You’ve heard of peanut butter cups and chocolate bars, but this new dessert is what happens when those two favorite chocolate treats combine. Filled with favorite ingredients and requiring little more than a microwave and a fridge, this is the perfect goodie bag treat.
- 4 Lindt Classic Recipe Salted Pretzel bars, chopped
- 4 Lindt Classic Recipe Milk Chocolate bars, chopped
- 1 Cup creamy peanut butter
- 2/3 Cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 Cup mini pretzel twists, some crushed
- 1/3 Cup peanut butter, melted
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.