No Bake Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

These 5-ingredient easy no bake Peanut Butter Balls are perfect for when your oven is in high-demand. 

My mom has been making these Peanut Butter Balls for as long as I can remember.

They have always been my favorite selection on the cookie plate, too.

I love peanut butter and chocolate together in any form, but adding in the crushed graham crackers to the peanut butter just makes everything so much better.

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls - a photo of a bowl of chocolate covered peanut butter with a bite taken out from one of them with a red bird in the background - click photo for full written recipe

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And they are so easy to make! It only takes five ingredients and no oven!

Just combine the peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and butter in a bowl. Form in to balls.

Chill until firm, then dip in melted chocolate.

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls - a photo of peanut butter balls and two chocolate covered balls all on a silver baking sheet - click photo for full written recipe

Nothing could be easier! And extra oven space during cookie season? Merry Christmas to all!

5 from 6 votes

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

These easy no-bake Peanut Butter Balls are perfect for when your oven is in high-demand. Turn them into adorable snowmen or decorate however you choose!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, peanut butter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 30 to 36 pieces
Calories 107kcal
  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter softened (1/2 stick)
  • 8 ounces semisweet baking chocolate
  • In a large bowl, add graham cracker crumbs, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter. Stir until uniformly combined and smooth.
  • Shape into teaspoon-sized balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Chill at least 30 minutes.
  • Set chocolate in a bowl over a pot of simmering water (double-boiler method) or melt in the microwave at 50% power in 30-second increments (stirring well after each increment). Using two spoons, dip peanut butter balls into melted chocolate and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Chill at least 30 minutes to set chocolate.

Recipe Notes

This recipe will yield approximately 30 to 36 Peanut Butter Balls. The recipe doubles easily, so make extra!


Calories: 107kcal


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  1. Hope Crowder

    Couldn’t you set up a chocolate fountain to dip your candy in if you have one ?? If you’re doing for lots of people or for a big party or a wedding…. it’s just an idea if only one person is doing this !! Thanks Meggan for the site 

  2. Fi

    We made these and used McVities Digestive biscuits (I am in Scotland) We made a batch using smooth peanut butter, and one with crunchy, both delicious, but will ALWAYS use crunchy in the future. Loved them, and son in law has requested we make a huge batch for Christmas, we made them together and it was so nice to spend time in the kitchen with him5 stars

    1. meggan

      This makes me SO HAPPY!!!! Everything – the crunchy peanut butter, the fact that you liked them, the fact that you are in Scotland making food from the US, and especially that you spent time cooking with your son. All wonderful things. I’m touched. Thank you so much for the comment. -Meggan

  3. Karen

    Can you use chunky peanut butter? I have a large had for making my peanut butter cookies. Thank you!

    1. meggan

      Yes! It will change the text of course, but in my opinion, only in a good way! Go for it. Thank you Karen! If you need anything else just let me know.

  4. Ray

    I’m from England and you can’t get graham crackers here. Can I just use any kind of digestive biscuit instead?

    1. meggan

      Hi Ray, it’s worth a shot. I have never had them so I don’t know exactly what the flavor is, but I can’t imagine they would taste bad. I am going to order some digestive biscuits on Amazon so I can test the recipe with them and know for myself. Is McVitie’s a common brand? Thanks!

  5. Brenna

    I ended up drizzling the caramel on top, it tasted very good still!5 stars

    1. meggan

      That’s awesome!!!! I do that with my Oreo cookie cookie balls, a little salted caramel drizzle. Thank you for reporting back! And take care.

  6. Breanne

    I was just wondering if I could use camel instead of chocolate…wasnt sure if it would still taste good!

    1. meggan

      Hi Breanne! I’m sure it would still taste good, I just cannot provide the exact caramel recipe you’d need to use to set up correctly. But you cannot go wrong with caramel and peanut butter! :D Good luck and thanks for the question!

  7. Sabrina Elliott

    Made them over the holidays they were a complete hit I dipped them in s’mores chocolate ,cookies and cream chocolate and dark chocolate thought I was making one batch but ended up making 4 batches cause every time I made them they magically disappeared lol.  Thanks so much for sharing this recipe it was truly a hit!  Hope you had an amazing holiday!5 stars

  8. Dawn

    You can buy chocolate wafers for candy making and melt in the microwave. These dip well and form quickly. 5 stars

    1. meggan

      Hi Dawn, YES! With chocolate wafers it’s nearly impossible to screw things up. And they actually taste really great! Good idea. Thank you so much!

  9. Sabrina Elliott

    Awesome thank you ☺️   Can’t wait to make them !

  10. Sabrina Elliott

    Hi there 2 questions can you use salted butter instead and also I wanted to give them as gifts so can they just stay in an airtight container and not in the fridge ?
    Thanks so much 

    1. meggan

      Hi Sabrina! YES to salted butter, that’s what I always use and I will change the recipe to reflect that. My mother would never in a million years use unsalted butter so that’s just a typo. They can definitely stay in an airtight container but not in a warm place. If you happen to live in a cool climate, feel free to stick them in your garage or outside or something like that! But otherwise they will be fine if they don’t get warm. I hope this is helpful!

  11. Bill

    My 16 year old boy made these for the 2nd yr in a row and everyone loves them. They tell him to make them all yr round. Also he puts them outside since we live in WI

    1. meggan

      Hi Bill! Hooray for 16-year-old boys in the kitchen making treats! You’ve done something right over there. I appreciate that you took the time to leave a comment, take care and have a great holiday!

  12. Syvanna Julie Cruickshank

    My sister in law made these and omg I love them I could have eaten the hole tray she made it am in love with these5 stars

    1. Vickishannon

      My oldest sister makes these every year mmmm goooood5 stars

  13. Meghan

    Hi! These looks yummy and easy. Am I able to make them now and freeze for Christmas? Thanks!

    1. Ryann Tuomi

      Can you use granulated sugar instead of powdered sugar? 

    2. meggan

      Hi Meghan, YES! Definitely. Just pop them in the freezer. My mom always puts them outside on the screened-in patio in Wisconsin during the winter. Exact same effect, ha ha! Thanks. :)

  14. Sarah M

    I would love to make this recipe! I wonder though.. I always buy the freshly ground peanut butter from the store. It has no other ingredients, including sweeteners. Would the amount of sugar in this recipe still make it taste the way it should or should I add more? Thanks!

    1. meggan

      Hi Sarah! Sorry for the late reply. I would say you should be fine using the freshly-ground peanut butter, and the best way to see if you need more sugar is to taste it as you make it. You’ll know. I think people have different tastes for sweetness, you know? The final bars as written are quite sweet. If you normally eat peanut butter without sugar, maybe you don’t eat as much sugar and wouldn’t like them as is, anyway. Do you know what I mean? So I would say try with the sugar I have listed but just taste a little bit and see what you think. You will know what tastes the best to you! Thanks for the question and I’ll put it on my list to test this with unsweetened peanut butter and see how it turns out. Take care.

  15. jodi speakman

    I make thes every year and have for manyears,however its easier to use toothpicks to dip , I use choc bark and I have never added butter to the pb mixture

  16. Krystle Blan

    I love make peanut butter balls.

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