No Bake Peanut Butter Balls are hands down chocolate and peanut butter heaven. Rich dark chocolate that is melted and surrounds creamy delicious peanut butter balls will be love at first bite.
Table of Contents
- This is the best No Bake Peanut Butter Balls Recipe
- Peanut Butter Balls No Bake Ingredients
- How to make Peanut Butter Balls
- Tips for making the perfect Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls every time
- Storage Tips for this Peanut Butter Balls Recipe (No Bake)
- Our Favorite Ways to serve Peanut Butter Balls
- Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls FAQs
- More Peanut Butter Desserts
- No Bake Peanut Butter Balls Recipe
This is the best No Bake Peanut Butter Balls Recipe
Peanut Butter Balls No Bake Ingredients
- Chunky or creamy peanut butter – feel free to substitue your favorite nut butter!
- Powdered sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Chocolate chips – I prefer semi sweet chocolate chip but you can use milk chocolate chips.
- Paraffin wax
How to make Peanut Butter Balls
- In a large mixing bowl combine peanut butter, powdered sugar (confectioners sugar), vanilla extract, and butter.
- Mix all the ingredients together and form into small balls (or whatever size you want).
- Place them on a rimmed baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper.
- Melt chocolate chips with a little paraffin wax or use chocolate candy coating melts and dip each ball into the melted chocolate to cover. Once all balls have been dipped in chocolate let harden in the freezer. (you can use milk chocolate or dark chocolate)
- Store in an airtight container with wax paper between layers in refrigerator or freezer.
Tips for making the perfect Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls every time
- If the balls are not holding together well enough, add a little more confectioners sugar (powdered sugar). Add a tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
- If dough becomes to sticky to roll, just put it in the refrigerator for a few minutes. It is much easier to work with the dough when it is cool. (you may even want to consider putting the dough in the refrigerator for a few minutes before you begin rolling.
- When dipping the balls into the melted chocolate, let the excess chocolate drip off for just a moment before placing on wax paper or parchment paper.
- I like to use this cookie scoop to keep my peanut butter balls uniform in size.
Storage Tips for this Peanut Butter Balls Recipe (No Bake)
To ensure the best storage for Peanut Butter Balls, it is recommended to store them in an airtight container or resealable bag. Keep them in a cool and dry place, such as the refrigerator, to maintain their freshness and texture. Properly stored, Peanut Butter Balls can typically last for about 1 to 2 weeks.
Our Favorite Ways to serve Peanut Butter Balls
There are various delightful ways to serve Peanut Butter Balls:
- As a standalone treat: Enjoy Peanut Butter Balls as a delicious snack on their own. They can be served at room temperature or slightly chilled from the refrigerator.
- Dessert platter: Arrange Peanut Butter Balls on a dessert platter along with other sweet treats, such as cookies, brownies, or truffles, for a diverse dessert assortment.
- Party or potluck treat: Peanut Butter Balls are great for sharing at parties or potlucks. Place them in decorative cupcake liners or small serving cups for easy grab-and-go enjoyment.
- Gift or party favors: Package Peanut Butter Balls in small gift boxes, clear bags tied with ribbon, or mason jars to give as thoughtful gifts or party favors for special occasions.
- Dessert topping: Crumble or chop Peanut Butter Balls and use them as a topping for ice cream, yogurt, or even pancakes for an extra burst of flavor and texture.
Get creative and explore different serving options based on your preferences and occasions to make Peanut Butter Balls a delightful treat.
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls FAQs
Peanut butter balls can be kept in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in an air-tight container. You will want to place a layer of wax or parchment paper between them. One super bonus about this great recipe is that you can freeze them and they will last up to typically 3 months. (just let defrost for a few hours until brought to room temperature)
1. Melt chocolate chips using a double boiler and 2 tablespoons of paraffin wax. Bring water to a boil then reduce to a slow boil. Add in chocolate chips and wax and stir until melted. NOTE: you can substitute this with Candy Melts – then you would leave out the paraffin wax.
2. One by one using a spoon or a skewer to hold the peanut butter ball, dip the balls one at a time in the chocolate to cover the peanut butter ball completely then place on a rimmed baking sheet or cookie sheet lined with a silicon baking mat, wax or parchment paper.
3. You can add holiday-themed sprinkles on (think Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter) or don’t! Either way they are delicious!
Peanut butter balls and buckeyes are essentially the same however when dipping your peanut butter balls to make buckeyes you leave a small part of the peanut butter showing at the top to make a “buckeye.”
More Peanut Butter Desserts
- Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter and Chocolate Brownie Bar
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
- Tiger Butter Fudge
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes
- No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
- Peanut Butter Oreo Cookie Bars
- Reese’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars
- Reese’s Cheesecake
- Crock Pot Chocolate Peanut Clusters
- Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies
No Bake Peanut Butter Balls
- 1-1/2 cups chunky or creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup butter softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 12 oz bag of chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp paraffin wax, grated NOTE: you can substitute this with Candy Melts – then you would leave out the paraffin wax.
- sprinkles optional
- In a large bowl add peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Mix to combine.
- Form into 25 peanut butter balls. Using a double boiler bring water to a rolling boil and add chocolate chips and wax. Stir until smooth.note: if you use the candy melts, leave out the wax and follow the directions on the package)
- Using a spoon dip each peanut butter ball into chocolate to cover. Place dipped balls on a rimmed sheet pan lined with wax or parchment paper.
- Sprinkle with holiday themed sprinkles or drizzle with white chocolate (optional)
- Place in freezer to harden about 30 minutes.
Post contributed by Shannon from The Food Cafe