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    Peanut Butter-Stuffed Brownie Bark (Vegan)

    Peanut Butter-Stuffed Brownie Bark – Rich dark chocolate bark, sandwiched with a creamy peanut butter filling, topped with a mountain of brownie pieces and a peanut butter drizzle

    Peanut Butter-Stuffed Brownie Bark (Vegan)This post may contain affiliate links, which means that I earn a commission if you purchase through those links. These are all products I use daily and highly recommend. Thanks for the support that makes Panthers & Peonies possible!

    I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I’m a little short on words today because I’m still in a sugar coma from all the Christmas cookies. And we still have sooo much dessert left, which I’m not complaining about, especially since it includes a few of those Mini Brownie Christmas Trees I just posted… and this.

     

    Brownie bark on its own would be awesome, obviously. You can’t go wrong with chocolate on chocolate. But add a layer of peanut butter filling in the middle? Incredible. The peanut butter filling tastes exactly like the inside of a Reese’s, which is my favorite flavor in the entire world.
    This bark is a little time consuming to put together (mostly because of the chilling and setting), but it’s so worth it.

    Peanut Butter-Stuffed Brownie Bark (Vegan)

     

    I should just change my blog name to Panthers & Every Recipe Includes Chocolate and Peanut Butter.

    Peanut Butter-Stuffed Brownie Bark

    Prep Time1 hr
    Cook Time20 mins
    Total Time1 hr 20 mins
    Course: Dessert
    Author: Brit Wolfe

    Ingredients

    Dark Chocolate Bark

    • 4 cups dark chocolate pieces
    • 1 1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter divided
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • pinch of salt

    Brownie Pieces

    • 1/4 cup butter melted
    • 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
    • scant 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 Tbsp. flaxseed meal + 3 Tbsp. water
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • pinch of salt
    • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

    Instructions

    To make the brownies:

    • Preheat the oven to 350º.
    • Mix together the flax and water and let sit until thickened, about 5-7 minutes.
    • Combine melted butter, oil, and sugar and mix until well combined.
    • Add flax and vanilla.
    • Sift together the dry ingredients and fold into the wet ingredients.
    • Fold in chocolate. Pour into a parchment-lined 8" pan.
    • Bake for 15-20 minutes until brownies are set. Let cool completely.

    To make the chocolate bark:

    • Melt 2 cups of the dark chocolate. Spread a big rectangle onto a big piece of parchment, making sure to get the layer as even as possible. Chill until chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.
    • Combine 1 cup peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Mixture will be very thick, so you may need to mix it with your hands.
    • Crumble an even layer over the set chocolate and press down gently.
    • Melt the remaining 2 cups of dark chocolate. Pour an even layer over the peanut butter crumble.
    • Before the chocolate sets, crumble up the brownie and sprinkle over top, pressing brownie into the chocolate. Melt the remaining 1/3 cup of peanut butter and drizzle over the brownie.
    • Chill in the fridge until completely set, about 30 minutes.
    • Once completely hardened, use a large knife to cut into big pieces.

    Notes

    The easiest way to melt chocolate is in the microwave. Just microwave in 30-second increments, stirring well in between. You can also melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pot of boiling water, but the microwave is much quicker.
    In an airtight container, chocolate bark will last 7-10 days at room temperature.

    Peanut Butter-Stuffed Brownie Bark (Vegan)

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  • FOOD Misc. Dessert

    Peanut Butter & Chocolate Graham Sandwiches

    Peanut Butter & Chocolate Graham Sandwiches – Crunchy and amazing and just the right amount of salty-sweet!

     

    Peanut Butter & Chocolate Graham Sandwiches (Vegan)

    Oh how I love Disneyland. As a kid, it’s full of wonder and magic, an amazing place where all your dreams can come true. And as an adult, it’s all that same stuff, plus you can drink! And then after two margaritas and a tequila flight, you can try to talk through the glass to a pastry chef who has no interest in talking to you.

    Well actually it was more like me waving incessantly until he forced a half-smile, to which I proceeded to yell through the glass “HEY I HAVE THE SAME JOB AS YOU, ISN’T IT FUN, DON’T YOU LOVE YOUR JOB, I LOVE MY JOB”. True story. Here’s a photo that my wonderful best friend took of that exact interaction:

    Peanut Butter & Chocolate Graham Sandwiches (Vegan)

    Anyways. Disneyland is actually (surprisingly) pretty vegan-friendly. They have several restaurants with vegan options, as well as a ton of snacks through the park (the popcorn and pretzel are both vegan! Yessss.) But my favorite thing in the entire world, the peanut butter chocolate graham cracker sandwich thingamajig, is not. Wah-wah. But they’re SO DELICIOUS, I figured out how to make my own homemade vegan version.

    Peanut Butter & Chocolate Graham Sandwiches (Vegan)These peanut butter & chocolate graham sandwiches are crunchy and amazing and just the right amount of salty-sweet. The best part is that the recipe is so easy, but the end result looks super fancy. They’re sure to impress whomever you’re making them for!

    Peanut Butter & Chocolate Graham Sandwiches (Vegan)

     

    Peanut Butter & Chocolate Graham Sandwiches (Vegan)

    Prep Time30 mins
    Total Time30 mins
    Course: Dessert
    Servings: 9
    Author: Brit Wolfe

    Ingredients

    • 8.5 oz. dark chocolate
    • 1 tsp. coconut oil
    • 1 sleeve graham crackers about 9 crackers
    • 1 cup peanut butter

    Instructions

    • Break all the graham crackers in half (into squares).
    • Spread about 2 tbsp. of peanut butter onto half of them.
    • Sandwich the two halves together.
    • Throw in the fridge or freezer to chill for about 15 minutes.
    • Melt the chocolate & coconut oil in a double boiler or in the microwave (heat for 30 seconds at a time, be careful not to burn it!) until melted.
    • Dip the grahams into the chocolate & make sure to coat fully.
    • Lay out on a sheet of parchment paper or waxed paper & let set.
    • If the chocolate isn't setting within a few minutes, throw them into the fridge to harden.
    • If you have any leftover chocolate, drizzle it over top!

    Notes

    Be sure to keep them chilled! Graham sandwiches will last in the fridge up to 7 days.
    Peanut Butter & Chocolate Graham Sandwiches (Vegan)

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    Peanut Butter & Chocolate Graham Sandwiches
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