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Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Bark

by on November 16, 2013 · 9 comments

Our oven is still broken, so thank goodness for the $29 toaster oven we bought at Target and this easy recipe. Not that the two are related. I just wanted to give the toaster a shout-out.  Thanks, toaster, for making it so I don’t have to microwave everything this week!   And I guess I should thank my oven for breaking, because I needed an excuse to buy a cheap toaster oven. 

Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Bark

As for the recipe, it’s a no-bake chocolate bark filled with peanuts, pretzels, marshmallows and peanut butter and it really hit the spot.

To make the bark, you put a thin layer of melted chocolate on a parchment lined tray, then press in some large pretzels, peanuts and miniature marshmallows. I made a small batch and laid it out on the toaster oven tray (so the toaster was sort of involved), but next time I’ll quadruple it and use a cookie sheet.

Chocolate Bark

The next step is to chill and let set. When chocolate is set, fill a few of the pretzel loops with peanut butter.

bark2

Melt some more chocolate, spread it over the bark and let it set again. When set, break it into large chunks and drizzle with some melted white chocolate.

bark3

The nice thing about this recipe is you can vary the batch size pretty easily and there’s no measuring required. All you need is your favorite chocolate, a bunch of large pretzels, a handful of peanuts, some mini marshmallows (which are optional), and some good peanut butter. The white chocolate drizzle is optional, but I think it looks nice.

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Published on November 16, 2013

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Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming November 17, 2013 at 7:54 am

that looks delicious!

Jan Harris November 17, 2013 at 1:05 pm

That looks good, I think I’d use mini pretzels tho. What kind of chocolate did you use?

Anna November 17, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I used Dove Promises — 4 squares to make the 6 inch base and 6 squares to make the topping. You’ll probably want to quadruple the amount, but if you want to make a mini batch that is how much I used.

Katrina November 17, 2013 at 4:59 pm

I love that you give a shout out to the toaster oven. Good for more than just toast! I “need” one. With the right kind of chocolate and add-ins, can can/should have bark. ;)

Erika November 17, 2013 at 5:40 pm

We got a toaster oven this summer, literally days before our oven went out. I was surprised how much that puppy could handle! Stuffed shells, pizzas, baked chicken, and I even made homemade bread in the toaster oven. The oven was repaired about a week later, but now when I need the oven for something, first I see if I can get by with using the toaster oven.

Erika November 17, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Oh, and that peanut butter in the pretzels? Genius. I would totally make these for Christmas, except I have a peanut allergic nephew, and since you can’t see the peanut butter, I would worry that he’s try a piece when no one is looking.

I guess that means I have to make some for myself, right?

Anna November 17, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Erika, mine is plugging away right now baking potatoes. It’s a Black & Decker and so far, it works very well. I was able to make a loaf pan size batch of bar cookies in it, so I’m getting by ;).

About the peanut butter, you could try using almond or cashew butter. Or you could leave the peanut butter out and fill the loops with melted caramel or Nutella or something else entirely (????). This is basically a lazy way to get a chocolate covered pretzel fix.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust November 17, 2013 at 7:32 pm

I love this bark! And boo for broken ovens. But the toaster oven really can come in handy!

CindyD November 18, 2013 at 9:58 am

A toaster oven might be a good idea for hot weather. I hadn’t thought about that before.

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