Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Balls consist of only four simple ingredients and are only 2 smart points per serving. Easy to make and no baking required.
If you love peanut butter and chocolate and want to indulge your sweet tooth without going overboard, this dessert is a great starting point.
This recipe will make 30 peanut butter balls. Initially, the rounded balls will look pretty small but don’t be alarmed. When I first saw how small a rounded teaspoon serving was, I thought there was no way that I’d be able to eat just one or two of these peanut butter balls and be satisfied. It’s great if a dessert has only 2 smart points, but if you end up eating six, it kind of defeats the purpose.
The good news: even though the balls will initially look small, by the time you coat with chocolate, just one or two of these peanut butter balls will do the trick. I took a picture of a regular Reese’s peanut butter egg compared to the peanut butter balls so you can get a size comparison.
I like the peanut butter balls dipped in the melted semi-sweet chocolate chips. I think the flavor actually taste richer than the milk-chocolate.
Although I can’t find this recipe on the Weight Watchers site anymore, this recipe was originally posted on skinnypoints.com
Here’s how to make Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Balls:
In medium sized bowl, add in peanut butter, softened butter, and powdered sugar.
Stir ingredients together until well combined (approximately two minutes).
Roll into small balls size of one rounded teaspoon and place on large cookie sheet or baking tray.
Place baking sheet in freezer while making chocolate coating. (This helps the balls from falling apart when being dipped in the warm chocolate). Use double boiler to melt semi-sweet chocolate chips or you can melt in microwave.
Use a fork to dip one ball in chocolate at a time. Shake off excess chocolate and place back on baking tray or piece of parchment paper to set. (You can also use a silpat baking liner instead of the parchment paper).
Place cookie sheet in refrigerator for twenty minutes to allow chocolate to set completely.
These are so good. I only made a half batch when I first made this recipe, but I highly recommend making the full batch. I thought 30 balls would be too much of a temptation for me, but I shouldn’t have worried. My kids and husband made these disappear within a few short hours. If you do have more than you truly need, these freeze well.
Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Balls
Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Balls consists of only four ingredients and have only 2 smart points per serving. Easy to make.
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
In medium sized bowl, add in powdered sugar, peanut butter, and softened butter.
2. Stir ingredients until well-combined (approx 2-3 minutes).
3. Form into small rounded balls size of one rounded teaspoon. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
4. Place cookie sheet in freezer.
5. Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips over double boiler or in microwave.
6. Use fork to drop one peanut butter ball into melted chocolate at a time. Shake off any excess chocolate. Place on cookie sheet to set.
7. Place cookie sheet in refrigerator for approx. 20 minutes to allow chocolate to set completely and then serve.