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Peanut Butter Buckeye Bars Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 9 people
Calories: 548kcal
Made with creamy peanut butter, chocolate chips, and love, these Buckeye Bar desserts are perfect for gift giving, get togethers, or just as a snack.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter 113 grams, room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter 270 grams
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 4 grams
  • cups powdered sugar 283 grams
  • 2 cups chocolate chips 340 grams
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil 28 grams, optional

Instructions

  • Line a square 8x8-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and peanut butter together on medium speed until well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
    ½ cup unsalted butter, 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • With the mixer on low speed, add the vanilla extract, then slowly add the powdered sugar.
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • Once all of the powdered sugar has been added, allow the mixer to run on low speed until the mixture all comes together in a ball.
  • Transfer the peanut butter mixture to the prepared baking pan and pack it down, making sure to press it all the way to the edges. Set aside.
  • Add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a small, microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted.
    2 cups chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 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 fridge and allow them to sit until the chocolate has fully hardened, about 2 hours.
  • Slice the bars and top with flakey sea salt, if desired.

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Notes

  • You can use any chocolate chips including dark chocolate chips. Dark chocolate is a healthier alternative.
  • Coconut oil is optional, but I would recommend using it. It helps keep the chocolate the right consistency and shine.
  • If you want to eat your desserts quicker, you can plop them in the freezer for half the chilling time.
Storage: Store buckeye bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg