spread it until crackers are fully coated.
- Swirl some peanut butter on top of the melted chocolate.
- Toss some sprinkles.
- Let it set and break into pieces and enjoy.
What can I add to chocolate bark? What can you put in chocolate bark?
- Dried fruit
- Freeze dried fruits
Should you refrigerate chocolate bark?
Yes, you can refrigerate it or you can keep it in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
How do you melt chocolate for bark? How do you melt chocolate chips for bark?
The easiest way is to melt in the microwave in 15 seconds increments and mixing often. Peanut butter can be melted the same way.
How do you melt peanut butter chips?
The best way is to dump the chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in microwave at 15 second increments and mixing often until fully melted.
What is chocolate bark?
It's a thick sheet of chocolate that's covered in toppings like nuts, candies, cookies, sprinkles e.t.c. It makes a great homemade gift during Christmas since it's delicious and easy to package.
What is chocolate bark coating?
It's very similar to regular chocolate in flavor and texture but uses inferior ingredients. However, it sets quickly and is more stable.
Chocolate peanut butter pretzel bark
Replace the saltine crackers with mini pretzels. Top it off with peanut butter, melted chocolate, sprinkles.
Chocolate toffee bark
Sprinkle ¼ cup toffee chips on top of this bark before the chocolate sets.
Saltine chocolate bark
The recipe below uses Saltine crackers to give this bark a little salted crunch.
White chocolate bark
Replace the semisweet chocolate with white chocolate in the recipe below.
Dark chocolate bark
I like to use semisweet chocolate because it's not too bitter but you can also use dark chocolate, if you like that more.
Chocolate almond bark
Sprinkle ¼ cup roughly chopped almonds on top of this bark before it sets.
White chocolate peppermint bark/ Dark chocolate peppermint bark
This is very popular during the Christmas holidays. Omit the peanut butter altogether and sprinkle crushed peppermint candies on top of the melted chocolate.
Mint chocolate bark
This is also very popular during the holiday season. Omit the peanut butter altogether and add a little mint extract in the melted chocolate and top it off with chopped Andes mint candy bar.
I used Peter Pan's honey roasted peanut butter in this bark since I have been curious about trying it for a while now, especially after reading that it's "creamy with a bit of crunch." After sampling it, I quickly realized that it truly lives up to its name! Best of all, you don't have to stir it before spreading it on toast or even in the making of this bark...YAY!
This would also make a wonderful homemade gift. So, I put together a gift box in which I included a handwritten recipe, a jar of peanut butter, saltine crackers, chocolate chips, sprinkles, parchment paper, wooden chopstick and spatula. Basically, it has everything you need to make your own peanut butter bark! You can give this gift to anyone, any time of the year!
Other peanut butter recipes
- Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe (3 Ingredients)
- Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars (Eggless)
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Soft and Chewy)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark Recipe
- 5 cups Chocolate Semisweet, Melted
- 2 tablespoon Peanut butter Creamy, Not crunchy
- 15-20 Saltine crackers E.g. Salted crackers
- 1 tablespoon Sprinkles
- Line the cookie tray or cake pan with parchment paper.
- Pour about 2 cups of melted chocolate in the center.
- Use a spatula to spread the chocolate over the entire pan.
- Arrange a layer of salted crackers on top of the chocolate.
- Pour 3 more cups of melted chocolate in the center.
- Use a spatula to spread the chocolate completely over the crackers.
- Spoon out a few tablespoons of peanut butter.
- Drop them randomly on top of the chocolate.
- Run a wooden skewer or chopstick through the melted chocolate until you have lots of swirls and a beautiful marbled effect.
- Toss some sprinkles.
- Place pan in the freezer for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate and peanut butter to set and harden.
- Flip the pan onto a table and remove the parchment paper and break the bark into random pieces. You can also use a knife to cut random pieces and enjoy!
- You can use more or less chocolate based on your preference. If you want a big emphasis on the peanut butter flavor, then just spread a thin layer of chocolate in each layer of your bark.
- I highly suggest wearing gloves when breaking this chocolate bark or else the chocolate will start melting due to the heat of your hands and you will end up with ugly smudges.
- You can add lots of sprinkles, if you like. I only added a small amount, just enough to give this bark a pop of color.
Until next time, tata my lovelies!