Peanut Butter Oreo Chocolate Bark.
This no-bake dessert is a chocolate and peanut butter lover’s dream! Layers of crush oreo, creamy peanut butter filling, and rich chocolate.
I’m currently writing to you knee deep in chocolate covered creamy peanut butter Oreo mania right now. Do NOT send help. I’ll find my way out. Reese’s Peanut Butter White Chocolate Bark’s darker twin sister is ready to be shared with the world. Warning: this stuff is messy, addicting, and decadent – in every wonderful way.
I love making chocolate bark. It’s a mindless, no-bake way to literally add anything you want to chocolate. All the little do-dads hiding in your pantry. Chocolate bark is a cry from heaven when you have some holiday treats to make without all the time in the world. Or when you just need a chocolate break – and you need it fast. The same idea goes with fudge too. The fudge world is your oyster – a wonderful chocolate base to add in anything your heart desires. Like cookie dough and candy canes.
I personally love (read: loooove) peanut butter and Oreos together. I know I’m not the only one who spreads peanut butter on top of Oreos. The combination of peanut butter and Oreos is what dreams are made of and you’re getting a whole lot of both in today’s recipe.
The bark was inspired by four of my recipes. delightful plethora of my finest work, if you will. The whole bark-layering ordeal came from my Reese’s Peanut Butter White Chocolate Bark – I made it for absolutely no rhyme or reason, literally threw white chocolate, peanut butter, and Reese’s Pieces together. 10 minutes later? Amazing.
While bark is typically made free-form on a baking sheet or sheet pan, I made this bark in a 9×9 square pan so that the Oreo crust could compact together easily. It does take some time to chill and set – about 2 hours all together. The crust is a simple 2 ingredient mixture of melted butter and Oreo crumbs. 24 Double Stuf Oreos pulverized into crumbly oblivion. It is the exact same recipe (both ingredients and quantity) I used for my Skinny Peanut Butter Pie.
But there is absolutely nothing skinny about today’s recipe. Sorry. (But not really.)
The bark is messy! Crumbly crust, creamy & sticky peanut butter, stiff chocolate – which is why this is a “bark” recipe and not a “bar” recipe. Uneven edges, misshapen pieces, small, large. Throw away the stress to cut something neat and clean with even edges. Anything goes here! I broke up the bark with a knife and then used my hands to break smaller pieces. Have fun when you break it up and don’t afraid to get a little messy.
It’s important to keep the bark chilled when you are storing it so the layers stick together. I’ve been loving snagging small pieces here and there, freshly chilled in the refrigerator. Can someone take this bark away from me? No don’t. But please do. Wait, I can’t stop eating it.
Peanut Butter Oreo Chocolate Bark
This no-bake dessert is a chocolate and peanut butter lover's dream! Layers of crush oreo, creamy peanut butter filling, and rich chocolate.
- 24 whole Oreo cookies
- 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
Peanut Butter Filling:
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 cup powdered (confectioners') sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 5 ounces semisweet melting chocolate, like Bakers or Ghirardelli brands
Line an 8x8 or 9x9 square baking pan with parchment paper, with overlay on the sides. Spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
Make the Oreo cookie crust by crushing the Oreos into a fine crumb using a food processor or blender. Using your hands, mix the crushed Oreo crumbs and melted butter together. It may look like there is not enough butter, but it will come together. Place into the prepared baking pan, pressing the crumbs down into the pan to create a somewhat even layer.
In the bowl of a stand mixer or using a handheld mixer, mix the peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt until the mixture is completely combined and smooth. Spread over the crumb mixture, smoothing the top with an offset or rubber spatula (sprayed with nonstick spray, for ease). Chill the bars for at least an hour, until the filling is set.
Heat the chocolate in medium microwave-safe bowl, according to package directions. Pour the chocolate over the peanut butter filling and evenly spread. Chill the bars for at least an hour, until the chocolate topping is set. Remove bark from the baking pan using the parchment paper and cut into uneven pieces (or use your hands to break it up).
Store bark in the refrigerator.
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