These Peanut Butter Snowballs are a deliciously easy, no-bake treat! Made with just 6 ingredients, they come together in about 30 minutes – perfect for when you need a last-minute dessert or snack.
Be sure to give these White Chocolate Dipped Oreos a try soon too, they are so yummy!
Why you'll love this recipe
✔️ The white chocolate peanut butter combination is to die for.
✔️ It's one of my favorite giftable treats for cookie swaps and holiday parties.
✔️ This is a great dessert to make for the holiday season.
✔️ They're deliciously easy and no-bake!
Like the Pretzel m&m Hugs recipe, this super easy and delicious!
For the exact measurements, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- powdered sugar
- softened butter
- creamy peanut butter
- white chocolate chips
- chopped peanuts or holiday sprinkles (optional)
- vegetable oil, canola or coconut oil.
This is an overview of the instructions. For the complete directions just scroll down to the bottom!
- In a bowl, combine the sugar, peanut butter and butter.
- Shape into 1-in. balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cooking sheet. Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm.
- Meanwhile, combine the melting wafers and vegetable oil. Melt the candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl using 30 second intervals, stirring between each heating.
- Dip each ball and place on waxed paper to harden. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts, or Christmas sprinkles.
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- large mixing bowl
- wax paper or parchment paper
- cookie sheet or baking sheet
- microwave-safe bowl
The oil helps thin out the chocolate so it's easier to dip the balls.
Yes! These will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Almond bark is made from fats, sugar, and flavors. it does not contain chocolate. White chocolate is made with cocoa butter, milk solids, and sugar.
Things to know
- Make sure that your butter is completely at room temperature otherwise, it will not cream together well with the other ingredients.
- If you want your snowballs to be extra smooth, make sure to use creamy peanut butter.
- Do not skip the freezing step! This helps the balls firm up so they don't fall apart when you dip them in the chocolate.
- The key to getting a smooth coating is to work quickly. Dip each ball and then place it back on the wax paper.
- If the candy coating starts to thicken up, reheat it in the microwave for a few seconds. I recommend using holiday sprinkles or chopped peanuts to decorate these.
- A double boiler can also be used to melt the chocolate instead of melting chocolate in the microwave. That way melted white chocolate will stay warm while you are dipping the no bake peanut butter snowballs.
- Like the Snowman Soup, these make great holiday gifts!
- Instead of dipping these peanut butter balls into white chocolate, you could dip them in milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, or dark chocolate.
- You could also add ½ cup of crushed graham cracker crumbs or Rice Krispies to this batter for a little extra flavor.
- In place of the peanut butter, you can use Nutella or other nut butter like almond butter, or cashew butter for this sweet treat.
- If you don't have white chocolate on hand you can use white candy melts instead for these delicious treats.
- Instead of adding sprinkles to the top of these, you can use a spoon or piping bag to drizzle chocolate on the top of these delectable bites.
- A dash of vanilla extract can add additional flavor to the peanut butter mixture in this no bake recipe.
- You can use crunchy peanut butter for this simple recipe if you want to add a little extra crunch.
- Melted coconut oil can be used in place of vegetable oil.
Refrigerate - Store the snowballs in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Freeze - You can also freeze these for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.
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- This Christmas Puppy Chow recipe is not only great when you use it as gifts for family and friends, but it's also a tasty snack at your next Christmas party.
- Snowman Soup and Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats are a festive gift for neighbors, friends, and teachers this holiday season.
- Peanut Butter Cookies are another delicious dessert recipe to make at Christmas time this year.
- This Chicken Noodle Casserole is my all-time favorite recipe to make this time of year.
- These Cracker Barrel Fried Apples are bursting with comforting flavors, and make for an easy side dish to pair with your holiday meals.
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No Bake Peanut Butter Snowballs
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons softened butter
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 16 ounces white chocolate chips
- ¼ cup chopped peanuts or holiday sprinkles (optional)
- 1 tablespoon canola oil or vegetable oil
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- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the sugar, peanut butter and butter.
- Using a small cookie scoop, scoop dough and roll into one inch balls. Place on a waxed paper-lined cooking sheet. Refrigerate or freeze for 30 minutes or until firm.
- Combine the white chocolate chips and canola oil. Melt the candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl using 30 second intervals, stirring between each heating.
- Dip each ball and place on waxed paper to harden. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts, Christmas sprinkles or any pretty sprinkles.
- Refrigerate in an airtight container until you're ready to serve. Enjoy!