The weather is getting colder, but it's not time to get into the holiday spirit just yet. Tide over your peppermint bark craving temporarily with a twist on the popular treat. We've heard the warning of a chocolate deficit as well as a heads up to look out for shortage of peanuts. Let's not waste anymore time worrying about the fate of arguably the best flavor combo and live in the moment by whipping up an easy batch of this bark.

3-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:2 hrs
  • Total Time:2 hrs 10 mins
  • Servings:8
  • Easy


  • 10 oz package dark chocolate chips
  • 10 oz peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter cup pieces
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  • Step 1

    Take out your ingredients and place a piece of parchment or wax paper on a baking sheet. Make sure both types of chips are in microwaveable bowls.

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  • Step 2

    Microwave the dark chocolate chips in 20 second intervals, stirring after each round, until melted.

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  • Step 3

    Repeat microwaving process with the peanut butter chips.

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  • Step 4

    Pour the melted dark chocolate onto the parchment paper and evenly smooth the chocolate to the thickness you want the bark to be. Immediately drizzle a second layer of the melted peanut butter on top of it.

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  • Step 5

    Run a toothpick or skewer through both layers in a circular motion to create a swirled effect.

    #SpoonTip: If you want the layers to be less blended and more defined, leave the peanut butter in dollops instead of smoothing over the chocolate layer.

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  • Step 6

    Break up your peanut butter cups into smaller pieces and sprinkle them onto the bark.

    #SpoonTip: Make sure you place them before the layers begin to harden.

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  • Step 7

    Refrigerate bark for two hours. Afterwards, break it up into uneven pieces and serve it up!

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