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No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate, Peanut Butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 2 dozen
Calories 2526kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 16-ounce jar creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar 
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (sometimes I will mix milk chocolate with semi-sweet – it just depends on how sweet your family might like them)
  • 3/4 cup pretzles, broken into smaller pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • Top with white choclocate drizzle, sea salt, peanut butter drizzle, sprinkles and more!

Instructions

  • In the bowl of your mixer, add peanut butter, powdered sugar and melted butter and mix until all ingredients are well combined and looks like dough.  
  • Add pretzel and continue to combine.
  • Using about a tablespoon and a half of dough, form into 1-inch peanut butter balls and place on a baking sheet layered with parchment or wax paper.
  • Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to allow the peanut butter balls to harden before dipping into the chocolate mixture.  
  • Melt chocolate and shortening in a small mixing bowl in the microwave. 
  • After 15-20 minutes, remove the peanut butter balls from the freezer, dip into the melted chocolate covering all sides.  NOTE: To assist in the dipping process, use a toothpick at either end. Also, tilt the bowl with melted chocolate on it’s side to assist with covering all sides evenly.  
  • Place dipped peanut butter balls onto a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.  
  • Place in the freezer for 30+ minutes to allow the chocolate to harden.  The thicker your chocolate, the longer you may need to allow to freeze. 
  • Serve and enjoy! 
  • To store, place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5-6 days or in the freezer for 2 months. 

TO USE YOUR INSTANT POT TO MELT THE CHOCOLATE: 

  • Pour 2 cups of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot. 
  • Place a heat safe bowl on top of the liner. The bottom of the bowl should just fit inside of the Instant Pot. 
  • Place the chocolate and shortening into the bowl. 
  • Select the ‘Saute’ function and stir the chocolate regularly as it starts to melt.  
  • Follow all other steps above. 

Nutrition

Calories: 2526kcal | Carbohydrates: 321g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 133g | Saturated Fat: 76g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 1531mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 275g | Vitamin A: 844IU | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 17mg