Holiday Peanut Butter Whiskey Balls


Boozy, sweet, and rich, this recipe for peanut butter whiskey balls is the perfect sweet bite with a kick. The peanuts and peanut butter bring out the flavor in the whiskey and offer a savory complement to the sweet sugar and cookies. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 (11 ounce) box vanilla wafers

  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts

  • 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar, divided

  • ½ cup peanut butter whiskey

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Process vanilla wafers in a food processor into fine crumbs; transfer to a large bowl. Process peanuts in a food processor until finely chopped; add to the crumbs.

  2. Stir 1 cup powdered sugar, whiskey, honey, peanut butter, and salt into crumb-peanut mixture. Form mixture into 20 1 1/2-inch balls.

  3. Whisk together cocoa and remaining powdered sugar in a shallow dish. Roll each whiskey ball in cocoa mixture to lightly coat. Chill for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

I used Ogden's Own Porter's Peanut Butter Whiskey. Other varieties include Skrewball, found in most liquor stores.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
8g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 3g
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 85mg 2%

* 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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