Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Sunday Post ~ Easy Peasy Peanut Bark

Easy Peasy Peanut Bark

What you need:
1 large bag milk or dark chocolate chips(your choice)
1 large bag white chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 can of roasted salted peanuts
microwave safe mixing bowl
spatula or spoon
jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with sides)
tin foil

Step one:
Line your jelly roll pan with tin foil. Don't use a cookie sheet- the sides of the jelly roll pan are important.

Step two:
Melt the dark chocolate. 

Melting chocolate: Put all of the contents from the bag into your mixing bowl. Then microwave for 30 seconds. Take out and stir with the spatula. Repeat microwaving for 30 seconds and then stirring until the chocolate is melted. Don't overcook! It is very easy to burn the chocolate. While it may seem tedious to stir every 30 seconds, it will keep the chocolate from burning.

Step three:
Spread the chocolate onto the jelly roll pan in a thin layer. Get close to the edge but don't let the chocolate touch the edge. Make sure chocolate is in an even layer (as best you can)

Step four:
Melt the white chocolate using the same technique as the dark chocolate

Step five:
Add peanut butter and stir.

Step six:
Spread the white chocolate over the dark chocolate on the jelly roll pan. Try to get the white layer as even as possible. Then, mix the two chocolates to create a swirl pattern. (Hint: if the chocolates aren't mixed together well enough, the oil in the peanut butter will cause the two layers to separate).

Step seven:
Sprinkle the peanuts on the white chocolate

Step eight:
Cover with tin foil and press gently, pushing the peanuts into the chocolate.

Step nine:
Refrigerate overnight and then break into pieces and package or serve.

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