Peanut Butter Buckeye Bark


No-Bake Peanut Butter Buckeye Bark recipe is made with just 5 ingredients and is the perfect dessert for peanut butter and chocolate lovers!  Your Valentine will love this.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Buckeye Bark recipe is made with just 5 ingredients and is the perfect dessert for peanut butter and chocolate lovers! Your Valentine will love this.

Valentine’s Day – the day of chocolate.  I’m not a huge chocolate person but once you combine it with either peanut butter or caramel, I’m all over that. This bark is dessert heaven times infinity.  I love buckeyes since they combine two of my favorite things, but I love how much easier it is to turn them into bars.  No need to do any rolling here – simply melting, mixing and spreading the ingredients is all.

Five Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Buckeye Bark recipe that is great for any special occasion!

P.S.  Have you tried my double peanut butter lava cakes smothered in chocolate sauce?  If you’re on the search for holiday treats this week, here is a good place to start.  If you’re not a chocolate person, you might just love this Sugar Cookie Popcorn.  By “might, I mean you WILL!

Five Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Buckeye Bark recipe that is a great dessert for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any party!

So, come on, indulge a little and make this Peanut Butter Buckeye Bark.  It’s Valentine’s Day, after all!  I also made this for Christmas, so it’s very versatile and acceptable for any holiday.  Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Buckeye Bark
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: one 9x13 pan
No-Bake Peanut Butter Buckeye Bark recipe is made with just 5 ingredients and is the perfect dessert for peanut butter and chocolate lovers! Your Valentine will love this.
  • 2 ½ pounds chocolate candy coating or almond bark, divided (don't use chocolate baking chips)
  • 1 pound creamy peanut butter (not reduced fat or natural as it is too oily)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of a 9x13 inch jelly roll pan (a pan with sides), letting the parchment extend up two sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. You can make slightly different size pan work as well. You will be removing the bark from the pan once set by lifting the parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Melt 1¼ pounds chocolate according to package directions and pour the chocolate into prepared pan, use an offset icing spatula or regular spatula to evenly spread the chocolate over the parchment paper, creating a large chocolate "slab".
  3. Place the pan in the freezer for 10 minutes or until chocolate becomes slightly hardened/solidifies.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or use a hand mixer), beat together the peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter and vanilla until smooth/creamy.
  5. Use your hands to press this mixture into an even layer onto the hardened chocolate layer. Transfer pan to the freezer once again for ten minutes or until slightly hardened.
  6. Meanwhile, melt the remaining 1 and ¼ pounds of chocolate according to package directions and pour it over the peanut butter layer. Use an offset spatula to carefully smooth it over into an even layer.
  7. Transfer the pan to the freezer again until set.
  8. Once chocolate is set, use a very sharp knife (a butcher knife works great) to cut up the bark into small pieces. They won't be perfect squares and may be a bit messy, but that's OK and what it is supposed to look like.
  9. Store in the refrigerator so it doesn't get melty. Let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Five Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Buckeye Bark recipe that is wonderful for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any event where you need a delicious and easy dessert!

Recipe source:  adapted from

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21 Responses to “Peanut Butter Buckeye Bark”

  1. February 9, 2016 at 3:11 AM #

    This looks amazing! Do you know when I think of PB recipes, your site always comes to mind. You should do a round up of all your PB RECIPES!! 🙂

  2. February 9, 2016 at 8:47 AM #

    This bark looks like an entire pan of Reese’s! My husband would go crazy for these!

  3. February 9, 2016 at 11:39 AM #

    Now I’ve had buckeyes before but never ever thought I’d see them in bark form! This is brilliant Ashley!

  4. February 9, 2016 at 2:08 PM #

    I think I’m in love…will you be my Valentine…

  5. February 9, 2016 at 2:17 PM #

    Oh my!! This bark! I could not be trusted around this!! haha

  6. February 9, 2016 at 4:05 PM #

    All the gloriousness of buckeyes with hardly any of the work? Pure. Genius.

  7. February 9, 2016 at 5:52 PM #

    Yeah, so, forget sharing it with my Valentine! Chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite too!

  8. February 10, 2016 at 7:04 AM #

    Dear Ashley, I love that these are no-bake! What a fun and fabulous treat…anything with chocolate and peanut butter has my name on it. xo, Catherine

  9. February 10, 2016 at 7:16 AM #

    My mouth is watering! I have ti thank you because this recipe is the reason I am getting my appetite back 🙂

  10. February 10, 2016 at 9:45 AM #

    Oooo, this is dangerous stuff. Yummy…but dangerous!

  11. February 10, 2016 at 10:48 AM #

    I’ll take chocolate straight, with peanut butter, or any way you want to serve it! Although I admit I like it best with peanut butter. This is terrific — thanks.

  12. February 10, 2016 at 10:51 AM #

    Can’t go wrong with that combination! Fun to see Buckeye’s as bark! What Valentine wouldn’t love a box of these??

  13. February 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM #

    These would be my undoing – buckeyes have been my fave since I can remember!

    • February 10, 2016 at 2:22 PM #

      Trust me – it was my undoing, as well!

  14. February 10, 2016 at 7:48 PM #

    I’m making these for Thomas for Valentines day! He loves everything that’s chocolate and peanut butter!

  15. February 12, 2016 at 10:50 AM #

    You can’t beat a big slab of chocolate and peanut butter <3

  16. February 12, 2016 at 12:27 PM #

    This bark is fantastic!

  17. February 12, 2016 at 5:52 PM #

    soooooo yummy!!! love this buckeye bark!

  18. February 14, 2016 at 7:09 PM #

    Love, love, love this recipe. I’m so over peanut butter balls, and am thrilled that you’ve thought to turn it into bark. Way to think outside of the ball!

  19. February 15, 2016 at 7:41 PM #

    I’m an Ohio-an so…of course…Buckeye anything is a big deal for us. And I ADORE the idea of turning a buckeye into bark! sooo tasty!


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