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.
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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.