No Bake Peanut Butter Snowballs

Peanut Butter Snowballs, a creamy treat dipped in white chocolate! No baking is required and just four ingredients are needed to make these. An easy treat to make with kids!

If you love no bake cookies be sure to check out these No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies too!

Peanut butter snowballs in a white bowl ready to eat.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • These Snowballs take less than 15 minutes to make.
  • It’s the perfect treat for giftable treats, or for your Christmas party.
  • You can easily double or triple this if you are feeding a larger crowd this time of year.
  • This simple, 4-ingredient recipe can be made with ingredients you likely have on hand.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this easy recipe. You should already have these simple tools on hand in your kitchen. So, gather these tools and get ready to enjoy this sweet treat.

  • medium bowl
  • cookie scoop or mini ice cream scoop
  • parchment-lined baking sheets
  • microwave safe bowl
  • fork or dipping tool
Ingredients for no bake peanut butter balls.

INGREDIENTS

You will only need four ingredients to make this festive holiday treat! All of these ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store or you most likely already have most of them on hand already!

  • confectioner’s sugar
  • creamy peanut butter
  • butter, softened
  • candy coating white chocolate – any brand. I picked up mine from Target and I also have used the Wilton brand.
A white bowl filled with peanut butter snowball treats

HOW TO MAKE THESE NO-BAKE PEANUT BUTTER SNOWBALLS

Making these homemade peanut butter balls are so simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a tasty dessert to enjoy this holiday season with your friends and family.

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: MIX INGREDIENTS

In a medium size bowl combine the powdered sugar, peanut butter, and butter and mix until well incorporated.

No bake snowballs ingredients in a blue mixing bowl.

STEP 2: SHAPE SNOWBALLS

With a small cookie scoop or teaspoon shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Place on a waxed or parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Chill the peanut butter mixture for 30 minutes or until firm.

STEP 3: DIP IN MELTED CHOCOLATE

Next, melt the white candy coating at 50% power for 1 minute, then in 30-second increments in a microwave-safe bowl until smooth. Dip balls in the chocolate coating on all sides, and place on a lined cookie sheet to harden.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH PEANUT BUTTER BALLS

I love serving these peanut butter snowballs on a cookie platter for the holidays alongside these other sweet treats. All of these recipes are great for your next cookie swap.

A peanut butter snowball sliced in half showing the center peanut butter filling.

TIPS

Here are a few tips that you can make sure that these peanut butter balls turn out perfectly every time that you make them.

  • You can spear each ball with a skewer, dipped them in the melted coating, then lifted them off with a fork!
  • For a smooth, shiny coating, use good-quality white candy melts. You could also use white chocolate chips or almond bark.
  • To keep these snowballs bite-sized, try using a smaller cookie scoop or mini ice cream scoop!
  • Make sure to chill your peanut butter balls before dipping them in white chocolate for the best results.
  • If your coating is too thick, try adding a teaspoon of vegetable oil, or coconut oil, or shortening it to thin it out.
  • You can add some festive flare to your dessert by sprinkling some holiday Christmas on top of the melted chocolate before it dries.
  • These sweet treats are perfect just the way they are, but you can add in 1 cup of Rice Krispies, graham cracker crumbs, crushed pretzels or 1/2 cup of roasted peanuts if you want to take these up a notch.
  • If you like a little crunch you can use crunchy peanut butter in these delicious treats.
  • Make sure that your butter is completely at room temperature before you start to make this simple recipe.
  • If you want to add a little extra flair to the top of these, using a piping bag you can pipe some melted chocolate candy melts to the top of these balls.
No bake peanut butter snowballs in a white serving dish.

HOW TO STORE

Store these snowballs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks! They also freeze well for up to 3 months.

FAQS 

Do you have questions about this festive peanut butter snowballs recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.

Can natural peanut butter be used to make no bake peanut butter balls?

Yes, natural peanut butter can be used, but make sure that the type you purchase doesn’t have oil on top or ensure that it is mixed well. Otherwise the balls may be too soft and not hold up well.

Ca you freeze peanut butter snowballs?

Yes, mix these snowballs up and place them in an airtight freezer container, ziplock or vacuum freezer bag for up to three months.

Can I use a double boiler instead of the microwave?

Yes, you can use a double boiler, just make sure that you watch the candy melts closely so that they don’t scorch.

Can I dip these into chocolate instead?

Are you a fan of milk chocolate or dark chocolate and peanut butter? Have no fear, you can dip these peanut butter snowballs into your favorite chocolate. You can even use semi-sweet chocolate.

Can I use my favorite sugar-free sweetener?

Yes, but make sure that you use a powdered sugar substitute and Lily’s White Chocolate would work great for a sugar-free option.

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No Bake Peanut Butter Snowballs

Creamy peanut butter filling covered in white chocolate. These easy no bake peanut butter balls are enjoyed mostly during the holiday season, but don't limit these to the holidays. Simple recipe for all year long.
4.37 from 25 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no bake peanut butter snowballs, peanut butter snowballs, snowballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 20 each
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer

Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 pound candy coating white chocolate

Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine sugar, peanut butter and butter; mix well.
  • Shape into 1-inch balls and place on a waxed or parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Chill for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Melt the white candy coating in a microwave safe bowl (defrost at 30 second increments) until smooth.
  • Dip balls and place on lined cookie sheet to harden.

Notes

Spear each ball with a skewer, dipped them in the melted coating, then lifted them off with a fork!

Nutrition

Serving: 1snowball | Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 57mg | Sugar: 23g

Disclaimer

Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

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17 Comments

  1. I would love to have these on my wedding dessert table! How long will they stay good in the fridge? I was hoping to make them 2 weeks in advance. Thanks so much for the help!

    1. The peanut butter center will last several weeks in an airtight container, but I’m not sure if the chocolate will sweat moisture. You could make all the balls, then coat them a week in advance and I bet they’ll be fine.

  2. I made these a few years ago & everyone loved them!! I made them with milk chocolate, too! But I liked these because they fit for winter & look like snowballs. I even added white/clear sprinkles to some of them so they looked like they were glistening.

      1. Has anyone tried these with soy butter or wow butter?? (Living with children with peanut allergies can present recipe challenges)

  3. these are very tasty if you use almond butter instead of peanutbutter…just adds a whole different but delicious taste!

  4. I want to try these. I think that they would be good with some dark chocolate shavings and a candied cherry in the center too.