As much as I love how the salty creaminess of peanut butter whispers sweet nothings to the fruity innocence of jelly, it’s peanut butter and chocolate that really gets me hot and bothered. PB & J is like the angel sitting demurely on my right shoulder; PB & chocolate is the oh-c’mon-you-know-you-want-to devil partying on my left.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups used to be my daily 3:00 pm fix. I gave up vending machines and the lure of point-of-purchase candy displays years ago, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t break the law for a thick layer of peanut butter surrounded by deep, dark, melty chocolate. Happily, the combination of chocolate and peanut butter has not been outlawed. Yet. Just in case, I’m quadrupling the recipe and storing the extra in my bug-out vehicle.
Again, from 29 Ways to Honor the Glory of Peanut Butter & Jelly… Number 7 on my list gets its inspiration from With Style and Grace’s recipe for Peanut Butter & Jelly Cups.Print
Peanut Butter & Jelly Chocolate Bars
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 60
- Total Time: 75
Make your own decadent vegan chocolate bars (or bark) – swirled with peanut butter and dried fruit – with only four delicious ingredients.
- 2 cups vegan stevia-sweetened semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp. virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 cup dried, tart cherries, chopped
- ~1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
- Line a quarter-sheet baking pan with parchment paper – or use rectangular-shaped silicon molds.
- Slowly melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a double-boiler. Pour the chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet and drop peanut butter by the spoonful onto the chocolate. Use a knife to drag the peanut butter into and around the melted chocolate. Press the dried cherries into the chocolate and refrigerate the whole mess until firm. Remove bars from molds or if using a baking sheet, break into pieces.
- Store in the refrigerator.
- Serving Size: 8
- Calories: 269
- Sugar: 24
- Sodium: 6
- Fat: 18
- Saturated Fat: 10
- Unsaturated Fat: 8
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 30
- Protein: 4
- Cholesterol: 0
oh YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! Definitely going to try this one! 😀
🙂 You won’t regret it, Sandy!
I am in love with your creativity 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
The feeling is mutual, CCU!
Oh, these look fantastic….. making these immediately !
Beware, Kelli! Addictive :-)!
Ooooooh,…oooooh,…Waaw! 🙂 Best easy recipe yet! x
Heehee! You’re good for my ego, Sophie!
I made it today & it was super tasty too! Xxx
These sound ridiculously good.
cherries and chocolate have long been a fave rave of mine..but with PB?!! Oh yes.
Very clever using the dried cherries as the ‘jelly’, such a good twist! 😀
Whoah! Definitely making these.
So easy. And then, of course, one starts thinking about all of the other delicious things that could be swirled into melted chocolate…
Seriously good idea. I’m making some and storing them in my freezer — where the kids can’t reach them. All for me.
These photos, along with your intro make me feel so…naughty! I love it. These look delicious.
I’m with you – pb + chocolate is the End All BE All Great Thing. I love the dried fruit idea here – cannot wait to try these myself, a double batch of course.
Definitely a double batch ;-)!
Duuuude! I must remember to not visit your blog late at night like this! These PB & J deliciousnesses you’ve been making are pure torture! Haha
YUM! In my tummy, please! Love the choc/PB combo. Always.
It just works!
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Oh, MAN!!! Now my stomach is grumbling and thinks it needs these! Good thing I’m already in bed with my tablet. They look amazing. I’ll bet raisins would work for ‘grape jelly,’ too. Mm, mm, mm.
Absolutely – raisins would be great!
I need this.
Have mercy! Just 4 ingredients standing between me and this?? Heavenly!!
Oh, my gosh! I’m glad that PB & chocolate hasn’t been outlawed yet, but I think this recipe may need to be! Just reading about it made me salivate.
OHHHH YUM. This is definitely going on my list!
🙂 I really have to have self-control with these in the house…
No kidding! I’d have to give some away 🙂
I just mixed up a half-batch with extra salted almond butter. I’m so impatient to try them that I stuck them in the deep freeze.
Oh I need to try it with almond butter!
Verdict: amazing. absolutely amazing. *dreamy*
So perfect! Can’t wait to try these!
Those look sooooo good! Peanut butter and chocolate and dried cherries, wow. I love dried cherries like a drug, so I bet these taste fabulous!
Oooh these look delightful! Great idea :3
I loved these…sigh…
You should open a cruelty-free chocolate shop girlfriend!! These look fantastic! Celeste 🙂
Oh boy – I love it when it sounds awesome, is fast, easy and I have all the ingredients. I know, I’m pretty picky. Thanks!
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…drag the peanut butter into and around the melted chocolate… OMG! That sounds so decadent 🙂
That about sums it up :-)!
oh my this is such a lovable dish, easy to make and looks divine…. feel like grabing one right now… slurp..
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