Holiday Peanut Butter Balls

Happy Holidays Everyone! We are back with Day 2 of my 5 days of Holiday Treats. Today we are going to be making my Holiday Peanut Butter Balls recipe. Down south these are known as buckeyes. Depending on the size cookie scoop that you use, this recipe can make a lot of peanut butter balls. The recipe is simple enough that it can be done with the family. These will also disappear quickly.

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  • Gulf Wax: This is what will give these balls a nice shine! It is perfectly edible and is used by other candy companies.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls


  • 2 lb Bag of Confectioners Sugar
  • 24 oz Chunky Peanut Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 cups Room Temperature Butter
  • 36 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 brick Gulf Wax


  • Cream together Peanut Butter and Butter
  • Mix in Vanilla Extract
  • Mix in confectioner's sugar
  • Use cookie scoop to portion out the dough
  • Scoop and roll into balls and freeze for 30 minutes
  • Melt Chocolate on low with wax
  • Once fully melted, drop frozen balls into the chocolate and place on wax paper to set

This recipe was my Aunt Barb’s and I’ve been in love with them since I was 9. They are sweet and look almost professional. These are a winner any time of the year, to be honest. I’ve also used the store brand peanut butter. I don’t recommend using natural peanut butter for this recipe. You really need the thickened version that generic peanut butter girls. The confectioner’s sugar does not need to be sifted either. I would gradually add it in if you are using a stand mixer or beaters. If you don’t, you will be wearing it!

This Holiday Peanut Butter Balls recipe taste like they take a lot of time and they don’t. They are sweet and decadent. These will not last long once you put them out!

Pair these with the oreo truffles from yesterday!