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Recipe of the Week: Reese's Peanut Butter Bark

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REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER BARK

Ingredients:

2 packages HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar

1-2/3 cups REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips

1 tablespoon shortening

1/2 cup roasted peanuts or toasted almonds

Directions:

1. Cover cookie sheet or tray with wax paper.

2. Place chocolate in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chocolate is melted and smooth when stirred.

3. Immediately place peanut butter chips and shortening in second microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred; stir in peanuts.

4. Alternately spoon above mixtures onto prepared tray; swirl with knife for marbled effect. Gently tap tray on countertop to even out thickness of mixture. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm. Break into pieces. Store in cool, dry place. About 1 pound candy.

 

*While it's not necessary to toast almonds, if you'd like to do so: Heat oven to 350°F. Spread almonds in thin layer in shallow baking pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown; cool.

 

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