Friday, October 30, 2015

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Bark

Believe it or not, I sometimes make food based upon color. Now, I'm not talking about finding a colorful dish to boost a dinner to which I often refer as a Salute to White - chicken, mashed potatoes, and cauliflower, that can only be saved by a Buick-sized piece of parsley. No, I'm talking about matching a dish to the colors of an event such as red for Christmas or Valentine's Day, pastels for Easter, and harvest colors for Thanksgiving. In my case, I wanted something to reflect the colors of the Missouri Tigers football team to serve at a gaming event. (The apple didn't fall far from the tree. My mother used to buy Jelly Belly® jelly beans in colors to match her room decor. I am not kidding!)

I found those colors while paging through the new book Sally's Candy Addiction (You can see my full review
here.) and as I had a bag of peanut butter chips lurking in the pantry, and always keep a cement-sized sack of chocolate chips on hand, decided to make it. Talk about minimum effort for maximum taste (and cute to boot), everyone loved this delicious candy. Stirring peanut butter into the chips gave them a wonderful peanut butter flavor, creating a bark that was almost addicting. If you're looking for a sweet treat that you can serve in a hurry, give this recipe a try. 
Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Bark
From Sally’s Baking Addiction

8 oz. (227g) semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used chocolate chips)
1 cup (170g) peanut butter chips
1.   T. creamy peanut butter

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat; set aside.

Melt the semi-sweet chocolate (in the microwave at half power, stirring every 20 seconds until smooth, about 2 minutes); set aside.

Combine peanut butter chips and peanut butter in a heatproof bowl. Melt in the microwave at 50% power in 15- to 20-second increments, stirring after each increment, until completely smooth and melted.

Pour chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading with a rubber spatula into a smooth layer. Drizzle melted peanut butter mixture in parallel lines on top of the chocolate. Run a toothpick or knife through the two layers to form swirls.

Allow the bark to set completely in the refrigerator, about 30 minutes. Once hardened, break into pieces as large or a small as you want.

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Linda said...

I could get into this. I like the addition of peanut butter - sometimes those peanut butter chips can be cloyingly sweet.

Mae Travels said...

that sounds easy and unconscionably good!

mae at

Winnie said...

These look sooooooooooooooo GOOD !!
And there is no better combination than PB and chocolate

Chloe Crabtree said...

Oh how this would add to my cookie trays for Christmas. I love the combination of colors as much as of flavors. I am pinning this one to my sweets and treats board to make for Christmas! Thank you so much for sharing over at Celebrate it Sunday!

Mommy Evolution said...

Hi! I wanted to feature you on The Jenny Evolution for my Friday Flash Blog. Unfortunately, I couldn't grab an image to share with my readers. Just wanted you to know

Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

Morsels of Life | CJ Huang said...

I'm loving how the swirl looks! And PB and chocolate's always a popular combo. :) Thanks for sharing with us on Five Friday Finds, and I hope you can stop by again! :)