Make a festive and easy St. Patrick’s Day dessert with this delicious peanut butter white chocolate bark recipe. Customizable for any holiday, it is loaded with peanuts and crispy rice, for the perfect sweet & savory bark.
When I was playing around with making my dark chocolate game day bark recipe a couple weeks back, I was hit with inspiration! I’ve previously shared how much we enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, so much so that I make my own corned beef from scratch! So when I spotted adorable green St. Patty’s sprinkles at my local cake store, I knew I had to put them to good use. Thus, the peanut butter white chocolate bark recipe was born!
This recipe is comes together in a snap and is ready in less than an hour. It’s salty, crunchy and sweet; pretty much the perfect candy!
- White chocolate chips
- Peanut butter chips or candy melts (see note below if you can’t find these)
- Crispy rice
- Festive sprinkles (customize for any holiday or special occasion)
Making white chocolate bark
Begin by melting the white chocolate and peanut butter chips in separate bowls. If you do not have peanut butter chips, you can add peanut butter to melted white chocolate (¼ cup warmed/melted peanut butter per cup of white chocolate). Add the peanuts and crispy rice to the white chocolate and mix just till combined.
Spread the white chocolate mixture over a parchment lined baking sheet. I use a ¼″ sheet and find it’s the perfect size to spread out a ½″ layer.
Spoon the melted peanut butter chips all over the white chocolate mixture, and gently swirl it in with a butter knife or chopstick. This will create a pretty marbled pattern.
Immediately add the festive St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles to your white chocolate bark. If you have time, allow the bark to harden on the kitchen counter for 1-2 hours. If you are in a rush, place in the fridge to set, which should take just under 30 minutes.
When ready, break apart with a sharp knife, or just by hand, and enjoy!
Storing the bark
This easy St. Patrick’s day dessert will store well for 1-2 weeks in an airtight container, so feel free to make a batch in advance and munch on it for days!
What if you can’t find St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles?
If you can’t find sprinkles specifically made for St. Patrick’s Day, don’t worry! You can use any shade of green jimmies or nonpareils, and mix with white or gold sprinkles, which are all commonly found at a standard super market.
Is it better to let the bark set up at room temperature or in the fridge?
If time allows, let it set up at room temperature. I find the texture is better, and when setting in the fridge, your chocolate can develop some light condensation on the surface. This will create little swirls of dissolved sugar on top, called sugar bloom.
Other ways to customize white chocolate bark
- Peanut allergy? Swap out for a different tree nut like almonds or pecans, and use dark and white chocolate.
- Mini marshmallows would make a fun and extra indulgent addition.
- Other crunchy ingredient swaps – pretzels, graham cracker pieces, cheerios, or even wavy potato chips
Other easy St. Patrick’s Day desserts & recipes
- White Chocolate Chex Mix (sub out holiday M&M’s for all green candies)
- Homemade Corned Beef Brine
- Cheesy Potato Casserole Recipe
- Irish Soda Bread
Peanut Butter White Chocolate Bark
- 2 cups white chocolate chips melted
- 1 cup peanut butter chips melted
- ½ cup crispy rice cereal
- ½ cup peanuts unsalted
- Melt the white chocolate and peanut butter in separate bowls.
- Add the crispy rice and peanuts to the melted white chocolate and spread mixture out onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Spoon melted peanut butter chips onto the white chocolate mix, and swirl around to create a marbled effect.
- Top with sprinkles, then let stand at room temperature for 1-2 hours to set, or place in the fridge if you'd like it to set up faster. When set, break apart into pieces and enjoy!
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