Cherry Peanut Butter Balls

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Source: Taste of Home

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small mixing bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and vanilla; mix well.
  2. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Pat cherries dry with paper towel.
  5. Dust hands with additional confectioners' sugar.
  6. Wrap each cherry with a rounded tablespoon full of peanut butter mixture; shape into a ball (Peanut butter mixture may need to be refrigerated occasionally while rolling cherries.).
  7. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  8. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth.
  9. Dip peanut butter balls in chocolate; place on waxed paper.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until set.


Most Helpful

DH problem said it best, they are addictive. I made half a recipe of the peanut butter/sugar mixture and had enough for over 20 cherries. I used chocolate chips that I tempered in the microwave and eliminating the need for the shortening. These will be a hit at Christmas time. Made for Aussie Swap.

PaulaG April 26, 2012

Although it took me considerably longer than 10 minutes to make these (So, I'm old & slow & I took my time!) I did enjoy the prep, & when they were finally set out on a finger food buffet, they were one of the first things to disappear! Will definitely be making these little tasties again (& again)! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my groupmates in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #29]

Sydney Mike June 08, 2009

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