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peanut butter chocolate toffee bark in christmas dish

Okay, I have a sobering thought for all of you:

Christmas is in LESS THAN THREE WEEKS. How did that happen?

I’ve been merrily humming along, baking when the urge strikes, Christmas treats and others goodies…and WHAM! Only a couple more weeks to post all my holiday favorites.

I was looking back at my posts from last year when inspiration hit. I realized I should share all those posts again with you…because…well…I have so many new friends now. And some of the stuff I made last year was gooooood.

To start it off, I’m going to share with you a bark recipe I actually posted two years ago. It’s from the “let’s never speak of that again” period. When fuzzy, dark, brown photos were my norm. Since it’s my favorite holiday recipe EVER, it needed a facelift.

It’s peanut butter and chocolate, on top of brown sugar butter toffee on top of matzo crackers. Like saltine toffee bark on crack, seriously. I make it every single year, sometimes multiple times. And you know that if I make something more than once, it has to be good.

The recipe is below…enjoy!

Now…let’s take a trip to Christmas past…

Elf Munch (Free Printable!)

Chocolate Mint Kiss Crinkle Cookies

Baked Chocolate Pudding

White Chocolate Cheesecake Peppermint Cookies

Stuffed Snowballs

Gingerbread Cookie Dough Truffles

Kiss My Cookie Bark {Peppermint Edition}

Peppermint Pie

Christmas Tree Brownie Bites


Scotch Krispie Bark

And….now I’m hungry. Excuse me while I go stuff my face with this years’ haul.

For step-by-step photos of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark, you can find the original post here. Please don’t judge my photos! 😉

Peanut Butter Toffee Bark - this is the perfect crack bark recipe! Homemade toffee is baked on matzo crackers and topped with lots of chocolate and peanut butter. It's pure heaven and EVERYONE raves about it.

Peanut Butter Cracker toffee Recipe

5 from 4 votes
A crunchy toffee bark made with matzo crackers, chocolate and peanut butter.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 4 matzo crackers (unsalted or lightly salted)
  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cups (250g) granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (340 g) chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet, or dark)
  • 1 cup (268g) creamy peanut butter (not natural)


  • Preheat your oven to 350 °F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, covering the bottom and sides. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place a layer of matzo crackers on the sheet, breaking as needed to cover the sides; set aside.
  • In a heavy 2-quart saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the sugar and 2 tablespoons of water. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook undisturbed over medium-high heat until the caramel mixture is a light golden and registers 255 degrees on a candy thermometer, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for 1 minute. Stir in the vanilla and quickly pour over the matzos, using a metal spatula to spread evenly. Bake for 8 minutes.
  • Remove the bark from the oven and sprinkle with the chocolate chips. Return to the oven and bake just until the chocolate starts to melt, about 2 minutes, then spread the chocolate evenly.
  • Meanwhile, melt the peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl for 1-1 1/2 minutes, until it is a pourable consistency. Drizzle the peanut butter over the chocolate and, using the handle of a wooden spoon, swirl the chocolate and peanut butter together.
  • Let the bark cool for 1 hour, then refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours. Break into pieces and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Use saltines in place of the matzo
  • Omit salt if using salted butter
  • Don't use white chocolate chips - they won't melt properly
  • Make sure you're using a no-stir peanut butter

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 798kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 709IU | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Last Updated on August 20, 2022

Dorothy Kern

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  1. 3 weeks away? I still have so much shopping and baking to do! I’m sure a batch of this “crack” would help calm my nerves:-) So many yummy recipes shared…I agree the mint crinkles are calling out to me too!!!

  2. I love bark made on salty crackers! Especially when PB & chocolate is involved – the ultimate sweet & salty treat!

  3. Love the roundup! SO many things to try, so little time before Christmas! They all look amazingly good {seriously}

  4. What a great roundup, Dorothy! You have soooooo much good stuff on here! And I LOVE the peanut butter and chocolate bark. OMG.

  5. I love bark, in any way, any shape and flavor! But peanut Butter and Chocolate, well, they just go together. And I didn’t need the reminder about the time slipping away. I know, and I haven’t wrapped a single gift yet. I’m no where near done shopping, and there is so much more I want to make. At least the tree and most of the decorations are up. Oh and it’s only 18 days until Christmas, way less than 3 weeks!