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Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

I’m not completely sure what to call these bad boys. Are they cookies? Are they truffles? I don’t really care! Whatever you call them, they are extremely addictive and I can’t get enough of them.

I had these last year at a Christmas party so when I first read this recipe I never would have guessed they were made with vanilla wafers. I was a little thrown off by that ingredient but after making them myself and eating them, I remembered one of my favorite childhood snacks, Nutty Bars!  Have you ever had those Nutty Bars by Little Debbie? They taste exactly like that! I don’t normally buy things like that but since I grew up eating them, I had to get the recipe from my ex’s mom. (She rocks!)

Also, I know the hot cocoa packets sound strange too, I’m sure you could replace it with regular cocoa. I followed the instructions as is and they turned out wonderful.

In other news, I have a surprise for you so check back soon!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Serving size: makes about 20.


  • 1/3 cup hot water.
  • 5 packets (envelopes) of hot cocoa mix.
  • 1 cup peanut butter.
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup.
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar-divided
  • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers


  1. Whisk cocoa mix w/ hot water til smooth.
  2. Stir in peanut butter and corn syrup until blended.
  3. Blend in 1 cup powdered sugar and wafers until well combined.
  4. Roll mixture into balls and cover w/ remaining powdered sugar.
  5. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
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4 Responses to “Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls”

  1. #
    Jackie — January 18, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Nice PB balls. I would call them truffles and they look delicious!!
    Great job.

  2. #
    hungryandfrozen — January 22, 2012 at 6:04 am

    These sound marvelous. How much cocoa is in an envelope – about a tablespoon?

    • Samantha replied on — January 26th, 2012 at 11:11 am

      I opened up a package of cocoa to check for you, about 1/4 of a cup.

  3. #
    Charissa — January 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Happy National Peanut Butter Day!

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