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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?

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. These look delicious! For the tablespoon of butter that you mix in with the chocolate–is that salted or unsalted?

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

  3. 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!

  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. 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  ☺️

  6. 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

  7. 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

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