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Peanut Butter Easter Bark

by elyn_ryn

Make this fun and colorful bark for Easter or spring. It is made from white chocolate and peanut butter with crunchy Oreo bits throughout. You can have fun decorating it with pastel-colored sprinkles, chocolate eggs, and M&Ms. Place it in Easter baskets in see-through bags or serve it on a candy food board to celebrate the spring season!

Crush Oreos

Roughly chop or crush Oreo cookies or other chocolate sandwich cookies. You do not have to remove the white icing inside the cookies. An easy way to break the cookies is to put them into a sandwich bag and squeeze out the air. Then roll a rolling pin over the cookies. After the cookies are crushed, use a spoon to scrape them off the sides of the bag.

Gluten-Free

If you want to make this bark gluten-free, use Gluten-Free Oreos. The taste is nearly identical to regular Oreos, and gluten-free Oreos measure the same as regular ones. Then choose gluten-free candies to garnish the top of the bark.

Melt the Chocolate

Melt the chocolate on high in a microwave dish or large measuring cup. Heat the chocolate for 30 seconds and then stir it. Repeat the process until the chocolate is completely melted. It is better to under melt the chocolate by heating it for a couple of intervals and then stirring it until all the chocolate wafers are melted. Over melted chocolate can become thick, dull, and unusable.

After the chocolate melts, stir in the peanut butter until smooth, and then the crushed cookies. Spread the chocolate onto a sheet of parchment paper or a silicone mat, making a rectangle shape.

Add Decorative Candies

Before the bark hardens, press candy decorations and sprinkles into it. If making this candy for spring or Easter, use pastel-colored candy. But use your imagination to decorate it for other occasions or holidays such as Halloween, Valentine’s Day, winter holidays, and birthdays!

Place as little or as many decorations on top of the bark as you like. Then slide a flat cookie sheet underneath it and place it into the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to harden.

Score the Candy

Use a knife to score (cut) the bark so it will be easier to break apart. You can get about (15) 2 x 3-inch pieces from the bark.

Adding Extra Decoration

If you want to add extra pieces of candy to the bark after it hardens, use melted white chocolate. Melt a little chocolate, dip the candy in it, and “glue” it to the bark.

Egg Basket Candy

This bark is pretty to make and place in a clear plastic bag to add to an Easter basket. On the flip side, it is also a way to use up leftover Easter candy after the holiday. Enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Easter Bark
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Prep Time 15 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
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Instructions
  1. Place the cookies into a sandwich-sized plastic bag. Squeeze out the air and seal. Use a rolling pin to break the candy.
  2. Melt white chocolate in a microwaveable dish for 30-second intervals. Stir after each interval until melted.
  3. Stir in 1/3 cup of peanut butter until mixed well. (If you like extra peanut butter, add 1/2 cup instead of 1/3 cup.) Add broken cookie pieces and stir until distributed throughout the white chocolate mixture.
  4. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Pour the chocolate mixture onto the paper and spread it out to form an even layer.
  5. Decorate with Easter and spring candies--as much or as little as you prefer. Place cookie sheet with chocolate bark in the refrigerator to set.
Recipe Notes

Peanut Butter Amount

This recipe is very flexible.  If you like a lot of peanut butter or cookies, add more.  Always add a small amount and then taste test before adding more peanut butter or cookies.  This recipe can also be made without peanut butter.

Yield

This recipe makes approximately one pound of candy or (15) 2 x 3-inch pieces.

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