Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark

So how have the school holidays treated you? Lets have a sweet treat and a little chat.

Chocolate Bark

Chocolate Bark

I’ve had an amazing two weeks with my little ones. As you may well imagine, most school holidays we pack in a lot of family travel. However recently we have on so many mini breaks and extended getaways that we decided a stint at home would feel more like a vacation than anything else I could plan.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

My aim over the school vacation was to have the children’s friends over as often as possible. We invited their closest friends for sleepovers a few times per week and we arranged activities to keep them amused.

One of my favourite activities is cooking with the kids. I love having children in the kitchen! We’ve made pizza’s, cookies, frozen berry yoghurt and many more simple dishes that the kids have enjoyed making and eating.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Buttons

Chocolate Peanut Butter Buttons

This Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bark was one of the easiest treats we made over the break.

Chocolate Bark seemed to be a real trend a few years ago but I never got into it. I loved the look of the chocolate with flavours and toppings added, but the idea of then breaking the chocolate into shards and bagging the imperfect pieces really didn’t appeal to me. I like things to be a little neater. Once I realised that I could use a silicone mound to make my bark more “regular” in appearance I was much happier, and the experimenting began.

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bark
 
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Recipe type: Sweet
A simple, sweet treat to make with the children
Ingredients
  • 200gm white chocolate
  • 400gm crunchy peanut butter
  • 200gm milk chocolate
Instructions
  1. Break the white chocolate into pieces and place into a glass microwave safe bowl with half of the peanut butter.
  2. In a different bowl add the dark chocolate and the remaining peanut butter.
  3. Heat each of the chocolate bowl in turn for 1½ minutes.
  4. Stir the chocolate to remove any lumps. Return the chocolate to the microwave if it requires further melting.
  5. Once the two bowls of chocolate are melted place a dessert spoonful of white chocolate in each of the silicone cupcake moulds.
  6. Next add a dessert spoonful of the milk chocolate to each of the moulds.
  7. Continue this process until all the moulds are filled and there is no more chocolate available.
  8. Swirl the milk and white chocolate together a little with a knife.
  9. Refrigerate overnight. The chocolate will be ready to eat in an hour but is much easier to remove from the moulds the following day.

Just a little note; When cooking with kids it pays to be organised, even for a simple recipe such as the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark.

To ensure everything ran smoothly I firstly set up the bowls for each child and ensured the ingredients were ready and on hand so that I could give my full attention to the kids while we were cooking.

Chocolate Peanut Bark Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Bark Recipe

I hope all parents out there have survived the school holidays with their sanity in tact. If your looking for a simple activity with the kids please give these a try and let me know what you think.

Chocolate Bark Recipe

Chocolate Bark Recipe

What recipes do you enjoy cooking with children? I would love to know your “kids in the kitchen” dishes, I am happy for you to add a link in the comments section or join with a linky.

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Comments

  1. Wow Julie these look so great! And what a great idea for a little gift!

    Krissie Pearls of Style
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  2. Absolutely loved the Basrk pictures here and Pinned…

    First time here, Glad to be in touch..

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!
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  3. I’m nuts about peanut butter and chocolate so this recipe is calling out loudly to me: COME TO MAMA! :D
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  4. this recipe is simple and delicious! i cant wait to make some for the next work morning tea!
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  5. These do look delicious and rich indeed! My daughter has also been cooking up a storm these holidays, and I know she’ll love these :)
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  6. Well, my son’s a little young to be cooking with me at the moment but as soon as he can hold a pan straight I’ll be teaching him to braise quails and make red-wine reductions! :p

    Seriously though – it must be fun to cook with kids… this looks like a lovely treat to make with them! Why’s it called bark though, I never was able to find the origin of that name!

  7. Ok. At first I was like “OMG I HAVE TO MAKE THESE”… but now i’m like “OMG I DON”T WANT TO MAKE THESE” .. because I will eat the whole batch in one sitting and undo all the weightloss work I’ve been doing. But SWOOOON they are my kinda sweet!
    x
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  8. Such a brilliant idea, I love the small size it looks so cute and the presentation with this delicate ribbon, just beautiful!
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  9. These look like so much fun to make, you are such a wonderful mother :D

    Cheers
    CCU
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  10. I will love to be the kid in your kitchen!
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  11. These are great to make with kids! Enjoy your weekend :)

  12. Yummm! I’m all for your artistic presentation of the chocolate peanut butter delights =) Any kind of food always tastes better with a pretty presentation.

    P.s. Your treats are reminiscent of the kind of desserts the mum of one of my Australian schoolmates made in Tokyo – in the ’70s…Maybe food like fashion has repeat cycles =)

  13. I bet you were voted best mum for this holiday activity! These look like cups full of deliciousness! :D
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    • Lol Lorraine, happily I have been voted the best mum a few times these holidays.

      Thank you to everyone for your lovely
      comments, please note these chocolates are really rich! I would make them smaller next time ;)

      Very yummy though :)

  14. I love chocolate and peanut butter together. can’t wait to try these.
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  15. A fun project to do with the kidz any time of the year, especially fun to do with the fall/winter holidays too (as little gifts)! Will have to make this for my Hubbs (he’s a choco-peanut butter fiend!).

    Have a lovely weekend :D

  16. We love peanut butter! These look so beautifully done.
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  17. I am a little speechless at how good these look. I wish I could grab one off the screen!
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  18. Oh, these look amazing. Yum!
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  19. Love this idea and they look fantastic!

  20. I love that you want kids over, that’s an awesome attitude too!! I like the kids’ friends here too. This recipe looks really good.
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