butterscotch peanut butter bark

filed under: Candy on November 25, 2014

I am in love with this flavor combination.  I have made the Butterscotch Peanut Butter Cake and the Peanut Butter Marshmallow Butterscotch Pizza.

Butterscotch Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Chocolate Bark!

This is one of the best ‘chocolate’ barks I have had, and the fact that it never stays around longer than a day in our house is another good indicator of its deliciousness.

Butterscotch Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Chocolate Bark!

I tend to not make a ton of chocolate bark because, gasp, my hubby doesn’t like chocolate so it means I will have to eat it all.

Which is not a problem, per say.

Just that I am on a constant mission to eat healthier and slim down.  I have a daily battle with myself, waking up in the morning and saying, “Today I will make good choices!  Today I will eat less sugar and exercise more.”

Then I realize I have to write a blog post so I dream up the most over-the-top and ridiculously fattening recipe known to man.

Then I eat it.

Tomorrow I will eat healthier.

Butterscotch Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Chocolate Bark!

Here’s why you should make this:

1. It’s super easy and quick.

2. It tastes amazing and is not your typical chocolate bark.

3. If you bring it to the kid’s school or work or church people will want to be your best friend.

4. If you share it at cookie exchanges you will be the most popular person in ALL THE LAND and someone might even produce a crown for you to wear.

It could happen.

Butterscotch Peanut Butter Bark
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

I am in love with this flavor combination. I have made the Butterscotch Peanut Butter Cake and the Peanut Butter Marshmallow Butterscotch Pizza.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butterscotch Peanut Butter Bark
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
Ingredients
  • 1 bag butterscotch chips 12 ounces
  • 1 bag peanut butter chips 12 ounces
  • 2 c mini marshmallows
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil divided
  • 1/4 c chunky peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Over a double boiler (medium sauce pan with about an inch of water set to simmering and a bowl placed on top of the saucepan) pour in 1 bag of butterscotch chips and 1 tablespoon oil.

  2. Stir occasionally until mostly melted and then remove from heat. (about 2 minutes) Continue to stir until all melted then pour butterscotch into a parchment lined 9x13 pan.

  3. Using an offset spatula, smooth out butterscotch until even and flat.
  4. Gently pour marshmallows onto butterscotch and make sure they are evenly covering bottom.

  5. Place in freezer for about 10 minutes.
  6. Place peanut butter chips, peanut butter and oil on bowl over double broiler.
  7. Stir occasionally until mostly melted, remove from heat. You want to peanut butter chocolate mixture to be easily spreadable. (If it is not, add more oil in 1 teaspoon increments)

  8. Remove butterscotch marshmallow mixture from freezer and pour peanut butter mixture over top. Using offset spatula, spread peanut butter mixture evenly over marshmallows.

  9. Place in refrigerator to set.
  10. When ready to serve, remove from refrigerator and lift up sides of parchment to dislodge from pan. Cut into chunks (using a knife works best) and serve at room temperature.

Butterscotch Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Chocolate Bark!

Here you can see the beautiful bronze butterscotch bottom layer and the chunky peanut butter layer on top.

Le sigh.

Tips & Tricks

Peanut butter and butterscotch chips do not melt quite as nicely as a high quality chocolate bar and can even be stiff and thick. I added the oil to help bring the chips to a more spreadable consistency.  You can use more or less depending on what consistency you prefer.

I really prefer the double boiler method for this bark and do not recommend the microwave.  In the end it doesn’t save time and can often result in your chips being ruined.

You can divide up the recipe between 3 loaf pans and create a giant butterscotch peanut butter bandy bar!  This would be a fun gift or treat for teachers or someone deserving. 🙂

Butterscotch Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Chocolate Bark!

 

Man is this delicious… and quite sweet so you will eat less!

At least, I keep telling myself that.

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Comments

  • Christina Heggins says:

    Wow these look awesome. Pretty easy too!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks so much Christina!

  • Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me says:

    Love this recipe + your picutes and your blog. beautiful!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much!

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    Bark is the one treat I make frequently when I get a sweet tooth craving. That and rice krispie treats. Yes, I am 5. But seriously, this bark. I puffy heart butterscotch 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      You are the coolest 5 year old I have ever met. 😉

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    I could eat an embarrassing amount of this bark! Love butterscotch!

    • Amanda says:

      I just may have already done that. 😉

  • Aaryne says:

    This is a fun different bark and I love that it is easy. I have been stockpiling my recipes for the season’s baking and cooking and I am definitely adding this one!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks so much Aaryne!! Love seeing your pretty face. 🙂

  • Tonia from TheGunnySack says:

    There nothing quite like butterscotch + peanut butter! The two were meant to be together!

    • Amanda says:

      Agreed!

  • MMMMMmmmmm! So all over this stuff!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks!

  • Beth @ The First Year says:

    I have donuts and oreo balls laying around in my kitchen.. I sure hope I decide to eat less sugar and exercise more today too 🙂 I love the marshmallows in this bark!

    • Amanda says:

      Who can resist donuts and Oreo’s? Not I!

  • Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says:

    Oh the never ending battle as a dessert blogger. I feel your pain. I’ve never thought of pairing butterscotch with peanut butter but it sounds delightful!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks!! And yes. I need to start a healthy food blog so I have a valid reason to eat better. You know, other than it being good for me and all. 😉

  • Allie | Baking a Moment says:

    Oh girl I beat myself up the same way. We gotta stop this nonsense! We are dessert bloggers for crying out loud. We should have a free pass to eat all the sugar. It’s quality control 😉 And I think this bark would require rigorous testing.

    • Amanda says:

      You are SO adorable and petite and beautiful… and I know you eat better than I do! 🙂

  • Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon says:

    This has my name written all over it! Love the tips and tricks in here. Pinned.

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks!

  • Becca from ItsYummi.com says:

    Can you spell OBSESSED? I can! B-E-C-C-A

    • Amanda says:

      I think I just snorted laughing. 🙂

  • ATasteOfMadness says:

    This looks amazing! And oh so simple. I love everything about this!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you!

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    Trying to eat healthy and think up delicious desert recipes would be a hard task for anyone!

  • Jessica @ Sweet Menu says:

    I would definitely not be able to resist this if it was in my house! Talk about delicious!!!

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    Amanda, I just checked my pantry and have everything I need for this. well, going to use creamy peanut butter instead of chunky. I will have a house full of kids so what better thing than to fill them up with sugar!! 😛 Will post photos!! love this!

    • Amanda says:

      Awesome!!!

  • Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl says:

    Your husband doesn’t like chocolate and you’re still married?? That’s impressive! Haha. 🙂 I adore this. Every single last ingredient, the flavor combination, and the fact that you cut it into geometric shapes and it looks like a puzzle. Oh how I love geometric stuff. This bark sounds incredible!! I couldn’t love it more.

  • Julie | This Gal Cooks says:

    WHOA! I’d be all over a plate of this bark. Cannot resist peanut butter treats. Especially when they are made with butterscotch, too!

  • Kerry @ Kerry Cooks says:

    Ah the life of a food blogger! I have the same internal conversation constantly!

    This looks amazing Amanda and the layers are SO pretty!

  • Chichi says:

    Love how easy this recipe is and it looks yummy as well. Oh , how i wish i was the only one who loved chocolate in my home. No such luck

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says:

    This is the most inventive (not to mention delicious) bark ever!!

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says:

    I can’t believe your man doesn’t like chocolate. I would be so huge if my husband didn’t help me with all the baking I did! This looks totally amazing!

  • Beth @ bethcakes says:

    Oh, I love the way the marshmallows look in this bark! I love butterscotch, every time I have some I realize how much I like it. 🙂

  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says:

    This bark looks incredible, Amanda! I can’t believe your husband doesn’t like chocolate either. This butterscotch and peanut butter combo sounds killer and I am dying over the marshmallows peaking out! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  • Martha says:

    These sounded good and are good! My husband (who is not big on sweets) didn’t like them nor did our 5 year old grandson, but I am enjoying them! May I suggest a slight correction … instead of using the word “broiler” please change it to “boiler” as it should be double boiler, not double broiler. I think broiler is in your recipe twice, so be sure to change both places. Thanks!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Martha! I appreciate the tip and you letting me know honest feedback. I would say that it is a safe assumption that if someone doesn’t like sweets they wouldn’t like this. Can’t say I have ever met a child who didn’t like butterscotch. There is a first for everything!

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