No Bake Buckeye Bars

Sunday, February 2, 2020
If you are a big peanut butter and chocolate fan these buckeye bars are the perfect no-bake treat for those of us who just can't resist that popular all-time kid's favorite Reese's cup!

These buckeye no-bake bars are quick, simple to make and a favorite cookie candy bar style dessert treat in our home.

Perfect for special events, game days, holidays, and so much more.

This bar is perfect for anyone who loves that peanut butter chocolate combination and then with my oreo cookie crust, over the top delicious!

These are so easy the kids can help you make these.

My simple instructions to make these bars are step-by-step instructions on how to do them easily with just a few ingredients.

These sure are a big hit at every gathering I bring them to and a perfect treat all year long.

We love easy no-bake recipes like Strawberry Cheesecake, Rum Balls, and Cannoli Pie, fast and easy!

If you're a big buckeye candy fan, these bars will be the easiest way to get that candy fix with a delicious peanut butter filling and layered with that decadent melted chocolate on top.

Scroll down and print off this recipe and make some today, you won't be sorry it's an easy decadent cookie bar!

Buckeye Peanut Butter Candy Fans

I don't know about you, but rolling dough, dipping in chocolate and all the time that takes, is way to long for my patience with wanting a special treat.

These buckeye bars are simple, crust, filling, topping, cut, and voila you're done after they refrigerate for only 45 minutes or less.

Parties, holidays, events, and just something to bring to your next outing for even picnics, these are always a huge hit!

Peanut butter can be an issue for some folks, so substitute almond butter or cookie butter.

Not a problem, still a delicious no-bake treat that everyone will love.

this is a bowl of melted chocolate and peanut butter pouring over buckeye bars filling and cookie crust

Making the Crust

The easiest way to get a perfect crust is to put it in the food processor and pulse the cookies until fine crumbs appear.

Add the melted butter and that's it, what could be easier?

Just pat down the crumbs into a lined oil-sprayed pan.

The best part is, you really can use any cookies at all, my son loves this recipe with nutter butter!

this is melted chocolate and peanut butter in a glass bowl for buckeye bars

Melting the Chocolate

I put everything into a glass bowl, then place the chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute at a time.

Check it and stir, once it's melted enough, just fold in the peanut butter.

this is mixing in a bowl peanut butter and melted chocolate

Shopping List for making > No-Bake Buckeye Bars

  • Oreo cookies of any kind( I used peanut butter filled), vanilla wafers, chocolate graham crackers or regular graham crackers
  • butter melted
  • powdered sugar
  • peanut butter
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips or another good-grade chocolate you like

this is the filling on top of oreo cookies for buckeye bars made with peanut butter and powdered sugar

Alternatives for Making No Bake Bars and Substititutions

For the crust:

  • Crushed Cinnamon Graham Crackers
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • Nutter Butter cookies crushed
  • Chocolate chips cookies crushed

For the filling:

  • Almond butter
  • Cookie Butter
  • Nutella

For the topping

  • Butterscotch chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Dark chocolate
  • Mint chocolate
  • Peanut butter chips

this is a chocolate cookies crust to make buckeye bars


  1. Always spray your tin foil
  2. You can also use parchment paper
  3. Use a good-grade chocolate
  4. Use a food processor to crush the cookies you use
  5. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes
  6. Use a plastic knife to cut these or for clean cuts dip your metal knife in hot boiling water between cuts

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this is melted chocolate over a peanut butter filling and chocolate cookie crust called buckeye bars

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Quick Candy Cookie Fix

For all peanut butter chocolate lovers, this is sure to be your quick fix.

It will replace the urge for peanut butter cups instantly but I must warn you, these are

truly addicting!  Enjoy and tell me what you think in the comments!

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No Bake Buckeye Bars

No-Bake Buckeye Bars

prep time: 15 Mcook time: 45 Mtotal time: 60 M
These are the easiest peanut butter buckeye bars ever! They have an oreo cookie crust, smooth popular kind peanut butter filling and topped with rich smooth peanut butter and semi-sweet chocolate on top! Done in less than 30 minutes and no-bake!


  • Prepare Your Pan:
  • Line a 13 x 9 baking pan with tin foil sprayed with cooking oil.
  • Crust:
  • 3 cups crushed Oreo cookies of any kind( I used peanut butter filled), vanilla wafers, chocolate graham crackers, or regular graham crackers
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter melted
  • Mix together and set aside.
  • Filling Layer:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups peanut butter
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • Mix all together and set aside.
  • Chocolate Topping:
  • 2 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or another good-grade chocolate you like
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • Place in the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl for 1-minute intervals stirring and checking until melted.
  • Stir in the peanut butter ( do this right after you spread the filling on top of the crust,)


How to cook No Bake Buckeye Bars

  1. Assembly:
  2. Pour the crumb mixture into the prepared lined pan.
  3. Spread the filling over the crumb mixture.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate over the filling.
  5. Refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  6. Cut into squares.
  7. I store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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this is melted chocolate and peanut butter in a glass bowl for buckeye bars

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Disclosure: This recipe was originally posted to this blog 2015. It was edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. Wow! These sound incredible. Printing it off to try!

  2. Yummy! I'm going to try this with another type of nutbutter...TODAY!!!

  3. Oh my! This would please all the kids on Christmas Eve! What's not to like? Merry Christmas, Claudia! I know you are crazy busy this time of year - and you still find the time to make these incredible treats! All the best in the New Year.

  4. I'm all about the no-bake and love me some peanut butter!

  5. If this were sitting in front of me I would be sorely tempted!


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