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Pretzel Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Bark

Pretzel Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Bark


To make the bottom base of the bark, take two of the chopped pretzel bars and two of the chopped milk chocolate and melt them over a double boiler. Or, melt at 50 percent power in the microwave. If using microwave, melt in 30 second increments stirring well after each until melted.

Spread the chocolate on parchment paper in a big rectangle (or any shape you'd like) and let it sit until firm, about 1 hour.

In a large bowl, add the peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix well until the sugar is incorporated and the peanut butter is similar to the inside of a peanut butter cup.

Once the chocolate is firm, gently spread and press the peanut butter mixture on top, leaving a 1-inch border around the outsides. Place the mixture in the fridge, allowing it to firm up for about 1 hour.

Melt the remaining chopped chocolate bars.

Remove the pan from the fridge and gently spread the melted chocolate over the peanut butter layer, completely covering the peanut butter later and meeting it to the bottom chocolate edge.

Sprinkle and place the pretzels on top, along with any additional chocolate pieces you desire.

Drizzle with the melted peanut butter and let sit until firm, at least one hour. Stick it in the fridge to speed up cooling process, if desired.

Once ready to eat, break into pieces.


Chocolate peanut butter pretzel bark

if there is one thing i love it is the combination of salty + sweet. i’m thinking of this white chocolate m&m popcorn with its sweet chocolate coating alongside salty peanuts and pretzels…i actually just made some the other day because i had a hankering for some of the chocolate-covered pretzels. another flavor combination i love – and i know i’m not alone in this – is chocolate + peanut butter. my kids come by it honestly…they eat nutella/peanut butter sandwiches all the time, and we are all a huge fan of anything reese’s.

so when we were thinking of what we could give our neighbors as a christmas treat last year we decided we’d make some chocolate bark and add those same sweet + salty and chocolate + peanut butter flavors that we love so much.

if you’ve never made chocolate bark before, it is the easiest thing to make and you can customize it with any flavor combination you like! i’ve got several ideas of these combinations to share with you in future posts, but for now…

let’s take a look at these amazingly simple and as equally delicious peanut butter and pretzel pieces.

you only need a few ingredients :: the best chocolate you can get your hands on (i like to use these Lindt milk chocolate bars [aff link]…they’ve always been a favorite of mine), smooth peanut butter, pretzels, and white chocolate wafers [aff link] – again, the best you can find.

the only other things you’ll need are a baking sheet (i used this quarter-size baking sheet [aff link]), and parchment paper [aff link].

all you have to do is take 2 chocolate bars (or however many you want, based off how much bark you want to make), break them up into pieces into a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in 30-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

pro tip :: when melting chocolate you want to make sure you stop heating it just before it is completely melted otherwise it will seize and never get smooth again, and nobody wants that! so when you’re melting in 30-second intervals make sure to stir it well after each time and try to gauge if it needs another 30 seconds or not. you can always start going to 10-second intervals if you’re getting really close to it being melted. also, another thing to note is that when you’re stirring your chocolate, if there are just a few small lumps left, that’s totally fine…just keep stirring it and the warmed chocolate around the lumps should melt them. in the end you will have a super smooth consistency.

once you have your chocolate melted, spread it out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

next up are the pretzels. you can break them up if you’d like, but i tried to keep them as whole as possible, just using broken pieces to fill in the gaps. you want to make sure you work quickly and add the pretzels *before* the chocolate cools, otherwise they will not stick to it at all.

next, grab some smooth (not chunky) peanut butter and heat it in the microwave. 20 to 30 seconds should do the trick. you just want it to get soft/liquid enough that you can drizzle it. grab a spoon and drizzle the softened peanut butter over the whole chocolate + pretzel sheet.

next, melt some white chocolate the same way you did the dark chocolate and drizzle that over the bark in the opposite direction you did the peanut butter drizzle.

now all you have to do is be patient enough to let this harden. if you used a smaller baking sheet you could put it in your fridge for less than half an hour and it should be good to go.

lining the baking sheet with parchment paper makes it easy to remove the entire thing. the parchment paper peels right off the bottom of the chocolate.

and now the good part. just cut the bark into chunky pieces and give them to some friends…keeping behind some pieces for yourself, too of course!

it really is so easy to make something as sweet and salty and peanut buttery as this chocolate bark. this would be a great thing for kids to make – they would love decorating the chocolate with all of the toppings, and then help to eat it afterward!

what are your favorite treats to give away as neighbor gifts during the holidays?


Chocolate peanut butter pretzel bark

if there is one thing i love it is the combination of salty + sweet. i’m thinking of this white chocolate m&m popcorn with its sweet chocolate coating alongside salty peanuts and pretzels…i actually just made some the other day because i had a hankering for some of the chocolate-covered pretzels. another flavor combination i love – and i know i’m not alone in this – is chocolate + peanut butter. my kids come by it honestly…they eat nutella/peanut butter sandwiches all the time, and we are all a huge fan of anything reese’s.

so when we were thinking of what we could give our neighbors as a christmas treat last year we decided we’d make some chocolate bark and add those same sweet + salty and chocolate + peanut butter flavors that we love so much.

if you’ve never made chocolate bark before, it is the easiest thing to make and you can customize it with any flavor combination you like! i’ve got several ideas of these combinations to share with you in future posts, but for now…

let’s take a look at these amazingly simple and as equally delicious peanut butter and pretzel pieces.

you only need a few ingredients :: the best chocolate you can get your hands on (i like to use these Lindt milk chocolate bars [aff link]…they’ve always been a favorite of mine), smooth peanut butter, pretzels, and white chocolate wafers [aff link] – again, the best you can find.

the only other things you’ll need are a baking sheet (i used this quarter-size baking sheet [aff link]), and parchment paper [aff link].

all you have to do is take 2 chocolate bars (or however many you want, based off how much bark you want to make), break them up into pieces into a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in 30-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

pro tip :: when melting chocolate you want to make sure you stop heating it just before it is completely melted otherwise it will seize and never get smooth again, and nobody wants that! so when you’re melting in 30-second intervals make sure to stir it well after each time and try to gauge if it needs another 30 seconds or not. you can always start going to 10-second intervals if you’re getting really close to it being melted. also, another thing to note is that when you’re stirring your chocolate, if there are just a few small lumps left, that’s totally fine…just keep stirring it and the warmed chocolate around the lumps should melt them. in the end you will have a super smooth consistency.

once you have your chocolate melted, spread it out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

next up are the pretzels. you can break them up if you’d like, but i tried to keep them as whole as possible, just using broken pieces to fill in the gaps. you want to make sure you work quickly and add the pretzels *before* the chocolate cools, otherwise they will not stick to it at all.

next, grab some smooth (not chunky) peanut butter and heat it in the microwave. 20 to 30 seconds should do the trick. you just want it to get soft/liquid enough that you can drizzle it. grab a spoon and drizzle the softened peanut butter over the whole chocolate + pretzel sheet.

next, melt some white chocolate the same way you did the dark chocolate and drizzle that over the bark in the opposite direction you did the peanut butter drizzle.

now all you have to do is be patient enough to let this harden. if you used a smaller baking sheet you could put it in your fridge for less than half an hour and it should be good to go.

lining the baking sheet with parchment paper makes it easy to remove the entire thing. the parchment paper peels right off the bottom of the chocolate.

and now the good part. just cut the bark into chunky pieces and give them to some friends…keeping behind some pieces for yourself, too of course!

it really is so easy to make something as sweet and salty and peanut buttery as this chocolate bark. this would be a great thing for kids to make – they would love decorating the chocolate with all of the toppings, and then help to eat it afterward!

what are your favorite treats to give away as neighbor gifts during the holidays?


Chocolate peanut butter pretzel bark

if there is one thing i love it is the combination of salty + sweet. i’m thinking of this white chocolate m&m popcorn with its sweet chocolate coating alongside salty peanuts and pretzels…i actually just made some the other day because i had a hankering for some of the chocolate-covered pretzels. another flavor combination i love – and i know i’m not alone in this – is chocolate + peanut butter. my kids come by it honestly…they eat nutella/peanut butter sandwiches all the time, and we are all a huge fan of anything reese’s.

so when we were thinking of what we could give our neighbors as a christmas treat last year we decided we’d make some chocolate bark and add those same sweet + salty and chocolate + peanut butter flavors that we love so much.

if you’ve never made chocolate bark before, it is the easiest thing to make and you can customize it with any flavor combination you like! i’ve got several ideas of these combinations to share with you in future posts, but for now…

let’s take a look at these amazingly simple and as equally delicious peanut butter and pretzel pieces.

you only need a few ingredients :: the best chocolate you can get your hands on (i like to use these Lindt milk chocolate bars [aff link]…they’ve always been a favorite of mine), smooth peanut butter, pretzels, and white chocolate wafers [aff link] – again, the best you can find.

the only other things you’ll need are a baking sheet (i used this quarter-size baking sheet [aff link]), and parchment paper [aff link].

all you have to do is take 2 chocolate bars (or however many you want, based off how much bark you want to make), break them up into pieces into a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in 30-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

pro tip :: when melting chocolate you want to make sure you stop heating it just before it is completely melted otherwise it will seize and never get smooth again, and nobody wants that! so when you’re melting in 30-second intervals make sure to stir it well after each time and try to gauge if it needs another 30 seconds or not. you can always start going to 10-second intervals if you’re getting really close to it being melted. also, another thing to note is that when you’re stirring your chocolate, if there are just a few small lumps left, that’s totally fine…just keep stirring it and the warmed chocolate around the lumps should melt them. in the end you will have a super smooth consistency.

once you have your chocolate melted, spread it out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

next up are the pretzels. you can break them up if you’d like, but i tried to keep them as whole as possible, just using broken pieces to fill in the gaps. you want to make sure you work quickly and add the pretzels *before* the chocolate cools, otherwise they will not stick to it at all.

next, grab some smooth (not chunky) peanut butter and heat it in the microwave. 20 to 30 seconds should do the trick. you just want it to get soft/liquid enough that you can drizzle it. grab a spoon and drizzle the softened peanut butter over the whole chocolate + pretzel sheet.

next, melt some white chocolate the same way you did the dark chocolate and drizzle that over the bark in the opposite direction you did the peanut butter drizzle.

now all you have to do is be patient enough to let this harden. if you used a smaller baking sheet you could put it in your fridge for less than half an hour and it should be good to go.

lining the baking sheet with parchment paper makes it easy to remove the entire thing. the parchment paper peels right off the bottom of the chocolate.

and now the good part. just cut the bark into chunky pieces and give them to some friends…keeping behind some pieces for yourself, too of course!

it really is so easy to make something as sweet and salty and peanut buttery as this chocolate bark. this would be a great thing for kids to make – they would love decorating the chocolate with all of the toppings, and then help to eat it afterward!

what are your favorite treats to give away as neighbor gifts during the holidays?


Chocolate peanut butter pretzel bark

if there is one thing i love it is the combination of salty + sweet. i’m thinking of this white chocolate m&m popcorn with its sweet chocolate coating alongside salty peanuts and pretzels…i actually just made some the other day because i had a hankering for some of the chocolate-covered pretzels. another flavor combination i love – and i know i’m not alone in this – is chocolate + peanut butter. my kids come by it honestly…they eat nutella/peanut butter sandwiches all the time, and we are all a huge fan of anything reese’s.

so when we were thinking of what we could give our neighbors as a christmas treat last year we decided we’d make some chocolate bark and add those same sweet + salty and chocolate + peanut butter flavors that we love so much.

if you’ve never made chocolate bark before, it is the easiest thing to make and you can customize it with any flavor combination you like! i’ve got several ideas of these combinations to share with you in future posts, but for now…

let’s take a look at these amazingly simple and as equally delicious peanut butter and pretzel pieces.

you only need a few ingredients :: the best chocolate you can get your hands on (i like to use these Lindt milk chocolate bars [aff link]…they’ve always been a favorite of mine), smooth peanut butter, pretzels, and white chocolate wafers [aff link] – again, the best you can find.

the only other things you’ll need are a baking sheet (i used this quarter-size baking sheet [aff link]), and parchment paper [aff link].

all you have to do is take 2 chocolate bars (or however many you want, based off how much bark you want to make), break them up into pieces into a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in 30-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

pro tip :: when melting chocolate you want to make sure you stop heating it just before it is completely melted otherwise it will seize and never get smooth again, and nobody wants that! so when you’re melting in 30-second intervals make sure to stir it well after each time and try to gauge if it needs another 30 seconds or not. you can always start going to 10-second intervals if you’re getting really close to it being melted. also, another thing to note is that when you’re stirring your chocolate, if there are just a few small lumps left, that’s totally fine…just keep stirring it and the warmed chocolate around the lumps should melt them. in the end you will have a super smooth consistency.

once you have your chocolate melted, spread it out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

next up are the pretzels. you can break them up if you’d like, but i tried to keep them as whole as possible, just using broken pieces to fill in the gaps. you want to make sure you work quickly and add the pretzels *before* the chocolate cools, otherwise they will not stick to it at all.

next, grab some smooth (not chunky) peanut butter and heat it in the microwave. 20 to 30 seconds should do the trick. you just want it to get soft/liquid enough that you can drizzle it. grab a spoon and drizzle the softened peanut butter over the whole chocolate + pretzel sheet.

next, melt some white chocolate the same way you did the dark chocolate and drizzle that over the bark in the opposite direction you did the peanut butter drizzle.

now all you have to do is be patient enough to let this harden. if you used a smaller baking sheet you could put it in your fridge for less than half an hour and it should be good to go.

lining the baking sheet with parchment paper makes it easy to remove the entire thing. the parchment paper peels right off the bottom of the chocolate.

and now the good part. just cut the bark into chunky pieces and give them to some friends…keeping behind some pieces for yourself, too of course!

it really is so easy to make something as sweet and salty and peanut buttery as this chocolate bark. this would be a great thing for kids to make – they would love decorating the chocolate with all of the toppings, and then help to eat it afterward!

what are your favorite treats to give away as neighbor gifts during the holidays?


Chocolate peanut butter pretzel bark

if there is one thing i love it is the combination of salty + sweet. i’m thinking of this white chocolate m&m popcorn with its sweet chocolate coating alongside salty peanuts and pretzels…i actually just made some the other day because i had a hankering for some of the chocolate-covered pretzels. another flavor combination i love – and i know i’m not alone in this – is chocolate + peanut butter. my kids come by it honestly…they eat nutella/peanut butter sandwiches all the time, and we are all a huge fan of anything reese’s.

so when we were thinking of what we could give our neighbors as a christmas treat last year we decided we’d make some chocolate bark and add those same sweet + salty and chocolate + peanut butter flavors that we love so much.

if you’ve never made chocolate bark before, it is the easiest thing to make and you can customize it with any flavor combination you like! i’ve got several ideas of these combinations to share with you in future posts, but for now…

let’s take a look at these amazingly simple and as equally delicious peanut butter and pretzel pieces.

you only need a few ingredients :: the best chocolate you can get your hands on (i like to use these Lindt milk chocolate bars [aff link]…they’ve always been a favorite of mine), smooth peanut butter, pretzels, and white chocolate wafers [aff link] – again, the best you can find.

the only other things you’ll need are a baking sheet (i used this quarter-size baking sheet [aff link]), and parchment paper [aff link].

all you have to do is take 2 chocolate bars (or however many you want, based off how much bark you want to make), break them up into pieces into a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in 30-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

pro tip :: when melting chocolate you want to make sure you stop heating it just before it is completely melted otherwise it will seize and never get smooth again, and nobody wants that! so when you’re melting in 30-second intervals make sure to stir it well after each time and try to gauge if it needs another 30 seconds or not. you can always start going to 10-second intervals if you’re getting really close to it being melted. also, another thing to note is that when you’re stirring your chocolate, if there are just a few small lumps left, that’s totally fine…just keep stirring it and the warmed chocolate around the lumps should melt them. in the end you will have a super smooth consistency.

once you have your chocolate melted, spread it out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

next up are the pretzels. you can break them up if you’d like, but i tried to keep them as whole as possible, just using broken pieces to fill in the gaps. you want to make sure you work quickly and add the pretzels *before* the chocolate cools, otherwise they will not stick to it at all.

next, grab some smooth (not chunky) peanut butter and heat it in the microwave. 20 to 30 seconds should do the trick. you just want it to get soft/liquid enough that you can drizzle it. grab a spoon and drizzle the softened peanut butter over the whole chocolate + pretzel sheet.

next, melt some white chocolate the same way you did the dark chocolate and drizzle that over the bark in the opposite direction you did the peanut butter drizzle.

now all you have to do is be patient enough to let this harden. if you used a smaller baking sheet you could put it in your fridge for less than half an hour and it should be good to go.

lining the baking sheet with parchment paper makes it easy to remove the entire thing. the parchment paper peels right off the bottom of the chocolate.

and now the good part. just cut the bark into chunky pieces and give them to some friends…keeping behind some pieces for yourself, too of course!

it really is so easy to make something as sweet and salty and peanut buttery as this chocolate bark. this would be a great thing for kids to make – they would love decorating the chocolate with all of the toppings, and then help to eat it afterward!

what are your favorite treats to give away as neighbor gifts during the holidays?


Chocolate peanut butter pretzel bark

if there is one thing i love it is the combination of salty + sweet. i’m thinking of this white chocolate m&m popcorn with its sweet chocolate coating alongside salty peanuts and pretzels…i actually just made some the other day because i had a hankering for some of the chocolate-covered pretzels. another flavor combination i love – and i know i’m not alone in this – is chocolate + peanut butter. my kids come by it honestly…they eat nutella/peanut butter sandwiches all the time, and we are all a huge fan of anything reese’s.

so when we were thinking of what we could give our neighbors as a christmas treat last year we decided we’d make some chocolate bark and add those same sweet + salty and chocolate + peanut butter flavors that we love so much.

if you’ve never made chocolate bark before, it is the easiest thing to make and you can customize it with any flavor combination you like! i’ve got several ideas of these combinations to share with you in future posts, but for now…

let’s take a look at these amazingly simple and as equally delicious peanut butter and pretzel pieces.

you only need a few ingredients :: the best chocolate you can get your hands on (i like to use these Lindt milk chocolate bars [aff link]…they’ve always been a favorite of mine), smooth peanut butter, pretzels, and white chocolate wafers [aff link] – again, the best you can find.

the only other things you’ll need are a baking sheet (i used this quarter-size baking sheet [aff link]), and parchment paper [aff link].

all you have to do is take 2 chocolate bars (or however many you want, based off how much bark you want to make), break them up into pieces into a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in 30-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

pro tip :: when melting chocolate you want to make sure you stop heating it just before it is completely melted otherwise it will seize and never get smooth again, and nobody wants that! so when you’re melting in 30-second intervals make sure to stir it well after each time and try to gauge if it needs another 30 seconds or not. you can always start going to 10-second intervals if you’re getting really close to it being melted. also, another thing to note is that when you’re stirring your chocolate, if there are just a few small lumps left, that’s totally fine…just keep stirring it and the warmed chocolate around the lumps should melt them. in the end you will have a super smooth consistency.

once you have your chocolate melted, spread it out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

next up are the pretzels. you can break them up if you’d like, but i tried to keep them as whole as possible, just using broken pieces to fill in the gaps. you want to make sure you work quickly and add the pretzels *before* the chocolate cools, otherwise they will not stick to it at all.

next, grab some smooth (not chunky) peanut butter and heat it in the microwave. 20 to 30 seconds should do the trick. you just want it to get soft/liquid enough that you can drizzle it. grab a spoon and drizzle the softened peanut butter over the whole chocolate + pretzel sheet.

next, melt some white chocolate the same way you did the dark chocolate and drizzle that over the bark in the opposite direction you did the peanut butter drizzle.

now all you have to do is be patient enough to let this harden. if you used a smaller baking sheet you could put it in your fridge for less than half an hour and it should be good to go.

lining the baking sheet with parchment paper makes it easy to remove the entire thing. the parchment paper peels right off the bottom of the chocolate.

and now the good part. just cut the bark into chunky pieces and give them to some friends…keeping behind some pieces for yourself, too of course!

it really is so easy to make something as sweet and salty and peanut buttery as this chocolate bark. this would be a great thing for kids to make – they would love decorating the chocolate with all of the toppings, and then help to eat it afterward!

what are your favorite treats to give away as neighbor gifts during the holidays?


Chocolate peanut butter pretzel bark

if there is one thing i love it is the combination of salty + sweet. i’m thinking of this white chocolate m&m popcorn with its sweet chocolate coating alongside salty peanuts and pretzels…i actually just made some the other day because i had a hankering for some of the chocolate-covered pretzels. another flavor combination i love – and i know i’m not alone in this – is chocolate + peanut butter. my kids come by it honestly…they eat nutella/peanut butter sandwiches all the time, and we are all a huge fan of anything reese’s.

so when we were thinking of what we could give our neighbors as a christmas treat last year we decided we’d make some chocolate bark and add those same sweet + salty and chocolate + peanut butter flavors that we love so much.

if you’ve never made chocolate bark before, it is the easiest thing to make and you can customize it with any flavor combination you like! i’ve got several ideas of these combinations to share with you in future posts, but for now…

let’s take a look at these amazingly simple and as equally delicious peanut butter and pretzel pieces.

you only need a few ingredients :: the best chocolate you can get your hands on (i like to use these Lindt milk chocolate bars [aff link]…they’ve always been a favorite of mine), smooth peanut butter, pretzels, and white chocolate wafers [aff link] – again, the best you can find.

the only other things you’ll need are a baking sheet (i used this quarter-size baking sheet [aff link]), and parchment paper [aff link].

all you have to do is take 2 chocolate bars (or however many you want, based off how much bark you want to make), break them up into pieces into a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in 30-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

pro tip :: when melting chocolate you want to make sure you stop heating it just before it is completely melted otherwise it will seize and never get smooth again, and nobody wants that! so when you’re melting in 30-second intervals make sure to stir it well after each time and try to gauge if it needs another 30 seconds or not. you can always start going to 10-second intervals if you’re getting really close to it being melted. also, another thing to note is that when you’re stirring your chocolate, if there are just a few small lumps left, that’s totally fine…just keep stirring it and the warmed chocolate around the lumps should melt them. in the end you will have a super smooth consistency.

once you have your chocolate melted, spread it out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

next up are the pretzels. you can break them up if you’d like, but i tried to keep them as whole as possible, just using broken pieces to fill in the gaps. you want to make sure you work quickly and add the pretzels *before* the chocolate cools, otherwise they will not stick to it at all.

next, grab some smooth (not chunky) peanut butter and heat it in the microwave. 20 to 30 seconds should do the trick. you just want it to get soft/liquid enough that you can drizzle it. grab a spoon and drizzle the softened peanut butter over the whole chocolate + pretzel sheet.

next, melt some white chocolate the same way you did the dark chocolate and drizzle that over the bark in the opposite direction you did the peanut butter drizzle.

now all you have to do is be patient enough to let this harden. if you used a smaller baking sheet you could put it in your fridge for less than half an hour and it should be good to go.

lining the baking sheet with parchment paper makes it easy to remove the entire thing. the parchment paper peels right off the bottom of the chocolate.

and now the good part. just cut the bark into chunky pieces and give them to some friends…keeping behind some pieces for yourself, too of course!

it really is so easy to make something as sweet and salty and peanut buttery as this chocolate bark. this would be a great thing for kids to make – they would love decorating the chocolate with all of the toppings, and then help to eat it afterward!

what are your favorite treats to give away as neighbor gifts during the holidays?


Chocolate peanut butter pretzel bark

if there is one thing i love it is the combination of salty + sweet. i’m thinking of this white chocolate m&m popcorn with its sweet chocolate coating alongside salty peanuts and pretzels…i actually just made some the other day because i had a hankering for some of the chocolate-covered pretzels. another flavor combination i love – and i know i’m not alone in this – is chocolate + peanut butter. my kids come by it honestly…they eat nutella/peanut butter sandwiches all the time, and we are all a huge fan of anything reese’s.

so when we were thinking of what we could give our neighbors as a christmas treat last year we decided we’d make some chocolate bark and add those same sweet + salty and chocolate + peanut butter flavors that we love so much.

if you’ve never made chocolate bark before, it is the easiest thing to make and you can customize it with any flavor combination you like! i’ve got several ideas of these combinations to share with you in future posts, but for now…

let’s take a look at these amazingly simple and as equally delicious peanut butter and pretzel pieces.

you only need a few ingredients :: the best chocolate you can get your hands on (i like to use these Lindt milk chocolate bars [aff link]…they’ve always been a favorite of mine), smooth peanut butter, pretzels, and white chocolate wafers [aff link] – again, the best you can find.

the only other things you’ll need are a baking sheet (i used this quarter-size baking sheet [aff link]), and parchment paper [aff link].

all you have to do is take 2 chocolate bars (or however many you want, based off how much bark you want to make), break them up into pieces into a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in 30-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

pro tip :: when melting chocolate you want to make sure you stop heating it just before it is completely melted otherwise it will seize and never get smooth again, and nobody wants that! so when you’re melting in 30-second intervals make sure to stir it well after each time and try to gauge if it needs another 30 seconds or not. you can always start going to 10-second intervals if you’re getting really close to it being melted. also, another thing to note is that when you’re stirring your chocolate, if there are just a few small lumps left, that’s totally fine…just keep stirring it and the warmed chocolate around the lumps should melt them. in the end you will have a super smooth consistency.

once you have your chocolate melted, spread it out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

next up are the pretzels. you can break them up if you’d like, but i tried to keep them as whole as possible, just using broken pieces to fill in the gaps. you want to make sure you work quickly and add the pretzels *before* the chocolate cools, otherwise they will not stick to it at all.

next, grab some smooth (not chunky) peanut butter and heat it in the microwave. 20 to 30 seconds should do the trick. you just want it to get soft/liquid enough that you can drizzle it. grab a spoon and drizzle the softened peanut butter over the whole chocolate + pretzel sheet.

next, melt some white chocolate the same way you did the dark chocolate and drizzle that over the bark in the opposite direction you did the peanut butter drizzle.

now all you have to do is be patient enough to let this harden. if you used a smaller baking sheet you could put it in your fridge for less than half an hour and it should be good to go.

lining the baking sheet with parchment paper makes it easy to remove the entire thing. the parchment paper peels right off the bottom of the chocolate.

and now the good part. just cut the bark into chunky pieces and give them to some friends…keeping behind some pieces for yourself, too of course!

it really is so easy to make something as sweet and salty and peanut buttery as this chocolate bark. this would be a great thing for kids to make – they would love decorating the chocolate with all of the toppings, and then help to eat it afterward!

what are your favorite treats to give away as neighbor gifts during the holidays?


Chocolate peanut butter pretzel bark

if there is one thing i love it is the combination of salty + sweet. i’m thinking of this white chocolate m&m popcorn with its sweet chocolate coating alongside salty peanuts and pretzels…i actually just made some the other day because i had a hankering for some of the chocolate-covered pretzels. another flavor combination i love – and i know i’m not alone in this – is chocolate + peanut butter. my kids come by it honestly…they eat nutella/peanut butter sandwiches all the time, and we are all a huge fan of anything reese’s.

so when we were thinking of what we could give our neighbors as a christmas treat last year we decided we’d make some chocolate bark and add those same sweet + salty and chocolate + peanut butter flavors that we love so much.

if you’ve never made chocolate bark before, it is the easiest thing to make and you can customize it with any flavor combination you like! i’ve got several ideas of these combinations to share with you in future posts, but for now…

let’s take a look at these amazingly simple and as equally delicious peanut butter and pretzel pieces.

you only need a few ingredients :: the best chocolate you can get your hands on (i like to use these Lindt milk chocolate bars [aff link]…they’ve always been a favorite of mine), smooth peanut butter, pretzels, and white chocolate wafers [aff link] – again, the best you can find.

the only other things you’ll need are a baking sheet (i used this quarter-size baking sheet [aff link]), and parchment paper [aff link].

all you have to do is take 2 chocolate bars (or however many you want, based off how much bark you want to make), break them up into pieces into a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in 30-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

pro tip :: when melting chocolate you want to make sure you stop heating it just before it is completely melted otherwise it will seize and never get smooth again, and nobody wants that! so when you’re melting in 30-second intervals make sure to stir it well after each time and try to gauge if it needs another 30 seconds or not. you can always start going to 10-second intervals if you’re getting really close to it being melted. also, another thing to note is that when you’re stirring your chocolate, if there are just a few small lumps left, that’s totally fine…just keep stirring it and the warmed chocolate around the lumps should melt them. in the end you will have a super smooth consistency.

once you have your chocolate melted, spread it out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

next up are the pretzels. you can break them up if you’d like, but i tried to keep them as whole as possible, just using broken pieces to fill in the gaps. you want to make sure you work quickly and add the pretzels *before* the chocolate cools, otherwise they will not stick to it at all.

next, grab some smooth (not chunky) peanut butter and heat it in the microwave. 20 to 30 seconds should do the trick. you just want it to get soft/liquid enough that you can drizzle it. grab a spoon and drizzle the softened peanut butter over the whole chocolate + pretzel sheet.

next, melt some white chocolate the same way you did the dark chocolate and drizzle that over the bark in the opposite direction you did the peanut butter drizzle.

now all you have to do is be patient enough to let this harden. if you used a smaller baking sheet you could put it in your fridge for less than half an hour and it should be good to go.

lining the baking sheet with parchment paper makes it easy to remove the entire thing. the parchment paper peels right off the bottom of the chocolate.

and now the good part. just cut the bark into chunky pieces and give them to some friends…keeping behind some pieces for yourself, too of course!

it really is so easy to make something as sweet and salty and peanut buttery as this chocolate bark. this would be a great thing for kids to make – they would love decorating the chocolate with all of the toppings, and then help to eat it afterward!

what are your favorite treats to give away as neighbor gifts during the holidays?


Chocolate peanut butter pretzel bark

if there is one thing i love it is the combination of salty + sweet. i’m thinking of this white chocolate m&m popcorn with its sweet chocolate coating alongside salty peanuts and pretzels…i actually just made some the other day because i had a hankering for some of the chocolate-covered pretzels. another flavor combination i love – and i know i’m not alone in this – is chocolate + peanut butter. my kids come by it honestly…they eat nutella/peanut butter sandwiches all the time, and we are all a huge fan of anything reese’s.

so when we were thinking of what we could give our neighbors as a christmas treat last year we decided we’d make some chocolate bark and add those same sweet + salty and chocolate + peanut butter flavors that we love so much.

if you’ve never made chocolate bark before, it is the easiest thing to make and you can customize it with any flavor combination you like! i’ve got several ideas of these combinations to share with you in future posts, but for now…

let’s take a look at these amazingly simple and as equally delicious peanut butter and pretzel pieces.

you only need a few ingredients :: the best chocolate you can get your hands on (i like to use these Lindt milk chocolate bars [aff link]…they’ve always been a favorite of mine), smooth peanut butter, pretzels, and white chocolate wafers [aff link] – again, the best you can find.

the only other things you’ll need are a baking sheet (i used this quarter-size baking sheet [aff link]), and parchment paper [aff link].

all you have to do is take 2 chocolate bars (or however many you want, based off how much bark you want to make), break them up into pieces into a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in 30-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

pro tip :: when melting chocolate you want to make sure you stop heating it just before it is completely melted otherwise it will seize and never get smooth again, and nobody wants that! so when you’re melting in 30-second intervals make sure to stir it well after each time and try to gauge if it needs another 30 seconds or not. you can always start going to 10-second intervals if you’re getting really close to it being melted. also, another thing to note is that when you’re stirring your chocolate, if there are just a few small lumps left, that’s totally fine…just keep stirring it and the warmed chocolate around the lumps should melt them. in the end you will have a super smooth consistency.

once you have your chocolate melted, spread it out onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

next up are the pretzels. you can break them up if you’d like, but i tried to keep them as whole as possible, just using broken pieces to fill in the gaps. you want to make sure you work quickly and add the pretzels *before* the chocolate cools, otherwise they will not stick to it at all.

next, grab some smooth (not chunky) peanut butter and heat it in the microwave. 20 to 30 seconds should do the trick. you just want it to get soft/liquid enough that you can drizzle it. grab a spoon and drizzle the softened peanut butter over the whole chocolate + pretzel sheet.

next, melt some white chocolate the same way you did the dark chocolate and drizzle that over the bark in the opposite direction you did the peanut butter drizzle.

now all you have to do is be patient enough to let this harden. if you used a smaller baking sheet you could put it in your fridge for less than half an hour and it should be good to go.

lining the baking sheet with parchment paper makes it easy to remove the entire thing. the parchment paper peels right off the bottom of the chocolate.

and now the good part. just cut the bark into chunky pieces and give them to some friends…keeping behind some pieces for yourself, too of course!

it really is so easy to make something as sweet and salty and peanut buttery as this chocolate bark. this would be a great thing for kids to make – they would love decorating the chocolate with all of the toppings, and then help to eat it afterward!

what are your favorite treats to give away as neighbor gifts during the holidays?