Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut butter balls, also known as buckeyes, these are my favorite Christmas cookies ever!

Peanut Butter Balls

Day 9: Despite how I’ve raved about all of the previous cookies in the 12 days of Christmas (cookies), in my mind, these are still the best. They’re a classic, and I’m guessing everyone has had them at one time or another.

A creamy, sweet peanut butter center, surrounded by a smooth layer of chocolate – it just doesn’t get any better than that. They’re a little time consuming, due to the rolling and dipping in chocolate, but you get a lot of cookies out of one batch, and they’re so good that it’s definitely worth it.

If you haven’t made them before, you’ll be surprised at how simple they really are. Mike used to like these, but then he tried his first oreo ball, and hasn’t looked back since. That’s okay – more for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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P.S. You can see all of my Christmas treat recipes from over the years at thisย Christmas Cookiesย tag. Enjoy! And, as always, let me know if you try any and how you liked them.

Peanut Butter Balls


  • 1 lb + 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 sticks of butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 lb melting chocolate, melted


  1. Mix first three ingredients together well and form into 1" balls.
  2. Dip balls into melted chocolate and place on waxed paper to set.
  3. Makes 70 - 80 balls

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  1. Love these! My mom always made them as I was growing up. They are so good.

  2. Wow, those look really easy to make and they look super delicious!

  3. You are right. These have to be winners. I used to make them and we loved them. So glad you posted so I can make them again.

  4. Oh I love how simple this recipe is – I'm definitely going to use it soon, these look amazing!

  5. Megan, these buckeyes look so good. Chocolate and peanut butter, what a perfect flavor combination. Your recipe reminds me of the Ohio State Buckeyes (I am a Gator fan) and the old Reese's chocolate commercials. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Sounds amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

    P.S. I have a giveaway on my blog for a Plan a Meal bundle, if you or any of your readers are interested! Thanks!

  7. how do you think this would be with natural crunchy pb? I have a bunch that I bought that my husband doesn't like so I'm trying to find other uses for it ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Simply Life – You should definitely try it. In my opinion, natural pb is not as smooth as regular, and is less sweet. Not sure how that would translate to this recipe, but it's worth a shot. Make sure it's mixable, and add in extra sugar if you think it needs it. I think the crunch would be good too. I know some people add in rice krispies just to make it crunchy! Let me know if you try it ๐Ÿ™‚

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