Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Low-Point Pecan Buckeye Bars

For a lot of people, it's a holiday tradition to spend hours in the kitchen preparing just one dessert. It may be tradition, but so not necessary! Short on time and need a very quick dessert for a holiday party? These amazingly delicious buckeye bars take less than five minutes to prepare, but you don't have to admit that... they'll never know! ;)

Low-Point Buckeye Bars

Ingredients:

- 1, 10 oz. package of Reese's peanut butter chips
- 7 oz. Hershey Milk Chocolate bar
- 2 Tbs chopped pecans (optional)

In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the peanut butter chips for 40 to 60 seconds until melted and smooth. In a separate bowl, do the same with the Hershey chocolate bar. In a slightly greased small cake pan (I used a 12 inch by 7 inch cake pan, but an 8 inch by 8 inch would work as well), pour in the melted peanut butter and smooth evenly. Spread the melted chocolate on top and if desired, run the chocolate through the peanut butter to create a marbled look. Sprinkle pecans on top and refrigerate until buckeye bars are set, then cut into squares. If you need them to set quicker, place them in the freezer for 30 minutes. If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

Total servings - 24
Serving size - 1
Points per serving - 2.5
Points plus per serving - 3

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." 
- Charles  M. Schulz