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White Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Christmas Bark

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If you are looking for the perfect sweet and salty Christmas treat, you have got to try my White Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Christmas Bark. This White Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Christmas Bark is the perfect festive treat to satisfy your cravings and impress your loved ones. With its delightful combination of white chocolate, peanut butter, pretzels, and colorful M&M candies, this bark is sure to become a holiday favorite. So let’s get started on this easy and scrumptious recipe!

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Christmas Bark

When I am feeling lazy one of my go-to Christmas desserts is bark because there is a lot less labor. No mixing, then rolling into balls or cutting into shapes. No baking tray after tray. Another Christmas Bark recipe that I love is my S’Mores Peppermint Chocolate Bark.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Christmas Bark Ingredients

  • Wilton White Chocolate Melts 12 oz. (or white chocolate chips)
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 cup mini Reese’s white chocolate peanut butter cups – halved
  • 1 cup Pretzel Snaps – broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup red and green M&M candies
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter – melted

How to Make White Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Christmas Bark

Step 1 –  Line a 15 x 11 cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper and set it aside. This will prevent the bark from sticking and make it easier to remove later.

Step 2 – Add the white chocolate and vegetable oil to a double boiler. To make a double boiler, take a pot and fill 1/4 of the way with water. On top of the pot put a bowl that completely covers the edge of the pot but does not touch the water (at least a 2″ to 3″ space between the bowl and water is optimal). Melt over medium heat, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and stir.

Step 3 –  Pour the melted white chocolate onto the prepared cookie sheet. Use a spatula to spread it out evenly, creating a thin layer of chocolate. This part doesn’t have to be perfect.

Step 4 – Immediately sprinkle the broken pretzel pieces, halved white chocolate peanut butter cups, and red and green M&M candies on top of the melted chocolate. Be sure to complete this step quickly before the chocolate hardens.

Step 5 –  Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator and let the bark chill for approximately 30 minutes. This will allow the chocolate to harden completely and set the toppings in place.

Step 6 –  Once hardened, remove the bark from the refrigerator and set aside. Place the peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on HIGH for 20 seconds or until melted. Allow to cool and thicken for 5 minutes.

 Step 7 – Take the melted peanut butter and place it in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for about 20 seconds or until it’s smooth and runny. Drizzle the melted peanut butter over the top of the candy bark, creating beautiful swirls of peanut butter goodness. Place the bark back in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes. This step will help the peanut butter solidify, ensuring it stays in place when you break the bark into pieces.

Step 8 – After the chilling time is up, take the bark out of the refrigerator. Break it into pieces of your desired size. The irregular shapes add to the charm of this homemade treat.

Remember to store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This bark can last up to one month, but let’s be honest—it probably won’t stick around that long!

How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Bark Recipe

  1. Prepare the ingredients before starting. This recipe calls for 2 steps that can be done a couple of days before starting. Breaking the pretzels and cutting the mini Reeses can be done beforehand and reduce work on the day of. This also helps you have everything you need and not have to run out and get things during the process.
  2. Choose real ingredients. For this recipe, I am using all-natural peanut butter. The less synthetic ingredients, the richer the recipe will taste.
  3. Don’t rush the chill times. This recipe is not layered, but some are, and rushing through the layers will make your recipe look messy.
  4. Work quickly when adding ingredients to melted chocolate. A great bark has ingredients tucked inside the chocolate. For this recipe, adding the pretzels, M&M’s, and mini Reese’s cups allow those pieces to get stuck to the chocolate.

This White Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Christmas Bark is not only delicious but also a fantastic homemade gift idea. Package it up in festive bags or boxes and share the joy with friends and family during the holiday season. It’s a simple yet impressive treat that will bring smiles to everyone’s faces.

Other Recipes You Might Enjoy:

  • Mickey Mouse-Inspired Chocolate Bark
  • Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookies
  • Cookie Butter Muddy Buddies 
Yield: 8-10 Servings

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Christmas Bark

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Christmas Bark
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • Wilton white chocolate melts (or white chocolate chips) (12 oz.)
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pretzel snaps - broken into pieces
  • 3/4 cup mini Reese’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups - halved
  • 1/2 cup red and green M&M candies
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter - melted

Instructions

  1. Line a 15 x 11 cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add the white chocolate and vegetable oil to a double boiler. Melt over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir.
  3. Pour the melted white chocolate onto the cookie sheet. Use a spatula to spread the chocolate out evenly. 
  4. Immediately sprinkle the broken pretzel pieces, white chocolate peanut butter cups, and red and green M&M candies on top of the melted chocolate. You will want to complete this step fast before the chocolate hardens.
  5. Chill for 30 minutes to allow the bark to completely harden. 
  6. Once hardened, remove the bark from the refrigerator and set aside. Place the peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on HIGH for 20 seconds or until melted. Allow to cool and thicken for 5 minutes.
  7. Drizzle the peanut butter on top of the candy bark and chill again for 30 minutes to help the peanut butter solidify. 
  8. Before serving, break the bark into pieces and ENJOY! 

Notes

*Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one month.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 6g

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