Peanut Butter Snowballs Recipe
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped
- 1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, peanut butter and butter. Shape into 1-in. balls and place on a 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
1 each: 164 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Reviews for Peanut Butter Snowballs
"I made these for Christmas and everyone loved them. We give this recipe 5 stars."
"Just about the easiest Christmas candy recipe I have. The first time I served these incredible truffles they were a hit!"
"Super easy and very tasty!"
"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!"
"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."
"Very easy and rich with taste, you dont need alot to satisfy.."
"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."
"Awesome! No other word describes these yummy treats."
"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."
"I added 1/2 tsp vanilla to my second batch. Exactly what the recipe needed. Yummy and super easy."
"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."
"How do you all dip these...it is very messy...maybe there is a trick I do not know...yummy tho.."
"These are out of this world. Very easy to make."
"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!"
"There are wonderful, I used dark shoc. chips and white choc. so they were black and white. They taste wonderful"
"One of the best peanut butter balls I have made."
"Excellent, and easy"
"Wow! These are fantastic! They're easy to make and they look pretty too."
"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."
"easy and delicious"
"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."
"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?"
"I'm thinking some Rice Krispies would be good in these!"
"I use this recipe every year. HUGE HIT at my house."
"Great and so easy. Will certainly do these again, all my guests loved them."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"I usually make a quadruple batch because they are so popular with my family and friends"
"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."