Chocolate Peanut Butter Candies Recipe

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This recipe has won first prize at our county fair—more than once! It seems my husband and children can't stop eating them, so I make them often.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:30-36 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 30-36 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 pound plus 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) milk chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 218 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream peanut butter and butter. Add sugar; mix well. Shape into 1/2-in. balls. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave. Dip balls in chocolate and set on waxed paper to cool. Yield: 5-6 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Peanut Butter Candies in Sweet and Scrumptious Chocolate 1994, p21

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"These are totally awesome! I made 4 batches of these and kept one for myself so I could have some "me" time whenever I feel like it."

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