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
Featured In: Easy Truffles Recipes
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.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Save on prep time by using candy coating disks. No chopping needed!
  • Cookie scoops make quick work of shaping cookies into balls.
  • Originally published as Peanut Butter Snowballs in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p29

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    Judat User ID: 8282854 266047
    Reviewed May. 16, 2017

    "I made these for Christmas and everyone loved them. We give this recipe 5 stars."

    2124arizona User ID: 845443 265748
    Reviewed May. 8, 2017

    "Just about the easiest Christmas candy recipe I have. The first time I served these incredible truffles they were a hit!"

    [email protected] User ID: 193450 258519
    Reviewed Dec. 23, 2016

    "Super easy and very tasty!"

    crystal92780 User ID: 5984690 258314
    Reviewed Dec. 18, 2016

    "These are amazing!!!! I brought them to a Christmas party and they were gone in less than 20 minutes. I am definitely making them again!"

    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."

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