My husband is a huge fan of peanut butter. He’ll eat it on just about anything: graham crackers, chocolate, or simply by the spoonful.
That’s why I try to make a peanut-butter inspired treat for him every now and then. I’ve made chocolate peanute butter cookies, peanut butter blossoms, and even a cake-style Buckeye bar.
This buckeye bar is a little bit different. It’s very similar to “Magic bars” and contains sweetend condensed milk and graham crackers.
It also includes a boatload of chocolate and peanut butter chips.
I was pleasantly surprised with how these turned out—even if they are a bit messy to handle when you’re eating them. I think this would taste even better with coconut in the graham cracker crust. It would probably taste like those Girl Scout cookies!
I kept it simple, though, so more people could enjoy them. We packed up some and gave them to our neighbors, then saved the rest of the batch for us.
This is a great little Christmas treat that takes little to no cooking skills to make.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Bars
A simple chocolate and peanut butter dessert that is wonderfully sweet.
- 1 sleeve Graham crackers, crushed (about 1 1/2 – 2 cups)
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup peanut butter chips
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Pour melted butter into a large 13×9″ baking dish. Top with crushed graham crackers, spreading out to cover the bottom of the dish.
- Pour sweetened condensed milk on top and spread out with a spatula carefully. Top with chocolate and peanut butter chips, adding enough to cover the top.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until edges start to brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting.