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Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 120
  • Makes: 90 servings
  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Chill: 3 hrs 30 mins or overnight
  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 21


  • 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 or parchment 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 or parchment 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).

Nutrition Information

Servings Per Recipe: 90
PER SERVING: 120 cal., 3 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 21 g carb. 1 g pro.