Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Balls


Crunchy peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate. A favorite Christmas cookie in my family for at least three generations. Can be refrigerated, frozen, or eaten immediately.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
45 balls


  • 1 ½ cups crushed cornflakes cereal

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. Mix cornflakes cereal, confectioners' sugar, peanut butter, and butter together in a bowl. Scoop mixture using a melon baller into balls and arrange on a plate or baking sheet. Refrigerate until solid, at least 3 hours.

  2. Place chocolate chips and oil in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl. Heat in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until melted, 1 to 3 minutes.

  3. Grease a baking sheet.

  4. Gently roll peanut butter balls in melted chocolate until evenly coated; arrange on the prepared baking sheet.

Cook's Note:

I melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips (and 1 teaspoon oil) at a time to use all the chocolate before it cools.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

75 Calories
4g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 45
Calories 75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 39mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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