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Peanut Butter Snowballs Recipe

Peanut Butter Snowballs Recipe

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 YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Peanut Butter Snowballs

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mjnrs
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."

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TheDix
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."

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tamtam77
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

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

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VenusDoomed
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."

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az_jill
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

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

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cupkake
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."

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jdog31399
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

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

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Lynnb55
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"

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Hot Dodge
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."

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kathidahl
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

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

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Sue Zappa
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"Easy to make & a family favorite at our house! We've been making them since the recipe was printed in TOH for Christmas 1994."

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pj46
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"These are out of this world. Very easy to make."

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chin-chilla
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"These are super yummy! I made these last year to give away as gifts for Christmas and everyone raved over them. I'll be making them again this year!"

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dcscake_OH
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2014

"There are wonderful, I used dark shoc. chips and white choc. so they were black and white. They taste wonderful"

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mamashelly
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"One of the best peanut butter balls I have made."

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vstern
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"Yum! I used chocolate almond bark because my husband doesn't like white chocolate. Should have doubled the recipe. Didn't stay around long! Will absolutely make again"

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chica4christ00
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014

"We absolutely LOVED these! I didn't have white chocolate so I used semi-sweet chocolate chips. These are just like store bought Reese's Peanut Butter Cups or Eggs.

One trick I did...I used my small "sauce" crockpot and melted the chocolate in there and dipped the balls in it...made it so easy!"

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nikkiruiz
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"Excellent, and easy"

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destine
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"Wow! These are fantastic! They're easy to make and they look pretty too."

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kredhead
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"These are super easy to make, they taste very nice & look nice on a platter. I added green & red colored sugar on the tops before they dried completely for Xmas time. The peanut butter goes with white chocolate very well. I had half a bag of white chocolate melts and then mixed in white chocolate chips & a bit of canola oil into my double boiler until it was silky smooth. I ended up making two batches, I used my one inch scooper/baller & I never got 24 out of the recipe. The first time It made 21, the second 22. Will make these again, just doubling the recipe from the start."

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diandrew77
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"Easy and delicious"

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DeDe71
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"Okay don't know what I was doing wrong with white chocolate , but it never got very smooth when melted. Then when I tried to dip the peanut butter balls in the chocolate they got very soft and messy. They were looking nothing like the picture. So I ended up mixing everything together (including the white chocolate) and making new balls. Those taste good, just aren't dipped in white chocolate."

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Cynbars
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"The recipe is very easy but do not use almond bark, that stuff is artificial, waxy and awful, use quality melting chocolate either white or dark."

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Libby1960
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"I used to make these with dar chocolate years ago. Can I use crunchy peanut butter and just use a little more? Has any one done this?"

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graumenz
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2013

"I'm thinking some Rice Krispies would be good in these!"

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Kaitboxell
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"Not only do I make this at Christmas but also at Easter but using pastel colored chocolate when I make them at Easter time."

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emyluke2
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"I use this recipe every year. HUGE HIT at my house."

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Micki210
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"Great and so easy. Will certainly do these again, all my guests loved them."

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SallyJ
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"I made this the first time it came out in TOH magazine and been making it ever since. It is one of my kids and grandkids favorite with either white or chocolate coating. It is very easy to make. I would give it more stars if I could!! LOL"

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equestsarah81
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2011

"These were GREAT and SO EASY to make!!! They tasted like white chocolate receeses! YUMMY!!!!"

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j1mshort
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"Made them for a Christmas goodie tin. I changed the white candy coating to a milk chocolate coating and they were a great big hit. Will make them again."

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sherri6332000
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"I have been making this recipe for several years now. One of my friends has to have these every Christmas or else LOL. I make milk chocolate balls too, comes out just like a round Reeses' cup"

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ChocolateJunkie
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"I tripled this recipe last Christmas and put them out for family to nibble on...every last one was eaten and my nephew told me to forget the present this year and just make a big batch of these for him."

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suncow
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"I have been making these since the first time I saw them in TOH. Now all my friends and neighbors can't wait for the holidays to receive them."

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mjfarra
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"I made these the first time I saw the recipe in TOH and now I make them for all kinds of holidays. Depending on the holiday, I put different colored sprinkles on them right after dipping them; before the white candy coating firms up. They are wonderful and easy to make!"

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pepper6
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"I usually make a quadruple batch because they are so popular with my family and friends"

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KatieM1
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2009

"I made these the first time I saw the recipe in TOH They are wonderful and easy to make. All my Christmas box recipients Loved them!"

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hidecogal
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2008

"Wow these sound good. I have printed the recipe and add it to all my Xmas goodies section. I have a ton of cookies and candies I make for Xmas. I have a section In my recipe files titled " Xmas recipes".

Thanks for sharing."

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