Make chocolate peanut butter bark on top of a layer of homemade caramel sauce and store bought shortbread cookies for an amazing cookie bark recipe!

Candy bark recipes are one of my favorite treats to make because they are just so easy! My kids love to make Fairy Bark. But it's easy to invent your own bark just using candy chips of any flavor and then layering on toppings.  This recipe is a cookie bark recipe where you add a layer of cookies to the candy because why not?!

Simple chocolate peanut butter bark on top of caramel and shortbread cookies is topped with peanut butter candies and peanuts! CLICK to get this amazing cookie bark recipe!

In this bark recipe we layer cookies, caramel, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips then top it all off with candy coated peanut butter candies and peanuts. It's an explosion of flavor!

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bark

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment paper and grease the parchment paper with cooking spray.

Line the cookies into the pan, cutting the edge or end cookies in half as necessary to fit into the pan.

Mix melted butter and brown sugar together. Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds (and watch, because near the end it will begin to boil over, don't let that happen!). Stir after each increment to mix well. After 2 minutes, you'll have a thick caramel sauce. Pour over cookies in pan.

You can also make this mixture on a stove top.  Put the butter and brown sugar in a small pot over medium heat. Stir constantly until a thick caramel texture sauce forms. Remove from heat immediately.

Carefully pour the caramel sauce over the cookies on the pan making sure to cover all the cookies. If you want to make this really quick and easy, use a store bought jar of caramel ice cream topping!

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until puffy and bubbly, but not bunt. Remove from oven and let set for 5 minutes.

Sprinkle with chocolate and peanut butter chips and let set for 5 minutes. The chips should begin to soften and melt.

Use a knife or offset spatula to spread the melted chips across the cookies.

Top with peanuts and candy coated peanut butter candies. The chocolate still needs to be soft enough to “hold” the peanuts and candy, but not hot enough to melt the candies.  Refrigerate for an hour.

Cut the bark in irregular pieces. Package in tins or bags and attach a gift tag for a fun homemade gift!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookie Bark

Yields 1 dozen     adjust servings

Cook Time 07:00
Total Time 7:00

 

Ingredients

  • 1 package, 11.4oz Shortbread Cookies
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter candy in a candy shell
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts (dry roasted, unsalted was used)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment paper and grease the parchment paper with cooking spray.

Line the cookies into the pan, cutting the edge or end cookies in half as necessary to fit into the pan.

Mix melted butter and brown sugar together. Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds (and watch, because near the end it will begin to boil over, don't let that happen!). Stirring after each increment to mix well. After 2 minutes, you'll have a thick caramel sauce. Pour over cookies in pan.

To make this mixture on a stove top: Put the butter and brown sugar in a small pot over medium heat. Stir constantly until a thick caramel texture sauce forms. Remove from heat immediately. 

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until puffy and bubbly, but not bunt. Remove from oven and let set for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chocolate and peanut butter chips and let set for 5 minutes. Use a knife to spread the melted chips across the cookies.

Top with peanuts and reese's pieces. Refrigerate for an hour.

Cut the bark in irregular pieces.

Recipe Notes

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 7874kcal Calories from fat 4766
% Daily Value
Total Fat 530g 815%
Saturated Fat 219g 1095%
Transfat 9g
Cholesterol 400mg 133%
Sodium 1877mg 78%
Carbohydrate 729g 243%
Dietary Fiber 41g 164%
Sugars 469g
Protein 120g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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3 comments on “Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bark Recipe

  1. oh my goodness this sounds like such a super yummy treat. I love to bake this time of year and this may be the next thing I bake
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  2. This looks so easy! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

  3. This looks easy to make, and super yummy!