Monday, January 21, 2008

Grocery item goes gourmet (part 2)

After making the Oreo Truffles last week, I thought I would try the recipe with Nutter Butters. I don’t have a classic Peanut Butter Ball Recipe, so I thought, what the heck. They came out pretty good. I think I like the Oreo Truffles a little better though. Mainly because the flavor is so distinct. With these, its just a good old tried and true peanut butter and chocolate combo. Just plain………!

Nutter Butter Balls

Start by finely chopping the cookies…
Making Nutter Butter Balls

Combine with cream cheese and roll into balls…
Making Nutter Butter Balls

And dip in chocolate… easy!
Dipped in chocolate

Nutter Butter Balls

1 pkg. Nutter Butter cookies (broken… use cookie with the cream center)
1 8oz. package cream cheese (softened)
chocolate bark

1. Finely crush all but 5 cookies in a food processor or place them in a ziploc bag and crush into a fine consistency.
2. Combine with cream cheese. Use the back of a large spoon to help mash the two together.
3. Roll the mixture into 1″ balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet.
4. Melt chocolate as directed on the package and then dip balls into chocolate, tap off extra and set aside on wax paper covered cookie sheet to dry.
5. Once dry, refrigerate and enjoy!

Makes about 30 balls.

JoBean said...

Anything peanut butter is okay by me, oh yes indeed!
You’re very clever, didja know?

January 22, 2010 08:30 AM
Linda said...

I can’t find the oreo recipe, am I just blind??? Thanks, Linda

February 1, 2010 08:29 PM
Linda said...

Wait, I found it!

February 1, 2010 08:31 PM
Bonna Fahey said...

I made the Oreo version with mint oreo’s this Christmas. I added 1/2 tsp mint extract to white chocolate bark before I dipped them just to add more mint flavor. They were delicious!!!

February 6, 2010 09:52 PM
Helene said...

I made the Nutter Butter Balls for a Super Bowl gathering – some dipped in melted choc chips, some dipped in peanut butter chips and then drizzled chocolate over them – the dipped in peanut butter chips were the fan favorite BY FAR over the chocolate dipped. YUMMY!!!!!

February 8, 2010 08:55 AM
Cortney said...

I made these the same as i made the football oreo’s – and they were amazing! Just like a home made reeces PB cup! yum!!

February 8, 2010 09:56 AM
Deborah said...

I just found this site and I love it. These look yummy and PB & chocolate, come on, can’t go wrong there. I’ve see lots of things on here I can’t wait to try.

February 14, 2010 03:09 PM
Elisa said...

Hi Bakerella-
I’m trying to make something similar to these only in the Shape of Easter Eggs. I’m going to do these for a fundraiser for a young man that passed away unexpectedly, but I have a few questions…
Because these will need to be made in large quantities for pickup I am concerned about refrigeration. Most of the recipes include cream cheese- a few do not. If I opt for cream cheese they would have to be refrigerated correct?

I know my church growing up did these every year for a fundraiser and didn’t refrigerate (no room). I’m guessing they just did the pb and confect. sugar version…can you see any need for refrigeration there?

Also, how long do you think these would keep? I want to make sure I deliver a fresh product…but I’m only one person!! I’ll need to do a little along the way.

Thanks so much! Love, Love, Love the Blog!!! =)

February 25, 2010 10:48 AM
Jacki said...

I just started reading your blog. It’s pretty amazing. I’m actually making a little recipe book for fun for my grandma and me, and putting some of your cute ideas into it.

I didn’t know if you’d found a great peanut butter ball recipe or not yet – but this one is pretty good if you’d like to try it. I’m not sure where it came from originally, but my Grandma’s made them since my dad was little. It makes them in bulk though. She makes them every Christmas for our family – which is pretty big. You’ll like them though – they have chocolate :)

2 Cups Chunky Peanut butter
3 Cups Crushed Rice Crispies (measured before Crushing)
1lb Powdered Sugar.
1 Stick Softened Butter
4 oz semi-sweet Chocolate, melted

MIx ingredients and roll into balls. Place on Cookie Sheet
Melt chocolate in a zip-lock bag in microwave on Medium.
Cut 1 tip of the bag, and drizzle small amounts of chocolate over tops of peanut butter balls.

They’re easy.

February 26, 2010 07:29 PM
jagoda said...

super ciasteczka

March 6, 2010 07:39 AM
Hayly said...

I have a similar recipe to this, but instead of using nutterbutters, just use equal parts peanut butter and icing sugar… and than hide a maraschino cherry in the middle. AMAZING!!

March 12, 2010 12:29 PM
Niki said...

Oh dang, I wish they sell Nutter Butters here in the Philippines. I haven’t seen them around the groceries yet, but this will be another good excuse to buy them. I love peanut butter!

March 20, 2010 07:14 AM
Betsy said...

I made these on a study break tonight for my house and they loved them! Growing up, ladies at my church always made peanut butter eggs for easter, and they were always a huge hit, so I took this recipe and instead of balls made eggs…yum! and SO EASY!


March 29, 2010 01:17 AM
Maggie said...

yumm those really do look gourmet!

March 29, 2010 05:30 PM
Jenny said...

I have a recipe that is similar to this, but is much sweeter (probably because of the powdered sugar)

9 oz or crunchy peanut butter
1/4 cup of butter melted
beat the two together until combined
then add
1 and 5/8ths cups of rice cereal
2 cups of powdered sugar ( I don’t have the recipe with me, but it may be more or less, so add until it become a consistency conducive to rolling)
roll them out to the same size as yours and then dip in chocolate. People go crazy over these, and they can’t get enough!! Good Luck

March 30, 2010 12:12 AM
MrsAB said...

I made these a few weeks ago and they were AWESOME! Very rich but so, so, tasty! You definitely need a tall glass of cold milk with these. Will make again and again! Thanks Bakerella!

April 1, 2010 09:22 AM
Lana said...

I made these and they were a hit with my whole family. The inside tastes like peanut butter cheesecake. I can’t wait to make more!

April 1, 2010 01:55 PM
Jennifer said...

These look pretty good. I have a peanut butter ball recipe I made up…I need to measure what I do so I can share it. Basically it’s just peanut butter, powdered sugar and some rice crispies, covered in chocolate.

April 20, 2010 03:12 AM
Jennifer said...

ah, gotta add…I’ve always been told I’m supposed to add butter, but never understood why, lol. They get rave results so I figure I’ll stick to it.

April 20, 2010 03:14 AM
Becka said...

peanut butter bon bons: 1 cup butter, 2 cup peanut butter, 4 cup powdered sugar. Refrigerate. Dip in melted chocolate and place to dry on wax paper (I use a toothpick to dip them). You’ve got to get them to just the right coldness for easiest dipping, so play with it a bit.

I’ve been eating these for years, my Mom’s recipe! Thought I would share!

April 26, 2010 11:16 PM
Christine said...

Just wanted to share a version of the Oreo truffles that I made…
I made the regular Oreo balls, mixed in about 3/4 cup of coconut to the Oreos and cream cheese mixture, rolled into balls and dipped into milk chocolate coating, then topped with crushed almonds. My version of Almond Joy Truffles…they were a HUGE hit! Hope you enjoy!!!! :)

May 6, 2010 11:10 AM
Firegurl said...

My balls were really greasy

June 5, 2010 12:59 AM
Leandra said...

I made these last night and took them to work. Everyone loved them!! They are sooo yummy!!

June 30, 2010 01:43 PM
Mina said...

You’ve sincerely inspired me to do what I’ve been wanting to do for a while and it’s little things like these, with cookies and cake. I’ve made a different version of these before but with Maria cookies and condensed milk. PLEASE TRY THIS OUT! I’ve added mini chocolate chips to this dough and it looks like cookie dough! They are sweet and addictive. I don’t have a recipe but the consistency it like the ones from this recipe.

Hope to hear back,

Very hopeful & inspired,

Mina ^_^

July 3, 2010 10:42 AM
M.E. said...

These remind me of a childhood peanut butter candy my aunt used to make…from actual peanut butter….she would make small pb balls and place them in the fridge for a few hrs..then the idea was to dip them in chocolate…but they never made it that far…we would sneak in and eat them before.

July 18, 2010 06:24 PM
LoveFaithHope316 said...

I think I will try to make these in the shape of a peanut and see what happens.

August 15, 2010 09:52 PM
devin said...

OMG.. it looks very easy.. i’m so speechless.. I don’t know what i must to say about bakerella.. so awesome…

August 31, 2010 11:51 AM
Mace said...

I made these and they look so beautiful! I followed your directions exactly but found them to be a bit too “cream cheesey” for my taste. They just don’t have enough peanut buttery taste inside. I think next time I make them, I will take out a bit of the cream cheese and add some peanut butter. Thanks for the great idea!!!

October 8, 2010 12:20 PM
Anne said...

I was thinking of making these very small and wrapping the oreo around it… Would that hold together?

October 12, 2010 11:40 AM
Genell said...

How DO u do it? I purchased your book the day it hit Barnes & Nobles bookshelves & because I work @ a library I had them purchase a copy for our patrons as well. :) I’ve been baking since high school ( the 80′s) but I was so scared to try your cake balls! I tried them 2 wks ago & brought them to work. They were a huge hit & now 1 of my gf’s from work has asked me to make some more treats for a baby shower. I’m going to make the Oreo truffles along w/ these. I soo hope I do them justice! Thxx for all your creativity & hard work Bakerella!

October 30, 2010 07:39 PM
ashy said...

can u plz tell me …i have blended nuts …thy r like ppwder shape can i use same procedure to make these balls for those blended uts….

November 12, 2010 02:43 PM
Michelle said...

I’m planning on making these at work tonight as mini turkeys for thanksgiving tomorrow :)

November 24, 2010 09:27 AM
Ashley said...

Hello, I’m in high school and I jus discovered your blog and I love it. My friend and I have to make food for our baking class and we are addicted to cake balls. So we r trying the oreo balls tomorrow :)) wish us luck, thanks again!!

December 7, 2010 08:17 PM
Debbie said...

I made these last year for a cookie exchange and they were such a big hit that I was asked to make them again for this years exchange. No one can get over the fact that i didn’t use peanut butter!

December 16, 2010 08:33 AM
totsie said...

i’m allergic 2 peanunts,but my 4 year old is a penut butter lover,bet this she will love

December 26, 2010 06:53 PM
elana said...

just made the truffles…had a hard time with the melting chocolate – dipping the balls and having them come out perfect…what tools/tips do you recommend? they are definately delicious

December 28, 2010 08:06 PM
Sandy said...

Girl Scout Cookie THIN MINT BALLS =)

February 17, 2011 01:09 PM
Jessica Stephens said...

can you put these on a stick like the cake balls?

February 28, 2011 12:58 PM
Julianna said...

I am 12 years old and I make oreo truffles all the time. I also make peanut butter pretel balls and smores balls ( that are no bake ) that are to die for. Bakerella I love your blog and baking!

April 6, 2011 10:48 PM
Julie Mardock said...

Just a question, can you make these as a pop as well or do they not hold a stick while dipping? Just found your site about 2wkes ago and am MAD about pops! So glad I found you, too cute!!!

April 12, 2011 02:13 AM
Jess said...

i loved the oreo truffles, and i had the same thought about nutter butter ones being equally excellent! however, at least when i tried it, the peanut butter inside tends to leak a bit of oil if you let the truffle sit out at room temperature more than 5 minutes, making it kind of sickly. shame :/

April 18, 2011 01:20 PM
Annabelle said...

My friend always uses several big tablespoons of canned frosting instead of the cream cheese. Use enough frosting to make the balls into balls…then cool/freeze, dip and eat. If you use a stick make sure to freeze with the stick already in…and dip so coating touches the stick….stability.

May 2, 2011 11:29 AM
mie ling said...

will these balls hold up if you put them on lollipop sticks?

May 6, 2011 12:44 AM
Nobody said...

These seem OK. I prefer the oreo balls, now thats great!!

May 10, 2011 11:04 AM
Cheri Smith said...

I am from Ohio and we call these tasty treats…yes…BUCKEYES! (They definitely look like a buckeye when you dip all but on small edge.) GO BUCKS!

June 15, 2011 07:23 PM
Brandy Smith said...

Made these for my husband’s work pot luck. They were a huge hit! Thanks for the wonderful recipes!

July 12, 2011 05:43 PM
Jana said...

I am doing a chocolate fountain for a wedding and normally do chocolate chip cookie dough balls, which I freeze the night before and put out not too long before the event. I am wondering how these would work.. anyone try this?

August 29, 2011 05:05 PM
Samantha said...

Can’t wait to try this one! :D

September 1, 2011 05:07 AM
Andrea said...

These are amazing! Simple, delish and cute :)

I think the next time I make them I will try a white chocolate version as well as nutella version.

Thanks for the recipe! Cheers!

September 11, 2011 06:40 PM
Allia said...

Hi Bakerella!!

Last December, I was introduced to your website though a cupcake bite my friend made. They were absolutely delicious!

I’ve just perusing through your recipes and i saw this one! I love peanut butter and chocolate and I’m wondering if you could adapt the recipe to include additional peanut butter/almond butter/nutella etc in place of cream cheese? I think it might enhance the peanutty flavor or at least bring a bit more dimension.

If you could try that and let me know that would be great!! I’m on a never ending diet and my husband doesn’t like peanut butter so these would never get finished in my house!

September 13, 2011 06:57 PM
Tina said...

I am confused.. I have made the cake pops per your video and they have been a big hit. I keep seeing the cake pop pan for sale and I have thought about it but i hate to waste my money on something that messes up my product. Do you mix the icing and the cake mix together and put in pan or is the pan just for cake to bake and dip?

October 23, 2011 11:44 AM
Brenda said...

Bakerella, thank you for making your recipes so easy to follow, I love the step by step :) I just finished making these, I can’t wait to share with friends and family! We love nutter butter!

November 9, 2011 01:24 AM
Linda said...

Can you freeze these?

December 11, 2011 10:52 AM
Stephanie said...

I’ve made these twice & everyone has absolutely gone crazy for them. My boyfriend is addicted to anything choco-peanut butter & he has been begging me to make them again. Good thing Christmas is right around the corner! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

December 20, 2011 09:56 AM
Andrea said...

I am making these dairy free! using back to nature peanut butter creme cookies and tofutti cream cheese and vegan chocolate chips…I’ll let you know how it turns out!

March 27, 2012 12:09 PM
Tiff Loves Lar said...

I have a great Nutter Butter ball recipe, given to me by my vegan stepdaughter. Instead of the cream cheese, I use a jar of Jif peanut butter for the binder. You get more peanut butter flavor and it’s not necessary for it to stay refrigerated after dipping.

August 7, 2012 01:04 PM
Laurie said...

This looks much easier then what we do!

September 4, 2012 03:41 PM
Sarah said...

I think I would have to try these dipped in white chocolate. Yum!

September 25, 2012 05:40 PM
Marianne said...

Just finished making these….They are to die for!!!!

November 4, 2012 04:22 PM
ana said...

Can be used like cake pops?

November 5, 2012 11:16 PM
Brooke said...

How Long can you store them ?

November 27, 2012 03:41 PM
Kerri said...

I had the exact same brainstorm yesterday making the Oreo truffles…..cannot wait to get to the store so I can make these.

December 11, 2012 03:58 PM
Taylor said...

I just made these and they are delicious! The only thing I changed is that I added one spoonful of peanut butter into the almond bark. I can not wait to bring these to my Christmas Party tonight.

December 13, 2012 11:28 AM
Bridget said...

Can you freeze the peanut butter balls and coat them with chocolate in a couple of days?

December 14, 2012 04:29 PM
Andrea said...

Would these be refrigerated? Due to the cream cheese?

December 20, 2012 12:07 AM
Crystal Newman said...

I just wanted to say these were a big hit this Christmas at my house, but I did change the recipe a little. I thought the dough mixture was a little bland, so I added about a cup of sugar to sweeten it up. Perfect!

December 27, 2012 10:21 AM
khuzaima said...

Bakerella I just simply love you !! I am 16 years old from Pakistan.You are totally an inspiration.I have tried almost dozen of your recipes and they went awesome.I love you.I wish I could meet you and hug you for real.Lots of love.kisses and hi five ! :*

March 24, 2013 12:08 PM
Cheryl said...

Why the “all but 5 cookies”???

March 29, 2013 08:55 AM
RH said...

What is Chocolate bark? You list chocolate bark in your ingredient list.

November 15, 2013 04:46 PM
RH said...

figured it out – chocolate almond bark. When I would goggle chocolate bark, what would come up is a home made chocolate type of bar.

November 15, 2013 04:49 PM
jenn said...

adding crunchy pb in place of half the cream cheese definitely made these fabulous. My sister always makes the Oreo ones and I love them, but these rock.

February 19, 2014 07:30 PM
Lydia said...


March 27, 2014 02:49 PM
Rose said...

My son comes home from college for a visit and loves chocolate and peanut butter so I guess I will be making these to send back with him. This mom is going to be a hit with the new roomies! =)

May 25, 2014 12:33 PM
Rose said...

Oh forgot to add making the Oreo ones for my son too!

May 25, 2014 12:35 PM
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