Christmas Peanut Butter Balls – Scoops of creamy peanut butter, rolled into balls, dipped in white chocolate and covered with sprinkles for the holidays!!
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Today is my Dad’s birthday! And to celebrate, we’re doing a bit of a Christmas hop between our home and my sister’s home. Mom and Dad don’t always have the opportunity to see our homes and Christmas trees over the holidays because we normally travel to their house to celebrate.
I’m so looking forward to the next few days, spending time with family and celebrating Christmas. I actually feel. . .ready. And it feels so good. A week ago I felt like I was still scrambling and had a long list of to do’s, but today, I’m ready to relax, enjoy and just BE IN THE MOMENT!
Over the weekend, the kids wanted to make some sweets, and these Christmas Peanut Butter Balls were just the thing to get us into Christmas spirit! No oven is needed – just a microwave! So gather your ingredients and let’s make these yummy, festive truffles!
HOW TO MAKE PEANUT BUTTER BALLS
To make peanut butter balls, you’ll need:
- Powdered sugar
- Creamy peanut butter
- White almond bark
- ROOM IN YOUR FRIDGE & FREEZER – Make sure you have enough room in your fridge and freezer for the chilling and freezing stages of making this treat before you start!
Start by combining your sugar, peanut butter and butter in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Mix it all together until it’s well combined and then place the peanut butter mixture into the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Once the mixture is chilled and easier to work with, shape it into 1-inch balls and place them onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN THE DOUGH IS READY TO SHAPE?
The dough should be firm enough to be able to shape the mixture into a ball. If it’s still not holding together, just add a little more powdered sugar until you reach the correct consistency.
Go ahead and freeze the peanut butter balls for 30 minutes or just put them outside the patio doors in the snow like we do here in Wisconsin.?
When the balls are ready, use a spoon to dip them into the melted almond bark. If you would rather use a darker chocolate, eight ounces of chopped semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate chips would be a good substitute!
And then, just EAT it! Just kidding.?
WHAT IF YOU’RE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH DIPPING?
If you’re having a bit of trouble using a spoon to dip the peanut butter balls in the almond bark, you could also try a wooden skewer. Use a fork to help push the peanut butter ball off of the skewer onto your lined baking sheet.
Place the dipped balls onto a cookie sheet covered with waxed paper, add some sprinkles and let them set.
CAN YOU MAKE THE PEANUT BUTTER DOUGH AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, you can make the dough a couple days ahead of time. Just keep it tightly wrapped in plastic in the fridge. When you’re ready, remove the dough from the fridge and start shaping it into the 1-inch balls.
CAN YOU FREEZE PEANUT BUTTER BALLS?
Yes! Peanut butter balls actually can last about two weeks just at room temperature but you can freeze them for up to 6 months if you want to save some for after Christmas!
LOOKING FOR MORE CHRISTMAS GOODIE IDEAS?
- Crockpot Peanut Clusters
- Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
- Pretzel M&M Hugs
- Classic Sugar Cookies
- Cranberry Snowballs
- Easy Two-Ingredient Fudge
- Marshmallow Brownie Bites
- Angel Cookies
- Cookies & Cream Cereal Treats
- Candy-Dipped Shortbread Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Clusters
- M&M Cookie Dough Fudge
Christmas Peanut Butter Balls
Scoops of creamy peanut butter, rolled into balls, dipped in white chocolate and covered with sprinkles for the holidays!!
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy
- 3 tbsp butter, softened
- 16 oz white almond bark
- Sprinkles of your choice
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine sugar, peanut butter, and butter.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to work with.
- Shape into 1-inch balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.
- Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm.
- When balls are ready, melt almond bark in the microwave in 30-second intervals until smooth.
- Dips balls into bark, completely coating them.
- Place them back on the wax paper and add sprinkles.
- Allow to harden and serve.