I love making bark because bark is and EASY, yummy treat. And I like using silicone ice cube trays for making bark because it makes something simple like bark go from a little bit blah to really impressive.
If you read here often you probably remember last fall when I made up a white chocolate bark recipe and put it in star-shaped ice cube trays. Well, today’s idea is much the same – just a totally different recipe.
I went into a lot more detail when I shared the Star Shaped Party Bark so I am just going to give you a few tips and skip right to the recipe today, but if you want to know more, that post has a lot of info about using shaped trays for bark, rather than stirring it up and pouring it.
For this recipe, I used a set of silicone ice trays designed to make ice cubes that fit into water bottles. I mixed up my chocolate and put it in a squeeze bottle and just squirted it in.
My honest recommendation, though, is a different shape would work better. This long and skinny shape made the pieces more fragile than I would like. It’s awesome to eat the broken ones (LOL), but in all seriousness, the star shape would work a lot better or really any other shape you like the looks of! The rounder/fuller your shape, the more support it will have. If you choose a mold what might be fragile, you will have the best luck removing the candy pieces when cold, so put them in the frig for a few minute before you remove them from their trays.
- 8 oz. melting/dipping chocolate - you can use bakers squares, or chocolate flavored wafers or Candiquik. Products like Candiquik that are designed to melt well make this an easy treat, but if you want *real* chocolate, there are other alternatives.
- 2 Tbsp. peanut butter - I used creamy, but chunky would work fine. Totally up to you.
- 4-6 Oreo Cookies
- ¼ c. peanut butter chips
- First, melt your chocolate according to the package directions. Be sure to stir it often, because it will retain its shape even if it's ready to work with.
- Stir in your peanut butter until it's well-blended.
- Add mixture to a squeeze bottle, if you like. It's easier to work with but it's a hassle to clean so it's optional.
- In a separate bowl, crush your Oreos and stir in the peanut butter chips.
- Pipe or spoon your chocolate mixture into one of your trays. Immediately sprinkle the Oreo/chip mixture on top. Lightly press it into the chocolate. Just do one tray at a time because the chocolate will cool quickly.
- Keep filling trays until you run out of chocolate; it was 2 trays for me but it will vary based on how many cavities your trays have, and how deep each one is.
- Cool on the counter top or speed things up by putting trays in the refrigerator.
- Turn trays upside down and gently press on each cavity to releases your candy pieces.
- Serve and enjoy!
Hope you all have a fantastic week!!