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!
- 1 jar (16-ounces) crunchy or creamy peanut butter
- 7 Tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
- 3 1/2 cups (14 ounces) confectioners' sugar
- 3 cups chocolate coating wafers melted
- Fall colored M&M's
- 2 cups white candy melting wafers
- Halloween silicon pans
- Disposable pastry bags
- Small brush
- Spooktacular Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Treats: Beat peanut butter and butter in a medium bowl with electric mixture until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar. Beat on low until all ingredients are combined. Mixture will be crumbly.
- Melt a cup of chocolate wafers in a disposable pastry bag, in 1 minute intervals on 50% power. Snip end of pastry bag; pipe some chocolate into cavities of mold. Using a small brush, brush the chocolate up the sides to completely cover the cavity. Let harden. Press some of the peanut butter mixture into chocolate lined cavity, not quite to the top. Pipe some additional chocolate on peanut butter mixture. Spread chocolate using a toothpick or small butter knife, making sure that all edges are completely covered. Let harden.
- Halloween Bark: Add 1 cup white candy melting wafers to disposable pastry bag. Microwave in 1 minute intervals at 50% power until completely melted. Add desired number of M&M's to cavities of pan.
- Snip off tip of pastry bag. Pipe white candy coating into each cavity just barely covering the M&M's. Tap pan gently to evenly distribute candy coating. Allow to harden; remove from pan. Repeat process with additional melted white candy coating and M&M's.