Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls Recipe
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls Recipe

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These peanut butter and chocolate treats will be a hit with kids of all ages. And the chopped peanut outer layer gives them a pretty finishing touch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup peanut butter and milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup whipped topping
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/4 cup chopped salted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 154 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, melt peanut butter and chocolate chips over low heat. Transfer to a small bowl and cool to lukewarm, about 7 minutes. Beat in whipped topping. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes or until firm enough to form into balls.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt milk chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate and place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with peanuts. Refrigerate until firm. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 16 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with peanut butter and milk chocolate chips that come together in one bag (not the swirled chips). If your store does not carry them, buy peanut butter chips and milk chocolate chips individually, using 1/2 cup of each.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Truffles in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p51

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hef6678 User ID: 1370130 160038
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2009

"Love the final product, but have difficulty rolling into balls. The filling is very sticky and soft. They are really good regardless."

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