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Easy Peanut Butter Snowballs

If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas candy, one rich with flavor, you’re going to love these delicious snowballs!

Some time ago I made a cake for a friend, one with an Ohio State Buckeyes theme. I added some peanut butter buckeyes to the decor. Fun, right?

Little did I know these buckeyes were perfect Christmas candies, as well!

Christmas Snowball Candies

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I’ve been on a roll lately making Christmas candies. Maybe you saw my post for Easy Fudge. I also recently posted a recipe for my Mama’s Peanut Brittle.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! I’ve been on a roll making things like Old-Fashioned Divinity and Scotcheroos.

I’ve also got a yummy recipe for Puppy Chow (or, as the kids like to call it at Christmas-time) Reindeer Chow.

These are all delicious candy-like offerings. But I wanted something else and these Peanut Butter Snowballs really hit the spot!

Snowball Ingredients

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You will find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here’s a quick peek at what you’re going to need for these easy Peanut Butter Snowballs. No doubt you’ve got most of these common ingredients in your pantry right now.

  • creamy peanut butter
  • powdered sugar
  • butter
  • almond bark
  • vanilla extract
  • chopped peanut (optional)
  • coconut oil (or vegetable oil)

That’s it! Just a few easy ingredients!

How to Make Peanut Butter Snowballs

These came together so easily! I was surprised at how simple they were.

Start by placing a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet.

Place room temperature butter, confectioner’s sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla extract into a large bowl.

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Using a large spoon or silicone spatula, mix well. (You could use a hand mixer if you choose but it comes together easily.)

Cover and place in the freezer for 30 minutes or until peanut butter mixture firms up.

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While peanut butter is chilling, melt the almond bark and vegetable oil together in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30-second increments, stirring between each. Mine took a total of a minute and a half.

Stir until smooth.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop 1-inch balls of peanut butter mixture and place on wax paper (or parchment paper, your choice).

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One by one, dip balls into the almond bark mixture.

I used a toothpick to hold the ball of peanut butter, then dipped it into the liquid almond bark. Add crushed peanuts to the top (optional). To make these more festive you can drizzle with red and green ribbons of almond bark.

Place back in the refrigerator for half an hour to firm up.

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Store in an airtight container. If you’re eating them within 24 hours you won’t need to refrigerate. If you do opt to refrigerate they will be good for 3-4 days. You can freeze these candies for up to a room. Thaw and eat at room temperature.

What to Expect from these Amazing Christmas Candies

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These are delicious treats!

Just like their dark chocolate counterpart, the Buckeye, these Snowballs are covered in a firm chocolate coating on the outside with a soft peanut butter filling in the middle, which makes the whole experience reminiscent of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

I love the milder white candy coating, myself. But I’m crazy about the textures and flavors. I can’t wait to put together a cookie exchange tray this year. These are definitely going to have a place of honor on it! These chocolate peanut butter snowballs are a simple recipe and the perfect holiday gift.

Variations on Peanut Butter Snowballs

As I mentioned above, you could always make traditional Buckeyes. Just use semi-sweet chocolate in place of almond bark. Drizzle with red and green chocolate.

Mini Chocolate Chips: You can always add a handful of chips to the peanut butter mixture before freezing. (Hey, the more chocolate, the better!)

Sprinkles: Before the almond bark hardens, sprinkle the snowballs with green and red Christmas sprinkles (or other seasonal sprinkles, depending on the time of year).

Crunchy Peanut Butter: This is an easy option to add additional crunch to your snowballs.

White Chocolate Chips or White Candy Melts: If you don’t have almond bark you can always melt down White Chocolate Chips. Melted chocolate is so tasty!

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That’s it for this post! I hope you enjoyed this yummy no bake peanut butter snowballs recipe! This is one of those easy recipes you’re going to make again and again. Talk about the perfect Christmas treat!

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Peanut Butter Snowballs

Peanut Butter Snowballs

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

If you're looking for the perfect Christmas candy, one rich with flavor, you're going to love these delicious snowballs!

Ingredients

  • Snowball Ingredients
  • * 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • * 1 cup powdered sugar
  • * 3 tablespoons butter
  • * 12 ounces almond bark
  • * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • * 2 tablespoons crushed peanuts (optional)
  • * 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • That's it! Just a few easy ingredients!

Instructions

    How to Make Peanut Butter Snowballs
    These came together so easily! I was surprised at how simple they were.
    Start by placing a piece of wax paper on a baking sheet.
    Place room temperature butter, confectioner's sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla extract into a medium bowl. Using a large spoon or silicone spatula, mix well. Cover and place in the freezer for 30 minutes or until peanut butter mixture firms up.
    While peanut butter is chilling, melt the almond bark and vegetable oil together in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30-second increments, stirring between each. Mine took a total of a minute and a half.
    Stir until smooth.
    Using a cookie scoop, scoop balls of peanut butter mixture and place on wax paper.
    One by one, dip into the almond bark mixture. I used a toothpick to hold the ball of peanut butter, then dipped it into the liquid almond bark.
    Add crushed peanuts to the top (optional). To make these more festive you can drizzle with red and green ribbons of almond bark.
    Place back in the refrigerator for half an hour to firm up.
    Store in an airtight container. If you're eating them within 24 hours you won't need to refrigerate. If you do opt to refrigerate they will be good for 3-4 days. You can freeze these candies for up to a room. Thaw and eat at room temperature.

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