Yield: 64 servings

Peanut Butter Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

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!


  • 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


  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.


  • 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:



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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