Homemade Holiday Peanut Butter Balls. My favorite thing on grandma’s tray of homemade holiday treats.
I would pick them out among the divinity, chocolate dipped pretzels, and homemade peanut butter cups. Basically, holiday peanut butter balls are everything.
Chocolate dipped peanut butter balls full of yum. Somehow tastier when snow is on the ground and Christmas tree lights are glowing. Don’t you think?
Holiday Peanut Butter Balls
Are you bringing desserts to a holiday party, or just want some to snack on during the holidays at home? These Holiday Peanut Butter Balls are absolutely delicious and easy to make!
How to Make Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Balls
Start by lining a large baking sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside. Next, pour powdered sugar into a large mixing bowl and set aside well. (Note: You can find the ingredients list at the end of the post)
Using a food processor, grind up the cereal. Then add it to the powdered sugar and mix together.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the peanut butter and softened butter. Add the powdered sugar mixture to the peanut butter mixture and stir well to blend completely.
Cover the mixture with a lid, plastic wrap, foil, or a towel. Chill it in the freezer for 15 minutes to make it easier to handle when rolling balls.
Once the mixture is done chilling remove it and roll into 2 inch balls. Place the balls on a lined baking sheet an inch or two apart
In a double boiler, melt the shortening. Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted and smooth.
Dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate. You can either work from the double boiler pan or you can transfer the melted chocolate to a smaller bowl for easier handling.
Place the chocolate coated peanut butter balls on the lined baking sheet. If desired, sprinkle each peanut butter ball with holidays sprinkles before the chocolate hardens.
You’re drooling and wishing you had a batch of peanut butter balls in front of you at this very moment, right? They pair really well a mug of decadent hot chocolate too!
Luckily just a few ingredients stand between you and their deliciousness. Fair warning, if you bring these to a party, they will ask for more.
Bonus, these holiday peanut butter balls can be stored chilled in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks. Whip up a double batch so you have some left for New Year’s Eve!
Holiday Peanut Butter Balls Ingredients
(This recipe yields 3 dozen peanut butter balls.)
- 2 Cups Creamy Peanut Butter
- 3/4 cup butter softened at room temperature
- 3 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 3 Cups Rice Krispies Cereal
- 12 oz Bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 Tablespoon solid shortening
- Holiday sprinkles
- Mini Baking Cups
Save this holiday chocolate dipped peanut butter balls recipe so you’ll remember it when you start holiday baking!
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