Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 8–10 semi-sweet chocolate squares


  • measuring cup
  • bowl
  • electric mixer
  • double boiler
  • waxed paper
  • 2 forks

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4 dozen balls

Recipe submitted by:

Jenny Wright

  1. Combine peanut butter, dates, icing sugar and walnuts in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Roll into balls about 3/4" in diameter.
  3. Melt hot chocolate over hot water in double boiler.
  4. Using two forks, dip each ball into melted chocolate and place on wax paper to dry.
  • If using chopped Medjool dates, reduce or omit icing sugar.
  • Slivered almonds can be used instead of walnuts.


This is a recipe my mom made when I was a kid and I still make it. It is my kids' favorite Christmas cookie/treat!