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Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Our old-fashioned peanut butter balls are a great sweet treat. They are so easy to make that you'll be able to make them in the middle of the week and put them in the kids' lunch,
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 35 Servings


  • Melon Baller (optional)


  • 1 cup Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 6 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 8 ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil


  • In a large bowl, mix the peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar until thoroughly combined. Shape 1 inch balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a heatproof bowl and set it over a saucepan with 1-2 inches of simmering water. Stir chocolate until melted. It can take about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Using a fork and a toothpick, dip the balls, one at a time, into the melted chocolate until completely coated. Using the toothpick push the coated ball off the form and onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and freeze for 15 minutes for chocolate to set. 


  • Spray the measuring cup you use to measure the peanut butter. It helps it come out easier.
  • The mixture will look like clusters of wet sand, and if you can pinch the mixture and it holds together, it’s ready. If the mixture seems too dry or when you form a ball it falls apart, add one extra tablespoon of butter and mix it again.
  • You can also melt the chocolate by placing the chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 30-second intervals until chocolate is completely melted. Stir thoroughly in between intervals.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for about 2 weeks. You can also freeze them for 2 months but I promise they won’t last that long.
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