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.

Peanut Butter Oreo Chocolate Bark

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 indulgent – in every wonderful way.

I love making chocolate bark. It’s a mindless, no-bake way to add anything you want to chocolate. All the little do-dads hiding in your pantry. Chocolate bark is a kiss 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.

Peanut Butter Oreo Chocolate Bark

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.

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.

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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. 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.

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Peanut Butter Oreo Chocolate Bark

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Yield: serves 10-12
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This no-bake dessert is a chocolate and peanut butter lover’s dream! Layers of crushed Oreo, creamy peanut butter filling, and rich chocolate.


Ingredients

Bottom Layer

  • 24 whole Oreos
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Peanut Butter Filling

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Topping

  • 5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, like Bakers or Ghirardelli brands

Instructions

  1. Line an 8×8 or 9×9 square baking pan with parchment paper, with overlay on the sides. Spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Make the Oreo cookie crust: Crush the Oreos into a fine crumb using a food processor or blender. Mix the crushed Oreo crumbs and melted butter together in a large bowl. 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.
  3. Make the peanut butter filling: In the bowl of a stand mixer or using a handheld mixer, mix the peanut butter, butter, confectioners’ 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.
  4. Make the chocolate topping: Melt the chocolate in medium microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 15 seconds. Or use a double boiler. Pour the chocolate over the peanut butter filling and evenly spread. Chill the bars in the refrigerator for at least an hour or until the chocolate topping has set. Remove bark from the baking pan using the parchment paper and cut into uneven pieces (or use your hands to break it up).
  5. Store bark in the refrigerator.

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  1. Jennie @themessybakerblog says:

    I wouldn’t mind being knee deep in bark. Mind if I join you 😉 This looks so good, sinful really.

    1. it’s sinful and decadent and not healthy and amazing all at the same time! lol thanks Jennie 🙂

  2. Erin @ Texanerin Baking says:

    Okay. Seriously now. What the heck am I supposed to say? This is mindblowingly ridiculously awesome. Pinned. Words can not describe. And I’ll be on my way now.

  3. Oh, I’m so excited, I’m going to make these tomorrow! I got the ingredients this morning (I wanted to take the afternoon off to make them, but my husband wouldn’t let me –we have our own business and tho we are partners, he’s the boss –sort of!)
    I’ll report back if I made them half as beautiful as yours or if they were a dismal failure –either way, I bet they’re still quite edible!!

    1. yes! Val, do let me know how it turns out. this bark is messy (and incredible)! Sometimes I want to take off work and bake bake bake too!

  4. Hey Sally! I just want to thank you for putting up this no bake simple recipe. I made this for the guy I’m currently dating knowing that he is a major fan of peanut butter. I sprinkled a few crush candy canes atop to make the treat more Christmas-y (his favorite holiday) and the result turned out great! Thanks for sharing your creativity with the world. Helps girls out like me =)

  5. I had oreos sitting around and searched your site to figure out something to do with them. This bark came out soo good! I brought it to my office today and everyone raved about it. This is definitely one of my new favorite recipes.

    1. Hi Sarah! That is so great to hear – I love that you love this no bake dessert/bark as much as I do! you can’t go wrong with peanut butter and oreos. 🙂

  6. Made a batch of this bark to take to my parents at Christmas – EVERYONE loved them – (even my gran who hasnt really even had PB before (or OREOS!) let alone choc/PB together! they didnt last long! definitely on my ‘make again list’! xx

    1. Hey Nicola! Thank you for all the sweet comments this morning! I am SO glad you love this peanut butter bark. I’m glad your gran got to try a few of my favorites eating this bark, too. 🙂 Woo hoo!

  7. This has made several rounds at our house. Even my husband who is not a PB fan likes this bark. I had to stop making it because we would eat it so quickly! We did up the “healthy” quotient by using Who-NU, organic PB and 60% cocoa chocolate chips. Those things really don’t make it better but it makes you feel like you are eating something healthy! Such a creative idea. Thank you for posting!

    1. Sarah! This is all so nice to hear, I’ve never used the 60% chocolate chips for this – good idea though. I’m glad you guys like it. I agree, it’s dangerous to keep around!

  8. Hey Sally! Thank you for your Cookies n Cream Panut Butter Bark recipe!!! I made this in heart-shapped for my boyfriend on Valentine’s Day and he loved it! I cannot wait to try all your recipes. Thank you Sally.

    1. Hey Vianney! I have to try it your way next time! Cut into shapes. That sounds like such a fun treat! Let me know any other treats you make. What a sweet Valentine’s Day treat. 🙂

  9. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen says:

    This has all of my favorite things! Must have it soon!

  10. Sally… huge fan/follower here!! I love love looove peanut butter. I go through a jar a of Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter a week. Did I mention that I loved peanut butter? yum. Have you tried any of your peanut butter recipes with natural peanut butter? It has a stronger peanut taste. Your thoughts and experiences on it??? What are your thoughts on Almond Butter? I bet you could bake up something amaaazing with it!

    1. Hey Alli! I LOVE making homemade peanut butter and do so all of the time. However, I don’t typically bake my recipes with homemade peanut butter. It is MUCH softer and runnier than most commercial peanut butters and will have a different textural effect on the final baked good’s consistency. That being said, if you are not concerned with a cookies’ thickness, etc. If there is a particular recipe you’d like to use natural peanut butter for, ask me about it and I can let you know how it will be affected by the structural difference. For most of my recipes, I use Jif Creamy. Feel feel to use a non-stir natural peanut butter though. Those tend to be less oily and thicker than most. I love almond butter too – but again, don’t bake with it much. Thanks Alli!

  11. I made this for a gathering last night and it was a HUGE HIT! People could just not stop eating it and were giving me huge compliments. I pointed them to your website, of course, for these amazing choco-peanut butter recipes! Thanks!!

    1. That is GREAT to hear! Thanks for reporting back, Clarice! I’ll try increasing the recipe next time, too.

  12. Oh, forgot to add that I increased the recipe by a half to fit in a 9 x 13 inch brownie pan and it came out perfectly. Just a little tip for anyone who wants to make a bigger batch. 🙂 🙂

  13. my two favorite flavors put into one – I am definitely trying this! (however, just looking at the photography of these beauties, I can already say… 8/5)

  14. I want to make this for a party! How much does this recipe make?

    1. Hey Amanda! It doesn’t make enough for a party. I would double the recipe.

  15. Just made these. Speechless. It’s like the “crunchies” from ice cream cake with peanut butter goodness. Oh my heavens. I have you to blame for my new addiction!!

  16. Made this Cookies n Cream Peanut Butter Bark and…WOW!! Loving it! You read my mind on what kind of desserts I like!! Thanks!

  17. Oops, my crust didn’t hold together . . . but now I see that your description of the recipe specifies “Double Stuf Oreos” while the printable version only says “Oreos.” May want to update that. Meanwhile, it’s not a problem that a bit more butter or chocolate can’t solve . . . 🙂

    1. Hi Rachel! Using regular or the double stuf oreos won’t make a difference. I’m sorry your crust didn’t hold together. Try using an exra Tablespoon of butter next time.

  18. will be constructing this recipe tonight for my best friend’s birthday tomorrow! so excited! thank you for the wonderful creation!

  19. This is amazing. I’m lactose intolerant and love the versatility of your recipes. I used coconut oil in place of butter in the crust, and margarine with the peanut butter cream. The crust falls apart a little, but still pretty amazing! Cannot wait to see what my coworkers think tomorrow!! Thank you!!

    1. Perfection. Your version sounds wonderful Nicole!

  20. These are simply too good to be true! I saw them on Pinterest and I was gobsmacked! YUM!

  21. Does it matter if I use double stuffed oreos or regular oreos? Thank you! By the way, I cant wait to try this recipe. It looks delicious!!

    1. Doesn’t matter– enjoy

  22. I must have done something way wrong. My Oreos didn’t hold together at all. My filling was rather gooey. And the combination of the pulverized cookies stuck to the loose peanut butter mixture was not good at all. I have loved every one of your recipes, but this didn’t turn out in the slightest!

  23. Hi Saly, wanted to try these goodies. Just a quick quest, does it really harden after chilling? I mean real hard like a biscuit? Thanks. 🙂 

  24. Hi Sally! I’ve made these a million times and they’re always AMAZING! Quick question – how long do you think I could store these in the fridge? I’m trying to break up my holiday baking and would like to make these 3-4 days in advance. Thank you!

    1. Hi Lauren! This bark would be just fine in the refrigerator for a few days! Chocolate bark is a wonderful make-ahead candy recipe for the holidays.

      1. Thank you!

  25. This is the quarantine recipe of our dreams. We added crushed pretzels to the peanut butter layer. Thanks for such an easy, adaptable, DELICIOUS recipe!!!!

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