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This peanut butter balls recipe is delicious for anytime of the year, but a must-have when Christmas season rolls around. Keep this 4-ingredient candy recipe on hand so you can make peanut butter balls (in less than an hour!) for all your holiday gatherings.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary test

45 mins
10 mins
55 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Line a tray or baking sheet with waxed paper. In a large bowl stir together peanut butter and butter. Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring until combined. If necessary, knead with hands until smooth. Shape peanut butter mixture into 1-inch balls; place on prepared tray.

  • In a 2-qt. heavy saucepan melt candy coating over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from heat; let cool 5 minutes. Using a fork, dip balls, one at a time, into coating, allowing excess coating to drip off. Return to waxed paper; let stand 10 minutes or until set. If desired, after coating has set, drizzle with additional melted candy coating to decorate.

To Store

Place balls in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 month or freeze up to 3 months. If frozen, thaw at room temperature before serving.

Dip It

Place one ball on the tines of a fork. Lower the fork into the candy coating; turn as necessary (or use a spoon to drizzle candy coating over the ball). Lift the ball out, letting coating drip off so you don't end up with a pool of coating on the waxed paper. Repeat for all.

Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

Prepare as directed, except stir 1 cup crisp rice cereal into peanut butter mixture before shaping into balls.

Nutrition Facts

105 calories; fat 7g; cholesterol 5mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 11g; sugars 9g; protein 1g; sodium 46mg.