These simple Peanut Butter Snowballs and Bonbons are wonderful and perfect for Christmas (or any time of the year, really). They come together quickly, although rolling them into balls takes a little time.
I couldn't decide whether or not to roll them in powdered sugar or dip them in chocolate, so I did both.
The peanut butter center is smooth and creamy and goes perfectly with either the powdered sugar or chocolate covering. Bret prefers the chocolate. I prefer both.
You've probably made similar candies in the past and its time to pull out the recipe and make them again for Christmas! Everyone will appreciate it and give you big kudos.
Your family will be excited to see these Peanut Butter Snowballs and Bonbons on the Christmas plate. They almost have a sweet-salty thing going and are absolutely, decadently delicious.
- ¼ C butter, (melted)
- 1 ¾ C powdered sugar
- ¾ C creamy peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar for coating
- Melted chocolate chips for dipping, if desired
- ½ teaspoon vegetable or canola oil
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, mix the melted butter, powdered sugar, peanut butter and vanilla until completely combined.
- Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on the cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes, then roll each ball in powdered sugar. Store in airtight container.
- For chocolate-dipped bonbons, melt about 1 cup of chocolate chips with ½ tsp. of vegetable or canola oil (microwave for 45 seconds, stir, then microwave for 10 second increments, stirring between after each 10 seconds).
- Dip the dough balls into the melted chocolate, then refrigerate at least 30 minutes to set chocolate.
You can easily double this recipe.
I made half of mine dipped in the chocolate and half rolled in powdered sugar. Both were great!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g
Nutrition Values are Approximate