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These Peanut Butter Cheese Ball Pops are the best appetizer for any get together, especially during the holidays. It is a soft and delicious dessert cheese ball with peanut butter! If that wasn’t enough it is covered in sprinkles!

peanut butter balls with sprinkles pressed in the side on a pretzel stick.


Easy Cheeseball Recipe

If you need a recipe to add to your dessert board during the holiday season, don’t overlook this one. They are the perfect bite-size appetizer that meets dessert and they are so easy to make! If you need them day of–this is the recipe for you!

You do not even have to turn the oven on if you don’t want to, all you need is a fridge! Dessert cheeseballs are the best – once you chill them for a half hour, they are good to go! They are mess free too because I stuck a pretzel rod in each one so they are easy to pick up. Everyone who has one will be asking for the recipe–I promise!

ingredients in peanut butter cheeseball pops laid on a marble counter.

Ingredients Needed

  • Cream Cheese: This is the base of your cheese balls – make sure it’s softened.
  • Peanut Butter: Creamy or chunky, your choice, but don’t use a natural peanut butter, only one that is no stir.
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs: These help bind the peanut butter balls.
  • Powdered Sugar: Make sure you don’t pack your confectioners’ sugar.
  • Sprinkles: Chocolate and colorful! Whatever you’d like to use!
  • Pretzel Rods: Makes them easy to eat – no toothpicks needed.

How to make Peanut Butter Bites

  • Mix cream cheese, and peanut butter until mixed. Mix in graham cracker crumbs and vanilla extract. Add powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon milk; mix until combined.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon sized balls onto a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Roll each ball with your hands, then roll in sprinkles. The sprinkles won’t want to stick, so you need to press and roll at the same time, then re-roll the ball between your hands.
  • Place a pretzel stick in each ball. Chill for at least 30 minutes before picking them up by the pretzel rod.
peanut butter balls with sprinkles pressed in the side on a pretzel stick.

Expert Tips

  • The sprinkles won’t want to stick in the cheeseball at first, but don’t worry. Just press and roll all at the same time and they will stick.
  • Plan ahead of time so this recipe can have its proper 30 minutes in the freezer!
  • You can also dip these in chocolate to make a truffle if you want!

FAQs

Can I freeze this recipe?

You can! Make sure they are in an airtight container.

peanut butter balls with sprinkles pressed in the side on a pretzel stick.

Peanut Butter Cheese Ball Pops

5 from 1 vote
A dessert cheeseball in bite size peanut butter ball pops!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 34 pops
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 4 ounces (113g) cream cheese , softened
  • 1 cup (268g) peanut butter (your choice; crunchy or smooth)
  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (113g) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • Chocolate or colorful sprinkles
  • 34 pretzel rods

Instructions

  • Cream cream cheese, and peanut butter until mixed (using a hand-held mixer). Mix in grahams and vanilla. Add powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon milk; mix until combined.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon sized balls onto a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Roll each ball with your hands, then roll in sprinkles. The sprinkles won’t want to stick, so you need to press and roll at the same time, then re-roll the ball between your hands.
  • Place a pretzel stick in each ball. Chill for at least 30 minutes before picking them up by the pretzel rod.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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Last Updated on November 30, 2023



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  1. Such a cute & easy idea! And that’s SO sweet of Jordan to volunteer to wrap gifts, especially un-prompted and un-rewarded. Wrapping gifts is actually my favorite part of the holidays, even more than unwrapping them. It’s fun to ad bows and ribbons and make them super pretty! 🙂