Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls make a festive treat that transports easily to all your holiday parties. They also make amazing homemade gifts!

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls make a festive treat the whole family will love! Holiday sprinkles make them extra festive!

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I’ve mentioned before that we’re pretty big local sports fans. The Cavs, the Browns, and of course, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

My husband takes his Buckeyes very seriously. Every Saturday, he proudly launches our OSU flag high, and brings it in again at sundown. It’s a serious thing, you guys.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls make a festive treat the whole family will love! You'll love making these as much as you love eating them!

Every year, we make plenty of Buckeye candies to give to family and friends and munch on during the holidays. And while I love my Buckeye treats, I wanted to do something a bit more festive this weekend.

These Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls are pretty similar to Buckeyes, but they’re fully dipped in chocolate and covered in contrasting festive sprinkles.

This time of year is perfect for this kind of poppable treat. They’re easy to make, and everyone loves that classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Add adorable red, white, and green sprinkles, and you’re on to something truly fun.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls make a festive treat the whole family will love! Fun to make and eat!
They transport perfectly when you put them in Glad® holiday containers, these one’s are available exclusively at Walmart, and don’t even need a bow. . The adorable holiday designs and festive lids mean you don’t need gift wrap of any kind. I just write a to and from on the lid, and call it good, unless I’m feeling extra fancy.

I got everything I needed on a quick trip to Walmart. Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls are pretty much the easiest holiday treat you can make, and everyone loves getting them.

The ingredients list is just so simple – butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, chocolate, and your favorite sprinkles. That’s it! I’m pretty sure you can get everything you need in only two aisles at Walmart.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls make a festive treat the whole family will love! So fun and festive!
Hit that third aisle for your super cute Glad® holiday containers, and you’re in and out before you can get holiday crowd anxiety. Or is that just me?

We make these treats for pretty much everyone in the family, as well our fellow OSU fanatics. If you’re feeling fancy, you can pick up red and grey sprinkles on your trip to Walmart, and just maybe out-Buckeye the Buckeye.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls make a festive treat that transports easily to all your holiday parties. They also make amazing homemade gifts!
For more holiday entertaining tips and recipes, be sure to check out www.walmart.com/holidayfavorites. Also be sure to check out these Cherry Cheesecake Cookies and these Chocolate Almond Kiss Cookies, both pack up beautifully in Glad® holiday containers and are perfect for gift giving!

Happy Holidays, my fellow OSU fans. It’s going to be an awesome rest of the season – and a pretty amazing Christmas too.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 10-ounce packages candy melts*
  • festive sprinkles, optional

Directions:

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, combine butter, peanut butter and vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Turn the mixer down to low speed and gradually add in the powdered sugar and salt and mix until combined.
  4. Turn mixer up to medium and beat for about 2 minutes.
  5. Use a small cookie scoop (about 2 teaspoons) to measure the dough. Roll each scoop into a small ball and place onto prepared baking sheet.
  6. Refrigerate dough balls for one hour.
  7. Melt candy wafers according to package directions. Dip each dough ball into the melted candy wafers. Place the candy coated balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. If using sprinkles, add them immediately after you dip the peanut butter ball into the melts.
  8. Once all of the peanut butter balls are coated in candy, place the baking tray into the refrigerator for hour. Once the coating is set, you can transfer the peanut butter balls to a storage container and refrigerate them until ready to serve.

 

Notes:

  • I used Ghirardelli Dark Melting Wafers. You can find them at most grocery stores in the baking aisle and at Target near the chocolate chips.
  • If you prefer chocolate instead of candy melts, you can sub in 2 cups of melted chocolate chips for the the candy melts.
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