Sunday, April 5, 2009

Choco Peanut Butter Bars

Buckeye Bars
(adapted from

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (I got away with 1/4 c.)
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 22 Nilla Wafers, crushed (3/4 c.) (graham crackers work too, enough for 3/4 c.)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 of 8-oz. tub Whipped Topping
  • 2/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

  1. Line 8-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Beat butter and peanut butter with mixer until blended. Mix in wafer crumbs. Gradually add sugar, mixing well after each addition. Press onto bottom of pan.
  2. Microwave whipped topping and chocolate in microwaveable bowl on high 1 min; stir. Microwave 15 to 30 sec. or until chocolate is melted; stir until blended. Spread over peanut butter layer.
  3. Refrigerate 2 hours. Use foil handles to lift dessert from pan before cutting to serve.
These are rich little bars, as you can probably tell by the list of ingredients! They are tasty, though. Something akin to Reese's....quick to make. The pb layer is about half the size as the picture I got on the internet, but of course you could make whatever ratio pb-choc as you prefer.


ddrussel said...

I will have to try these! My brother's mother-in-law is a lunch lady and we tried to get them to serve school lunch peanut butter bars at their wedding! She won't even give us the recipe!

Cristina said...

Wow, homeade Reese's, Danny will be in heaven.

Kelly said...

To read the recipe it sounds a little odd with the cookie crumbs...but take it from me, these are TASTY! Thanks for the great recipe.