Christmas Cookie Exchange: No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls


Faith and Fabric - Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

It’s a cookie! It’s candy! It’s our family’s favorite recipe ever ever, and I’m excited to share it with you today.

Chocolate peanut butter balls have been a staple in our house for Christmas since – well, since forever. I remember making them as a kid; they were always my favorite as they combined the best tastes – sweet chocolate, salty peanut butter, and crunchy graham crackers. Yum!

Now that I’m a mom, I love making this kid friendly recipe with my son. There’s no oven to burn yourself, no mixer to spray flour around, and – since there’s no egg – licking the bowl is encouraged.

Ready to cook? Grab your family and these few simple ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of peanut butter (tip: the organic PB with the oil settled on top works the best)
  • 1 stick of melted butter
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar (you can add more if you want it sweeter)
  • 1 1/3 cups crushed graham crackers (put graham crackers in a double baggie, and let the kids smash them up. This is half the fun!)
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate
  • wax-paper lined cookie sheet

Faith and Fabric - Making Cookies 2

Mix together the peanut butter, butter, sugar, and graham cracker crumbs in a large bowl until well blended. With clean hands, roll into 1″ balls. Melt chocolate in microwave (follow package directions). Using a spoon, drop the balls into the chocolate and roll around until coated. Place each cookie ball onto the wax-paper covered sheet and refrigerate until chocolate cools and hardens. Serve and enjoy!

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About Author

Jen Frost is a Catholic quilter and crafter who evangelizes through fabric and loves talking about small business strategies. She’s a pattern writter, quilt designer, and book author. When she’s not in front of her sewing machine, she can be found at the beach with her husband and son, toes happily buried in the sand. She loves Instagram, and writes and quilts each week at Faith and Fabric. Join in the fun the first Monday of the month at 12pm PST.

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