PB Candy Corn Pretzel Bark
White chocolate and swirls of peanut butter paired with Candy Corn, Reese's Pieces, and Pretzels make for festive sweet & salty treat!
I've always been pretty firmly planted in the I-don't-eat-candy-corn camp. Three weeks ago, I didn't like it at all.
Today… I think I'm an addict.
I don't know what's changed. Maybe my taste buds are growing up? But that doesn't really make sense. It's candy corn for goodness sake. I mean, if that's not a food group targeting a juvenile demographic, I don't know what is.
I strongly suspect that it's because I've been pretty drastically limiting my sugar intake over the past month. My theory is when I idly stuck a piece of candy corn in my mouth after a recipe shoot, my brain got all desperate for any sugar I'd be willing to shove in– and candy corn was just the most available thing.
No matter the reason, it turns out I'm a candy corn fan after all. And I think this Peanut Butter Candy Corn Pretzel Bark is just dreamy.
White chocolate meets peanut butter swirls topped with Reese's Pieces, pretzel twists, and (of course) candy corn. This stuff is so easy to whip up in a jiff and would be so fun to hand out to teachers, neighbors, and friends this Fall (heck– anytime, since, apparently, all holidays qualify as candy-corn-holidays these days)!
And if you're not a candy corn fan, no worries– just leave 'em out! You could even replace them with mini Reese's Cups or something. Yes please!
- 2 cups white chocolate melting candy (like Wilton's or Merckens or Ghirardeli)
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- Reese's Pieces, mini pretzel twists, and candy corn for topping
- Prepare a nonstick work surface using a silicone mat or parchment paper to be approximately 18 inches x 9 inches (that's TOTALLY a guesstimate, I just ripped off a long piece of parchment paper).
- Melt the melting candy according to the directions on the package.
- Spread it on the prepared work surface using an angled spatula or knife until it is about 1/8-inch (FYI, I really don't actually measure the thickness of my bark, but I get this question from readers a lot, so that's my best approximation for you).
- Place the peanut butter in a small zip top bag, pushing it all the way down to one of the corners. Twist the top like a piping bag. Place in the microwave and heat for 15-20 seconds until PB is warm through.
- Snip the corner and pipe the peanut butter in straight lines across the spread white candy. Drag a knife back and forth across the PB lines to create a beautiful marble.
- Sprinkle the Reese's Pieces, mini pretzel twists, and candy corn over the top, slightly pressing into the melted candy if necessary.
- Let candy cool for 10-30 minutes (depends on your room temp, your work surface temp, and the brand of melting candy) until candy is hardened. Cut or break into pieces before serving and/or packaging.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.