We tend to be a little obsessive about things. Clean countertops. All shoes. Ideas. Kind of like dogs on a bone, if you will.
So, yesterday when we got into our head that we wanted a Take Five candy bar (we had just worked out so we TOTES EARNED IT) we drove around to 5 different places in an attempt to locate one. Obvy.
ONE. ONE MEASLEY TAKE FIVE BAR. But, no. No, Universe. You couldn't deliver a freaking Take Five bar to us.
WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO?!?! We worked out! We needed to negate all that effort as soon as possible by eating junk food! ARGH!
Whatevs. We just made our own. We don't need you, Universe. Chocolate, peanuts, pretzels, peanut butter, BAM.
We didn't have the energy (read: patience) to make the caramel sauce since we'd spent most of the day driving around so we just left it out this time. FYI. Add caramel if you would prefer between the pretzel and peanut butter layers to be true to the Take Five spirit, but honestly, it's your Universe now so you can make your own rules.
Take Five Bark
10 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
15-20 pretzel crisps or pretzel crackers
10 ounces peanut butter chips
1/4 cup salted peanuts, chopped
Line an 8 x 8" baking pan with parchment or wax paper. Cut to fit with a few inches hanging over opposite sides.
Melt 8 ounces of the chocolate chips in bowl set over (but not touching) a saucepan of simmering water (or use the microwave method). Pour and then spread the melted chocolate into the pan in an even layer. Arrange the pretzel crisps on top covering all the chocolate and pressing down gently. Freeze for 5 minutes until the chocolate has set.
Melt the peanut butter chips in the same manner as the chocolate chips (they won't be as melt-y though) and spread evenly over the chocolate and pretzels layer. Sprinkle with the peanuts and some crushed pretzels, pressing down gently again. Freeze to harden. Melt the remaining 2 ounces chocolate and drizzle over the bark.
Keep the pan in the fridge until set and ready to serve. Allow the bark to come to room temperature a bit before cutting with the sharp point of a knife.