Peanut Butter Balls Recipe - the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate! This simple, no-bake recipe makes peanut butter balls everyone loves! //
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Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Peanut Butter Balls are the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate! This no-bake peanut butter balls recipe makes a simple treat that everyone loves! These peanut butter balls are deliciously make-ahead and freezer friendly too!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buckeyes, easy peanut butter balls recipe, how to make peanut butter balls, peanut butter balls, peanut butter balls recipe
Servings: 50 pieces
Calories: 88kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (12-ounce) package chocolate chips dark, milk, or semisweet
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable shortening or coconut oil


  • Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Mix together peanut butter, confectioner's sugar, butter, vanilla extract and salt with an electric mixer until well combined. Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop individual balls and place onto the parchment paper. Place in freezer for 15 minutes to harden.
  • Melt chocolate chips and shortening or coconut oil together in microwave for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes at 50 % power.
  • Dip each hardened peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate using a spoon and then place back onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet to dry.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Make-Ahead and Freezer Friendly:
Prepare peanut butter balls as directed. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or in a freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to 7 months. 
For a vegan option for these peanut butter balls, use dairy-free chocolate chips and coconut oil in place of the butter called for in the recipe. 


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 66mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg