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Buckeye Bars

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

Love chocolate and peanut butter? Be sure to try our fudgy peanut butter brownies! Or give our chocolate chip peanut butter bars recipe a try next!

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

Why this Recipe is Best

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

  • Tastes like a Reese’s peanut butter cup.
  • Easy no bake dessert!
  • Chocolate and peanut butter in every bite.
  • Great for a crowd!

If you LOVE buckeyes, today’s recipe is even better.

Yes you heard me. Better because it’s EASIER. And who doesn’t love easy dessert recipes? Especially our delicious chocolate peanut butter pie!

How to make Buckeye Bars

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

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 graham cracker 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. The Ghirardelli melting wafers work well too!

AVOID THE CRACKING. If you don’t want your chocolate to “crack” when cutting your bars, don’t refrigerate these bars. 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

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 (4 ounces each) 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 ¾ 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 ½ 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.

Notes

  • Chocolate. I used Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate bars for the top layer. The chocolate melts so smooth, and tastes amazing. The Ghirardelli melting wafers work well too!
  • AVOID THE CRACKING. If you don’t want your chocolate to “crack” when cutting your bars, don’t refrigerate these bars. Cut them as soon as the chocolate sets (about 30 minutes room temperature).
  • Storage. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

64

Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on January 21, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. What incredible looking buckeye bars. I just love how easy they are to make and how little ingredients they require whilst still being so sweetly delicious (i bet)!

  2. Saw these in your email yesterday morning and loved them so much, I made them for the Super Bowl! I love buckeyes, and this was a great way to get the yummy without the tedious forming and dipping of the balls. I would like to suggest a few clarifications to the recipe though — since you recommend lining the pan with foil, could you say why in the instructions? I made mine in a 9×13 Pyrex, did not line it with foil, and had no issues getting the bars out. Also, for clarity you may want to edit the chocolate line in the ingredients — when I printed it out, it came out as “4 4 ounces ghirardelli semisweet chocolate bar” which momentarily threw me for a loop as 44 ounces is nearly 3 lbs of chocolate. I guessed you meant 4 x 4 oz for a total of 16 oz… which is what I did. My chocolate layer does not look as thick as yours does so I’m still wondering. They tasted yummy anyway!

    1. I line mine with foil, because then I can lift the foil out of the pan, place it on a cutting board and get nice even cuts. Oooh, yeah, i see what you mean about the 44oz. Nope you had that right, 4 (4oz) bars. My middle pieces were thicker with chocolate, so maybe those are the ones in the photo? Glad you enjoyed the recipe, thanks for coming back with your tips!!

  3. My candy craving change depending on the day. Sometimes its chocolate and other times it is the chewy candy. These buckeye bars look so much easier than having to roll all the balls!

    1. I made these they taste wonderful, however they are so sticky even refrigerated they are messy. I’ll stick to Buckeyes they take more time buy are worth the effort.

  4. This stuff is pure crack, Aimee! I mean, I know coffee is your thing, but I have a hard time not mainlining chocolate and PB on a daily basis. These are definitely my favorite!

  5. YUM! I love how these are so simple to make and no-bake! Doesn’t get much easier than that. I’ll have to wait to make them for a party or gathering, or I’ll eat the whole pan myself.

  6. Chocolate and PB is right up there for me, and I love buckeyes. And in bar form too, oh yes!

  7. Buckeyes in bar format, genius! So you don’t have to roll out all those buckeyes! Patience is not my virtue 🙂 Pinned of course!

  8. I’ve never made buckeyes, which is terrible! What kind of chocolate peanut butter lover am I? I love this bar version — the layers are picture perfect and the thicker the better! Pinned. 🙂

  9. SCORE!!!, indeed, Aimee! Love, love, love me some chocolate and PB…especially if it tastes like Reese’s PB cups! Thank you for sharing. Pinning!

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