Peanut butter recipes for Peanut Butter Day



Jill O'Brien

Happy National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, world!

Rich in protein and flavor, peanut butter has become a staple in snack foods, sandwiches and desserts. Check out this recipe for no-bake peanut butter balls that can easily be put together in a dorm room or apartment kitchen. 

Peanut Butter Balls

Time (prep and cook): 1 hour

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, softened

1 lb dipping chocolate or 1 lb confectioner’s coating 

Stir together powdered sugar, peanut butter and butter/margarine until combined. Shape peanut butter mix into 1 inch balls. Place them on a baking sheet covered with wax paper. 

Let stand for 20 minutes or until dry. 

In the meantime, melt the dipping chocolate or confectioner’s coating. Dip peanut butter balls one at a time into melted chocolate. 

Using a fork, take the balls out of the chocolate, letting excess chocolate or coating drip off. Let stand until dry. 

Store tightly in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Yields 15 balls. 

Recipe courtesy of

Peanut Butter Kisses

1 cup sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup shortening 

1 cup peanut butter

2 eggs

1/4 cup milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 1/2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 package chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine sugar, brown sugar, shortening and peanut butter. Add eggs, milk and vanilla then beat well. 

Combine flour, baking soda and salt and add to peanut butter mixture. Beat well, then shape into 1 inch balls. Roll in leftover sugar. 

Bake for eight minutes and place a chocolate kiss, then bake for three more minutes. 

Recipe courtesy of