Introducing my delectable homemade Peanut Butter Balls that surpass the taste of Reese’s peanut butter cups in every way imaginable! This simple candy recipe incorporates basic ingredients, reminiscent of buckeye balls, but with a heavenly chocolate coating.
If you’re on a quest for the ultimate peanut butter balls, then you’ve come to the perfect place!
The Finest Peanut Butter Balls Recipe
Today, I present to you another effortless candy recipe: peanut butter balls! These little delights outshine buckeyes by a mile and capture the essence of a peanut butter cup.
These no-bake peanut butter balls are incredibly approachable, making them practically foolproof, and they’re an absolute favorite of ours!
This recipe is a breeze—only five ingredients needed!
No candy thermometer or culinary expertise required; all you need are a few bowls, a baking dish, and a microwave.
They possess a superior flavor to Reese’s peanut butter cups due to their homemade nature. The enchantment lies within the peanut butter filling, which boasts a strikingly similar texture and taste.
I’ll be sharing my top tips for making, dipping, and storing these delightful treats.
They can be frozen and stay fresh for up to five days at room temperature, making them perfect for gifting!
What Sets Buckeyes Apart from Peanut Butter Balls?
When making Buckeyes, the truffles are not entirely coated in chocolate. In contrast, when preparing peanut butter balls, you’ll fully submerge them in chocolate. This recipe offers a completely no-bake, chocolate-covered peanut ball experience.
Proper Storage of Easy Peanut Butter Balls
To maintain their freshness, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator, where they’ll keep well for five days.
Ideal Chocolate Choices for Peanut Butter Truffles
While there are numerous chocolate options available for rolling truffles, I highly recommend the following:
Ghiradelli Candy Melts: These delightful treats can be found in the baking aisle, offering both chocolate and white chocolate variants. They boast the best taste among all melting chocolate options.
Candiquik: Located in the baking aisle, this chocolate is specifically designed for melting and is available in block form. It resembles almond bark but with an even more delightful flavor.
Baking Chocolate: If desired, you may opt for semi-sweet baking chocolate bars, but do note that this can become rather expensive!
Variations for the Peanut Butter Ball Recipe
Feel free to personalize this recipe to your liking—here are a few suggestions to get you started!
Chocolate: Experiment with white chocolate, dark chocolate, or milk chocolate—each one yields fantastic results! For optimal outcomes, I recommend sticking to candy melts, Candiquik, almond bark, or even baking chocolate bars. Avoid chocolate chips, as they do not melt as smoothly.
Peanut Butter: Utilize your favorite type of peanut butter—whether it’s crunchy, creamy, or even flavored.
Remember to prepare a double batch and share one. A fantastic peanut butter candy is beloved by all. This age-old recipe outshines even the famed Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!
1 cup (250 grams) creamy peanut butter
6 tablespoons (85 grams) unsalted butter softened to room temperature
2 cups (240 grams) powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chopped
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld mixer, beat the peanut butter and butter together until well combined.
Add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt and mix until fully combined, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Using a one tablespoon measuring spoon or cookie scoop, scoop the peanut butter mixture, roll into balls, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
Transfer the baking sheet with the peanut butter balls to the freezer for 20 minutes.
Place the chopped chocolate in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave in 20-30 second increments, stirring well after each increment, until completely melted and smooth.
Remove the baking sheet with the peanut butter balls from the freezer.
Dip each peanut butter ball in the melted chocolate, then return to the baking sheet.
Once all of the peanut butter balls are coated in the chocolate, transfer the baking sheet to the refrigerator for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the chocolate is hardened.