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Caramel Peanut Balls Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Caramel Peanut Balls

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"Caramel peanut balls dipped in chocolate make an impressive addition to your holiday cookie tray."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    50 mins


  1. In heavy saucepan, combine peanuts, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Over medium heat, cook and stir 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture forms ball around spoon and pulls away from side of pan.
  2. Cool 10 minutes. Chill if desired. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  3. In small heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt confectioners' coating. With wooden toothpick, dip each ball into melted coating, covering half of ball.
  4. Place on wax paper lined baking sheets until firm. Store leftovers covered at room temperature or in refrigerator.
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  • Notes
  • * Candy coating (also called confectioners' coating) is usually purchased in the grocery store baking section or can be purchased in candy specialty stores.

Reviews More Reviews

Dec 09, 2007

These are easy and tasty. I took them to a holiday party and they were gone before they hit the table! chilled them in the fridge and they rolled up quite easily. I will make these again.

Dec 21, 2008

These are so yum. Super sweet, like I had to chug a glass of milk after eating just one, but SO wonderful. My husband claimed most of the rest for himself. I think I'm in trouble. TIP: I chilled the balls for just a bit before dipping. I used toothpicks for dipping ease.


6 Ratings

Dec 01, 2010

I was actually pleasantly surprised by how well these turned out - in the hand they are firm, and not at all sticky, but they have a nice chewy texture. I was a little worried that they would be too hard to bite but that was not the case! Mine never did reach the point where the mixture balled up around the spoon, but I took them off when it was sort of pulling up from the bottom of the pot and VERY hard to stir. Worked great!

Feb 11, 2011

These were wonderful. Remind me of a snickers bar. Very easy to make and they disappear quickly.

Dec 27, 2011

These were easy, but not so 'impressive' for visual appeal. I'm generally very good at making desserts and dainties look impressive but these were hard to make look overly pretty. Also, due to the peanuts, the caramel flavour was overpowered and quite a few people thought it included peanut butter. That being said, I really liked the taste and texture - very chewy and rich tasting. I used milk chocolate chips instead of candy coating (since I don't like the candy coating taste) and this worked well.

Jan 23, 2012

Found this recipe to use up the ingredients. I was little worried that my husband wouldn't eat these (he absolutely hates peanut butter, but loves macaroons) so I added a little bit of leftover coconut and it worked out marvelously! He couldn't stop eating them. I used a cookie dough scoop to make them evenly sized. Great recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 113 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 84 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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