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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunches


  • For the Base

  • 16 ounces 70% dark chocolate, melted

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • 1 cup corn syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Pinch of salt

  • 8 eggs

  • 4 cups dry roasted peanuts

  • For the Middle Layer

  • 2 cups peanut butter

  • 16 oz cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

  • For the Topping

  • 16 oz 70% dark chocolate

  • 1 cup 35% whipping cream


  • 1.

    Preheat your oven to 350°F.

  • For the Base:

  • 1.

    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.

  • For the Middle Layer:

  • 1.

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

  • For the Topping:

  • 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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