These White Chocolate Peanut Butter Snowballs are creamy balls of goodness! Each bite is sweet and full of peanut butter flavor.
It’s the time of year where everyone is dreaming of snow. The only thing that could make it better is if that snow was a delicious, fluffy White Chocolate Peanut Butter Snowballs! This recipe is super easy to follow, and will make enough for a crowd. Gather your friends and family around the kitchen table, and get ready to enjoy some of the best snowballs ever!
What can I use instead of peanut butter?
Peanut butter is a great ingredient for snowballs because of its decadent flavor and creamy texture. However, if you are allergic to peanuts or simply don’t like peanut butter, there are many other nut and seed butters that you can use as an alternative. Almond butter and sunflower seed butter are two popular choices that work well in snowball recipes.
If you are looking for a nut-free option, soy butter is also a good alternative that adds a nice creaminess to the snowballs when used in place of peanut butter. However, soy butter does have a slight aftertaste and may make the recipe slightly less flavorful than if you choose to use peanut or another nut butter.
Variation Options for Christmas Balls Recipe
While the traditional snowball recipe uses peanut butter as its main ingredient, there are many other delicious add-ins that you can use to give your snowballs a personalized touch. The following are just a few ideas to get you started:
- Add finely chopped nuts, such as walnuts, pecans, or almonds, to give the snowballs a nice crunchy texture.
- Add in some cocoa powder for an extra chocolaty flavor.
- Fold in some dried fruits like raisins and chopped cherries for a slightly tart twist!
- Add spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom for a slightly spicy kick!
- Add powdered sugar to the snowball mixture in place of regular granulated sugar. This will give the snowballs a softer texture.
What to Serve with White Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
While these peanut butter snowballs are delicious on their own, they can also be served with a wide range of accompaniments to give your guests even more options. Some great ideas include:
- Vanilla or chocolate ice cream for a sweet and creamy treat.
- A warm mug of hot chocolate for a comforting winter beverage.
- Whipped cream or marshmallows for a light and airy topping.
- Caramel sauce or melted chocolate drizzled on top for an extra-decadent dessert.
- Small cookies or crackers serve as the perfect crunchy complement to the soft and fluffy snowballs.
- A drizzle of chocolate or caramel syrup to add even more sweetness to your dessert.
How to Store Peanut Butter Balls with White Chocolate
Peanut butter balls with white chocolate should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This will help keep them from getting too soft or melting as they sit at room temperature.
You can also freeze them for up to 2 months, which is a great option if you want to make these ahead of time and store them for future use. To thaw the peanut butter balls, simply let them sit at room temperature for a few hours until they are fully defrosted and ready to eat.
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White Chocolate Peanut Butter Snowballs
- 1 heavy cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
- ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1-½ cup white chocolate melting wafers
- 1 tablespoon crisco shortening
- Christmas sprinkles for garnishing
- In a large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, powdered sugar and melted butter using an electric hand or stand mixer. Mix until well smooth.
- Add in graham cracker crumbs, vanilla and sea salt and mix again until fully combined.
- Using a 1-½ inch cookie scoop, scoop the mixture and roll into 1 – 1-½ inch balls. Use the palms of your hands to compress the mixture together (like a stress ball) and form into an even, smooth, and round ball. Do this until the mixture is completely used.
- Place each snowball on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and place inside the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- About 5-10 minutes before the chilling time is complete, begin to prepare your melting chocolate by first adding the chocolate wafers to a microwave safe bowl. Heat wafers on 50% powder for 1 minute and stir when completed. Add 1 tablespoon of crisco shortening and return to the microwave for 30 second intervals on 50% power, stirring in between each turn. Do this until the wafers are silky smooth and fully melted.
- Using two forks or dipping tools, dip each snowball into the melted chocolate, covering it completely.
- Immediately place on parchment paper and top with Christmas sprinkles. Repeat this process one snowball at a time.
- Return baking sheet to the refrigerator and chill for an additional 30 minutes before serving.