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Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark

I am still working my way through recipes for my holiday treat baskets. I really wanted to include some candy bark; I already make a pretty kick-ass Peppermint Bark, so I wanted to do something that had both sweet and savory. Originally, I tried this recipe for Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark. It was delicious, but I didn’t fully read the instructions, and it turned out that this bark had to be refrigerated, which is not ideal for putting into holiday treat baskets. I did some more recipe research on Pinterest, but I didn’t find that one recipe that had everything I wanted so I cobbled together a few. The result is the recipe below. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups peanut butter chips (I used these)
  • 1 cup Reese’s Pieces*
  • 20 mini pretzels pretzel sticks*

 Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate using a double boiler or a microwave (if you use the microwave start at 30 seconds, then check chocolate at 15 second intervals until it is fully melted).
  3. In a separate container, melt the peanut butter chips using a double boiler or a microwave.
  4. Pour the 2/3 of the melted chocolate and all peanut butter chips onto the prepared baking sheet and use a spatula to smooth out and swirl the two together. Remember you want your bark thin enough to easily break but not to thin to support your toppings.
  5. Sprinkle your pretzels and your Reese’s Pieces over the mixture then gently press into the bark. Drizzle the remaining chocolate over your toppings.
  6. Finally, place in refrigerator for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until fully set. Break into pieces and enjoy!

Note* – The amounts for the toppings can vary: add as much or as little of each as you want. I wanted each bite of bark to have a little of everything in it.