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Quick & Easy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

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These cookies taste like Reese’s Peanut Btter Cups!
Quick & Easy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

With a deep, nutty flavor, rich chocolate coating, and melt-in-your-mouth consistency, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls become favorites among Reese’s cup lovers. So, let’s get started and prepare these delicious and effortless chocolate peanut butter balls!

Quick & Easy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Can I add other ingredients to the chocolate mix?

Yes, you can use milk chocolate chips or sprinkle flaky sea salt on top. Feel free to experiment with the chocolate coating!

Can I use something other than butter or peanut butter?

Yes, you can substitute peanut butter with almond butter, hazelnut butter, or other types of nut butter, or use a combination of any of them. For example, ½ cup creamy peanut butter and ½ cup almond butter.

I can’t recommend replacing unsalted butter with other ingredients, because butter helps to create a rich and super creamy texture in this recipe.

Quick & Easy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Quick & Easy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

How should I store the Buckeyes once made?

Once your chocolate peanut butter balls are firmed up, place them in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Quick & Easy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Quick & Easy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Quick & Easy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

These cookies taste like Reese’s Peanut Btter Cups!
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Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 32 Servings
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, add butter, creamy peanut butter, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat using an electric mixer until combined and creamy.
  • Add powdered sugar and beat on low until crumbly.
  • Using your hands, form 1-inch balls (about 1 scant tablespoon). Place them on a lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer for at least 15 minutes to firm up.
  • Add chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-seconds intervals, stirring each time, until melted. Pour melted chocolate into a deep and not too wide dish. You can use a measuring can, a glass jar or a cup.
  • Remove peanut butter balls from the freezer. Dip into a melted chocolate using a toothpick. Don’t cover the balls with chocolate completely, leave a small circle of peanut butter uncovered on top to look like a buckeye.
  • Place the balls back to the wax paper and remove the toothpick. You can smooth over the toothpick mark with pads of your fingers. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2.1g | Fat: 8.5g | Saturated Fat: 3.9g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 11.5g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Iron: 1mg

Frequently Asked Questions

Quick & Easy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

What should I do if I don’t have wax paper?

If you don’t have wap paper, you can also use parchment paper, aluminum foil, or a silpat.

How long do the balls need to be frozen before dipping?

You don’t need to freeze the balls completely. It’s enough to freeze them for about 15 minutes.

What if I don’t have a microwave to melt the chocolate?

No problem! Place a bowl on top of a small saucepan with simmering water. Measure the chips into the bowl and stir until melted.

What can I do if the mixture is too sticky?

If your mixture is too sticky, you can chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm it up. This will help with handling the mixture and rolling out the balls. You can also gradually add more powdered sugar to the mixture until it becomes less sticky.

How can I avoid the balls from sticking to the toothpick when dipping them in chocolate?

First of all, make sure that your peanut butter balls are chilled and have firmed up. If the toothpick is still sticking to the balls, you can use a fork or a special dipping tool instead.

What if the chocolate is too thick to work with?

The recipe calls for using 1 tsp of coconut oil, but you can add more coconut oil or a vegetable shortening to make the chocolate less thick to work with.

Quick & Easy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

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