Cherry Peanut Butter Balls

Carole F


I saw this recipe on Taste of Home recipe website. I stopped dead in my tracks and knew I had to make a copy to put on here.

This recipe is posted especially for Jennifer M. and Jane!!


★★★★★ 3 votes



  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    peanut butter
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 24-26
    maraschino cherries with stems, drain well
  • ·
    additional confectioners' sugar
  • 2 c
    (12 ounce) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c

How to Make Cherry Peanut Butter Balls


  1. In a small bowl, beat the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Pat cherries dry with paper towel. Dust hands with additional confectioners' sugar. Wrap each cherry with a rounded tablespoon full of peanut butter mixture; shape into a ball. (Peanut butter mixture may need to be refrigerated occasionally while rolling cherries.) Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. In microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip peanut butter balls in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until set. Yields: 2 dozen
  4. Note from the Editor on Taste of Home: Reduced-fat or generic brands of peanut butter are not recommended for this recipe.
  5. Tip from Lynn: These make such a beautiful presentation..the picture is so yummy to look at on the website. I would also suggest if you would like, try adding a drizzle of melted white chocolate on the top of the balls.., you could even do a red drizzle..add oil based food coloring, by Wilton, to the melted white chocolate, even green..use your imagination.

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About Cherry Peanut Butter Balls

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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