If you like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you’ll love these easy to make Spooktacular Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Treats. They only require four ingredients, and are a perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. As an added bonus, you can also make this super easy two ingredient Halloween Bark. Both are sure to delight your family and friends who gather for your Halloween celebration!
Making the Spooktacular Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Treats:
I used the following four ingredients: Unsalted butter, extra crunchy peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, and chocolate candy melts. You could always use creamy peanut butter. However, I like the consistency that the extra crunchy peanut butter provides.
First, I beat room temperature unsalted butter with the peanut butter until the mixture was smooth. Then, I added the confectioners’ sugar to the peanut butter mixture. I used the electric mixer to combine the ingredients. A word of caution – the mixture is very crumbly.
I used several different silicon molds to make the peanut butter treats – pumpkins, witches hats, and living dead molds.
First, I melted some of the chocolate wafers in a disposable pasty bag in the microwave. Then, I snipped off the end, and piped some of the chocolate into the individual mold. Next, I used a brush to brush the chocolate up the sides of the mold.
After the chocolate shell hardened, I pressed some of the peanut butter mixture into the mold. I piped more chocolate on top of the peanut butter mixture. Finally, I used a toothpick to completely cover the peanut butter mixture.
Making the Halloween Bark:
I used only two ingredients for the Halloween Bark: White candy melting wafers, and fall-colored M&M’s.
First, I added half of the candy melting wafers to the a disposable pastry bag. Then, I microwaved it in minute intervals at 50% power until all of the wafers were melted.
Next, I dropped six brown and red M&M’s into to each cavity of the living dead silicon pan, and two red or yellow M&M’s into the skull silicon pan. I wanted the M&M’s to be the eyes for the skulls. I cut off the tip of the pastry bag, and piped the melted candy into each of the cavities.
At first, I used the brush to even things out. However, I discovered that a gentle tapping of the silicon pans worked best to distribute white candy coating.
When the different candies hardened, I just popped them out of their silicon molds.
The Spooktacular Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Treats tasted just like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. The Halloween Bark had the perfect mix of M&M’s and candy coating. Yum!