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Loaded Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Bark

4.88 from 8 votes

posted: 11/25/15

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This Loaded Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Bark is BURSTING with the perfect flavor combo, but it’s a bark, so it’s way easy!

In a ceramic bowl, the Loaded Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Bark are cut in little shards and topped with chocolate and Reese's Pieces.


They did a segment on the radio yesterday:  What are you going to tell your family at Thanksgiving that they have no clue about?

You guys, there was a girl who called in who is going to tell her parents, her parents who have given her tens of thousands of dollars (!!) to go to school, that she hasn’t actually been in school. Yikes! I half want to be a fly on the wall when she tells them and I half would be way too scared!

You guys, why does Thanksgiving, such a chill happy holiday all about food, why does it have to evoke such family drama??

An overhead photo of the Loaded Reese's Peanut Butter Cup bark that is cut into little shards and topped with Reese's Pieces.

I love my family way too much to air our family Thanksgiving drama on the blog, but let’s just say we’ve had our moments. I mean, not “Hey dad I just wasted 20k dollars” moments. But moments.

And I’m not alone. (Right??)  I mean, in this day and age when lots of people my age celebrate four (FOUR) Thanksgivings because both sides of the family have divorces and remarriages, I mean with that many turkey days, you are bound to find yourself in some drama.

A stack of the Loaded Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Bark has a light brown layer topped with chocolate and Reese's Pieces.

In all seriousness, Thanksgiving always feels rough for me (even without the drama). It’s the last holiday that I celebrated with my mom. She was too sick to do much of the cooking, my brother literally pulled a recliner chair into the kitchen so she could supervise in comfort, but we were together.

My mom was good at so many things. But definitely at the top of that list were cooking and being the most amazing and empathetic shoulder and ear. I miss so much about her. I miss her all the time. But today I’m especially missing her loving and kind support.

In a ceramic bowl, the Loaded Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Bark are cut in little shards and topped with chocolate and Reese's Pieces.

This bark is no replacement for my mom (I mean, duh.) but it is really really good. And for a second when you put it in your mouth and taste the perfect combo of chocolate and peanut butter you forget about the drama and all is right in the world.

I love bark. It is the lazy baker’s answer to . . . everything. It’s just spreading layers, refrigerating, another layer or two, and then you break it apart and start eating. This bark tastes just like a peanut butter cup but without all the work!


4.88 from 8 votes

Loaded Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Bark

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  • 3 1/2 cups of chocolate chips I used milk chocolate, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups of creamy peanut butter I used JIF
  • 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 3 TBSPs butter softened
  • 1 cup Reese's Pieces


  • Line a 10 by 15 inch pan with wax paper.
  • Melt 1 1/2 cups of the chocolate and spread it over the wax paper. It won't reach all the way to the edge of the pan. Put it in the refrigerator to set.
  • Combine the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter. I put mine in the microwave during mixing for 10 to 15 seconds to help with mixing. Spread it over the chocolate layer evenly.
  • Put the pan back in the refrigerator to set.
  • Melt the remaining 2 cups chocolate chips and then spread over the peanut butter layer. Top with the Reese's Pieces. Let set and then break apart. Store in an airtight container.
Author: Lisa Longley

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In a ceramic bowl, the Loaded Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Bark are cut in little shards and topped with chocolate and Reese's Pieces.

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  1. Rebecca says

    OMG! This is so easy and absolutely delicious.

  2. Erika says

    5 stars
    This came out awesome- really delicious. The only issue I had was there was way too much of the peanut butter filling, so I made a second pan of the chocolate and still had enough of the peanut butter filling for both pans. Definitely recommend!

  3. J.Sproat says

    Looks delish! I can’t wait to try this recipe.

    As for family drama, I am not on speaking terms with my parents due to drama so that house is out of reach. My uncle who’s now ex-wife used to host the holidays at their place so that’s out. My husbands family all love 1000+ miles away so I asked my “aunt” (no blood relation) if our little family could join her and her expanding family and she of course welcomes us with open arms. We now spend every holiday with them and I couldn’t be happier. Family is what you make and that doesn’t have to be blood related.

  4. Vicki says

    Can I freeze this?

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  5. Tiffany says

    Just made this yesterday. It’s delicious but I’m finding that the chocolate melts almost immediately. It’s not something I can keep on the counter – it has to be eaten straight from the fridge otherwise it’s a huge mess. Is there any way to rectify this?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so sorry, that sounds really frustrating. We didn’t have that issue with this, but what you could use instead is chocolate almond bark. It is more solid when it dries.

  6. Tina says

    Thanks for giving us some insight on your momma …. Helps us to understand how you got to be so awesome. Keep making her proud. Thanks for what you do.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much for this sweet comment!

  7. Shirley says

    My grandson has a severe nut allergy. What would you recommend Yao f instead of peanut butter??

    • Lisa Longley says

      This just isn’t a great recipe for him because of the Reese’s on top. That being said, if you wanted to skip those, I would recommend WOW butter. I don’t have a lot of experience with it, but I know readers who swear by it.

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