Christmas

Natural Peanut Butter Snowballs

We obviously love holidays and everything that comes with them. And there’s arguably no holiday bigger than Christmas. The gifts, the traditions, the indulgent treats – the insanity they all bring – makes us so happy! One of the best parts of the holiday to-do list is baking. It’s something we love to do all together, including the kids. We so fondly remember getting in the kitchen and ‘helping’ mom and now we’re creating those same memories for our little ones.

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Natural Peanut Butter Snowballs on a glass plate surrounded by ornaments on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

There are so many tried and true recipes that are an annual must make. But every year we try a couple new recipes and this year we picked Natural Peanut Butter Snowballs to try out. In our homes we use natural peanut butter, so we used that to make these treats – and it worked perfectly – which gave us the natural title. They could really be considered more of a candy than baking really, but that doesn’t make them any less fun or tasty! The result? Amazing! A contender to be added to the yearly bake list.

Natural Peanut Butter Snowballs on a glass plate surrounded by ornaments on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
What you’ll need:
  • Powered sugar
  • All natural peanut butter (we used one that has honey mixed in which worked perfectly!)
  • Butter, melted
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Honey
  • Salt
  • White chocolate or dark chocolate, melted
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Sprinkles
  • Parchment or wax paper
  • Mixer

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Natural Peanut Butter Snowballs

A baking tray lined with parchment paper on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.

Ingredients to make snowball treats in a metal mixing bowl on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Unmixed ingredients to make snowball treats in a metal mixing bowl on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

In a mixing bowl combine powdered sugar, natural peanut butter, melted butter graham crackers crumbs, honey, and salt. Mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.

Snowball treat dough in a metal mixing bowl on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
Snowball treats on a baking tray beside a metal mixing bowl of dough by Champagne and Sugarplums

Use a tablespoon and your hands to form the dough into balls and place them onto the prepared baking sheet.

Snowball treats on a baking tray by Champagne and Sugarplums

Snowball treats on a baking tray by Champagne and Sugarplums
A square bowl with melted white chocolate and a red pinch bowl with oil on white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

In a medium bowl, mix together melted chocolate and oil, stirring until smooth.

Collage showing how to cover snowball treats in white chocolate using two forks by Champagne and Sugarplums

Working fairly quickly, use two forks to dip the peanut butter balls in the chocolate, turning until fully covered. Drip excess back into the bowl and then transfer back onto the baking sheet.

Adding white chocolate and red and green sprinkles to Snowball treats on a baking tray by Champagne and Sugarplums

Top with sprinkles as you go. Decorating as you work will allow for the sprinkles to stick to the chocolate before it begins to harden.

Adding white chocolate and red and green sprinkles to Snowball treats on a baking tray by Champagne and Sugarplums

Adding red and green sprinkles to Snowball treats on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 20 minutes until the chocolate is fully set.

Natural Peanut Butter Snowballs on a glass plate surrounded by ornaments on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
Natural Peanut Butter Snowballs on a glass plate surrounded by ornaments on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Natural Peanut Butter Snowballs on a glass plate surrounded by ornaments on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
Natural Peanut Butter Snowballs on a glass plate surrounded by ornaments on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Natural Peanut Butter Snowballs on a glass plate surrounded by ornaments on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Natural Peanut Butter Snowballs

An easy, no bake treat made with natural peanut butter that is sure to become a family favourite!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Fridge Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 24 Snowballs
Calories 220 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixer
  • Baking tray
  • Parchment or wax paper
  • Mixing bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup Butter melted
  • 2/3 cup Graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 pkgs White and/or dark chocolate melted
  • 2 tsp Grape seed oil coconut oil or nut oils can be used instead
  • Sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar, natural peanut butter, melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, honey and salt. Using a mixer, mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.
  • Use a spoon and your hands to form the dough into balls about the size of a ping pong ball and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the melted chocolate and oil and stir until smooth.
  • Use two forks to dip the balls into the chocolate and roll to cover completely. Place the covered snowballs back onto the baking sheet.
  • Top with sprinkles and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Keyword Chocolate, Christmas, dessert, peanut butter, sweet
Natural Peanut Butter Snowballs, one with a bite in it, on a glass plate surrounded by ornaments on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

A bite taken our of a Natural Peanut Butter Snowball on a glass plate on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
Natural Peanut Butter Snowballs on a glass plate surrounded by ornaments on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

We hope you love these Natural Peanut Butter Snowballs! If you’re looking for some more fun activities for the whole family check out our list of the best Christmas Kids crafts and our ultimate Christmas movie checklist with free printable!

Happy Holidays from Champagne and Sugarplums

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