Peanut Butter Coconut Balls Recipe

Peanut butter, chocolate and coconut make for the perfect holiday treat.

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs


  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1-1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 2-1/2 cups (15 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 teaspoons shortening
  • Chopped nuts or sprinkles


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”45 minutes, plus chilling”]

[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and vanilla. Add confectioners’ sugar. Stir in the cracker crumbs, walnuts and coconut. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on baking sheets; cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a deep glass measuring cup or bowl, combine the chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave until melted, stirring every 15 seconds; stir until smooth. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Dip balls into melted chocolate; shake off excess. Roll in nuts or sprinkles. Place on waxed paper until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 7 dozen.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

[nutrition-info calories=”120″ calories_fat=”” fat=”8g” sat_fat=”3g” choles=”6mg” sodium=”55mg” carbs=”12g” sugars=”” protein=”2g” fiber=”1g”]


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