With just 5 ingredients, learn how to make No Bake Peanut Butter Balls that will fly off the platter or make a stellar food gift idea. This easy homemade candy recipe is a winner at any holiday party (or on any day you want to taste like a holiday!).
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.
Graham crackers: If classic graham crackers aren’t available in your area, feel free to use the same amount of crushed digestive biscuits, or any slightly sweet, non-shortbread style cookie or tea biscuit. Or try 1 cup of crushed Rice Krispies cereal or 1 cup of rolled oats; you can’t go wrong with any of the above.
Peanut butter: Homemade or store-bought, creamy or chunky; it’s up to you. Almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, or your top peanut butter substitute should also work as long as it’s not too drippy.
Semi-sweet baking chocolate: For dipping. You can also use chocolate flavored melting wafers if desired.
Yield: My No Bake Peanut Butter Ball recipe makes 30 bite-sized (okay, probably more like two-bite) servings. This dessert is a breeze to make and multiplies easily, so I suggest whipping up a double batch.
Storage: Transfer extra No Bake Peanut Butter Balls to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to two weeks.
Freezer: Freeze dipped or undipped Peanut Butter Balls in a freezer-safe zip-top bag for up to three months.