Peanut Butter Cookie Balls

These Peanut Butter Cookie Balls feature just 3 ingredients! Easy to make, and takes minutes. Great one for kids to help make, and as an edible gift!

Peanut Butter Cookie Balls

For another festive holiday dessert that’s also great for exchanges, try these Star-Shaped Jam Cookies, or these Eggnog Cookies. This White Chocolate Christmas Trash Snack Mix is one of my all time favourites too!

Sometimes the best desserts come in tiny bite-sized pieces. Also, the best ones to make are those that are incredibly easy to make. When you have a recipe that includes both = success!

I recently made these Peanut Butter Cookie Balls, because – 3 ingredients. You just can’t beat that.

It did take me a long time to make though, only because I purchased the box of cookies as per the recipe, and hubby ate them. Then, the next time I went shopping, I had to buy more, and hide them better. 

Peanut Butter Cookie Balls edible gifts

When I finally did make them, it literally only took minutes. The hardest part was waiting for them to cool and form in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Yet once done, so worth the two trips to the store.

Peanut Butter Cookie Balls recipe

I love this recipe because the kids can really get involved in crushing the cookies, mixing and forming the balls. They can also dip the cookie balls into the chocolate and help decorate.

That being said, this makes such a wonderful recipe to give as Edible Gifts – package up all pretty and done!

These Peanut Butter Cookie Balls are very good, I’ll be making another batch right before our holiday company arrives.

Consider this recipe on to add to your ‘holiday baking must-make list’!


Also, check out our Peppermint Mocha Donuts recipe. They have become my holiday must-have with a cup of morning coffee!

peanut butter cookie balls
Peanut Butter Cookie Balls recipe

Peanut Butter Cookie Balls

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Peanut Butter Cookie Balls, a recipe featuring just 3 ingredients! Easy to make, and takes minutes. Great one for kids to help make, and as an edible gift


  • 1 pkg Pirate Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies, 350 g, finely crushed, divided
  • 1 pkg Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, 250 g, softened
  • 2 pkg Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate, 225 g each


  1. Reserve 1 Tbsp. cookie crumbs. Mix cream cheese and remaining crumbs until well blended. Shape into 42 (1-inch) balls. Refrigerate 30 min.
  2. Melt chocolate as directed on package. Dip balls in chocolate; place on parchment or waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs.
  3. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.


To easily coat cookie balls with melted chocolate, add cookie balls, in batches, to bowl of melted chocolate. Then, use 2 forks to roll cookie balls in chocolate until evenly coated. Remove cookie balls with forks and allow excess chocolate to drip back into bowl before placing cookie balls on prepared baking sheet.
Sprinkle cookie balls with coloured sugar or sprinkles in addition to, or instead of, the cookie crumbs.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47Saturated Fat: 1gSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 4gSugar: 2g

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  1. Those look and sound Ah-mazing! I really like the little Christmas trees on them too, super cute!

  2. Is there anything I could swap the PB with and use same recipe? My son doesn’t like PB. Or do you have another simple, delicious holiday cookie recipe?

  3. You had me at peanut butter 🙂 These would be perfect for me to bring with me to the Christmas party I was invited to this weekend!

  4. Oh I so wish we could make these but my son is allergic to peanut butter! I soooo miss it in our house. I just love peanut anything. So sad.

    1. I hear ya, we can have PB here in the house but no nuts. Yet, check out the Kraft site though – there’s others, just as easy and no PB. I’m going ot be making a couple of those next!

  5. Peanut butter, cream cheese, and chocolate!? I am so totally sold. Those look and sound delicious!

  6. How simple and yummy! And it includes my favorite cookies, Pirate cookies! I would totally have to hide the cookies so hubby and jr didn’t devour them before I could use them in the recipe lol

  7. I go back and forth on cookie balls, some years I love them, some I don’t – this year I think I need to have a few and these look great!

  8. Oh my goodness, these sound delicious. I am sure if I made them Hubby would eat them up in a minute flat.

  9. These sound so simple and that is a huge plus for me. I had a good giggle that your husband ate them all so you had to make more! ha!

  10. I have not heard of that brand of cookie, I wonder if they have it in the stores here. My little one and I have been baking up a storm lately. I will run it past him to see if he can handle one more – I am sure he will love these.

  11. These sound so good!! And easy to make 🙂 You could probably make them with different kinds of cookies too like oreos or chips ahoy 🙂

  12. This cookie recipe is so simple and sounds so delicious that i will have to try them out. Thank you for this recipe.

  13. Peanut butter and chocolate… its a tough combination to beat… especially when you are trying hard to go on that diet … 🙂

  14. My daughter has to make some treats for the last day of school to share with her class. These will be perfect. I can not wait to try them.

  15. I love oatmeal cookies and peanut butter and peanut butter cookies…I think I would eat these before giving them away as gifts!!

  16. Peanut butter and chocolate is perfection together…add cream cheese and well I’m a goner. These I imagine to be very good with a cup of coffee!

  17. These look so good! I am so glad you linked them up to Dare to Share. I am looking for quick and easy treats to make this year. You are today’s Dare to Share Feature of the Day!

  18. These cookies sound delicious as I love anything that involves peanut butter and chocolate. I am going to try these out to serve for Christmas treats and I really like how quickly you can make them.

  19. It doesn’t get any easier than this! I had to laugh at your story. My mom buys baking supplies and constantly finds that my dad has eaten the chocolate chips or something else that she needs.
    Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo this week.

  20. These sound so yummy! Definitely need to make these with my boys. And I love the chocolate/peanut butter combo. Thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.

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