My simple No Bake Peanut Butter Balls are amazingly creamy in the inside, and slightly crunchy on the outside. A great holiday treat, but you can use different sprinkles for any other occasion too!
My mom made peanut butter balls for us at Christmas time when we were kids. She always had several containers of holiday treats and would put together trays for parties or as gifts for the neighbors and parish priests. Besides peanut butter balls, her specialties were toffee, turtles, sugar cookies, peanut clusters, and peanut brittle.
I love those memories, and I hope to be creating some for our family too. Because GOOD food equals love in our home. 🙂
I’m not a peanut butter and jelly girl, but I love the flavor of peanut butter in cookies, bars, and especially THESE no bake peanut butter balls. They are a delicious combo of the following:
- peanut butter
- graham cracker crumbs
- powdered sugar
Make sure you refrigerate the mixture before forming into balls. Even then, you will probably need to put the balls in the freezer and then reform them slightly. The mixture is quite sticky so freezing it will make for easier handling.
After the peanut butter balls are nice and cold, melt the chocolate and dip them. Follow that by a few sprinkles, making sure you add the sprinkles immediately after dipping because the chocolate sets very quickly.
You might have noticed that I’ve been on a big baking kick as of late (and THIS recipe happens to be NO BAKE). I absolutely LOVE this time of year, and nothing makes me happier than to create some fun holiday treats for my family and friends, including ALL of you.
Here’s a list of my FAVS, and most have been shared with you just recently:
- Soft and Chewy Gingersnap Cookies
- Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mocha Cookies
- M&M Monster Cookies
- Easy Cut Out Sugar Cookies
- Easy Homemade Toffee – recipe coming soon!
- and THIS one —-> No Bake Peanut Butter Balls
I really hope you’ll try some of my recipes above! I’d love to hear what you’ve enjoyed!! Merry Christmas!
Please let me know if you try these No Bake Peanut Butter Balls, and how you like them!
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- 1.5 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1.5 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs - about 1 3/4 sleeves
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter - at room temperature
- 15 oz. Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
- sprinkles - miscellaneous
Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a food processor, add graham crackers and pulse until you get course crumbs.
In a large standing mixer (or use a bowl and a hand mixer), combine the graham cracker crumbs, peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and softened butter. Cream together.
Form into approximately 34 small balls and place on baking sheet. Place in freezer for 30 minutes to make them easier to handle.
Roll the cold peanut butter balls into nice, even shapes.
Melt chocolate wafers in microwave. Dip peanut butter balls in chocolate, and place back on baking sheet. Add sprinkles as you go so they stick to the chocolate.
Refrigerate until set.
I usually store these peanut butter balls in the freezer.