Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
This is, by far, the most delicious mix of peanut butter and chocolate. Creamy peanut butter covered with dark or white chocolate…I mean, should I say more? After the first bite of a “No Bake” Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Ball, you will be hooked.
Peanut Butter and chocolate is the most fabulous combination (in my opinion). Mr. H.B. Reese, the creator of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you deserve to be rich!
These peanut butter balls are very satisfying and super-rich in flavor. One ball goes a long way and will satisfy that sweet tooth.
You can make these balls as big or as small as you like. Make some in all different sizes-You never know what kind of mood you may be in for some chocolate and peanut butter.
You may need a BIG piece in the morning, a bite-sized piece mid-afternoon, and a regular-sized piece for dessert. Shoot, have several pieces throughout the day. I do! (This is probably the reason I only make Peanut Butter Balls once a year). 🙂
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls are super easy to make. They only require 5 ingredients and no baking! Just mix, roll, dip, and wait. The chocolate dries quickly, so the wait time is not very long. Thank goodness!
To make these balls more uniform, I used a small cookie scoop instead of rolling each ball. Indeed, feel free to roll each ball by hand if you so desire. I have done this many times by hand, but this time I was in a bit of a hurry, so I grabbed my cookie scoop.
A Perfect Gift
These make a perfect gift. Who can resist a peanut butter ball wrapped in a chocolate coating? Place these balls in a pretty bag, small box, or arrange on a decorative plate. Any chocolate and peanut butter lover would welcome this as a gift. I know I would!
Ingredients Needed for Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups peanut butter
1 Tablespoons vanilla
5 cups powdered sugar
1 package (24 ounces) Almond Bark Chocolate Coating
Instructions for Making Peanut Butter Balls
Mix butter, 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla in a bowl. The mixture will become stiff. Add the rest of the powdered sugar. Mix well.
Spread out parchment paper or wax paper for the balls.
Roll mixture into small balls or use a small cookie scoop to make all of the balls uniform size.
For the next step, you will need to work quickly. Melt chocolate over double boiler or microwave. Follow the directions on the package. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate. Place the balls on the wax paper and allow to dry.
Tips for Making the BEST Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
Make sure your butter is at room temperature. This makes mixing the ingredients a lot easier.
Have all of your balls rolled out BEFORE you melt your chocolate. Once you melt your chocolate, you will need to move quickly.
How to Dip Peanut Butter Balls
Use a fork to dip the balls into the chocolate. Place the balls on top of a fork and dip into the melted chocolate. Allow some of the chocolate to drip off before placing it on the wax paper. You can use a toothpick to help slide the balls off of the fork. Your finger will work, but it is a little messy.
Allow to cool and the chocolate to harden before you eat. This is the hardest part, especially if you have onlookers waiting for that first peanut ball of the season. 😉
How to Store Peanut Butter Balls
Once the chocolate has hardened, store in a zip lock bag or decorative tin on the counter for up to 2 weeks. I would say longer, but mine never seem to last that long. If your house is warm, place them in the refrigerator.
For more desserts and party food, check out:
White Chocolate Christmas Crack
Buffalo Chicken Crescent Rolls
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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
- 1 cup butter softened at room temperature
- 2 cups peanut butter creamy
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 1 24 ounce package Almond Bark Chocolate Coating white or dark chocolate (or both)
- Mix butter, 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla in a bowl. The mixture will become stiff. Add the rest of the powdered sugar. Mix well.
- Spread out parchment paper or wax paper for the balls.
- Roll mixture into small balls or use a small cookie scoop to make all of the balls uniform size. Set aside.
- For the next step, you will need to work quickly. Melt chocolate over double boiler or microwave. Follow the directions on the package. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate. (See notes below) Place the balls on the wax paper and allow to dry.
Yum! These look amazing!!!
If I made them, they would not last long, too:)) I’ll give it a try anyway!:)
🙂 You will be so glad you tried this recipe. I promise–they will not last long.
Peanut Butter Balls were a Christmas staple in my home growing up. This recipe looks close to the one I made with my sisters. Thanks for sharing!
Some of the best Christmas cookies! Love this recipe for peanut butter balls! I love that your recipe is only 5 ingredients!
I just love chocolate and peanut butter combination – these look amazing, perfect for my holiday treat bags for neighbors!
Nothing better then PB and chocolate! And no bake is my favorite! Plus white chocolate oh my. All of my favorites wrapped up in these perfect little balls of love. I cannot wait to make these.
this is divine! I love peanut butter balls as my energy balls before and after running! never thought of it as being coated with white chocolate. Thanks for this 🙂
I absolutely love these and have a few PB monsters that would devour them all in no time flat. I agree, PB and chocolate are one of the best flavour combos around!
Fantastic little divine morsels of yummy. Absolutely love them and so easy to make
Yum! These chocolate covered peanut butter balls are so delicious! You really can’t beat the flavor of chocolate and peanut butter!
These are so good. My family is from the Dutch Caribbean and we sneak peanut butter in just about anything. It’s really an obsession. My mom LOVED these!
Thank you! We are huge peanut butter fans at my house too!
These peanut butter balls look so good. And I love how easy it is to make them! I’m sure my kids will love it.
OH MY GAWD! We made these for movie night and everyone was blown away!
Yay! So glad they were a hit! Thanks for the comment!
these are the perfect bite snacks! will make again
Chocolate and peanut butter is my favorite sweet combo of all time. These were delicious. Thanks for the recipe!
Yum!! These were super easy to make, and they all went quickly — everyone loved them!
These were fantastic! I’m
A fan for all things peanut butter. Making again for Christmas.
Adding these to my baking line up this holiday season! Will make great gifts this year; hands down delicious!
Anything with peanut butter goes down well in this house and these look amazing.