Buckeye Bark

Buckeye Bark
My grandparents used to own a little store up in Ohio where they sold a variety of different things, the most popular of which were candies and desserts that my grandmother would make from scratch. One of my favorite things for my grandmother (and my mom) to make were homemade buckeye balls. They’re essentially a peanut butter mixture dipped in chocolate to look like a buckeye. I’ve made them a few times as well, but I just hate spending time dipping each individual ball in the chocolate. When I came across this recipe for a bark version of buckeye balls, I knew it would be a perfect way to capture the flavor’s of my grandmother’s treat, without the hassle of “chocolate dipping”. I’m happy to say that this tastes exactly like my grandmother’s recipe, but it is so much easier to make. I think she’d be proud.
My cashier days at their store
2.5 pounds milk chocolate candy coating
1 pound creamy peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 stick butter substitute, melted
1 tsp vanillainstructions:
Melt half of the chocolate (1.25 pounds) in a microwave-safe bowl, according to the directions on the package (about a minute).Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and pour the melted chocolate into a rectangle. Place in the freezer.In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter…

…powdered sugar…

…melted butter…

…and vanilla.

Beat until creamy.

Spread the peanut butter mixture over the chocolate layer, and place back into the freezer.

Melt the remaining chocolate, and spread over the peanut butter layer.

Freeze until set, then break into small pieces with a knife.Buckeye Bark

Buckeye Bark
Adapted from this recipe

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