Peanut Butter Cookie Bark

peanut butter cookie bark


I first discovered cookie bark or also known as cookie brittle several months ago. Let me just warn you – it is addicting. Just remember, I warned you!

The first bark we tried out over at Your Homebased Mom was Toffee Brownie Bark. That stuff is good! If you love the crispy edges of the brownies you are going to go crazy over this stuff.

So I couldn’t leave well enough alone and decided to try out Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark. It was pretty much a home run too. I have always been a fan of thin, crispy cookies and cookie bark is just that!

So last week when I was having a peanut butter cookie craving I decided to try out a batch of peanut butter cookie bark. I had a bag of Reese’s pieces in the cupboard and decided they would be perfect in the peanut butter cookie bark.

peanut butter cookie bark

I added peanut butter into the dough, used Reese’s Pieces and then added peanut butter into the chocolate drizzle too – triple peanut butter goodness.

peanut butter cookie bark

The trick with cookie brittle is to get the dough spread thin. I use my big jelly roll size cookie sheet that measures 10 x 15. Press it in nice and even and smooth. If you find that after you pull it out of the oven and it cools a bit and it isn’t crisp enough to break into pieces, put it back into the oven for a few minutes to crisp it up a bit. You want to be able to break it like brittle.

Before breaking it into pieces drizzle it with some melted chocolate chips with peanut butter mixed in.

peanut butter cookie bark

If you don’t have Reese’s Pieces it would be yummy with peanut butter chips or even chocolate chips.

peanut butter cookie bark

Thinking this would be a perfect treat for all those upcoming Halloween festivities!

For some of my other favorite peanut butter treats check out these:

Peanut Butter Picks

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars - Peanut Butter PiePeanut Butter -Chocolate Twist CupcakesThe BEST Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Cookie Bark

Ingredients

  • 1 C butter, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 2 C flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 C peanut butter
  • 1 C Reese's Pieces or peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 C chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter

Instructions

  • Mix together butter, vanilla, peanut butter, salt and sugars until blended.
  • Add in flour, chips and mix.
  • Press into an ungreased 15 x 10 jelly roll style cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until golden brown and crisp
  • If it is not crisp enough return to the oven for another few minutes
  • Melt chocolate chips in microwave and stir in peanut butter.
  • After cookie bark is cool, drizzle with melted chocolate. After chocolate sets up break into pieces.
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Leigh Anne
Hi - I'm Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 28 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion. I hope you'll take the time to make a comment on a subject that inspires or interests you and that you will share some of your tips and ideas, recipes etc. too!
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Comments

  1. nancy says

    Leigh Anne: When do you add in the 1/3 cup peanut butter? I know you mix the chocolate and 2 tbspns of peanut butter to make the drizzle, but when do I add the other amount 1/3 cup of pb? Thanks for the recipe, sounds delicious.

  2. Kim says

    Made this today! Delicious. Do I just store it in an airtight container? How long will it stay crisp for? Thanks for the recipe! Yum!

  3. Jane says

    This looks amazing!

    How long does it keep? I’m thinking about making this for my friend for her birthday, but I’d have to mail it to her. If I made baked this on Sunday and mailed it on Monday it would get to her by Tuesday—do you think it would still be good by the time she got it? Or is it too risky?

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