The Holidays may be over, but that doesn't mean that you won't have any more dinner parties, birthday celebrations, or last-minute house guests to entertain in the New Year. Need a super quick dessert idea for a last-minute party? Have no fear! I have this super easy recipe for a No-Bake Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cup Bark that will be a huge hit for your family and friends! (And they won't even know that this is a healthier version of a favorite dessert)!
This week's Meal Made in Minutes: No-Bake Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cup Bark
Now doesn't that look dangerously delicious? It's definitely delicious, but not as dangerous as you may think since I modified the recipe and used dark chocolate morsels and organic natural peanut butter and I left out the butter, oil, and other unnecessary additives and filers that most "Bark" recipes call for. (One piece is about 120 calories with only 9g of fat, 9g of carbs, 6g of sugar, and 2g of protein)!
Plus, this recipe is ridiculously easy to whip together, requires no baking, and is ready to devour in 30 minutes.
- 14 oz Dark Chocolate Morsels (60% Cacoa Dark Chocolate Chips from Ghiradelli)
- 1/2 cup Organic Peanut Butter (smooth or chunky) (Arrowhead Mills)
- 2 tbsp. Sliced Almonds (raw, unsalted) (optional)
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
- In a medium / large microwave safe bowl, gently melt the chocolate morsels. I recommend heating the chocolate in 30-second increments and stirring the chocolate in-between to prevent the chocolate from burning or overcooking. Continue melting the chocolate until all morsels are completed melted and the chocolate "sauce" is nice and thick.
- Pour the "sauce" onto the parchment or wax paper and spread it out evenly on the sheet with a spatula, making the chocolate as thick as you want the bark to be.
- Next, heat the peanut butter in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Pour melted lines of peanut butter over the chocolate - run a tooth pick or flat knife blade through the chocolate to formdecorative swirls.
- Sprinkle the almond slices throughout the sheeted chocolate and place baking sheet in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
- Once completely frozen (30-60 minutes), break the bark into serving size pieces and enjoy!
** Bark should be kept chilled in the refrigerator when you are done with it and can last for several days and up to several months if re-frozen.
That's it! As easy as 1,2,3... and so worth the 30-minute wait while it freezes into a sheet of delicious chocolate and PB Bark!
So next time you need a last minute dessert, whip up this decadent dessert and don't tell your guests how healthy is it compared to traditional Barks!