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Makes: 90 servings
Serving size: 1 cookie Prep 1 hr Chill 3 hrs 30 mins  or overnight View Nutrition Facts


  • 1 16 ounce jar low-fat, low sodium smooth peanut butter (about 1-3/4 cups)
  • 4 tablespoons  unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 cups  confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups  semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons  shortening
  • Toothpicks and waxed paper


1. Place peanut butter and butter in the large bowl of a sturdy stand mixer. Beat on medium speed until very smooth, scraping sides of bowl as needed. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth.

2. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls. Arrange balls on waxed paper-lined trays or baking sheets. Cover and chill for 3 hours or overnight.

3. In a small, heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and shortening over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Keep warm over very low heat. Remove about one-fourth of the peanut butter balls from the refrigerator. Use a toothpick to hold a peanut butter ball and lower it into the chocolate, leaving the top exposed so that it looks like a buckeye. Allow excess chocolate to drip off.

4. Place ball, undipped portion up, on waxed paper-lined tray or baking sheet. Repeat with remaining peanut butter balls until all are dipped. Chill for 30 minutes, or until firm. Store in the refrigerator. Makes 90 cookies.

5. Makes 90 cookies.


Healthy Savings:
  • We cut 46 calories and 6 g fat (2 g saturated).
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leepotts32420 wrote:

how can this be healthy, way too much sugar.

12/9/2013 10:36:35 AM Report Abuse
karen.hoover wrote:

There is no way this recipe should have 6 cups of powdered sugar. I used an 18 oz jar of peanut butter and 3 cups of powdered sugar, and that was plenty! I probably could have only used 2.5. They were delicious though, but the recipe needs to be fixed.

12/17/2009 09:04:20 AM Report Abuse
chriso14 wrote:

will try this one looks good.

12/7/2009 11:02:05 AM Report Abuse

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