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Christmas Peanut Butter M&M Balls

This Christmas M&M Peanut Butter Balls recipe is exactly what you need for this holiday season. These truffle like balls are absolutely decadent and covered in chocolate. Serve these peanut butter balls at a holiday party or make a large batch to give as a gift. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Refrigerate30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter balls
Servings: 26 balls
Author: Jill

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 12-16 oz chocolate almond bark
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 Cup Holiday M&Ms
  • 1/2 cup Mini Holiday M&Ms for Garnishing

Instructions

  • In a large, microwave-safe, mixing bowl, heat butter for 25 seconds or until softened (you do not want it completely melted).
  • Stir in peanut butter until combined and smooth.
  • Slowly add powdered sugar until a soft dough forms (you may have to use your hands to incorporate well).
  • Using a 1” cookie scoop, scoop dough and place it on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
  • Use the back of the cookie scoop to create an indention in the middle of the dough and place 4-6 M&Ms in the center of each peanut butter dough ball.
  • Use your hands to press the dough around the M&Ms and roll dough into a smooth ball.
  • Refrigerate peanut butter balls for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Once your peanut butter balls are chilled, combine chocolate almond bark and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30-second increments until melted.
  • Using a plastic fork, dip peanut butter balls into chocolate, let the excess drip off, and place back on the cookie sheet.
  • Drizzle remaining almond bark over the cookie balls and garnish with mini M&Ms or crushed M&M pieces.

Notes

NOTES: *When you drizzle the remaining chocolate on the peanut butter balls, only drizzle about 2-3 at a time so that the chocolate is still melted enough to hold the M&Ms so that they stick when the chocolate dries. *Feel free to use mini M&Ms for the whole recipe, or regular size. You don’t have to have both sizes, but I like the small ones for garnishing. *Optional: Chop or smash M&Ms into small broken pieces before sprinkling them over the drizzled chocolate.