Buckeye Bark

Buckeye Bark – so easy and seriously dangerous to have around. Just like your traditional buckeyes but way easier!Buckeye Bark - so easy and seriously dangerous to have around. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

I consider myself a peanut butter and chocolate purist. By that I mean that when I eat my sweets I don’t want a whole lot complicating the peanut butter and chocolate flavor that I love. So this bark…pretty much speaks to me. It came to me while I was running. A common occurrence. I love buckeyes so why not make Buckeye Bark?

Buckeye Bark - so easy and seriously dangerous to have around. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

The thickness of this bark is entirely up to you. You can use any size baking sheet and you kind of paint it into the thickness that you like. I made mine fairly thin here but you can definitely make it thicker by just making a smaller rectangle with your chocolate.
Buckeye Bark - so easy and seriously dangerous to have around. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comIt doesn’t cut into perfect squares but really it doesn’t matter because no one will care because it tastes so good. No joke. I ate half of this batch. Β It’s best to store it in the fridge because if you live in a hot and humid climate like me it does get soft at room temperature.Buckeye Bark - so easy and seriously dangerous to have around. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Buckeye Bark
Print
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds (32 ounces) chocolate candy coating or almond bark, like Candiquik (see Note)
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter (not natural)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • (optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. The size of your cookie sheet doesn't really matter. If you like your bark thinner you'll just spread the chocolate into a larger rectangle and if you want a thinner bark spread it into a smaller rectangle.
  2. Melt half of the chocolate (1 pound) according to the package directions. Spoon chocolate onto the parchment lined sheet and spread with an offset spatula to desired thickness. Chill in the freezer for at least 10 minutes.
  3. While the chocolate is hardening, mix together the peanut butter, powdered sugar, melted butter and vanilla (if adding) with a stand or hand mixer until well combined.
  4. Once chocolate has chilled, press peanut butter mixture gently on top of the hardened chocolate in an even layer. If can chill the peanut butter layer here for 10 minutes but I always skip this step.
  5. Melt the remaining half (1 pound) of chocolate according to package directions. Pour over peanut butter layer and spread into an even layer.
  6. Chill for at least 30 minutes and then using a sharp knife cut into squares. They will not cut in perfect squares but that's the beauty of this bark. Store in the fridge. Enjoy!
Notes
The recipe calls for 2 pounds but you can use more or less for a thinner or thicker bark. It's very forgiving!
If you live in a hot and humid climate like me you need to keep this bark refrigerated as the peanut butter filling does get soft at room temperature. You can add an extra ½ cup or so of powdered sugar to the filling if you do live at a warm climate to make it a little more solid.
Buckeye Bark - so easy and seriously dangerous to have around. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
Yum

Speak Your Mind

*

Comments

  1. Genius! And less tedious than rolling them into little buckeye balls πŸ˜‰ I am glad to hear I am not the only one thinking about food when running.

  2. Shawnna Griffin says:

    hey girl this is right up my alley! Yummy!

  3. Thank you for this post! This sounds ridiculously simple and absolutely mouthwatering!! Soooo much easier than rolling & dipping each Buckeye! I’m making this right now! Can’t wait to do the taste test!;)

  4. Do you think this would work with melted chocolate chips?

  5. About how many do you get out of this batch. I realize it is based on how big you cut them. I am going to a cookie exchange and just found my cookie!!! I need to make at least 84 cookies!

  6. Malinda Mortell says:

    Love this … Can you use chocolate chips melted instead of the Bark??

  7. Okay, genius idea right here! LOVE the good ol’ buckeye recipe in a new fashion! Plus, I’ll feel a little less guilty when I eat half the man… the stomach doesn’t know when the food is so flat, right? Right? πŸ˜‰

  8. Any good advice on how to cut them?

  9. Elizabeth Crockett says:

    I am allergic to the soy oil in most regular peanut butter. Is there a reason the natural peanut butter can’t be used?