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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Bark Recipe
It’s time ya’ll. Christmas movies are playing ’round the clock at my house right now, and the candy and treat makin’ has begun. I’ve been working with The Hershey Company on a few fun things lately, including this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Bark recipe. They’re really working hard to help families and friends create #NewTraditions with their loved ones this year.
Since Hershey’s is a company that I consider – “ancestor approved” – I’ve got a nice stash of their products on the corner of my countertop to make all kinds of yummies.
We created a really fun video for our Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Bark recipe. Just click to watch the video above!! We had entirely too much fun shooting it. Family and friends devoured the bark EACH time I made it. I’ve made quite a few batches already – and will be making more ahead for Christmas. We made it as a fun spin on our traditional chocolate covered peanut butter ball recipe.
Did you notice the cute Hershey’s plate at the end of the video? I actually bought that plate for my mom in 1996 when I was on my senior class trip! I bought it from Hershey PA – so it was definitely fitting for this post!
- 11.5 oz bag of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Chips
- 10 oz bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips
- 12 oz bag of Reese’s Miniatures Peanut Butter Cups
Begin by unwrapping Reese’s Miniatures and chopping into chunks. Set aside for later.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
Pour chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl, and melt in microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds on medium power. Stir. Continue microwaving in 15 second intervals, on medium and stirring until thoroughly melted.
Pour melted chocolate onto parchment paper and spread into a thin layer.
Pour peanut butter chips into a microwave safe bowl, and melt in microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds on medium power level. Stir. Continue microwaving in 15 second intervals, on medium power level and stirring until thoroghly melted. About halfway through melting, add 1 tablespoon of shortening to thin out the texture.
Immediately spoon dollops of the melted peanut butter chips onto the chocolate. Use as much or as little as you like, depending on your preference. You may have some melted peanut butter left over.
Using a skewer, toothpick, or knife, begin marbling the mixture using a circular or swirling motion until you get the desired effect.
Place chopped Reese’s Miniatures on top and press into the mixture, using your hand.
Place the baking sheet into the fridge to allow the bark to chill for 1-2 hours or overnight. Once it’s set, break into large chunks and serve! Store leftovers in an airtight container.