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Peanut Butter Balls with Graham Crackers

My peanut butter balls with graham crackers are filled with creamy peanut butter and crunchy graham crackers, and are dipped in chocolate! They’re so easy to put together — and they’re no-bake!

Pile of peanut butter balls and the top one has a bite taken out of it

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Is anyone else a huge fan of Reese’s? I know that if I buy them for my house, they won’t stick around for long. Seriously, my husband and kids really love the stuff. And I do too!

If you’ve been struggling to recreate that delicious Reese’s flavor at home, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you! My no bake chocolate peanut butter balls will make you believe that you’re biting into your favorite kind of candy.

The secret? I add crushed-up graham crackers to creamy peanut butter. The results are peanut butter balls with graham crackers dipped in chocolate that taste like a homemade peanut butter cup. 

You don’t need that many ingredients to recreate this peanut butter balls recipe at home, and most are pantry goods that you likely already have. One of the best parts is that there is zero baking involved. Simply create your easy peanut butter balls and then leave them in the fridge to chill. Easy peasy! 

And if you love this recipe, you’ll love our 3 ingredient peanut butter balls recipe too!

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post: 

  • How to make homemade peanut butter balls with graham crackers from scratch, and all of the ingredients you’ll need to do it
  • Step-by-step instructions that you can follow at home
  • Tips and tricks that you need to know to make your own chocolate peanut butter balls 

This peanut butter balls recipe is the perfect thing to have on hand for birthday parties, bake sales, picnics, and family get-togethers. They are the perfect no bake dessert!

prepared ingredients for peanut butter balls with graham crackers

How to Make Peanut Butter Balls With Graham Crackers

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Place the peanut butter and softened butter in a large bowl. Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer, beat on medium speed until smooth. Add the vanilla and continue to mix, before lowering the speed to add the powdered sugar. Once it is well combined, add the graham cracker crumbs.

mix ingredients together thoroughly

STEP TWO: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and begin to create your easy peanut butter balls. Spoon out portions (about 1 tablespoon each) of the batter and roll them into balls on the baking sheet. Place them in the freezer to set for 20 minutes.

place peanut butter balls on parchment paper to chill

STEP THREE: Once your peanut butter balls have chilled, it’s time to make the chocolate coating! Add your chocolate chips and bark to a medium-sized heat-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir so that it’s smooth and well combined. 

melt chocolate chips and bark in microwave-safe bowl

STEP FOUR: Dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate one at a time before placing them back on the baking sheet. Add a garnish of your choice (I love crumbled graham cracker or a bit of sea salt) and place the balls back in the fridge to set for 10 minutes before enjoying.

dip peanut butter balls in melted chocolate and set

Why Are My Peanut Butter Balls Soft?

If you find that your peanut butter balls with graham crackers are too soft to roll into balls, or if they fall apart in your hands, your butter was probably too soft when you started. You want it to be just soft enough, but not melted, as this can really affect the consistency! 

If you find yourself in this position, simply let the peanut butter mixture chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes. 

Can I Put Graham Crackers In Peanut Butter Balls?

Yes, you can! In fact, my peanut butter balls recipe wouldn’t be the same without the addition of graham crackers. It adds an extra crunch and texture that really makes me think of Reese’s candy! You can also feel free to get a little creative with your recipes. I love the idea of adding in some chocolate chips!

peanut butter balls on tray with hand grabbing one

What Kind of Peanut Butter Should I Use For Peanut Butter Balls?

You should always opt to use creamy peanut butter for my chocolate peanut butter balls. It serves as the base of this recipe and helps hold everything together. 

I love all-natural peanut butter as much as the next person, but the extra oil can prevent the treats from holding their shape. For this dessert, you need to use classic creamy varieties. 

tray with peanut butter balls and extra chocolate chips in white cup

How Long Are Peanut Butter Balls Good For in the Fridge?

My easy peanut butter balls will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Make sure that you store them in an airtight container for best results. 

You can also freeze them if you feel up to making a double batch to save a bit for later. Make sure that they’ve cooled completely, and then place them inside a freezer-safe container or bag. Thaw overnight in the fridge or at room temperature before indulging!

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Yield: 15 balls

Peanut Butter Balls with Graham Crackers

Pile of peanut butter balls and the top one has a bite taken out of it

My peanut butter balls with graham crackers are filled with creamy, crunchy, and dipped in chocolate! They’re so easy — and they’re no-bake!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces chocolate bark or candy coating, chopped

Instructions

  1. Add the peanut butter and softened butter to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or to a large bowl, if using a hand mixer). 
  2. Beat on medium speed until the mixture is smooth and combined. Add the vanilla and mix again to combine. 
  3. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the powdered sugar a little at a time. 
  4. Once all of the powdered sugar has been incorporated, add the graham cracker crumbs and mix to combine. 
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Scoop out 15 portions (about 1 tablespoon each) and roll them into the lined baking sheet. 
  6. Place the peanut butter balls in the freezer for 20 minutes. 
  7. When the peanut butter balls are chilled, add the chocolate chips and chocolate bark to a medium-sized heatproof bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir to combine. If the chocolate is not fully melted, microwave it for an additional 30 seconds. 
  8. (Optional) For a shiny chocolate coating, add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. 
  9. One at a time, dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate and place them back on the lined baking sheet. Garnish with a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs or flakey sea salt, if desired — just make sure to add it before the chocolate is fully set so it sticks! 
  10. Place the peanut butter balls back into the fridge to set for 10 minutes. Then enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 258Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 5g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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I’ve always had a love of cooking and creating new recipes, so it only made sense to create a food blog so I could share those recipes with you. This site is designed to provide easy and flavorful recipes with as little ingredients as possible. That means you still get great flavor combinations without all that extra time and effort. Read more...

2 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Balls with Graham Crackers”

  1. Can I leave off the chocolate coating and just add mini chocolate chips to the mixture instead? I’m looking for a protein snack for my retired husband’s afternoon pick-me-up and I want to try these and see how he likes them. I enjoy your web site very much. Keep up the good work! 🙂

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