Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Bark

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Bark-sure to satisfy the chocolate and peanut butter lover.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Bark-sure to satisfy and chocolate and peanut butter lover.

I wasn’t going to post this bark. It’s good, I mean really good. And so easy to make. But I just had other plans for today’s post.

Then I got distracted.

I started watching the Thomas Crown Affair…have you seen that movie? Loved it! Pierce Brosnan, I’ve always had a crush on him. Anyone else remember watching him in Remington Steele?  I love our DVR. I can record things in the middle of the night, then when the kids are off at school and the hubby is at work, I can just watch what I want, without interruption.  Well, anyway, I sat through the movie, on my bed, with all the pillows behind me, and the container of the bark on my nightstand…and well, by the time the movie was over. The container was empty. In my defense, it wasn’t full. But it’s really that good.

It was just something I threw together. You could use any candy bar, but Reese’s, common, who doesn’t love a Reese’s? Chocolate and peanut butter, best combination ever! These were the last of the “I bought a ton of Halloween candy, the day after Halloween” candy. Good thing Christmas is just a few weeks away, I’ll be able to restock my candy supply again.

The addition of the peanuts, gave this bark a little crunch and just the right amount of salty to complement the peanut butter and chocolate.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Bark-sure to satisfy and chocolate and peanut butter lover.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Bark
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Bark

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Bark


  • 1 package chocolate candy coating (almond bark or candy melts)
  • 1 bag Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (14-18 snack size cups)
  • 1-2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1-2 teaspoons shortening (if needed)


  1. Place Peanut Butter cups in freezer for about 30 minutes.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper, set aside.
  3. Melt chocolate according to package directions or my personal favorite, in a small crock pot.
  4. Remove peanut butter cups from freezer and chop into large pieces. Return to freezer until ready to use.
  5. Once chocolate is melted and smooth stir in peanut butter cups and peanuts, just to coat. If chocolate seems a little thick, you can add the shortening.
  6. Spread chocolate onto prepared pan, using a spatula or the back of a spoon to spread to the edges. Let chocolate set up then cut or break into pieces. Store in air tight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Bark-sure to satisfy and chocolate and peanut butter lover.
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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. Best bark ever!!!!! LOVE this Joan!

  2. Oh baby! I would devour that entire bark in one sitting! I agree the best ever!!!!

  3. Seriously? It’s 6:30am and I’m totally craving chocolate peanut butter now!!!

  4. Alas, peanut butter cups do not have a long life span in our house so I’m impressed yours survived from Halloween. I usually feel that I’d rather just eat them plain than bother to put them into a recipe but this bark makes me rethink that. I love it! And it wouldn’t last long here either… 😉

  5. Reese’s make me so happy. This bark looks so delicious and chocolatey/pb-ery!

  6. Oh my goodness. That looks amazing. Great idea, Joan!

  7. Hello gorgeous, I want you in my belly.

  8. Oh my gosh LOVE Remington Steele! Huge favorite. Used to watch it with my mom ans sisters. However, I think I’m going to love this bark even more. We are huge chocolate/peanut butter fans in this family. Already pinned!

  9. Wow. If I make these, the kids will go nuts. We are a peanut butter cup kinda family. Yum!! (tweeting this now) Have a lovely day!!

  10. I love chocolate and peanut butter! This is my kind of bark!

  11. what a great bark idea – who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter

  12. This combination of flavors in a bark sound down right addictive!! Now I want to watch a movie tonight, don’t have any bark though, poor me;-(

  13. Wow, what a fabulous idea!
    I forsee many batches in my future.

  14. WOW – I absolutely LOVE this recipe. The combo is simply perfect. I would have a hard time sticking to one piece.

  15. Loved Thomas Crown Affair! What’s better than the movie? Biting into your delicious bars! So awesome…!

  16. This bark looks Fantastic. Thanks 4 the recipe.
    About how many pounds does 1 batch make?

  17. Joan,
    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them. I am on my way to Target now to get the Reese’s for this bark!

  18. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    Oh baby. I want this bark in my face right this second!

  19. Peanut butter and chocolate together can NEVER be wrong!

  20. These look SO good..making these for sure!:)

  21. This looks so amazing! I am your newest follower and was kinda maybe sorta hopin’ that you’d pop by my blog and follow me back!


  22. Oh my, this sounds yummy….. I think my family wants this… (or is it me…?)

    hugs x

  23. I’m already planning my afternoon to work in shopping for the ingredients and making it tonight! I’ll have to hide it from my husband because I won’t have any for Christmas! Thanks!

  24. I’m so glad you shared this recipe. It looks amazing. 🙂 Megan

  25. I love that movie…would love to watch it again while snacking on these delightful treats 🙂

  26. Oh my goodness! Could this bark be anymore perfect? It looks incredible and SO easy to make. I adore peanut butter bark recipes and this has to be the best one I’ve seen ever. 🙂

  27. I can’t think of anything better, these look totally decadent and totally amazing. I can see why the container was empty!

  28. Awesome!! Questions: what size pan did you use? Is the candy coating stuff in the baking aisle?

  29. Joan, you are a GENIUS!!! I LOVE that you put the peanut butter cups in the bark – I never would have thought of that. Thanks for sharing at Wicked Good Wednesdays! See you next week!!

  30. Oh my goodness this looks absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!! What a great treat, especially for Christmas! YUM!!! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters says:

    Yummy! Chocolate + Peanuts = Yumminess!

    T’onna @ Submarine Sunday #11

  32. Yes! Chocolate and Peanut Butter is the best combination ever!Love Pierce Brosnan too!

  33. Loved this post, and the movie 🙂 I’ll be featuring you on Wednesday. Thanks for linking up with me.

  34. 1. Love Pierce Bronson!
    2. Huge Remington Steele Fan!
    3. Was SOOOO Mad at NBC when they would let him out of his contract to play bond and we had to suffer through Timothy Dalton, whom I love in Shakespeare but not so much as Bond.
    4. Can I have some of that Bark?

    • Rebecca Bird says:

      I know this is an old post, but I can’t let a mention of Pierce Brosnan go unanswered. When Remington Steele was on television, it, for some odd reason, was on late at night rather than prime time in our area. I totally fell head over heels for Pierce Brosnan and Remington Steele and felt like he was my little secret. Years later, I ran across the first season in a Blockbuster store. I rented them to show my children and partially convince myself how silly I was. Wrong! I fell back in love with him and the show. Now my children all love Remington Steele and I bought every season.(Something I don’t tend to do.) My 18 year old daughter just requested them to watch while she recovered from her wisdom teeth removal. We’re back on them again!

  35. Joooooaaannn!! You are killing me here! How could I NOT make this recipe? How could I not sit in front of the TV watching a Pierce Brosnan movie and eat the whole batch? At least I’ll have you to blame 😉 Pinned and featuring tomorrow. Thank you {sort of} for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  36. oh my! this recipe looks so good! =)

    I love Chocolate!

  37. please get in my mouth right now!

  38. Hi Joan I should of known you were behind this post! You had me at peanut butter. I have printed it, so when can I make it. They look so good. I purchase candy after the fact also. I hve peanut butter cups in my pantry, I had made this past summer baked samore that were excellent gone before I even got picture of them. I need another holiday! I just posted today chocolate covered peanuts that are to die for. I am so impressed with the recipe please if you can come check it out. Happy Holidays Andi the wednesday baker.

  39. The Mandatory Mooch says:

    Joan, This looks so delicious and easy. My kind of recipe. I like this post so much that it will be FEATURED this week on Tasty Thursdays. The party is live tonight. Thanks, Nichi

  40. This looks delicious. I would love for you to share this with this weeks Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Marci @ Stone Mountain Cottage

  41. This is my love language I’m sure!!!!!

  42. Ha! I always had a crush on Pierce Brosnan too! 🙂 I’m a sucker for all things peanut butter! This bark is going on my list of things I must make this fall! Pinning and sharing on my Facebook page tomorrow! 🙂

  43. All my PB and Chocolate dreams just came true!!! This is awesome, Joan!

    I LOVE that movie! Haven’t seen it in a loooong time.

  44. Make it even better: Line a baking sheet with graham crackers, cover with a mixture of butter, brown and white sugar (1 lb butter 1/4 cup each sugar – melt and bring to a boil then let simmer for 4 mins over low heat – THEN pour over graham crackers). Bake at 350 for 11 mins, remove from oven and pour your chocolate peanut butter mixture over it…shove in the fridge for 2 hours. Best thing you’ll ever taste – I also make with white chocolate and butterfingers. My friends call it crack.

  45. Do you happen to know the cups equivalent for the chopped peanut butter cups? I have a bag of prechopped peanut butter cups. Thanks! These look so yummy! I loves reeses peanut butter cups!!!

  46. These sound amazing and I think I am going to make two batches and add pretzels in the second batch. That way my hubby knows which is his batch. Mmmm.


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