Leftover Christmas candy from all your crazy celebrations? There is no better time to make a batch of candy bark. I hope you had a lovely Christmas. Mine was filled with the most wonderful company and the most delightful food. We ate, we danced, we sang.
It's hard to believe its all over for another year. Today, I have whipped up a special sweet and salty treat for you. Swirls of peanut butter layered on rich dark chocolate, topped with crunchy salty pretzels and a sweet scattering of chocolate M&M's.
How was your Christmas? Mine was filled with all sorts of entertainment this year. There were live music performances, home movies starring my nieces and even a hilarious puppet show.
Somehow Christmas has become a platform for everyone to showcase their talents which makes for a lot of laughs and good times. Throw in a few board games and it's a pretty fun day. Do you have any quirky Christmas traditions?
Peanut Butter Pretzel Candy Bark
Makes approximately 12-14 pieces
300 grams (2 cups) good quality dark chocolate pieces
60 grams (1/4 cup) smooth peanut butter
80 grams (1 cup) salted pretzels
100 grams (1/2 cup) M&M candy
Grab an oven tray and line with baking paper. Place the dark chocolate in a bowl and pop in the microwave for 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until just melted. Set aside. Then add your peanut butter in a separate bowl and pop into the microwave for about 10 seconds or so until it becomes nice and runny. Spread the dark chocolate out onto your prepared tray in a thin layer. Then dollop the peanut butter all over the top and gently swirl using a butter knife.
Next, add a layer of pretzels over the top. You can break them up and press them slightly into the chocolate. Finally pop your M&M's all over in any gaps you can find. Refrigerate the bark for at least 2-3 hours or until the chocolate has set and become firm. Then break up the bark into uneven pieces using a knife and devour.