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Easy Buckeye Bars

Yield: 9 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Resting Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
A peanut butter and chocolate layer combines to create these delectable bars!
5 from 3 votes


  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, optional
  • Flakey sea salt, optional


  • Line a square 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Add the butter and peanut butter to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat on medium speed until well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • With the mixer on low speed, add the vanilla extract and then slowly add the powdered sugar.
  • Once all of the powdered sugar has been added, allow the mixer to run on low speed until it all comes together in a ball.
  • Transfer the peanut butter to the parchment lined pan and pack it down, making sure to press it all the way to the edges.
  • Add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a small, microwave safe bowl and microwave until melted.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the peanut butter layer and use a spoon or offset spatula to push the chocolate into an even layer.
  • Transfer the bars to the refrigerator and allow them to sit until the chocolate has fullly hardened - about 2 hours.
  • Slice the bars and top with flakey sea salt, if desired.


  • Chocolate Chips: Dark or semi-sweet chocolate works best, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Calories: 616kcal, Carbohydrates: 66g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 37g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 248mg, Potassium: 190mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 60g, Vitamin A: 401IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 62mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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