Santa's Favorite 4-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Recipe by Donna John

Santa's Favorite 4-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Chocolate peanut butter balls are a tradition on my Christmas cookie tray. With just four simple ingredients, these creamy chocolate-covered peanut butter balls are one of the easiest holiday treats to make. No baking involved!

The only "cooking" required for these gluten-free peanut butter candies is melting the chocolate almond bark in the microwave – and that takes no more than two minutes! After rolling the powdered sugar, peanut butter and butter mixture into balls, they are quickly dipped into the melted chocolate and onto wax paper to harden. Ta-da! You are now officially a candy maker!

These low-sodium chocolate peanut butter balls make delicious Christmas food gifts for friends and family. Be sure to add them to your holiday cookie tray and leave a plate out for Santa (they're his favorite). 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 30 minutes to chill 
Cook Time: 3 to 4 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 30


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Recipe Notes

  • The number of balls you get out of this recipe will depend on the size.
  • Store these chocolate peanut butter balls in an airtight container.
  • Try this recipe with white almond bark.

Here's how you make it:

  1. Combine the powdered sugar, peanut butter and softened butter. Mix well. 
  2. Shape into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Put the almond bark into a microwave-safe bowl. Cook about 2 minutes and stir. Continue until chocolate is smooth and melted, about 1 to 2 minutes more. 
  4. Dip the balls into the chocolate (I lower them into the chocolate on a fork and allow the excess to drip back in). Place on wax paper or aluminum foil to harden. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 332

Total Fat: 21.3g

Saturated Fat: 9.2g

Cholesterol: 8mg

Sodium: 33mg

Total Carbohydrate: 28.7g

Dietary Fiber: 4.6g

Total Sugars: 22.3g

Protein: 5.3g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 60mg

Iron: 4mg

Potassium: 25mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Oh dear, why wait, indeed?! I'm all over this one, Donna John !
Dieter Schmitz
My favorite flavors! Great suggestion Donna John
Elisa Schmitz
We will have to make these soon, Dieter Schmitz ! (Perfect snack for movie night!)
Mike Prochaska
I want some now yummy
Dieter Schmitz
Hint @elisa. You can make these anytime!! I’ll pour the red wine ... 😘

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