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Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Balls

Nutter butter peanut butter balls are a no bake treat thats perfect for the holidays. They take the classic peanut butter balls up a notch but adding cream cheese to the mix. If you want to make them holiday special add some sprinkles, finely chopped peanuts to the top and serve them as truffles. A nutty and sweet bite sized dessert thats covered in chocolate and ready in under an hour! Did I mention its peanut butter and chocolate….anything with that flavour combination in our home always disappears first from any holiday treat tray.

A pretty Christmas container filled to the rim with homemade Nutter Butter Balls.  There is a Christmas barn cookie jar in the background.

Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Balls Ingredients

This nutter butter peanut butter balls recipe has just five ingredients.

  • 1 package 16 oz Nutter Butter cookies
  • 1 – 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (or salt)
  • 1 1/2 cups belgian chocolate wafer
  • Assorted Toppings peanuts, chopped peanuts, sprinkles, sea salt
Supplies for a Nutter Butter Ball recipe, including chocolate, peanuts, icing sugar, chocolate wafers. all the ingredients are sitting on a counter.

Nutter Butter Balls Instructions

I made my peanut butter balls using a food processor, but you can do it in a mixer as well. Just begin by crushing the nutter butter cookies first using a rolling pin and sealed plastic bag a few cookies at a time. Once the cookies are crushed transfer to a mixing bowl, then follow recipe using a mixer instead.

Step 1 – Preparation

These Nutter Butter balls are a no bake treat so no oven needed. But we need to line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. And if your using a food processor, get it out and use the large blade.

Step 2 – Crush the Nutter Butter Cookies

Add the Nutter Butter cookies to a food processer and process until fine crumbs. Because of the icing in the cookies it becomes almost paste like. It will take you a few minutes to crush the cookies, I removed the lid and stirred mine around 3 or 4 times before I was able to crush every last bit of whole cookie.

A food processor bowl filled with nutter butter cookies that its crushed into crumbs for making nutter butter balls.

Step 3 – Mix the Nutter Butter Filling

Place an 8 oz package of softened cream cheese into the food processor and process until well blended.

Add in the icing sugar, and peanut butter and process until combined. Here is what the completed Nutter Butter filling looks like when finished..

Nutter butter filling for nutter butter balls before they are rolled. The nutter butter filling in a golden brown with a very rich and buttery look sitting in the bottom of a food processor bowl.

Step 4 – Roll the Cookies Dough into Balls

Using a medium sized cookie scoop, scoop and roll the peanut butter dough into balls. Place them onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Scooping nutter butter filling with a cookie scoop before rolling and placing on cookie sheet.
Rolling nutter butter treats into balls by hand.  You can see the open palm of a hand holding a rounded nutter butter ball of filling.

Step 5- Coat the Peanut Butter Balls in Chocolate

Begin by melting the belgian chocolate wafers in the microwave. Place the chocolate wafers into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. Check if melted, glossy and smooth. If not repeat in 30 second increments stirring after each time. My chocolate wafers took 90 seconds but the time can vary depending on the microwave.

Let your chocolate cool for a couple of minutes.

Place a cookie ball into the chocolate, using a spoon cover with the chocolate.

A bowl of melted chocolate with a nutter butter ball over it. The nutter butter ball is sitting on a fork covered with chocolate thats fripping off. In the background you can see a parchment sheet with butter butt balls on it and a plate of peanuts.

Use a fork to lift the chocolate covered ball out and hold it over the bowl to let some of the chocolate drain. Place back onto the parchment lined sheet. Repeat with the next nutter butter ball.

I like to add a topping to the chocolate covered nutter butter balls right away to make sure that they chocolate is still soft and will hold the toppings. I covered half of mine with a peanut and sea salt, and the other half with finely chopped peanuts.

A parchment lined cookie sheet covered with homemade nutter butter truffles. Some of the truffles are covered with chocolate and chopped peanuts the other are covered with chocolate a single peanut and sea salt.

Place in the fridge until set, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Storing and Freezing Nutter Peanut Butter Balls

These peanut butter balls keep well, but because of the high butter content I prefer to hide mine in the fridge until half an hour before serving.

Peanut butter balls can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks in a well sealed airtight container. They freeze well for up to 3 months in the freezer wrapped in parchment bundles in either a sealed plastic bag or air tight container.

Nutter Butter Balls Video

If you want to watch me make this recipe and melt the chocolate etc. I have added a video for you.

Three different views nutter butter balls, an easy nutter butter recipe.  One shows the peanut butter balls covered in chocolate with sprinkles of nuts setting on a cookie tray.  Anoterh snows them stored in a pretty Christmas container and the third shows them being served with one have a solo peanut on top and a sprinkle of sea salt.

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