Buckeye Bark

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Do you love buckeye balls but hate rolling them? Then Buckeye Bark is for YOU!

Do you love Buckeye Balls but hate the task of rolling them??? Then this recipe for tasty Buckeye Bark is for YOU! I absolutely love buckeye balls, but they can be daunting to make because they take so much time and effort. Around Christmas time my sister in law made this wonderful Buckeye Bark and it was super delicious! She said it was so much easier to make and that she will make these from now on! So if you love buckeye balls be sure to try this quick and easy recipe!  If you are an OHIO Buckeyes fan you will love this recipe – it is perfect for tailgating!

Do you love buckeye balls but hate rolling them? Then Buckeye Bark is for YOU!

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Buckeye Bark
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8-10
  • 2½ lbs chocolate candy coating
  • 1 (16.3 oz) jar creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups Confectioners’ sugar
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  1. Melt half of the chocolate candy coating according to the package directions, then spread over parchment paper or a silpat-lined cookie sheet.
  2. Spread to a large rectangle, but not too thin – approximately ⅛″ to ¼″ thickness.
  3. Place in freezer to firm up.
  4. In a large bowl, beat together the peanut butter, Confectioners’ sugar, melted butter and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  5. Remove first chocolate layer from the freezer and spread the peanut butter mixture over the top.
  6. Return to the freezer and melt the remaining chocolate candy coating.
  7. Once that is melted, spread it over the top of the peanut butter layer and freeze until set.
  8. Break up the bark into small pieces using a butcher knife.
  9. Store in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve.

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  1. I’ve never had buckeye bark before. These sound delicious!

  2. Oh YUM! Boy, could I go for some of that with my coffee right now!!

  3. Can you tell me the best way to cut? I made some last year but couldn’t get them to cut very good….still were yummy.

  4. Oh my! This looks so good! Will be making for sure :)

  5. sandy weinstein says:

    looks so good but way too fattening

  6. This bark looks amazing! I pinned this for sure! Checking this out from the chef in training link party :-)

  7. these look so amazing. I can’t wait to make these.
    Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  8. Oh Wow
    These are great!
    I’m not sure which is easier – to make them or to eat them all up :)

  9. Melissa@StockpilingMoms says:

    Buckeye Bark is so easy to make and tastes delicious!

  10. These look very tasty!

  11. Mmmm I love anything buckeye! What a great idea to turn it into a bark.

  12. Oh my! I love buckeyes – especially being an Ohio girl – but I hate the dipping and rolling! Can’t wait to try this! Stopping by from the Kitchen Fun Hop.

  13. Your Buckeye Bark will be a very special treat! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  14. I am from Ohio and have made MANY Buckeyes. But you have to have an empty refrigerator to chill the balls on cookie sheets. This recipe sounds WAY easier, and I will do this next year for Christmas.

    Question: Can you be more specific about “chocolate candy coating?” Did you use chocolate chips or something else?


  15. I’m officially obsessed! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  16. Oh, my goodness. These look fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing at Tell Me About It Tuesday! I can’t wait to see what you share next week!

  17. Sweet! I love making Buckeyes, it’s something my mom taught me to make (she’s a native Ohioan…? lol I think that’s what you’d call her!)… I think this would be easier! Thanks for sharing and for linking up at the Weekend Wind-Down Party with us!!! God Bless!

  18. Oh, how easy! And yummy! Thanks so much for sharing this on Tell Me About It Tuesday. Looking forward to seeing what you share tomorrow!

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