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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Candy that is so easy to make!
This recipe is a no bake chocolate peanut butter ball recipe.
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Candy
This is a simple recipe for chocolate covered peanut butter.
It is also a popular homemade candy idea that kids of most ages can help make!
Did you try my recipe for 4 Ingredient Pink Circus Fudge?
That recipe is another easy sweet recipe idea that is popular.
Both recipe can easily be personalized for any holiday or gathering too!
These chocolate covered balls are topped off with sprinkles. You can find Christmas Sprinkles here and Hanukkah Sprinkles here.
This recipe reminds me about when someone asked me what is the most popular Christmas candy.
Talk about a loaded question!
I mean, we all have different tastes.
You can guess what the most popular candy is two ways (opinion).
One way is to see what candy sells the most, of course you would need to factor in availability and price points. In my home, the most popular candy is usually the one that goes first.
No bake peanut butter balls are really a popular homemade candy.
This is especially true during the holiday season.
I suspect that may have something to do with how easy it is to make these balls.
Here is why I like these peanut butter balls during the holiday season.
Not only are these easy to make and popular to eat, these candies can be easily personalized using sprinkles.
Also, you can wrap these up and give them out to friends and family!
Tips for making easy peanut butter balls.
This trick to making these balls firm is to to refrigerate the peanut butter mixture until firm.
If they are not firm, they can fall apart when they are dipped in the chocolate.
More tips for you
- Dipping the balls into the melted chocolate can be tricky. Use a fork and or a spoon is one way to make it easier to do. Another option is to use candy dipping tools like these.
- While I am giving you ingredient amounts for the ingredients, you may need to make adjustments as you go. This is especially true when combining the peanut butter with the powdered sugar. You should know that the peanut butter mixture should be a bit on the crumbly side.
- When choosing peanut butter, stick to one that is not organic or 'natural'. This is one of those recipes that works best with regular peanut butter.
Personalize your chocolate covered peanut butter candy.
Yes, this recipe is just fine the way that it is.
However, you may want to add something or do something extra too!
Ideas for personalizing chocolate covered candy.
- Instead of using regular chocolate chips, try using white chocolate chips instead.
- Stir in some pretzels or crushed cookies with the peanut butter for some crunch.
- Drizzle melted chocolate on top.
- Add edible eyes and use icing to make little Santa's or Frosty's.
- Sprinkle chopped nuts on top.
- Serve these in Holiday candy wrappers.
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How to make these chocolate covered peanut butter balls without sugar.
These holiday balls can easily be made without sugar.
It just takes a few ingredient substitutions.
Here are substitutions that you can make.
- Creamy Peanut Butter- Sugar Free Peanut Butter.
- Powdered Sugar- Sugar Free Powdered Sugar.
- Chocolate Chips- Sugar Free Chocolate Chips.
Ingredients Needed to make No Bake Peanut Butter Balls
- Creamy Peanut Butter- ½ cup.
- Butter- 3 tablespoons, room temperature.
- Powdered Sugar- 1 cup.
- Vanilla Extract- ½ teaspoon.
- Chocolate Chips- 1 cup.
- Coconut Oil- 1 tablespoon.
How to make Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Candy
Step One: Prepare.
Use rimmed baking sheet (like a small baking sheet) that can fit into your refrigerator. Prep the sheet with parchment or wax paper.
Step Two: Make the peanut butter candy inside.
In a mixing bowl, blend together the peanut butter and the butter. Then add the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until blended. It will probably be a bit crumbly and that is okay.
Use a small cookie scoop to scoop out the balls, roll them as needed between your hands, and then place them on to the baking sheet.
Transfer the baking sheet to the refrigerator and refrigerate until firm (15-20 minutes).
Step Three: Finish the candy.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt together the chocolate and the coconut oil until smooth, stopping every 20 seconds to stir.
Use a fork, spoon, and/or candy dipping tool to dip each peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate fully covering the ball with the chocolate. Then sprinkle on the toppings and return the baking sheet to the refrigerator to set (20 minutes or more).
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Candy, a no bake recipe for chocolate peanut butter balls. Low carb sugar free option.
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
- ½ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 3 tbsp Butter
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
- 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
- Use a rimmed baking sheet (like a small baking sheet) that can fit into your refrigerator. Prep the sheet with parchment or wax paper.In a mixing bowl, blend together the peanut butter and the butter. Then add the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until blended. Use a small cookie scoop to scoop out the balls, roll them as needed between your hands, and then place them on to the baking sheet. Transfer the baking sheet to the refrigerator and refrigerate until firm (15-20 minutes).
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt together the chocolate and the coconut oil until smooth, stopping every 20 seconds to stir. Use a fork, spoon, and/or candy dipping tool to dip each peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate fully covering the ball with the chocolate. Then sprinkle on the toppings and return the baking sheet to the refrigerator to set (20 minutes or more).
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