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.
I 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.
Start 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.
Melt 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).
Allow 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.
Renee@Two in the Kitchen says
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!!
Thanks Renee! 🙂
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
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 🙂
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
This looks so incredible Tonia!
Kristen Duke says
That looks delicious!!! I’m a big fan of anything peanut butter so I’m sure I would LOVE this!
Thanks Kristen! So am I!
I am just is awe at this bark! I looks and sounds incredible!
Thank Lyuba! I’ve got to admit that I ate way too much of it!
Aimee @ ShugarySweets says
LOVE truffle bark!!! Such a great idea, now I’m totally craving some 🙂
Me too! Thanks Aimee!
Holy YUM, Tonia!! This looks fantastic!
I LOVE all your PB desserts, Tonia, and this bark is no exception! AH-MAZING!!!!
Well…thank you so very much, Cathy!
we are big pb fans around here. those look great!
Thank you Dina!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
You are genius! I hate dipping all those truffles! These look to die for 🙂
LOL! Thanks Julie!
Patricia Cook says
Wow, this looks so yummy!! I love peanut butter too, but chocolate rules lol. Thanks for this recipe, I really must make it.
Thank you, Patricia!
Happy Valley Chow says
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 Valley Chow
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
What a brilliant idea! So much easier than rolling out little balls and dipping them in chocolate!
Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar says
Yum! What a great alternative to rolling all the balls! And With such pretty layers 🙂
Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says
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!
My husband prefers peanut butter too! Thanks Zainab!
Sarah @ Miss Candiquik says
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!!