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Peanut Butter Bonbons the Size of Texas

a pan of chocolate dipped Peanut Butter Bonbons

Many of you know the very sweet Amber of Bluebonnets & Brownies, a gal who lives and breathes Texas, and now lives in New Jersey. After struggling with infertility, Amber and her husband are expecting a baby boy very, very soon. I am so happy for them!!

Amber's Baby Shower

So today we’re celebrating life and friendship and all things baby by throwing Amber a Virtual Baby Shower, full of all kinds of Texas deliciousness. Please join me and a host of other blogging friends as we get ready to welcome Amber’s new little one!

a glass and pitcher of milk with Peanut Butter Bonbons

Every new momma should have a few bonbons on hand, dontcha think?! Along with all that sweet cooing, pinky finger squeezing, and downy soft hair comes alot of work, hours of lost sleep, and frustrations that we as parents may never ever learn the answers to.

That’s when a bonbon is more than just a bonbon. It’s a savior in a new mom’s time of need. A few minutes of luxury during a moment of infant naptime stillness.

Yes, I believe every new parent deserves a box of bonbons!

Peanut Butter Bonbons topped with toffee chips and sliced in half

These Peanut Butter Bonbons the Size of Texas {with toffee bits and potato chips} are a riff on a few of my family’s favorite treats. The sweet and fluffy peanut butter center comes from the recipe Mom uses for homemade peanut butter cups. And the chocolate/peanut butter/Ritz cracker combo comes from some fantastically easy and completely addictive sandwich cookies. The potato chips are a secret ingredient in a recipe my mother-in-law is famous for, while toffee chips were thrown in just for the sweet, sweet heck of it.

And I made the bonbons big.

Texas big!

They’re just a bit bigger than a golf ball. You’ll love every last smooth and crunchy, sweet and salty, bite!

Peanut Butter Bonbons topped with blue sprinkles

I also adorned a few of the bonbons in baby boy blue…


Please JOIN US in celebrating Amber’s soon-to-arrive baby! Just click on the links below to see what everyone else created for Amber’s baby shower!

Sugarcrafter | Breakfast Tostadas
My Kitchen Addiction | Baby Texan Cookies
My Baking Addiction | Texas Sheet Cake
Simple Bites | Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Charred Corn Salsa
Stetted | Queso Mac
Food for My Family | Texas Pepper Barbecue Sauce
Dessert For Two | Frito Chocolate Chip Cookies
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Coconut Tres Leches Layer Cake
TidyMom | Pizza Bread Sticks
Miss in the Kitchen | Blackberry Milkshakes
Art of Gluten Free Baking | Peach-Pecan Pie, Gluten-Free
Bon Appetit Hon | Cheddar Ranch Crackers
Food Babbles | Southern Pecan Pie
Jelly Toast | Peach Iced Tea
Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle | Decorated Elephant Cookies
i am baker | Texas Brownie Cake
The Kitchen Trials | Coca-Cola Cake
Cookies & Cups | Sticky Toffee Pudding Cookies
A Farmgirl’s Dabbles | Peanut Butter Bonbons the Size of Texas

Steph Chows | Fiesta Dip

a pan of chocolate dipped Peanut Butter Bonbons

Peanut Butter Bonbons the Size of Texas {with toffee bits & potato chips}

Yield: 30 large bonbons
prep time: 30 minutes
total time: 30 minutes
The sweet and fluffy peanut butter center comes from the recipe Mom uses for homemade peanut butter cups.
5 Stars (1 Review)


  • ½ c. unsalted butter softened (not melted)
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1.5 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 c. toffee bits
  • 2 c. crushed thick ripple potato chips
  • 30 Ritz crackers
  • 16 oz. chocolate almond bark
  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate
  • toffee bits crushed potato chips, sprinkles, optional for topping the finished bonbons


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and powdered sugar. Add peanut butter and incorporate until thoroughly mixed together. Using a wooden spoon, fold in the toffee bits and potato chips.
  • Line a large pan with waxed paper. Using a medium scoop, fill the scoop with peanut butter mixture. Try to get the peanut butter mixture solidly into the scoop, so the mixture is compact. Release peanut butter mixture onto the top of a Ritz cracker, rounded side up. (If you don’t have a medium scoop, use a spoon to scoop up approximately 2 tablespoons of peanut butter mixture. Roll slightly to achieve a rounded shape, and then place on top of a Ritz cracker.) With the back of a spoon, or with your finger, seal the peanut butter mixture down onto the cracker, all the way around the cracker’s edge. Place on lined pan. Repeat until peanut butter mixture is gone. Place pan in freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt almond bark and bittersweet chocolate in a double boiler over low heat until completely melted and smooth. Take care to not overheat the chocolate. Remove chocolate from stovetop.
  • One by one, drop frozen bonbons into melted chocolate. Using 2 forks, turn the bonbon over in the chocolate to completely cover. Set bonbon on top of one fork’s tines, with Ritz cracker on the bottom, and remove from the chocolate, gently tapping any excess chocolate off, and then sliding the bottom of the fork out over the edge of your bowl to remove excess chocolate underneath the bonbon. Return the chocolate coated bonbon to the wax paper.
  • If desired, top immediately with additional toffee bits, crushed potato chips, or sprinkles. Let chocolate completely set. These freeze well, separated by layers of wax paper.


Adapted from a few favorite recipes from my mom and mother-in-law.

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1 Calories: 339kcal Carbohydrates: 27g Protein: 7g Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 9g Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 130mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 15g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Spoonacular. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your own favorite calculator.
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45 comments on “Peanut Butter Bonbons the Size of Texas”

  1. Kate | Food Babbles

    These sounds AH-MAZING! I love the salty/sweet combination here with the chocolate, toffee and the potato chips. Crunchy, creamy, sweet? YES! I need these in my life and so does Amber. What a lovely addition to the shower. Yum!

  2. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    Oooooooooh my gosh, these are genius, Brenda! I could down a whole box in one sitting, for sure. :)

  3. At first I thought these would be too sweet until I got to The Ritz Crackers and potato chips. Then I knew it would be a sin not to try these. Thanks so much for sharing these. I’m one happy Texas girl!

  4. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

    Toffee bits, ritz crackers, potato chips, peanut butter?!! It’s enough to make a girl want to have another baby, just to get her hands on a batch of these!

  5. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

    Oooh… I love all things peanut butter and chocolate. I could use a few of these bonbons right now. Yum! What a perfect recipe for the baby shower… Thanks so much for joining in on the baby shower fun!

  6. Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies

    Brenda, I am in love. I’m pretty sure I’ll need these in the months to come like I’ve never needed chocolate before. Thank you so much for celebrating our baby boy – it truly means so much. These are sweet, salty, peanutty perfection, and I kind of need one *right* now.

    1. You are so welcome, Amber. Please promise me you’ll keep some good chocolate on hand, ok? It truly was a life saver at times. Wishing you countless blessings of little boy joy. xo

  7. What a sweet gesture to have a virtual baby shower for a couple who obviously is so deserving of this miracle. The recipes sound awesome and the Bon Bons….well.. can I say “Lets eat!” Congratulations Amber!

  8. steph@stephsbitebybite

    These are perfect for welcoming a little baby. No silverware need…just stuffed straight in my mouth!

  9. These are adorable, Brenda! Thank you so much for bringing them along to celebrate Amber’s shower. I’ll definitely have to try these with SunButter, yum!