Sunday, January 3, 2016

Peanut butter-stuffed potato chip chocolate bark

vegan peanut butter-stuffed potato chip chocolate bark

Welcome to the 2016 era of How to Philosophize with Cake, everyone, and already things are looking...fantastically unhealthy.

Well! Not much has changed, has it?

In the same vein as that decadent gingerbread cookie dough peppermint bark I posted a few days ago, this recipe takes chocolate bark to a whole new level. You’ve got semisweet chocolate, with crunchy ruffled potato chips folded in, a sweetened layer of peanut butter in the center, plus more potato chips and melted peanut butter on top. What more could one want in life?

Just look at that cross-section.

Also like that peppermint bark monstrosity, this bark is pretty messy. If you’re not careful, those crushed potato chips WILL go everywhere. They will not be stopped. Not even by a generous drizzle of melted peanut butter.

There on that red napkin is my ideal midnight snack.

And I’ll have you know that, as a last-minute Christmas gift, this was a big success. I originally wanted to make How Sweet It Is’pretzel bark, but I didn’t have any pretzels on hand—so I used my dad’s favorite snack, ruffled potato chips. Worked fabulously. He approved. Past tense—because it’s all gone now, of course.

Here’s the recipe.


Peanut butter-stuffed potato chip chocolate bark

Adapted from How Sweet It Is


454 grams • semisweet chocolate • 16 ounces

256 grams • creamy peanut butter • 1 cup

80 grams • powdered sugar • 2/3 cup

2 grams • vanilla extract • 1/2 teaspoon

85 grams • potato chips, roughly crushed • 3 ounces

Melted peanut butter, to taste


Melt half of the chocolate in a microwave in a large bowl in 30 second bursts, stirring in between. Once completely melted, add 14 grams • 0.5 ounces of crushed potato chips to the chocolate and stir to combine. Spread the mixture in an even layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Chill in refrigerator until chocolate is firm.

Combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl and stir until well-combined. Spread peanut butter over the chocolate layer.

For the top layer of chocolate, repeat procedure with chocolate and potato chips and spread on top of the peanut butter layer. Before the chocolate hardens, sprinkle remaining crushed potato chips on top. Drizzle with melted peanut butter, to taste. Break into pieces and munch.

If you have any leftovers (and I doubt it), keep chilled so the chocolate doesn’t melt.


I may have gone a little heavy on the peanut butter layer.

For more sweet recipes, check out these links.

Frito cheesecake layer cake. If you like using chips in your treats.

Chocolate chip cookie dough truffles. More easy gift-ready candy for you.

Cherry berry peanut butter crisp with peanut butter sauce. Calling peanut butter and jelly lovers!


  1. These look so scrumptious ♥ Nice recipe ♥

  2. Haha! Hmm, yes forget about new year, weight loss - potato chip chocolate bark stuffed with PB is the way to go! Love how sweet and salty this one sounds and they look delicious! Happy new year, June!

    1. And happy new year to you too! This really is sweet and salty heaven!

  3. Ha ha! I'm off to the same unhealthy start! Your sweet-salty bark sounds incredible!

  4. Oh my gosh, this looks like pretty much the best thing ever! Definitely making this ASAP!

    1. It basically is the best thing ever :P Let me know how you like it!! :)

  5. Holy yum! This might as well be crack as far as I'm concerned because I'm pretty sure after taking one bite, I would run off with the whole batch so I could eat it all by myself. Chocolate and peanut butter is my weakness and with the salty crunch of potato chips... that sounds like pure heaven to me.

    1. It pretty much is pure heaven! Thanks Christin! :)