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.