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Buckeye bark is the easy way to get your peanut butter and chocolate fix

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

Skip all the rolling — buckeye bark is a deliciously easy substitute for buckeye balls

There really isn't anything in the world better than the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. The two ingredients brought together are what dreams are made of. Buckeye balls are a great way to get your fix, but all that darn rolling can get tedious.

Cue the amazing buckeye bark. Like buckeye balls, bark brings together the magically sweet symphony, but instead of rolling it into globes, the creamy, sweet peanut butter is sandwiched between rich semisweet chocolate layers.

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The best part? This yummy recipe is super-easy and can be made in under 30 minutes.

Buckeye bark recipe

Yields 9 x 13-inch pan


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 pound creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 pounds semisweet morsels or chocolate candy coating


  1. Line a 9 x 13-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside until ready to use.
  2. Melt butter and add to a bowl of an electric stand mixer. Add in peanut butter and mix to combine.
  3. Slowly incorporate powdered sugar until everything is combined and you get a thick peanut butter mixture. It will remind you of really soft fudge and should hold together if rolled into a ball.
  4. Melt 1-1/2 pounds of chocolate and spread into the bottom of the parchment-lined pan. Let cool and harden and then press peanut butter butter mixture evenly on top of the chocolate.
  5. Melt remaining chocolate, spread onto peanut butter, let harden, then cut into squares and enjoy!

Want more buckeye candy? Try these traditional buckeye balls.

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

Skip all the rolling — buckeye bark is a deliciously easy substitute for buckeye balls
Image: Carolyn Ketchum

Originally published December 2015. Updated November 2016.

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