Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

I got this recipe out of a Better Homes and Gardens magazine many years ago. Always a hit with the kids or when we take them to Halloween gatherings or work. Cook time is drying time for the peanut butter balls/melting time for the candy coating

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 20 M&M's plain chocolate candy
  • 4 ounces vanilla candy coating
  • red decorating gel
  • black decorating gel


  1. In a mixing bowl stir together peanut butter and butter.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring until combined.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls; place on waxed paper.
  4. Let stand about 20 minutes until dry.
  5. In a small sauce pan melt candy coating over low heat.
  6. Dip balls, one at a time, into coating.
  7. Let excess coating drip off peanut butter balls.
  8. Place on waxed paper.
  9. Immediately press an M&M into center of each peanut butter ball.
  10. Let stand until coating is firm.
  11. Add a dot of black gel to the center of candy pieces for pupils.
  12. Drizzle red gel onto balls for bloodshot eyes.


Most Helpful

just a heed of warning: must make sure you put the unmarked side of M&M up, altho the black pupil might cover the white M&M mark.

zzzkatzzzz October 28, 2008

I just made these for a Halloween party and they were a hit. However I think that the next time I try making these, I may put the peanut butter balls into the fridge instead of just letting them dry because they didn't really keep their shape while I had to cover them with the chocolate. But overall, they came out great.

cassie.schaner November 01, 2009

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