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Buckeye Bars

Whip up a batch of buckeye bars in minutes. Quick and easy no bake chocolate peanut butter dessert recipe, perfect for the holidays.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 456kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line an 8x8 or 9x9-inch baking dish with parchment paper, overlapping the sides of the pan. Then set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the butter, vanilla extract, peanut butter, and powdered sugar.
  • Add in the graham cracker crumbs, and mix well.
  • Spread the peanut butter mixture into the paper lined baking dish, and press it into a fairly smooth and even layer.
  • Add the chocolate chips to a microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl and melt, starting at 30 seconds, then stirring every 15-20 seconds, 'til melted and smooth.
  • Spread the melted chocolate over the peanut butter layer.
  • At this point, you can immediately chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours or until the bars are firm; or you can wait until the chocolate has just about set at room temperature, and cut into bars before chilling. When you're ready to serve them, just lift them out of the pan by the paper, peel it back, slice the bars (if you didn't already slice them), and serve.

Notes

*You can make the bars gluten-free if you want, by using gluten-free graham crackers (and checking your other ingredient labels to make sure they're truly gluten-free).
How do I keep the chocolate from cracking?
I mentioned this above, but in order to keep it from chipping off or cracking, don't chill the bars until you've sliced them. You'll want to wait until the chocolate has just about set; then cut into bars.
How should I store them?
I definitely recommend keeping them in a cold place, like the fridge or an un-heated room. They should last for 1-2 weeks.

Nutrition

Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 3mg
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