If you like peanut butter, then you will love this really Simple No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls recipe, or Buckeyes as they are known in the US. They taste amazing and are so easy to make. It is a really great recipe to try with the kids on those rainy days, and get them involved in the kitchen. Isla loves making these, and of course eating them afterwards! To make things super simple I have also included a printable recipe card for you which you can print off and keep for further reference. So scroll down for the full recipe or pin it for later!
Pin This Simple No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Recipe
As the weather has not been so great recently, we decided to get creative in the kitchen. The cupboards were fairly bare, but luckily I had enough to make one of our favourites, Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls.
This recipe is ideal to do with the kids. The only hot part is melting the chocolate, so even very young children can get involved in most of the steps (if you want them to!).
This is actually an old recipe of mine, and the first recipe I ever posted on my blog! I thought it was about time I revisited it and updated it with some more recent photos. I have even added a little printable recipe card as a free gift in case you want to print it off and save it for a rainy day activity.
What You Will Need
Just 5 simple ingredients are needed to make these chocolate peanut butter balls.
Made about 12 (depending on the size of your balls!)
- 6 Digestive Biscuits
- 50g melted butter
- 75g Icing Sugar
- 8tbsp Peanut butter
- 150g Bar of Chocolate
How You Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
- First put the digestives into a plastic bag, and crush them with a rolling pin until they are crumbs. The kids love doing this bit!
- Place the biscuit crumbs in a mixing bowl, add the melted butter, icing sugar and peanut butter an mix well with a wooden spoon.
- Place the mixture in the fridge for at least half an hour.
- When ready, take the peanut butter mixture out of the fridge, and make into balls. This is great for the kids to do as they love getting their hands dirty! Return to the fridge for another half an hour.
- Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of bowling water (best not to let the kids do this bit!).
- Allow the chocolate to cool slightly. Drop your peanut butter balls into the chocolate individually and use a spoon to coat with chocolate. Then place on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper. It is sometimes easier to melt more chocolate than you need, as it can get tricky with the last few when there isn’t much left in the bowl.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour or until the chocolate is nice and hard. Then simply enjoy!
FREE Printable Recipe Card
For your convenience, I have created a recipe card for you to print or just keep for future reference, and I am giving it to you as a FREE gift for signing up to my mailing list. I will be adding recipe cards to all of my recipe posts soon, so you can build up a little collection of Blissful Domestication recipes. Just pop your e-mail in below.
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NB. I am a home cook, and have had no formal training in preparing food. These are just recipes that I use at home for the family. Whilst I have taken time to try and be as accurate as possible, some of the quantities are approximate. I am always keen to learn, so if you think the recipe can be improved upon please take the time to comment below.