I love anything peanut butter!! Hands up to all those who are with me on that! If you like peanut butter, you’ll LOVE these tasty, tasty no-bake peanut butter balls!
This is a super, simple recipe for those days when you need a little something sweet or a little snack without having to turn on the oven on a hot summer day. Plus, they are full of protein so they can give you a little energy boost and a hearty snack between meals!
These no-bake peanut butter balls go waaaay back in our family. I was asking my sisters this week how long we think this recipe has been around. Conclusion- a LONG time! 🙂 We, as little kids, used to make this easy recipe!
I remember when we needed a quick snack, someone would say, let’s make peanut butter balls! (Or another quick, no bake recipe we made on the spur of the moment were these Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars that taste just like a Reese’s!) It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s delicious. Our Mom was very gracious in allowing us do stuff on our own in the kitchen when we were learning how to cook and bake. We probably made more work for her and maybe she cringed watching us at times, but she always willingly let us try out new things and recipes. Thanks Mom!
If you know a peanut butter lover, this peanut butter cookbook would make a great gift!
NO-BAKE PEANUT BUTTER BALLS – a yummy treat to make!
(scroll to the bottom for the entire recipe card)
You only need a few simple ingredients:
These are packed full of protein!
Did you know in 1 cup of creamy peanut butter, there are 65 grams of protein? And in 1 cup of chunky peanut butter, there are 62 grams of protein? And in 1 cup of non fat dry milk, there are 34 grams of protein? So, in making one batch of these no-bake peanut butter balls, there are 161 grams of protein.
:: PIN IT NOW FOR LATER ::
These peanut butter balls are made of peanut butter, water, powdered sugar, nonfat dry milk and graham cracker crumbs.
Yes! These stay together much better when refrigerated. If left at room temperature, they will become soft and lose their shape.
These will last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container. You can also freeze them in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Mix all the ingredients except the graham cracker crumbs.
Stir until everything is completely mixed. You can use your hands to completely mix them.
Shape mixture into 1-inch balls.
Place balls on parchment or wax paper on a cookie sheet.
:: PIN IT ::
Roll the balls in the graham cracker crumbs and put back on the baking sheet.
Refrigerate 20-30 minutes or until firm.
Then enjoy these no-bake peanut balls for a great snack or treat!
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1 cup instant dry, nonfat milk powder
- 6 Tbsp. water
- 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
- Mix all ingredients except the graham cracker crumbs.
- Shape mixture into 1-inch balls.
- Roll the balls in the graham cracker crumbs.
- Refrigerate 20 minutes or until firm.
This post was originally published on July 12, 2016
Updated June 8, 2020 and July 7, 2022
TRY THESE OTHER FAVORITE PEANUT BUTTER RECIPES OF OURS!