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Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

I always associate this peanut butter balls recipe with the holidays. Growing up my mom would always make these and other candy like turtles and pretzels during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

It’s been a family tradition for decades. Anybody who tries them always wants more.

My moms coworkers always have her make batches of these this time of year up until the New Year.

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This recipe makes about 3 dozen depending on how big you make the balls. You will have plenty to snack on for a couple of days or you can give some away.

They make great gifts! Get some cheap pretty tins and you have a great and tasty homemade gift!

It won’t cost much for all the ingredients and it makes at least 3 dozen so you can divide them up per person. This is way cheaper than buying something and you will definitely impress the gift receiver with these.

At least I would be impressed I love homemade gifts and more if I can eat them!

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Do you have any holidays traditions or recipes? I would love to know what they are. If you make this recipe let me know how it turns out. I hope you enjoy it!

peanut butter balls
5 from 1 vote

Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Balls are the perfect candy for the holidays!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make peanut butter balls, peanut butter balls
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9
Calories 599 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 2 sticks of parkay butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups of jiffy peanut butter
  • 5 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 package chocolate almond bark


  1. In a large microwaveable bowl melt the butter.
  2. Add vanilla and the peanut butter to the butter and stir until well blended.
  3. Slowly add the powdered sugar to the mixture and mix well.
  4. Cover your counter or table with wax paper.
  5. Roll out the mixture into gumball sized balls and place on the wax paper.
  6. Heat the chocolate bark in the microwave until melted and stir every 30 seconds.
  7. Spoon the melted chocolate over each peanut butter ball.
  8. Let cool until hardened.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 599 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 266mg12%
Potassium 372mg11%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 70g78%
Protein 14g28%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This peanut butter balls recipe is perfect for the holidays!
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Miz Helen

Monday 7th of November 2016

Your Peanut Butter Balls look delicious, I would love one of these, well maybe 2! Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Miz Helen

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