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Buckeye Bars

This easy, no bake recipe is the answer to your Chocolate and Peanut Butter craving! Buckeye Bars are decadent bites of candy that melt in your mouth!

Buckeye Bars: no bake chocolate peanut butter candy that tastes like a Reese's peanut butter cup!

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If you are a true lover of Chocolate and Peanut Butter then this recipe is made for you!

When it comes to eating candy, raise your hand if you tend to choose one with chocolate?

I have a few in my family who go for the Reese’s, Kit Kats, Rolos, and Heath bars. Every time.

Me and my hubby though, we prefer the chewy fruity…Swedish Fish, Starburst, and my personal favorite: Skittles.

Buckeye Bars: no bake chocolate peanut butter candy that tastes like a Reese's peanut butter cup!

But, back to the recipe! This past holiday I made a couple batches of our favorite recipe: Buckeyes. If you haven’t had one, you really should try them. 

Remember I said I made several batches? Well, after dipping the umpteenth buckeye in chocolate, it made me wonder if they could be made into bars instead. I mean really, how easy would that be, right?

After my first attempt, I knew I had the peanut butter layer nailed, but I had too thin a layer of chocolate on top (if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen this photo!) Instead of just adding more chocolate, I made a whole extra batch with a thicker layer of chocolate.

They were perfect. I decided to call them “Buckeye Bars.” But, after my oldest took one, he said they tasted like a Reese’s. SCORE!!!

How to make Buckeye Bars

You can call them Reese’s, or Buckeye Bars, but just promise you make a batch. I’ve seen other recipes that use graham crackers crushed into the bar, and while I’m sure that is delicious, this recipe has no crumbs. It’s melt in your mouth peanut butter, sugar, and butter!

I used Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate bars for the top layer. The chocolate melts so smooth, and tastes amazing.

If you don’t want your chocolate to “crack” when cutting your bars, don’t refrigerate these bars. And cut them as soon as the chocolate sets (about 30 minutes room temperature). I originally cut them into squares, but in an attempt to portion control and make them smaller, I cut each square into a triangle. So fun!

If you’re looking for more peanut butter treats…have you made these Buckeye Brownies yet? They are calling my name!

You could also give these easy, no bake Peanut Butter Smores Bars a try! Ready in 15 minutes, and only 4 ingredients!

Buckeye Bars: no bake chocolate peanut butter candy that tastes like a Reese's peanut butter cup!

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Yield: 64 servings

Buckeye Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Buckeye Bars: no bake chocolate peanut butter candy that tastes like a Reese's peanut butter cup!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 4 ounces ghirardelli semisweet chocolate bar
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. Line a 13x9 inch baking sheet with foil. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat 3/4 cup melted butter, powdered sugar, peanut butter and vanilla extract together. Mixture will come together into a “dough.” Using your hands, press into the bottom of the 13x9 dish.
  3. In a microwave bowl, combined chocolate bars (broken into pieces) with 1 tablespoon butter. Heat for 30 second intervals, stirring until chocolate is smooth (mine took about 1 1/2 minutes).
  4. Spread evenly over top of peanut butter layer.
  5. Allow chocolate to set before cutting.
  6. Store in airtight container at room temperature. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

64

Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 7mg Sodium: 32mg Carbohydrates: 12g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 10g Protein: 2g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.
Buckeye Bars: no bake chocolate peanut butter candy that tastes like a Reese's peanut butter cup!

See the recipe for Buckeye Bars on YouTube

Recipe originally published February 1, 2015

Aimee

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Comments & Reviews

    1. Normally I use the Ghirardelli Chocolate bars like in the recipe, but when I made the video I didn’t have those on hand so I used chocolate chips. 16oz semi sweet morsels 🙂

  1. Looks delicious- I made them & forgot to cut as directed –  & put in frig to speed u setting ????

    Guess now all cuts will crack ? 

    Any tips – ty

  2. Looks delicious- I made them & forgot to cut as directed –  & put in frig to speed u setting ????

    Guess now all cuts will crack ? 

    Any tips – ty

  3. Could these be made using a brownie bites pan?  I know it wouldn’t  be as easy as a 9×13 pan, but might be nice for portion control since every piece would be the same size  ☺️

  4. I make buckeyes every Christmas and think the idea of making them into bars is brilliant! Love how thick you made the chocolate and, if it tastes like a Reese’s, you have a hit on your hands. I think I could devour a good portion of the plate. lol

  5. I am seriously drooling right now. There isn’t anything like sweet peanut butter and chocolate together. I’d definitely have to have a plan to share before making them though because I wouldn’t trust myself alone with these treats!

  6. I love buckeye bars!! They are always a hit with everyone. They are smooth & creamy & I love the peanut butter/chocolate combination!

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