Peanut Butter Truffle Bark

Peanut Butter Truffle Bark is the pan sized version of peanut butter balls. This easy, no-bake recipe is a delicious mixture of chocolate and peanut butter.

Reeses Peanut Butter Truffle BarkI have a friend who’s family, believe it or not, prefers peanut butter desserts over chocolate desserts! No, I’m not kidding! When they make fudge, they make peanut butter fudge. When they make no bake cookies, they make peanut butter no-bakes. And when my friend makes truffles at Christmas, she makes peanut butter balls.  I love peanut butter too, but I like it even more when it is combined with chocolate!

Over the years, I’ve received several different recipes for peanut butter truffles. Some of them are mainly peanut butter and powdered sugar, others have Rice Krispies in them and others have crushed graham crackers. But all of them are time consuming because they involve rolling individual peanut butter balls and dipping them in chocolate. Although I didn’t have time to make peanut butter balls for the holidays, I didn’t forget about them and I decided to try to make an easier version.

Peanut Butter Bars RecipeStart by lining a 9×13 inch pan with foil and greasing it lightly with cooking spray. Melt 16 oz of vanilla candy coating (I used CandiQuik) and spread into pan and allow it to harden. Mix together softened butter, peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and vanilla. Spread the peanut butter mixture over the hardened vanilla candy coating layer. Press Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Minis into the dough.

Peanut Butter Bark RecipeMelt another 16 oz of vanilla candy coating and carefully spread this over the peanut butter layer. Sprinkle with chocolate and peanut butter chips (I used Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips).

Peanut Butter BarsAllow the top layer to harden and then lift the bars from the pan using the foil. Carefully cut the bars into pieces. This was the hardest step for me because the candy coating kept breaking unevenly and the peanut butter layer wanted to squish out. I had put the bars into the fridge to harden so the candy coating was difficult to cut. After the bars had sat out on my counter for a while, I found that it was easier to cut through the vanilla candy coating.

Peanut Butter Truffle Bark

Peanut Butter Truffle Bark

Ingredients

  • (2) 16 oz packages vanilla candy coating (I used CandiQuik)
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup (9 full sheets) graham crackers crumbs
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cups Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Minis
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips (I used Reese's)

Instructions

  1. Start by lining a 9×13 inch pan with foil and greasing it lightly it with cooking spray.
  2. Melt 16 oz of vanilla candy coating and spread into pan and allow it to harden.
  3. Mix together softened butter, peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and vanilla.
  4. Spread the peanut butter mixture over the hardened vanilla candy coating layer.
  5. Press Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Minis into the dough.
  6. Melt another 16 oz of vanilla candy coating and carefully spread this over the peanut butter layer.
  7. Sprinkle with chocolate and peanut butter chips.
  8. Allow the top layer to harden and then lift the bars from the pan using the foil.
  9. Carefully cut the bars into pieces.
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Can’t get enough peanut butter? Check out these recipes:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Donuts

Peanut Butter Cup Donuts

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sandwiches

Peanut Butter Cup Crownies Bars Recipe

Peanut Butter Crownies

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Comments

  1. Oh my gosh, I want this right now!! I am with you Tonia. I LOVE peanut butter, but it is definitely best with chocolate! This looks sensational!!

  2. This is seriously gorgeous!!!! I am the peanut butter lover in our house…my hubby not so much! That could work in my favor if this bark was here…he wouldn’t go near it. Although my kids love pb as much as I do, so I would have to hide it :-)

  3. This looks so incredible Tonia!

  4. That looks delicious!!! I’m a big fan of anything peanut butter so I’m sure I would LOVE this!

  5. I am just is awe at this bark! I looks and sounds incredible!

  6. LOVE truffle bark!!! Such a great idea, now I’m totally craving some :)

  7. Holy YUM, Tonia!! This looks fantastic!

  8. I LOVE all your PB desserts, Tonia, and this bark is no exception! AH-MAZING!!!!

  9. we are big pb fans around here. those look great!

  10. You are genius! I hate dipping all those truffles! These look to die for :)

  11. Wow, this looks so yummy!! I love peanut butter too, but chocolate rules lol. Thanks for this recipe, I really must make it.

  12. I am kind of glad this is in your house and not mine because I would be tempted to eat that whole thing. Yummy!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  13. What a brilliant idea! So much easier than rolling out little balls and dipping them in chocolate!

  14. Yum! What a great alternative to rolling all the balls! And With such pretty layers :)

  15. Wow!! These look amazing. My husband is one of those that prefers peanut butter desserts to chocolate. It’s always a negotiation in our house when it comes to what to bake next. He will love these!

  16. Get out of here – this looks so good! I stumbled across it on G+ and now I really wish it was sitting in front of me!

    • Thanks Sarah! If it wasn’t so cold out, I could drop some off for you! The school just called to let me know that school has been cancelled…again!!

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