Peanut Butter Snowballs Recipe
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Peanut Butter Snowballs Recipe

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These creamy treats are a nice change from the typical milk chocolate and peanut butter combination. This recipe is also an easy one for children to help with. I prepared the snowballs for a bake sale at my granddaughter's school and put them in gift boxes I share with neighbors at Christmas. —Wanda Regula, Birmingham, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 164 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, peanut butter and butter. Shape into 1-in. balls and place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill for 30 minutes or until firm.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl. Dip balls and place on waxed paper to harden. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Dark, white or milk chocolate confectionery coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores. It is sometime labeled "almond bark" or "candy coating" and is often sold in bulk packages (1 to 1-1/2 pounds). It is the product used for dipping chocolate. A substitute for 6 ounces chocolate coating would be 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet, dark or white chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening melted together.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Snowballs in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p29

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mjnrs User ID: 2121717 239513
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

"These are easy and delicious, melt in your mouth. We used milk chocolate for some and white chocolate for the rest.

It makes a small batch, but was easy to double or triple."

TheDix User ID: 607421 239207
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"Very good! I liked that they are not loaded with butter. They go together easily and quickly. I used semisweet chocolate chips for a dip."

tamtam77 User ID: 8134720 218330
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"Very easy and rich with taste, you dont need alot to satisfy.."

VenusDoomed User ID: 7446237 217573
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"Have been making these for years. They take a little time to get them to look pretty but they never fail to always be a hit year after year."

az_jill User ID: 5181702 217423
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"Awesome! No other word describes these yummy treats."

cupkake User ID: 454141 216568
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"I have been making these for a few years now, I have read other reviews and see some were having trouble on the dipping part. I always chill my dough a good few hours and even over night, then the next day shape into balls place balls on a tray and put in the freezer until they are very firm, then dip into chocolate, this will help alot on the dipping hope this helps the ones that are having trouble."

jdog31399 User ID: 1186484 215188
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"I added 1/2 tsp vanilla to my second batch. Exactly what the recipe needed. Yummy and super easy."

Lynnb55 User ID: 8153600 214666
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

"The trick to making the coating stick is to chill them in the ball form and quickly dip and roll them into the chocolate because the peanut butter balls start to get soft and the chocolate will start to fall off. I hope it helps"

Hot Dodge User ID: 6835688 214501
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

"These are really good. I plopped little blobs on the cookie sheet and then chilled them. I rolled them into balls right before I dipped in chocolate, because at first they were smearing in my hands. They don't look like the picture because as you dip them in the hot chocolate they started to get soft and not stay in a ball shape, but they are tasty anyway. Maybe rolling into balls and then freezing them would make dipping easier, but who's got all day to do that? I sprinkled a little colored sugar on each, so then they look better."

kathidahl User ID: 1718596 214078
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"How do you all dip is very messy...maybe there is a trick I do not know...yummy tho.."

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