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Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls in a bowl atop a marble counter.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls (Peanut-Free Option)

  • Author: Sara Nelson
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 balls 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Chill
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are simple to make, require only 4 ingredients, and can easily be made peanut-free! They can be whipped together with minimal effort and are perfect for the holiday season.



  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, mix together peanut butter and melted butter. In small batches, mix in powdered sweetener. Transfer bowl to freezer to chill for 15 minutes.
  3. After chilling, remove bowl from freezer and, using a spoon, scoop out portion of mixture, form into 1-inch balls using hands, and place atop prepared baking sheet until 16 balls are made. Transfer baking sheet to freezer to chill until balls have firmed, about 20 minutes.
  4. With about 5 minutes left of balls chilling, melt chocolate chips in microwave in 30-second increments.
  5. Remove baking sheet from freezer and, one by one, using a fork, carefully dip balls into melted chocolate, allow excess chocolate to drip off, then return balls to baking sheet. Optionally, use any remaining melted chocolate to drizzle atop chocolate-covered balls.
  6. Return baking sheet to freezer to chill until chocolate has solidified, about 5 minutes.

Recipe Notes:

Room Temperature Storage: Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Refrigerator Storage: Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Freezer Storage: Freeze them in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Allow them to thaw in the refrigerator before enjoying.

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