I first tried these peanut butter balls at a classroom Christmas party in high school, and my life has changed ever since! I cannot believe I had not been introduced to these sooner. Chocolate and peanut butter in a dessert is the best combination. This reindeer poop balls recipe requires little time and only 4 ingredients. It is also a no bake recipe, so no need to turn on the oven. These peanut butter balls with powdered sugar would make a great holiday treat! It makes about 24 balls and is 184.94 kcal per ball.
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Favorite ingredient brands for this no bake peanut butter balls recipe:
- peanut butter-provides the main flavor
- butter-stick butter
- powdered sugar-adds sweetness and makes the peanut butter less sticky
- chocolate chips-for the chocolate part
Tips for making no bake peanut butter balls with powdered sugar:
Make sure the balls are hard before rolling in chocolate. I have made this recipe a few times where I thought my peanut butter balls were frozen enough, but they were not. This resulted in it being a little harder to roll them in the chocolate. This also got my chocolate tasting a little too much like peanut butter and left chunks in it. For that reason, I would recommend the peanut butter balls being fairly hard before trying to dip them.
Variations of this Christmas candy:
- decorate-obviously as seen in the pictures, my candy is simply rolled in chocolate, and that is all. You can add sprinkles and melted white chocolate to the top of them.
- other nut butters-you can try this recipe using other nut butters you have on hand besides peanut butter!
- chunky peanut butter-if you prefer more of a crunch in your candy, you can use chunky peanut butter to get that flavor.
- Most people sift their powdered sugar, however, I do not. Totally up to you if you want to! I think it tastes just fine as is.
How to make reindeer poop balls:
- peanut butter part-mix together all ingredients except chocolate. Form into balls. Freeze until they are hard.
- roll in chocolate
- freeze again!
How to store this easy no bake candy recipe:
- fridge-store this chocolate candy in an air tight container or bag in the refrigerator for up to one week
- freezer-freeze the balls in the freezer for up to one month.
Peanut Butter Balls
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- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 4 tbsp melted butter
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 16 oz chocolate chips or 8 oz chocolate chips and 8 oz peanut butter chips
- Beat together peanut butter and melted butter in a large bowl. Slowly pour in powdered sugar until mixture forms a ball. Refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes to allow dough ball to harden.
- After 10-15 minutes is up, shape the dough into 1 inch balls. Place in the freezer on a baking tray for 15 minutes for balls to firm up.
- During that 15 minutes, melt chocolate chips or chocolate chip/peanut butter chips into a large bowl (it can be the same bowl) in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir. If not completely melted, keep melting at 10 second intervals until melted.
- When freezing time is up, drop balls 1 at a time in the melted chocolate. Take out of chocolate with a spoon. Use a spatula to wipe off any excess chocolate. Place chocolate covered ball onto a baking pan lined with waxed paper. Repeat with remaining balls. Freeze for at least an hour before serving.
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