Cherry Peanut Butter Balls




These are fun to make and even more fun to eat. Surprise your family or guest with the peanut butter & cherry combination. These need to be refrigerated in steps - but the end "candy" is so good.


★★★★★ 2 votes

3 Hr


  • 1/2 c
    butter (no substitution) softened
  • 1 c
    creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 24 large
    maraschino cherries with stems
  • ·
    additional confectioners' sugar
  • 2 c
    (12 ounces) semiswet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c
    shortening (crisco)

How to Make Cherry Peanut Butter Balls


  1. Cream the butter, and add peanut butter with vanilla - Mix well in a small bowl
  2. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar. Cover and refrigeate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Pat the cherries dry with a paper towel. Dust hands with additional confectioners' sugar. Wrap each cherry wth a rounded tablespoon full of peanut butter mixture; shape into a ball. (Peanut butter mixture may need tobe refrigerated occasionally while rolling cherries). Cover and refrigeate for at least 1 hour. In a microwave, melt chocolae chips and shortening; str until smooth. Dip peanut butter balls in cocolate & place on wax paper. Refrigeate for at least an hour before serving.

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About Cherry Peanut Butter Balls

Course/Dish: Candies

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