Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Balls
These tasty peanut butter chocolate cake balls are perfect for parties or food gifts.
  • Makes: 12 medium or 16 small cake balls
  • Prep Time: 2 hours (includes baking cake, cooling time, assembly and dipping)
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes (for baking cake and melting chocolate)
  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

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  • Recipe From: Tennessee Home & Farm


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sugar is dissolved. While still warm, stir in peanut butter. Whisk until evenly blended.
  2. When cool enough to handle, stir into cake. With clean hands, mix liquid into cake until very well (and evenly) moistened.
  3. With a medium-size ice cream scoop, spoon cake mixture onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. This should yield about 12 large or about 16 medium-sized cake balls. Freeze until well set, about 1 hour.
  4. Melt semisweet chocolate in microwave on low setting until just melted. Carefully pick up and coat each cake ball with chocolate; set in cupcake liners. (There isn’t a neat way to do this, so be prepared for some dripping and clean-up.)
  5. Melt white chocolate and drizzle over the top of each cake ball. Quickly sprinkle chopped peanuts on top before chocolate hardens.

Tips & Notes

Add your favorite food color to the cake for holidays and special occasions.


  1. These sound delicious, and I know my kids would love them! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back Sunday to vote.

  2. Just wanted you to know that your recipe is being included in a chocolate roundup. I will be pinning and tweeting it this week too. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  3. Confused
    Do you bake the cake, cool it then add the peanut butter mixture?
    Or do you add the mixture before you bake the cake?


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