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Almond Bark No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

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I want to share the recipe with you showing how to make these easy no bake peanut butter balls!  They are a delicious treat you can use for any holiday or “just because”.  I decorated these in Valentine’s Day colors, but you could make it a Christmas recipe by decorating red and green, or likewise for other holidays or parties.  They are easy to make and only use a few ingredients.  Your kids will love helping you make them!

 

How to Make No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

 

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Almond Bark No Bake Peanut Butter Balls Ingredients

one stick of butter, softened
2 cups of powdered sugar
2 cups of creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 package of almond bar

Set aside:  holiday sprinkles or colored sugar (to decorate)

 

almond bark peanut butter balls

 

 

Almond Bark No Bake Peanut Butter Balls Instructions

  • Put all of the ingredients EXCEPT for the almond bark into a large bowl or mixer bowl.  

 

no bake peanut butter balls

 

  • Mix with a hand mixer until smooth.

 

no bake peanut butter balls

 

  • Roll the mixture into 1-1 1/2 inch balls.

 

no bake peanut butter balls

 

  • Freeze for an hour or two to firm them up (that way they don’t slide off of the toothpick when you dip them in the melted almond bark).  

 

  • When the peanut butter balls are firm and ready to dip, melt the almond bark in a double boiler or slow cooker on low heat (the double boiler is faster).  Don’t have a double boiler?  No problem!  You can improvise!  Just fill a medium-sized saucepan half-way with water,  then put a larger metal bowl on top.  Stir the almond bark occasionally while it melts.   As the water boils,  it will heat the bowl and melt the almond bark!

 

no bake peanut butter balls

 

  • Once the almond bark has melted and is smooth, stick a toothpick into a peanut butter ball and submerge in the almond bark.  Place the coated peanut butter ball on waxed paper to dry and remove the toothpick.  If there is a visible hole where the toothpick was, you can just drizzle a drop of almond bark on it to cover it.

 

no bake peanut butter ball

 

  • If you like you can sprinkle on colored sugar or pipe on a different color of candy coating for decoration, such as for a cute no-bake Valentine treat or Christmas treat.  Allow the no-bake peanut butter balls to dry completely.

 

  • Trim off the excess almond bark around the edges.  If needed, a potato peeler works well to smooth the edges.  

 

no bake peanut butter balls

 

Wilton has such a fun assortment of Christmas sprinkles.  The ones below with mistletoe were made with Wilton’s Holly Mix.  

 

peanut butter balls

 

Now you have beautiful holiday treats!  If you are making them ahead of time, I suggest freezing them after they are completely dry.  The day that you plan to eat them you should take them out of the freezer four or five hours after serving.

If you are making them the same day that you plan to serve them, you can leave them at room temperature.  If the almond bark starts to soften, you can refrigerate them to firm it up.

 

no bake peanut butter balls

Almond Bark No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

Yield: 18 peanut butter balls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

With a holiday coming soon, I want to show you how to make these easy almond bark no-bake peanut butter balls! They are a delicious holiday treat or you can make them “just because”. I have decorated these in Valentine’s Day colors and Christmas colors for holiday treats. They are versatile for any event depending on how you decorate them!

Ingredients

  • one stick of butter, softened
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 cups of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 package of almond bark
  • sprinkles or colored sugar (to decorate)

Instructions

  1. Put all of the ingredients EXCEPT for the almond bark into a large bowl and mix with a hand mixer until smooth.
  2. Roll the mixture into 1-1 1/2 inch balls.
  3. Freeze for an hour or two to firm them up (that way they don’t slide off of the toothpick when you dip them in the melted almond bark). When the peanut butter balls are firm and ready to dip, melt the almond bark in a double boiler or slow cooker on low heat (the double boiler is faster). Don’t have a double boiler? No problem! Just fill a medium-sized saucepan half-way with water, then put a larger metal bowl on top. Stir the almond bark occasionally. As the water boils, it will heat the bowl and melt the almond bark!
  4. Once, the almond bark has melted and is smooth, stick a toothpick into a peanut butter ball and submerge in the almond bark. Place the coated peanut butter ball on waxed paper to dry and remove the toothpick. If there is a visible hole where the toothpick was, you can just drizzle a drop of almond bark on it to cover it.
  5. If you like you can add holiday sprinkles or colored sugar or pipe on a different color of candy coating for decoration, such as for a cute no-bake Valentine treat or Christmas treat. Allow the no-bake peanut butter balls to dry completely.
  6. Trim off the excess almond bark around the edges. If needed, a potato peeler works well to smooth the edges. Now you have beautiful, tasty treats! Enjoy your no-bake peanut butter balls!

Notes

These almond bark no-bake peanut butter balls are great for Valentine's Day, Christmas, as well as other holidays and events!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 18 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 313Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 14mgSodium 178mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 2gSugar 27gProtein 6g

Enjoy your no-bake peanut butter balls!

See you next time!

Deb

 

P.S.  If you want another delicious treat idea, you should definitely try my gooey, yummy caramel corn recipe!

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Jodi

Thursday 1st of October 2020

Do these require refrigeration?

Debra

Friday 2nd of October 2020

Hi Jodi, great question! I'll edit the post to include that!

I usually freeze them and then take them out about 5 hours before serving (just leaving them on the counter). I haven't refrigerated them. If you are serving them the same day that you make them you shouldn't need to refrigerate them, unless your house is particularly warm and the almond bark isn't staying stiff.

Thanks for stopping by the blog! Deb

Robin

Monday 10th of August 2020

I made the peanut butter balls with the vanilla almond bark and went by the recipe, however there was not enough powdered sugar in it and the balls had a strong peanut butter taste. The recipe calls for 1 lb or 2 cups of powdered sugar, however I googled it later and found out that a lb of powdered sugar is actually 3 1/2 cups.

Debra

Wednesday 12th of August 2020

Hi Robin! Thanks for stopping by! You are right...I think I wrote one pound because I made a double batch when I wrote that post. Brain cramp! Thank you so much for pointing it out to me so that I could fix it. I do only use 2 cups of powdered sugar for a single batch. You definitely could use more than 2 cups of powdered sugar if the peanut butter flavor is stronger than you like. 2 cups makes it just perfect for our tastebuds! The great thing about recipes is that you can always tweak them. :) Have a great day!

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