One of the most delicious flavor combinations ever, peanut butter and chocolate. These peanut butter balls are so good, I bet you can’t eat just one.
I love all things chocolate and these amazing homemade peanut butter balls are no exception. A great big ball of peanut butter covered with a thin layer of chocolate, with a variety of other toppings like nuts, white chocolate, coconut flakes, etc. What is not to like about that? Nothing.
They little chocolate and peanut butter treats are so incredibly easy to make too. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Gather the Ingredients
In order to make these easy peanut butter balls you need just a handful of ingredients:
- Peanut butter – Of course this is the star of the dish. You can use store-bought peanut butter or use homemade peanut butter.
- Butter – Use store-bought butter or homemade butter.
- Powdered Sugar – Use store-bought powdered sugar or you can use homemade powdered sugar.
- Chocolate – I usually use candy melts, but chocolate bars, chocolate chips, etc. will work as well.
- Chocolate chips
- Coconut flakes
- White chocolate
Step 2: How to make peanut butter balls
Begin by adding the peanut butter to a medium bowl. Melt the butter either in the microwave or in a pot on the stovetop and add it to the peanut butter. Mix those two ingredients together well.
Then add the powdered sugar a little at a time stirring it in with a fork or spoon. Keep adding and stirring until it forms a dough with a play dough consistency. The powdered sugar is what keeps the peanut butter from being a sticky mess.
Do not throw in all the powdered sugar at once, you may not need it all.
Step 3: Melt the chocolate or candy melts
Now, add the chocolate or candy melts to a microwave safe bowl and melt it in the microwave using bursts of 25 seconds and then stirring in between until it is melted.
The chocolate should be very runny. If you are having a hard time getting it really runny add two teaspoons of shortening to the chocolate, this will help thin it out.
Using clean hands take a chunk of the peanut butter dough, about 1 full tablespoon, and roll it in your hands into a ball. Then dip it into the chocolate. Use a spoon or special metal dipper to get the chocolate covered peanut butter ball out.
Place the dipped peanut butter balls on to a baking sheet or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Then put some toppings on it, like mini chocolate chips, coconut flakes, nuts, etc.
Step 4: Finish the peanut butter balls
Once done place the baking sheet or cooking sheet in the fridge so the chocolate can set. It will take around 20 to 30 minutes. And now they are ready to be eaten. Enjoy!
How long do peanut butter balls last?
If stored in the fridge in an airtight container they will last a few weeks. But something tells me the will not last that long.
Can I use other nut butters?
Yes! You can certainly use almond butter, cashew butter, etc., if you don’t want to use peanut butter.
Here are a few more peanut butter recipes you may like:
Peanut Butter Balls
- baking sheet
- parchment paper or a silicone mat
- Plastic bag or piping bag for chocolate drizzle
- 3/4 cup of peanut butter 195g
- 1 Tbsp of butter 14g
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups powdered sugar 187.5 to 250 g
- 8 to 11 ounces of Candy Melts or Chocolate bars chocolate chips, etc.
- Mini chocolate chips
- Chopped Nuts
- Coconut flakes
- White chocolate
- Add the peanut butter to a medium bowl. Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stovetop and pour it into the bowl. Mix those two ingredients together.
- Now add the powdered sugar a little at a time mixing it in, until you are left with a play dough consistency. In other words, until the peanut butter mixture is no longer sticky.
- Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave with bursts of 25 seconds and stirring in between. Add a few teaspoons of shortening to the chocolate to make it runnier if needed.
- Using clean hands or wear gloves, take about a tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture and roll it into a ball. Then dip it into the chocolate with a spoon or fork. Place it on a sheet pan or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. If you want to put toppings on it, sprinkle those on while the chocolate is still wet.
- Once you are done dipping the peanut butter balls, place the pan into the fridge to allow the chocolate to set. This will take 20 to 30 minutes. After that, it is time to enjoy them. Can you eat just one?
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