Crunchy Toffee Buckeyes

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli
Show: Valerie's Home Cooking | Episode: Touchdown!
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1 hr 30 min
30 min
32 buckeyes


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch kosher salt 
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar 
  • 3/4 cup chopped toffee candy bars, such as Heath (3 bars) 
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 
Crunchy Toffee Buckeyes


Special equipment: wooden toothpicks

Combine the peanut butter, vanilla and salt in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer, adding about 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar at a time, until all the sugar is incorporated and the mixture is stiff and dry to the touch. Mix the toffee by hand.

Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls (about 32) and place on plates. Insert a toothpick into the center of each ball and freeze until firm, 1 hour.

Once the balls are frozen, put the chopped chocolate in a small, heat-safe bowl. Set the bowl over a saucepan filled with 1/2 inch of barely simmering water (make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water) and heat, stirring, until melted. Remove the balls from the freezer and, one at a time, dip them in the chocolate, leaving a small round of peanut butter still visible. Let the excess chocolate drip off before returning the balls to the plate. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Remove the toothpick before serving.