Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunches

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 55 min
  • serves 4-8
Michael Smith
Michael Smith Chef at Home

These delicious bars are a bit of an indulgence, so be sure to share.

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Directions for: Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunches


For the base

16 oz 70% dark chocolate, melted

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup corn syrup

1 tsp vanilla

Pinch of salt

8 eggs

4 cup dry roasted peanuts

Middle Layer

2 cup peanut butter

16 oz cream cheese, at room temperature

1 cup brown sugar

1 Tbsp vanilla

1 tsp nutmeg


16 oz 70% dark chocolate

1 cup 35% whipping cream


For the base

1. Preheat your oven to 350°.

2. Place the chocolate, peanut butter, corn syrup, vanilla and salt into the bowl of a stand-up mixer and beat until smooth with the paddle attachment. Add the eggs, one at a time until combined and then fold in the peanuts. Pour into a large baking pan and spread out into an even layer. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool.

Middle Layer

1. Beat peanut butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla and nutmeg together until smooth. Spread over cooled base and chill.


1. Melt the chocolate with the whipping cream and stir until it's smooth and glossy and all the chocolate has melted. Spread evenly over peanut butter layer and chill until set.

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