Peanut Butter Balls Recipe: A Traditional Favorite

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This easy peanut butter balls recipe is a must to have on hand, especially during Christmas, when your oven is on overdrive. The no-bake recipe can be made with kids, with minimal supervision, unless you think they may eat it before it is served!

Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Peanut butter balls are made with three pantry staples – peanut butter, chocolate, and sugar. The best part of the peanut butter ball recipe is that it can be used for kid’s lunch boxes or a quick post-workout recovery.

Chocolate peanut butter balls on wax paper

Peanut Butter Balls

An easy, no-bake recipe made with 2 all-time favorites, peanut butter & chocolate
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Ball Recipe
Appliance: Refrigerator
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24
Author: Raksha Hegde



  • Mix the peanut butter and the softened butter in a mixing bowl. 
  • Gradually stir in the powdered sugar and combine well. 
  • The final mixture should come together as a large ball. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 15 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, melt the semi-sweet chocolate as per package instructions.
  • Make bite-sized 1-inch balls from the peanut butter dough and place it on a baking sheet. 
  • Refrigerate it for 15-20 minutes so that the peanut butter balls are firm. 
  • You can make plain peanut butter balls by rolling it in confectioner's sugar. 
    Peanut butter balls rolled in powdered sugar place in a bowl
  • For traditional peanut butter balls, dip the balls into the melted chocolate and place it on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate till ready to serve!
    Chocolate peanut butter balls on wax paper


For an even coating, you can use a toothpick to dip each peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate.

This ridiculously-easy peanut butter ball recipe can be made your own, with your favorite ingredients. For kids, you can add Rice Krispies or rolled oats to the dough. For a tropical twist, you can coat the chocolate balls in coconut shavings.

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Raksha Hegde is the content director at Organic Facts and helps oversee a team of brilliant, dynamic content writers. She completed her MS in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, US. A former business news journalist and editor, Raksha followed her passion for wellness to become a certified Yoga teacher and a wellness festival curator. She believes that learning is a life-long process; she did a certificate e-course on “Introduction to Food and Health” in 2019 from Stanford University, US. 

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