Peanut Butter Balls are an easy no-bake chocolate-covered treat that are always a hit! Just 5 ingredients make this recipe the perfect addition to your holiday cookies.
I created this recipe and post as an entry in the Florida Crystals® Pure Joy Recipe Challenge. I received Florida Crystals® products free of charge to facilitate participation. All opinions are my own.
Even though they aren’t technically a cookie, Peanut Butter Balls, sometimes referred to as Buckeyes, make it to the list of holiday treats because they are just pure bliss. Anything peanut butter and chocolate is hard to resist and this recipe is a classic that will disappear quick.
They are a great kid friendly recipe to make together since there is no baking and fun rolling and dipping involved.
These treats are also a great little idea to give to neighbors or co-workers too!
Florida Crystals® sent me (3) of their organic sugars to try out in my baking this season. I used Florida Crystals® Organic Powdered Raw Cane Sugar in this recipe. Florida Crystals® is the only certified organic raw cane sugar grown and harvested in the United States which I love!
How to Make Peanut Butter Balls
Mix peanut butter and butter together with spoon.
Add the sugar and rice crisps to above and mix with spoon/hands. Mixture will be thick.
Roll PB mixture into 1” balls and place on wax paper or parchment paper.
Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes to chill.
Melt chocolate and paraffin wax in the microwave or in a double boiler.
Using a fork, dip each peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate, tapping off the excess.
Place ball back on wax paper and allow to harden and set.
Allow the chocolate to set before storing.
Store at room temperature for up to 3-4 days or refrigerated for up to a week. in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freeze.
Tips for Making Peanut Butter Balls
Chill the rolled balls before you dip them in the melted chocolate. The chocolate will set faster.
Melt the chocolate bars or chocolate chips in the microwave stirring every 20 seconds or so to prevent the chocolate from burning.
Drag a toothpick around the melted chocolate when you place the dipped ball back onto the baking sheet to prevent the chocolate from settling at the bottom while drying.
Can You Freeze Peanut Butter Balls?
Yes, absolutely! They freeze very well! Allow them to completely set after dipping in the chocolate. Freeze them in an airtight container in single layers separated with parchment paper to avoid them sticking together. Store them in the freezer a month.
Try these other no-bake treats too:
Peanut Butter Balls
- 2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup butter room temperature
- 2 cups powdered sugar 16 16 oz
- 3 cups rice crispy cereal
- 2 bars semi-sweet chocolate to melt
- Mix peanut butter and softened butter together with spoon.
- Add the sugar and rice crisps to above and mix with spoon/hands. Mixture will be thick.
- Roll PB mixture into 1" balls and place on wax paper or parchment paper.
- Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes to chill.
- Melt chocolate in the microwave (stirring at 20 second intervals) or use a double boiler.
- Using a fork, dip each peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate, tapping off the excess.
- Place ball back on parchment paper and allow to harden and set.
- Allow the chocolate to set before storing.
- Store at room temperature for up to 3-4 days or refrigerated for up to a week. in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freeze.