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Dec 08

Peanut Butter Chocolate Toffee Crack Bark

Peanut Butter Chocolate Toffee Crack Bark has a graham cracker base, an easy toffee on top, plus chocolate chips and peanut butter. Such a good recipe for the holidays…or anytime you’re craving toffee, peanut butter and chocolate!

EASY Peanut Butter Chocolate Toffee Crack Bark - this is such an easy candy recipe! Toffee on top of chocolate graham crackers with chocolate chips and peanut butter.

Well, we’re well into the holiday season now. Before you know it Christmas will be here! I’ve already started baking cookies and freezing them to give on my holiday platters. Every year it seems I add more people to my giving list: teachers, neighbors, friends. It’s a good thing I have cookies in my freezer all year long or I’d be going crazy thinking of things to make for everyone.

Every year I think about all the new flavors of things I want to create; new cookies, new candy, new bars to try. There are very few repeat desserts made in my house, in fact only two are guaranteed to be made year after year: sugar cookies and toffee. Sugar cookies because I love them and toffee because Mel eats it and I’m evil.

EASY Peanut Butter Chocolate Toffee Crack Bark - this is such an easy candy recipe! Toffee on top of chocolate graham crackers with chocolate chips and peanut butter.

This year I plan to have an array of goodies, including this Peanut Butter Chocolate Toffee Crack Bark. Wow, that’s a mouthful name, right? I couldn’t decide what to call this. It’s toffee but it’s bark, and it has graham crackers and chocolate and peanut butter. Basically, it’s the best thing in the entire world.

You’ve probably heard of Christmas Crack before and this is another version of that. It’s called crack not because it’s addicting but because you “crack” it to break it up. The toffee “cracks” as you pull it apart. Normally toffee bark like this has saltine crackers or Matzo crackers, or you may have seen it made with graham crackers. This one can be made with any of them, but what makes it different than all the rest is that I made it with CHOCOLATE graham crackers. And peanut butter!

Have you ever had chocolate graham crackers? They sell them with the other grahams in the cookie aisle at grocery stores and Walmart. They aren’t too sweet and are the perfect base for this toffee.

The toffee is actually easy to make, even if you’ve never made it from scratch before. You just need a candy thermometer or an instant read thermometer to check the temperature of the sugar mixture while it’s cooking. It only takes a few minutes and then you bake it. Once you add the chocolate and peanut butter it sets into a delicious toffee that cracks when you break it.

Of course, if it was up to me I’d just pick up the whole thing and eat it.

Dec 05

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Dec 02

5 Minute Chocolate Bark (6+ ways)

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Dec 01

Easy Chocolate Dipped Shortbread

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Dec 01

Easy Marshmallow Meringue Frosting

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