Peanut Butter M&M Bark

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Please welcome another very funny and talented blogger, Shelly of cookies and cups! When I got this crazy virtual cookie party idea in my head there were a few people that I thought of immediately. So when Shelly responded to my email and even acknowledged my existence I think I did a little dance in front of the computer screen. Sorry for the visual image. It wasn’t pretty. Let’s be real; I didn’t dance but I may have done a fist pump. Okay that sounds even worse. It was more like, “Oh cool” and then I replied with a polite and professional followup email. But inside I was dancing the Electric Slide.

Peanut Butter M&M Bark from Cookies and Cups on @KatrinasKitchen

Hello!!! Shelly from cookies and cups here. Hope you don’t mind that I’ve taken up residence over here for the day. Katrina very graciously invited me and I very graciously accepted. So let’s talk sugar, shall we? Being a dessert blogger is the best job ever. I get to bake, eat and take pictures. Sampling is necessary and important. And buying butter by the pound is completely justified.   I can only imagine that the next best job would be an ice cream flavor inventor… or a make-up sampler. Is that a job? If it isn’t, it totally should be. I would be awesome at it.

The one thing, though about having my site, is that people are always expecting you to bring delicious treats wherever you go… If you show up to a party sans sugary dessert people get all disappointed and stuff. I guess it comes with the territory.   So here’s the easiest, most yummy treat that you can whip up for any party in less than 5 minutes. It’s perfect for holiday gifting or just snacking at home.

Peanut Butter M&M Bark from Cookies and Cups on @KatrinasKitchen

Peanut Butter M&M Bark Recipe

Peanut butter and chocolate swirled bark with M&Ms
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 lb. Vanilla almond bark or white chocolate chips
  • 12 oz creamy peanut butter
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups Peanut Butter M&Ms


  • Line a baking sheet with foil. Melt almond bark in a microwave safe bowl, according to package instructions. Immediately stir in peanut butter until smooth.
  • Melt chocolate chips in a separate bowl at 50% power for 30 seconds. Continue microwaving until melted, stirring after every 30 seconds.
  • Spread the melted white chocolate/peanut butter onto prepared pan. Drizzle melted semi sweet chocolate on top and swirl into white chocolate peanut butter using a knife. Immediately sprinkle your M&Ms on top. Put in fridge to set. When set cut into pieces.
  • Store in an airtight container in fridge.

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Now *you* are doing a little dance, right? I saw that. If you don’t listen to another word I say ever please listen to me when I say that you must check out her Reese’s Stuffed Oreos. She also makes crazy-awesome things like Reeses Peanut Butter Banana Bread and  Ice Cream Cone Cannolis. And don’t forget that  she blogs over at That’s What She We said with Kristan too. 🙂

- Katrina

19 Responses to “Peanut Butter M&M Bark”

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    Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 9, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    This bark sounds fantastic!

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    Blog New Blacxk — December 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm
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    Not Rachael Ray — December 9, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Haha, love your intro paragraph Katrina. I would have done the same thing. This looks terrific!
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    Belinda @zomppa — December 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I would love a box of these for the holidays. Heck, I want it right now!
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    Mere0305 — December 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I make this but top it with chopped up Reese's, Reese's pieces, pretzels, white chocolate Reese's, and then drizzle it all in white chocolate! Delicious!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — December 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Making this! Like immediately. And then I'm going to hide it from my children and eat it all when they're not looking.

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    Averie @ LVAY — December 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Two Awesome ladies teaming up for a fabulous recipe post…love it. Love the recipe.

    Merry Xmas to you both!

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    freshandfoodie — December 9, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Who wouldn't want to eat this?!
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    Rachel — December 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    lol… dancing behind your screen. Seriously why on earth didn't you ask for samples from everyone posting? 🙂
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    Bake Your Day — December 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Yum, yum, yum. I want a whole pan of this!

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    Living the Gourmet — December 9, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    These bars look so wonderful and festive Katrina! I love giving my baked goods off at presents! These would be a hit with the family!

    Tammy & Catherine
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    Erin @ Dinners, Dish — December 10, 2011 at 12:59 am

    These are amazing!! What a great idea! I am all over anything with peanut butter and chocolate!
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    Zee — December 10, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Pea nut butter + Chocolate = Perfect combination
    M&Ms = Cherry on top!
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    Liz — December 11, 2011 at 1:19 am

    What amazing bark! Yummy and SO beautiful! Love the perfect swirling technique! Thanks to you both, Shelly and Katrina~

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    Sue — December 11, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Adding peanut butter is such a GREAT idea! YUMMO!
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    Choc Chip Uru — December 11, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    God this looks fantastic and totally simple!!! I think I might use a base of dark chocolate, swirled with heated peanut butter OR OR nutella and white chocolate scattered with hazelnuts – thank you for the brilliant idea 🙂
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    Sarah — December 15, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    This looks delicious! I would love if you shared this in my holiday dessert recipes Blog

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    it out! 🙂

    Sarah @ RecipeLion

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    Kitty — December 19, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Big hit in our house and soooo simple to make. Thanks for sharing!
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    Sarah — May 24, 2020 at 10:19 am

    This is one of my favorite ever holiday recipes. It has become a Christmas staple in our home, so thanks for publishing it all those years ago!

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