Thursday, December 2, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

This month's Martha Stewart Living talked about homemade Christmas gifts. I thought I'd give the chocolate bark project a try. I didn't follow the recipe really because I wanted to make a half batch--but then I botched that and only halved the dark chocolate portion. The result was a very thin sheet of melted chocolate with a nice swirly pattern. Since I used more milk chocolate & peanut butter than chocolate that is exactly how it tastes. I like my chocolate bark a little thicker so next time I will follow the directions--and also aim for a pan similar to the size requested. I am such a rogue! Besides my mistakes, this bark is the cat's pajamas.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark
12 oz dark or bittersweet chocolate (I used Hershey's Special Dark bar)
4 oz milk chocolate (I used Nestle milk chocolate chips)
1/4 C creamy peanut butter
parchment paper
Baking spray

1. Spray 9x12 pan (I think 9x13 would be fine) with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
2. Melt dark chocolate in a double boiler until smooth. Spread with a spatula evenly across the parchment lined pan.
3. Melt milk chocolate & peanut butter in a double boiler. Drop spoonfuls of the milk chocolate mixture onto the dark chocolate mixture and swirl with a chopstick or skewer.
4. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Peel off the parchment paper and break into pieces.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Looks good! Wish you would have brought some over last night!