Peanut Butter Snowballs. These peanut butter balls are easy to make, rolled in powdered sugar and uniquely have the extra added texture of graham crackers in the dough! They're also fun to make with kids!
Do you ever suddenly remember a recipe from childhood? Something you haven't made or eaten in ages... or even thought about? For me - it's these Peanut Butter Snowballs.
Growing up we actually just called them Peanut Butter Balls. But since I'm sharing these around Christmas and in the winter and they actually look a little like snowballs... I thought I'd change up the name!
What triggered my memory? Pinterest, of course.
I'm always seeing recipes for Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Balls or Buckeyes if you will. And when reading through one of those recipes a while back, I had a flashback to childhood.
I searched and searched and never could find the recipe until I was talking to a friend about it one day and she said she had a similar recipe.
The Peanut Butter Balls Recipe!!
Sure enough, after reading through her recipe, I knew it was very close to what we used to make! I don't know if most (or any) Buckeyes have graham cracker crumbs in the recipes. But I can tell you for sure that the added texture really makes these Peanut Butter Snowballs stand out!
So the next time I went to Walmart, I grabbed all of the ingredients I needed. Bonus... there are only 4 ingredients! This recipe is so easy-peasy!
Ingredients for Peanut Butter Snowballs:
- 1 lb. + 1 cup powdered sugar, divided
- 2 cups SKIPPY® Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
- 2 sticks salted butter, softened
- 1 ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs (or crushed graham crackers)
Mix again until thoroughly combined. I used my hand mixer but you might also have to dig in with your hands if it's too thick for your mixer! Next, roll the dough into 1" balls. I used a small cookie scoop to get mine uniform!
If you do 1" balls, you should get around 6 dozen! After they're all rolled out, chill them in the freezer for about 20 minutes, then spread out the extra 1 cup of powdered sugar in a shallow dish and roll the balls in the powdered sugar.
Fun candy to make with kids!
I have a confession... I was home alone with my baby boy Asher the day I made these. He asked if he could help me and I almost said no, but then I decided I really wanted to be a "yes" mommy!
We had the very best time working together on these... making memories and laughing and getting messy and laughing some more!
Asher absolutely loved scooping the dough - he insisted on scooping it all then handing them to me to roll... and when it got to be powdered sugar time, he really didn't want me to help 😉
Once you have them all rolled and coated in powdered sugar, chill them again until ready to eat!
If you need a last-minute Christmas treat that is easy and delicious... give this recipe a try! I bet you can't get them in the fridge without sneaking a bite!
Love Christmas Cookies? Check out these other recipes:
- The Cutest Christmas Lights Cookies (with video!)
- Easy Christmas Reindeer Cookies
- Easy Mini Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe
- Other Cookie Recipes
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