Crunchy Toffee Buckeyes

3 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofValerie Bertinelli

Total: 1 hr 30 min Cook: 30 min

Yield: 32 buckeyes

Level: Easy



  • 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 


  • 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.

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3 Ratings

Dede T
OMG delicious! I made a batch for the super bowl and had to make another b/c I kept eating them. The butteriness and crunch of the toffee is great and I wouldn't make again without it.  See All Reviews Post Review

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