Welcome back in to Tantalizing Thursday at Chief 187 Chatter. As I’ve been writing all week about our triumphant trip to Hersheypark, it only seemed fitting to feature a recipe shared by the Hershey Kitchens that is quick, easy, and oh so delectable. I am dedicating this to my husband who simply adores chocolate and peanut butter together and, more specifically, anything Reese’s.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Bark
Skill Level: Beginner
Prep Time: 15 minutes
2 packages (4 ounces each) Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into pieces
1 tablespoon shortening
1-2/3 cups (10 ounce package) Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips
½ cup roasted peanuts or toasted almonds, coarsely chopped
1. Cover tray with waxed paper.
2. Place chocolate in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chocolate is melted and smooth when stirred.
3. Immediately place peanut butter chips and shortening in second microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred; stir in peanuts.
4. Alternately spoon above mixtures onto prepared tray; swirl with knife for marbled effect. Gently tap tray on countertop to even out thickness of mixture. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm. Break into pieces. Store in cool, dry place. About 1 pound candy.
* To toast almonds: Heat oven to 350°F. Spread almonds in thin layer in shallow baking pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown; cool.
I have had incredible luck using Hershey baking products so I hope you will try this fast, satisfying, and rich dessert. Yes, it is easy to simply buy some Hershey candy at the grocery store, but making something like this in your own kitchen will get you bonus points with your loved ones!
Drop me a comment to let me know if you tried this recipe, how you liked it, and how you may have changed it to suit your tastes. If you use Hershey products to bake, please leave your recipe below.
Hershey, Pennsylvania and Hersheypark specifically is the “Sweetest Place on Earth”. If you can’t get there, make a few Hershey recipes throughout the year to transport yourself to the wonderful smells and feelings one gets when there. Happy Eating!
Please remember to join me tomorrow for the week ending Friday Music Blog. I look forward to capping another week with you all!