12 Days of Sugar – Day 1
Peanut Butter Snowballs are a simple homemade treat that everyone is going to love. Sweet, creamy peanut butter balls dipped in melted white chocolate. They’re amazing!
It’s officially here, my annual 12 Days of Sugar. I’m not sure whether to be excited or stressed about it. I’m kicking off DAY 1 with these peanut butter snowballs.
If you ask me, it’s not the holidays without homemade candy. If you’re intimidated and terrified of the thought of making homemade candy, don’t be! These peanut butter snowballs are a cinch to make! They’re kind of a cheater way to make homemade candy!
If you’re a peanut butter lover like we are all, then these little balls of yumminess are going to quickly become a favorite treat.
These are quick and simple to make and don’t we all want quick and simple this time of year?
Here is what you will need for peanut butter snowballs:
- powdered sugar
- creamy peanut butter
- white candy melts (or almond bark)
- sprinkles, optional
Simple as one, two, three.
MIX. Combine powdered sugar, peanut butter and melted butter in a bowl mixing until dough forms. (I use my hand mixer.)
SHAPE. Use a cookie scoop to scoop dough and roll into balls (about 1-inch) and place on baking sheet lined with wax paper. Chill for 30 minutes.
DIP. Dip the chilled peanut butter balls into the melted candy coating. I like to use a fork and then tap the fork on the side of the bowl to get rid of the excess candy coating.
How to store peanut butter snowballs:
- I recommend storing these peanut butter snowballs in the refrigerator, but they can be stored at room temperature as well. They can be stored for up to 1 week at room temperature and in the fridge up to two weeks.
- You can also store these freezer. Make sure the chocolate has set first, then place them in an airtight container in rows, separated by parchment paper. They will last several months in the freezer. Keep a couple things in mind – (1) The chocolate may crack from freezing them. (2) When thawing they may “sweat” so place them on a paper towel when you thaw them to help absorb the moisture.
Peanut Butter Snowballs
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 8 to 10 oz white candy melts (or almond bark, coarsely chopped)
- In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt. Mix until well combined (I use my hand mixer). Chill in freezer for 30 minutes or until the mixture is easy to handle.
- Shape into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment. Freeze for 20 to 30 more minutes.
- Melt the candy melts in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. (I usually do 30 second increments and stir after each time.) Dip each chilled ball in the melted and place on waxed paper, sprinkle with holiday sprinkles if desired and chill for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.
- I use Guittard white melting wafers. I guy them at Sam’s club, but I’ve also seen them at Walmart and Target.
- I keep mine stored in a sealed container or candy tin the fridge or in my cold storage room because I love them cold.
Recipe Source: Taste of Home
Jodi, I am so excited for today and the 12 days of sugar. Thank you so much for doing this. These look incredible and so beautiful. Hope you are taking time to enjoy the season!
Hey Teresa, how are you? I’m so glad you’re excited about my 12 Days of Sugar. Why does is always roll around so fast? Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Happy holidays to you and your family!