Peanut Butter Snowballs

Festive Peanut Butter Snowballs are filled with sweet, creamy peanut butter and covered in vanilla candy coating and sprinkles!

The best part is these peanut butter snowballs only require 4 ingredients! If you love peanut butter like I do, you’ll also want to try Peanut Butter Cup Cookies, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars, and Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies. They’re all delicious!

Peanut butter snowballs stacked on a white plate

Giftable treats!

I love the holidays and everything that comes with it. The yummy treats, the gift giving, the traditions, the craziness…It makes me so happy! One of our favorite things to do is make goodies and take them to friends, neighbors, and family.

I love doing this because it’s something I can get the kids involved in and it is something we all enjoy. I remember getting in the kitchen and helping my mom with her baked goods, and I want my kids to have the same memories.

This year, we decided to make Peanut Butter Snowballs as one of our neighbor treats. They are more of a candy than anything else, but were easy to make and incredibly delicious.

I picked up all the ingredients at my local Walmart using their grocery pickup service. If you guys have not used it yet – you must!

peanut butter balls chilling on a cookie sheet

Making easy festive snowballs

MIX. Combine sugar, peanut butter and butter in a bowl mixing until dough forms.

SHAPE. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet lined with wax paper. Chill for 30 minutes.

DECORATE. When done chilling, melt candy coating until smooth and dip balls coating with candy until smooth and all over. Place back on waxed paper lined baking sheet, sprinkle with sprinkles and chill for an additional 15-20 minutes. ENJOY!

candy coated peanut butter snowballs topped with sprinkles on wax paper

Recipe Tips

  • Consistency: If your snowball “batter” is falling apart, try adding more peanut butter and not more powdered sugar. If it is falling apart the mixture may be too dry, so add a spoonful or two of peanut butter to help them stick together.
  • Peanut Butter: This recipe works best when using a regular peanut butter and not a natural peanut butter. 
  • Forming Balls: A cookie scoop makes perfectly sized uniform balls.
  • Freeze: Freeze the peanut butter balls before dipping them. The candy coating will harden much faster.
a pile of white chocolate peanut butter snowballs

Variations

I made these as a delicious and pretty Christmas treat, but you can easily customize it for any holiday. Simply adjust the color of the candy coating:

  • pink for Valentine’s Day
  • orange for Halloween
  • top with your favorite holiday sprinkles

For this recipe I used a candy coating called candiquik. Another candy coating that works well is almond bark. If you do not have candy candy coating you can make your own using chocolate chips:

  1. Combine 6 oz of chocolate chips and 1 tbsp shortening.
  2. Melt together.
The soft inside of a peanut butter snowball

Storing Tips

STORE covered at room temperature for 5-7 days or in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

FREEZE in an airtight and freezer safe container for 1-2 months. Be aware that when thawing they may “sweat” so line them with a paper towel to help absorb the moisture.

peanut butter snowballs displayed on a white plate.

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Peanut Butter Snowballs Recipe

4.94 from 15 votes
Festive Peanut Butter Snowballs are filled with sweet, creamy peanut butter and covered in vanilla candy coating and sprinkles!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 274 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 lb vanilla candy coating
  • Christmas sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Combine sugar, peanut butter and butter in a bowl mixing until dough forms.
  • Shape into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet lined with wax paper. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • When done chilling, melt candy coating until smooth and dip balls coating with candy until smooth and all over. Place back on waxed paper lined baking sheet, sprinkle with sprinkles and chill for an additional 15-20 minutes. ENJOY!

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About Kristyn

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. These look yummo! But im a little concerned about the calorie content…..is it really 1420 calories per serving???!!! How many cookies equal a serving?
    Anyway, im going to try these for halloween with chocolate candy coating and Orange sprinkles. I dont see any possible way they can be anything but delectable. MAYBE tha exp the hi calories……you cant stop Eat until theyre all gone?
    Thanks!

    1. 5 stars
      That was supposed to say maybe that explains the high calories.
      Not sure what happened there. I think i got too excited thiNking about these cookies.

  2. 4 stars
    When I made these, they were a bit runny and didn’t hold the ball shape very well. Maybe I used peanut butter that was too liquidy? I used a generic natural peanut butter. hoping after i freeze them they will be hard enough to dip into chocolate and then i can stick them back in the fridge and hoping they’ll hold.

    1. Honestly, I have not tried freezing them, so not 100% sure how they freeze. They should be ok in an air tight container in the fridge.

  3. 5 stars
    Made with chocolate coating & Christmas sprinkles. Easy & delicious! Doubled the recipe but they were still gone Fast! Thanks for sharing

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is easy and delicious! It is perfect for those of us short on time but need to make something for a holiday party. I can use items that I really already have in my pantry!

  5. I am making them right now and maybe I am making the balls too big? But I had to make about roughly another double batch to get the amount I needed. I’m doing a bake exchange and need at least 108 of them lol! Great recipe though! Thank you 😊