No-Bake Buckeye Bars Recipe

These No Bake Buckeye Bars are the perfect sweet and salty combination of chocolate and peanut butter. They are so simple to throw together and only require a few ingredients, which you probably already have on hand.

You may have noticed our love for all things chocolate and peanut butter by now.  Some of our favorites desserts are our Chubby Hubby Buckeye Truffles and our Peanut Butter Brownie Buckeye Cupcakes

These yummy bars have the taste of our favorite buckeye treats but only take a few minutes to make.

They are also no bake. I love making these in the summer when you just need a way to satisfy your sweet tooth, without heating up the entire house.

These No Bake Buckeye Bars are perfect for that. They are so simple and taste absolutely amazing. We make them all year round, but they are especially delicious in the summer.

what are buckeyes?

So these are called buckeye bars, but you may be thinking, “what are buckeyes?”

Buckeyes are a type of candy or dessert. They are peanut butter cream balls, dipped in a milk chocolate.

They are usually round and truffle like. We have a delicious Buckeye recipe on our website. They are also no bake and delicious. We also have a Peanut Butter Buckeye Brownie Cupcake, and your tastebuds will lose their mind over it.

However, these bars add the perfect amount of crunch, and the pretzels add the perfect amount of savory. They also take a little less time and patience, so they are a great alternative to making buckeye truffles.

Related recipe: If you love chocolate and peanut butter, you’ll love our Buckeye Brownies!

what could i use instead of pretzels?

These are absolutely amazing with pretzels. They are so easy to make and full of sweet and salty flavor. However, if you don’t like pretzels, you could also use:

  • graham crackers
  • salted peanuts
  • almonds
  • cashews
  • pecans
  • walnuts
  • vanilla wafers
  • Biscoff cookies
  • vanilla Oreos

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Serves: 20

No-Bake Buckeye Bars Recipe

1 hr, 15 Prep Time

1 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups pretzel sticks, crushed
  • Topping
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed pretzels to sprinkle on top


  1. Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, softened butter, powdered sugar and crushed pretzel sticks. Press evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. In the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the peanut butter, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and smooth. Spread over the peanut butter layer. Sprinkle on crushed pretzels.
  4. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.


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11 Responses to “No-Bake Buckeye Bars Recipe”

  1. Awesome post! This recipe is brilliant. I mean it. I'm busy "as all get out" this holiday season (although - in the world that I live in as an off-premise caterer/event planner, it's not a big surprise and more like... What else is new?), I'm sure you guys are busy too, and I know most everyone else is too -- so, this recipe... being "no bake" and all, is perfect!

    Merry Christmas, ladies! I'm wishing each one of you a safe and fun end of 2012 AND an exciting and prosperous 2013!

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