So many of our favorite family recipes start with a particular brand of soup or in this case, a jar of peanut butter. We have been making this same No Bake Peanut Butter Snowball recipe for as long as I can remember. My grandmother used to make these same snowballs for our entire family every Christmas. Gosh, she would make so many Peanut Butter Snowballs for Christmas. I seriously don’t know how she kept up with us, lol. Growing up my siblings and I were Jif kids, my poor grandmother we would always go bother her to fill up his spoon with Jif Peanut Butter, and she always did it with a smile, even during the holidays when she was making 100 snowballs. She’s not with us any longer, and she is dearly missed. However, it is awesome to see this Peanut Butter Snowball recipe along with several other of my grandmother’s recipes living on with the holiday season. Her recipes were passed to my mother, my mother gave to me, and I will continue the tradition and do the same for my children.
Okay, so let’s talk about these Peanut Butter Snowballs! First of all, they are amazing! Second of all, they’re a little messy, but you know how it is with messy foods right. YES, the MESSY STUFF IS THE BEST! This recipe for Peanut Butter Snowballs doesn’t fall short of amazing either. I don’t think I have ever seen anyone not like these yummy balls of magical Jif Peanut Butter unless of course you don’t’ like peanut butter but we don’t have that issue in my family, lol. Third, they are not only SUPER YUMMY they the recipe is quick and easy. We can all stand to save a little time during the holiday’s right!
- ½ cup butter (melted)
- 3 ½ cups powder sugar
- 1 ½ cups Jif creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup powder sugar for coating
Let’s make these Peanut Butter Snowballs:
- Scoop peanut butter mixture out and begin rolling balls about 1 to 1 1.2 inches. When you are finished rolling the peanut butter ball place it on parchment paper and repeat until all peanut butter mixture is gone.
- Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, it helps them to stay together a little better. However, you can skip this step if you like I just prefer chilling the peanut butter balls first.
- Put powder sugar in a baggie, place a few peanut butter balls into the bag and move around until thoroughly coated.
When I go to the grocery store and need peanut butter, my kids run over and grab the biggest container of Jif peanut butter they can find, just like I used to when I would help my mom grocery shop. Gosh, I don’t remember seeing another brand of peanut butter until I started doing my grocery shopping lol. Of course, I’ve tried different brands once I left my parents’ house, but when you grow up with Jif, you can taste the difference. It’s just one of those things I can’t substitute, neither can my brother and sister.
My brother still eats his daily peanut butter with a spoon and my sister still loves her peanut butter, honey and banana sandwich and me, well I like to mix things up a bit – Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, Baked Peanut Butter & Jelly Donut Holes, Ancient Grains Granola & Peanut Butter Energy Balls with Chia Seed, Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins, No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips Cookie Dough Bars, Chocolate Caramel & Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Toffee. These are a few recipes I have made over the last year and shared on the blog, all with oh so yummy, peanut buttery Jif!