Peanut Butter Balls

"My mom helped me post this recipe. These candies are like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and are fun for kids to make because you don't have to cook them. My mom and I made these together."
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Ready In:
15 pieces




  • Stir together powdered sugar, peanut butter and butter until well mixed.
  • Shape peanut butter mixture into 1 inch balls, placing them on a baking sheet covered with waxed paper.
  • Let balls stand for 20 minutes until dry.
  • Melt the dipping chocolate or confectioners' coating.
  • Drop balls one at a time in melted chocolate.
  • Using a fork, remove from the chocolate, letting excess chocolate drip off.
  • Place back on the waxed paper.
  • Let stand until dry.
  • Store tightly covered in a cool dry place.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Katelyn H.
    is it okay to use regular choclate chips instead?
  2. Beverly M.
    If I wanted to add crushed graham crackers , how much should I use. Thanks for answering. bev
  3. Sharon S.
    Would like to make for Christmas. How long will they keep and must they stay refrigerated?
  4. Susan S.
    Can we substitute chunky PB for creamy?
  5. osorioxx1975
    How do I triple this recipe?


  1. MizzNezz
    Wow!! These are wonderful! I can't believe how easy they are. I used creamy peanut butter, and dipped them in semi-sweet and milk chocolate. That way everybody got their favorite.I put them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper to set. So easy and so good. Thanks for a great recipe. It will get a lot of use! :-)
  2. Claire312
    Just made a batch of these for dessert. YUM! These are great! They taste just like the inside of a Reese's Peanut Butter cup. I used light peanut butter and they still tasted rich and delicious.
  3. Manda
    I made these today, and they are absolutely WONDERFUL!! I had some dipping chocolate in my cupboard JUST WAITING to be used, and I definitely picked the right recipe to use it on!! These will be a great addition to next year's Christmas cookie tray. THANK YOU!! ~Manda
  4. Graybert
    These were very good! I'm really glad that I tried them! I had to use crunchy peanut butter as that is all that I had on hand. I used milk chocolate for the dipping and sprinkled some with some icing sugar for an added effect. Very tasty!! Thanks for posting! - Christina
  5. BogeysMom
    My husband says if he fails his next USMC weight-in, he's coming after you. He ate almost all of these. Thanks for sharing.


  1. karimala104
    Rolled the peanut butter balls in 2 parts sifted powdered sugar / 1 part sifted cocoa. Turned out wonderful!
  2. Alex T.
    These are amazing by themselves but I once tried pressing a pretzel into the middle of the peanut butter ball and then covered it in chocolate and my family loved them even more!
  3. aschmidt87
    I did add another couple of tablespoons of peanut butter and one more tablespoon of butter because I like them more creamy so they melt in your mouth. The original recipe was a little drier and a bit crumbly still.
  4. katiewinkler21
    I've had crunchy ones before, so I'm wondering, will rice crispies make them crunchy?
  5. osorioxx1975
    How can you triple this recipe?


Hello,and welcome to my bit of Zaar. I live in Cali with My Mother and my infant son, 4 cats and 2 doggies in a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom house on an acre of land. We moved from the desert recently to this very pretty place with lots of green lush grass and beautiful grape vines surrounding our fences. I live a very happy life here. A few that know me about a year ago, know I went through a rough time and I have come very far from what I was. Karen From Colorado is my mom.
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