Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

I know Christmas is now over, but we have still been enjoying all of the wonderful holiday treats! I wanted to share one last holiday recipe before the New Year. This bite-sized chocolate peanut butter ball recipe is one of my mom’s classic Christmas recipes, and she puts them out every year. Smooth, fluffy peanut butter is covered in a layer of rich chocolate. The cute top decoration was her idea. Caution: these guys are really addicting!

For another chocolatey-peanut butter treat, check out my puppy chow recipe!

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
Prep time
Type: Dessert
Serves: 24
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 8 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Decorations
  • Mini baking cups
  1. Mix sugar, peanut butter, and butter in a large bowl with a fork.
  2. Make 1 inch balls with hands, and stick a tooth pick in the center.
  3. Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
  4. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  5. In the meantime, melt chocolate in a Little Dipper crockpot, or over very low heat in a small saucepan on stove (if on stove, stir occasionally to avoid burning the chocolate).
  6. Stir chocolate once melted, and keep warm until peanut butter balls are ready for dipping.
  7. After 1 hour, remove balls from the refrigerator and one by one dip in the melted chocolate to cover.
  8. Place back onto wax paper lined cookie sheet and decorate as desired.
  9. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes before eating to allow chocolate to harden.
  10. Place in mini baking cups before serving.
Makes 24 peanut butter balls

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  1. Lorraine says:

    Hello Kristianne!

    These peanut butter treats look so special and delicious! I have had a great time perusing your blog and enjoyed many of your posts! Sending wishes for a very Happy New Year!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  2. Mayanka says:

    Hi , I tried out the recipe it turned out extremely yummy. The only thing is the chocolate didn’t melt to well and when i dipped the peanut butter ball into the chocolate the coating was not very clean and it seemed to have lost a bit of shape though it still tasted good. Which brand of chocolate would you recommend

    • Kristianne says:

      Hi Mayanka! Thanks for your comment. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips (specifically Nestle), and I find it easiest to work with if you melt the chocolate in a double boiler or mini crockpot.

      • Mayanka says:

        thanks I don’t think you get semi sweet chocolate chips (Nestle) in India, but ill definitely look for a substitute brand, in fact I did melt the chocolate over a double boiler and it was gooey 🙁 i’ll give it another shot. Thanks again

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