Cookie-a-day: Peanut Butter Balls

HeatherHeather says:

These are quite simple, but if you are planning on giving a variety of cookies as gifts, these round out the selection nicely.


Peanut Butter Balls


  • 2 sticks of butter – melted
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter

Mix sugar and graham cracker crumbs in a bowl, add the peanut butter.  Melt the butter and pour over the mixture.  Add the vanilla, stir well, and roll into balls.

For variety roll in coconut flakes or crushed nuts,  sprinkle with powdered sugar, or dip into chocolate.

For chocolate covered peanut butter balls (or buckeyes) chill for at least one hour before dipping into melted chocolate.

Chill at least one hour.


  1. Jenny King on December 12, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    I made a recipe similar to this and shaped them into bees instead of balls.

    Make an oval ball. Using a tooth-pick, make 2 eyes on one end. 1/3 of the way back from that, poke in 2 slices of almond for wings. For the back 2/3s, melt some chocolate chips in a zipper baggie in the microwave, snip a corner for a tiny hole, drizzles lines for the stripes on a bee.

    These were so well received and really took very little more time (my minions did most of the decorating, I just did the chocolate stripes).

    • HeatherSolos on December 12, 2010 at 11:00 pm

      That sounds like a really cute idea. I bet it was adorable. Did you take pictures? If you use Flickr, submit them to the Home Ec 101 Photo Group. 🙂

  2. Jess on December 12, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    One pound of powdered sugar!?! Yowza.

  3. ThatBobbieGirl on December 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Those are really good — especially if you do the chocolate coating. I had an aunt who would make those for almost every family get-together.

  4. Kendra on December 23, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    Good Lord…I made these tonight and I think if you weren’t already married…I would be at your doorstep with a fat diamond. ROTF….

  5. Erinn on December 9, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    I assume use unsalted butter?

  6. Margo on December 8, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    I bet these would be really good on…I don’t know…something like Christmas Eve. ::hint::

  7. Bramble on December 8, 2007 at 1:00 am

    Mmm did someone say two sticks of butter?

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