You Got Your Chocolate In My Peanut Butter!

Anybody else remember those extremely silly commercials from back in the day? You have one person walking somewhere with a jar of PB (like the person who posted the video asked, who walks around munching from a jar of peanut butter?) and another walking around with a chocolate bar. They crash, the foods collide and junk food magic is created, aka Reeses Cups.

 

 

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a huge peanut butter fan. I would go hungry before eating peanut butter cookies (I can’t even handle the smell of them cooking lol), I tend to omit the peanuts or PB in any recipes needing it and I eat a PB&J sandwich maybe twice a year. I DO however like Reeses Cups (and cinnamon raisin peanut butter but that’s a different post). They may be peanut butter but the taste is different. So when I saw the following recipe here on Big Red Kitchen , I knew I had to try it. Especially since I knew that in my family, it would be a hit. One of my sons is about like me when it comes to PB but the rest of them like it and my daughter in law would kill someone to swipe this from them Love you Tiffy!) πŸ˜› .

As for those I know in the blogger community, Erin ,
Peabody and Lindsey , this is for you ladies who if I remember correctly are peanut butter fans. I know I am remembering correctly that Peabody shares my love for a certain brands cinnamon raisin peanut butter πŸ™‚

The rest of you, if you like peanut butter or Reeses Cups, give this a try. It tastes amazingly similar to a pb cup yet is more fun somehow with the big chunks (ok, that’s just cause I’m a pig) and homey look of it. This is exceedingly simple to make…and way too easy to eat. πŸ˜› The only thing I really changed from the original recipe was to use chocolate chips instead of candy coating because I don’t care for the somewhat fake flavor of coating.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

  • 2 1/2 pounds candy coating (or chocolate chips. (I used half milk chocolate, half semi sweet.
  • 1 pound peanut butterΒ  (I used a full 18 ounce jar. I was NOT about to try and measure out a pound. I just used it all.)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Melt half the chocolate according to package directions.
  2. Spread it out to about 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly greased baking pan. The original called for parchment paper lined but over time (over 30 years of cooking. OMG, I’m freaking OLD!), I’ve learned what can go w/out the called for parchment and IΒ  knew that since the chocolate would harden in the fridge and be able to be lifted off, it wouldn’t be needed.
  3. Set aside in the fridge.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter and vanilla. Beat well. The mixture will be thick.
  5. Crumble this over the top of the first chocolate layer.
  6. Melt the remaining chocolate and pour it over the peanut butter layer. Spread it out making cutesy little swirls πŸ˜›
  7. Refrigerate this for at least a few hours or overnight until totally hardened.
  8. Break up in pieces.
  9. Store in the fridge.

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36 thoughts on “You Got Your Chocolate In My Peanut Butter!

  1. To be honest, I always wanted to be a marsbar but I think I can push that dream aside and take on yours with this delicious recipe πŸ™‚
    Your blog is fantastic and I hope if you get some time, you can visit mine πŸ˜€
    Cheers!

    • Hmmm, being a marshbar could be interesting. Then I personally would have a valid reason to be fluffy πŸ˜€ And thank you for the compliment!!

  2. That commercial sure is memorable and the pb and chocolate rages on! You know, you would be the perfect person to host a pb and chocolate party-I can only imagine all the goodies you would come up with. However, until the party, I will enjoy what you have offered here. Thanks for this yummy treat!

    • Of course there is some left. All of it actually; it’s one of the treats for Christmas. πŸ™‚ So if you can fight your sisters in law and brothers in law off of it, you’ll get some πŸ˜›

    • Erin, I know what you mean! I feel like all I’m doing is cooking the last few days yet there are still 9000 cookbooks and paper recipes scattered on my kitchen counter (at least I THINK there’s a counter under there) waiting to be made. I need more time!!

      And glad you like the sounds of this. I had a feeling you might πŸ™‚

  3. Wow Janet! I don’t care how they come together…..as long as they come together. This is almost like peanut butter bark! Which, by the way…..I loved your previous bark post, and am interested to try the lemon bark! I DO remember those commercials….(I’m growing old with you!). But I am a peanut butter freak and can eat it right out of the jar with a spoon. And chunks of chocolate is way better than a spoon! This looks fabulous!!!

  4. OMG! That is amazing! I adore anything peanut butter – but try to be a good girl! It’s one of my favorite foods EVER! Bravo Janet – this is incredible! (loved the old commercial!)

  5. Yes, PLEASE!! I love this combination and that’s putting it lightly. I’ll put peanut butter on chocolate ice cream… it’s that good! πŸ™‚ This is a fantastic recipe. It’s also a little dangerous because I’ll eat the whole batch. I hope you have a wonderful week of Christmas fun… Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! ~ Ramona

  6. I think I kindaaaaaa remember those Reese’s commercials. I also remember one where someone dips their chocolate bar in a jar of peanut butter, but it’s JUST NOT REESE’S, so they look really sad, haha!

    Also, and I’m sure that I don’t have to remind you of this, if you become a Reese’s Cup when you grow up then someone will definitely munch on you. πŸ˜›

  7. Lol.. I haven’t thought of this commercial in years. Love it! Thanks for such a great flashback.
    I make a bar similar to these, but I only make it about once a year… I know once I make them, I am going to carry the pan around with me until they are all gone!

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