Halloween Peanut Butter and Toffee Candy Bark from Bon Appetit

Candy bark

Who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate?  It is one of my favorites from ice cream to candy and when I saw this 5 years ago I saved it.  Yes, I know it’s been a long time coming.  I love this recipe if you even want to call it a recipe.  It’s so easy to throw together.  Just give yourself  time  to chill it either in the refrigerator or if you are in a bigger hurry use the freezer.  To make it a little festive try bagging it in clear bags and tie with some orange and yellow ribbon. Then surprise your friends with a bag of bark.    Keeping two pounds of this at my house is not a good idea , if you know what I mean.  Happy Halloween!

2 pounds of candy

Here is the recipe straight from Bon Appetit.  It is definitely a winner!  You are going to love it.

Halloween Peanut Butter and Toffee Candy Bark from Bon Appetit  

Yield:  2 pounds or 30 2-in pieces

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. bittersweet chocolate chips ( I used dark chocolate chips)
  • 3  1.9 oz. Butterfinger candy bars cut into  1 inch  irregular pieces
  • 3 1.4 oz  Skor or Heath toffee candy bars cut into 3/4 in. pieces (  I had to buy fun size bars , cut in half which was about 1/2 cup)
  • 8  .55-oz peanut butter cups cut into 8 wedges
  • 3 oz. quality white chocolate
  • 1/4 cup honey-roasted peanuts  (I used salted peanuts)
  • 1 cup yellow and orange peanut M&M’s (I used 2 large bags and removed the yellow and orange)

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Melt chocolate chips.  I like to put a Pyrex mixing boil over boiling water and placing the chocolate in the bowl until warm not hot.  I have ruined too much chocolate trying to use the microwave.  You could melt it directly in a heavy sauce pan, but watch it carefully.
  3. Pour chocolate onto the lined baking sheet.  Spread to 1/4 in. thickness or about 12 x 10 in.
  4. Sprinkle Butterfinger, toffee, peanut butter cup, and nuts.  Save the M&M’s to put on after drizzling the white chocolate.
  5. Melt the white chocolate until warm.
  6. Dip a spoon into the chocolate and wave the spoon from side to side to create zig zag lines.  It took me a few time to get this.  Don’t spoon up the white chocolate just did your spoon into it.  It will take a few minutes to do this step.
  7. Press the M&M’s into the melted chocolate.
  8. Chill until firm.
  9. The bark will peel right off the parchment paper.  Break or cut into irregular pieces.
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