Crunchy chocolate and peanut butter bark recipe

Chocolate and peanut butter bark: a shamelessly sweet and salty treat
Chocolate and peanut butter bark: a shamelessly sweet and salty treat

Three simple ingredients are all it takes to make this shamelessly sweet and salty treat. Before the bark hardens, sprinkle with the peanuts and place in the fridge to set.

Timings

Prep time: 5 minutes, plus setting time

Cook time: 5 minutes

Serves

12 as a snack

Ingredients

  • 200g good-quality milk-chocolate buttons, or a bar, chopped

  • 35g smooth peanut butter

  • 20g roasted salted peanuts, roughly chopped

Method

  1. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe plastic bowl and heat in the microwave on high in 30-second increments, stirring 
    in between. Once you have 50 per cent solids and 50 per cent liquids, stir vigorously until the solids have completely melted.

  2. Spread half of the chocolate over a sheet of baking paper to a thickness of approximately 5-7mm. Leave to set at room temperature.

  3. As soon as it sets, spread a thin layer of peanut butter over the chocolate.

  4. If required, reheat the remaining chocolate with a hair dryer, then spread it over the top of the peanut butter with a palette knife.

  5. Before it sets, sprinkle with the peanuts. Place in the fridge to set.

  6. Once the bark has completely set, break into pieces and enjoy. This can be stored for up to 4 weeks in an airtight container at room temperature below 25C.

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