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Peanut Butter Snowballs

Peanut Butter Snowballs are a peanut butter truffle with flavors of honey and vanilla. These no bake peanut butter balls make a delicious Christmas treat that you can pop in your mouth.

Peanut Butter Snowballs

If you love peanut butter desserts, try my Christmas Peanut Butter Balls with milk chocolate.

Peanut Butter Snowballs Ingredients

To make these Christmas truffles, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):

  • Powdered sugar
  • Crunchy peanut butter: See notes on types of peanut butter
  • Honey: Honey adds a different flavor to the peanut butter balls, but it can be omitted if desired.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Lemon juice: you can use fresh or from concentrate. The lemon juice will not make this taste lemony. It simply brightens the flavor and cuts through the sweetness.
  • Salt
  • White chocolate candy melts: I use Ghirardelli white chocolate candy melts, but you can use your favorite candy melts. Feel free to use different colors of candy melts.
  • Sprinkles (optional)

How to Make Peanut Butter Truffles

How to Make Peanut Butter Truffles

It is so easy to make white chocolate truffles filled with peanut butter.

  1. Make the truffle mixture. In a mixing bowl, stir together powdered sugar, crunchy peanut butter, melted butter, honey, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt until well combined.
  2. Refrigerate dough for 20 minutes or freeze for 10 minutes.
  3. Melt the chocolate. While dough is chilling, melt the white candy melts by placing it in a bowl, and setting it in the microwave. Heat the white chocolate in 30 second increments, stirring each time. It shouldn’t take more than 2 or 3 sets to melt the chocolate down completely. If needed, you can add in a little shortening or oil to thin out the candy melts.
  4. Cover peanut butter balls in chocolate. Roll peanut butter mixture into 2-inch balls and roll into melted white chocolate and place on a parchment lined sheet pan to set. They will set quicker in the refrigerator, so feel free to put them in there instead.
  5. Add sprinkles. After coating your peanut butter balls, but before setting, sprinkle these snowballs with your favorite holiday colored sprinkles.

Peanut Butter Balls with White Chocolate

Storage Instructions

I recommend storing your peanut butter snowballs the refrigerator, since the chocolate will soften otherwise, but they can be stored at room temperature as well. They can be stored for up to 1 week.

You can even store them in the freezer. To freeze, 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, but the chocolate may crack during the freezing process.

White Chocolate Truffles with Peanut Butter and Sprinkles

Can I Use Creamy Peanut Butter Instead?

You can absolutely use creamy peanut butter instead of crunchy. However, I enjoy the extra crunch of the original recipe, as it reminds me of other delicious truffles I’ve eaten. However, some people prefer smooth truffles, so feel free to make these your own and according to your preferences! Both are delicious.

However, I do recommend using a natural peanut butter that you do not have to stir, as it can leave your peanut butter snowballs oily.

Plate of peanut butter snowballs stacked on each other

Peanut Butter Snowballs

Peanut Butter Snowballs

Yield: 16 balls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Peanut Butter Snowballs are a peanut butter truffle with flavors of honey and vanilla. These no bake peanut butter balls make a delicious Christmas treat that you can pop in your mouth.

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups powdered (or confectioners) sugar
  • ¾ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white candy melts, melted
  • Sprinkles, optional garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together powdered sugar, crunchy peanut butter, melted butter, honey, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt until well combined.
  2. Refrigerate dough for 20 minutes or freeze for 10 minutes.
  3. While dough is chilling, melt the white candy melts by placing it in a bowl, and setting it in the microwave. Heat the white chocolate in 30 second increments, stirring each time. It shouldn’t take more than 2 or 3 sets to melt the chocolate down completely. If needed, you can add in a little shortening or oil to thin out the candy melts.
  4. Roll peanut butter mixture into 2-inch balls and roll into melted white chocolate and place on a parchment lined sheet pan to set. They will set quicker in the refrigerator, so feel free to put them in there instead.
  5. Optional: After coating your peanut butter balls, but before setting, sprinkle these snowballs with your favorite holiday colored sprinkles.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 3g

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