I’m not completely sure what to call these bad boys. Are they cookies? Are they truffles? I don’t really care!

Whatever you call them, they are extremely addictive and I can’t get enough of them.

I had these last year at a Christmas party so when I first read this recipe I never would have guessed they were made with vanilla wafers.

I was a little thrown off by that ingredient but after making them myself and eating them, I remembered one of my favorite childhood snacks, Nutty Bars! 

Have you ever had those Nutty Bars by Little Debbie? They taste exactly like that!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
Yield: 20

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

These chocolate peanut butter balls are no bake and incredibly easy to make!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 5 packets (envelopes) of hot cocoa mix
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar-divided
  • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers


  1. Whisk cocoa mix w/ hot water til smooth.
  2. Stir in peanut butter and corn syrup until blended.
  3. Blend in 1 cup powdered sugar and wafers until well combined.
  4. Roll mixture into balls and cover w/ remaining powdered sugar.
  5. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 104mg Carbohydrates: 22g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 16g Protein: 3g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate. You may want to spot check this information.