Made famous by Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, the combination of chocolate and peanut butter is an all-around crowd-pleaser. Why not just buy the candy? Reese’s products can be tough to find outside North America. The same goes for peanut butter chips, which are included in many recipes for homemade PB cups or bark. This straight-forward, kid-friendly recipe calls for widely available ingredients, and you can make it as gourmet as you like by using premium, organic chocolate and peanut butter. If you have the right equipment and time on your hands, try pouring the peanut butter mixture into silicone truffle molds then coating each piece with chocolate for a gourmet version.
Melt in a double boiler:
- 7 ounces chocolate
Pour half the melted chocolate onto a silicone baking sheet and spread with a spatula to form an 8″ x 8″ square.
In a separate double boiler (or simply a small pan or bowl set over a larger pan of boiling water), melt together:
- 3.5 ounces white chocolate
- 3.5 ounces peanut butter
Stir thoroughly to combine, then pour evenly over the chocolate to create a second layer. Spread slowly with a clean spatula, taking care not to press too hard. Next, pour the remaining 3.5 ounces of melted chocolate on top to create the third and final layer, spreading smooth with a clean spatula. Refrigerate for a couple of hours to set, then break into bite-size pieces once the bark has hardened.
Conversions: 7 ounces chocolate = 200 grams, 3.5 ounces white chocolate = 100 grams, 3.5 ounces peanut butter = 100 grams.