Buckeye Bars with Shortbread Crust (Ohio)

Did you know that Ohio was named the “the Buckeye state” due to it’s name sake tree? The tree produces hard Buckeye nuts (not edible) which look just like Buckeye candies. Buckeye bars are the happy place for all of us peanut butter & chocolate fans and a staple holiday candy.

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Servings 16 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Submitted By Lydi from Lydi Out Loud.
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Servings 16 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Submitted By Lydi from Lydi Out Loud.
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Ingredients
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Instructions
SHORTBREAD LAYER
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut 1 stick butter into cubes, add to food processor and bring to room temperature.
  3. Line 8" x 8" baking pan with parchment paper, leaving extra length on ends to ease in removal of Buckeye Shortbread Bars from pan. Blend butter until creamy consistency.
  4. Add sugar and salt and blend well. Once combined, add flour and blend well.
  5. Press shortbread mixture firmly into parchment lined baking pan and bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool for at least 20 - 30 minutes
PEANUT BUTTER LAYER
  1. Combine peanut butter, butter, heavy cream and vanilla extract in food processor. Once combined gradually mix in powdered sugar. Spread peanut butter mixture over shortbread.
CHOCOLATE LAYER
  1. Add chocolate chips and butter into a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 15 second increments until fully melted, stirring well between each increment.
  2. Spread over peanut butter layer. Allow to set for at least 30 minutes before cutting.
Recipe Notes

I like my peanut butter to chocolate ratio to be 1:1 but if you prefer less chocolate, simply cut the chocolate layer recipe portion in half.

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2 thoughts on “Buckeye Bars with Shortbread Crust (Ohio)

  1. Robert E

    There is no oven temp noted on this recipe. At least not one that I can see. Can you please update us with the information.

    Thank you.

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