Holiday Peanut Butter Chocolate Candy

Monday, March 22, 2021
Making homemade candy-like these Peanut Butter Chocolate-shaped eggs or hearts are a quick delicious addition for any party or holiday.

Over the years I have also tried substituting homemade sunflower butter or you can use pumpkin seed butter for peanut butter allergies and it's so heartwarming to ensure everyone is safe and happy.

You'll find a recipe for sunflower seed butter to substitute for peanut butter recipe in the recipe card below!

The candy is not only delicious it's super easy to make and just 5 ingredients unless you want to roll them in pretty sprinkles or nuts which is totally optional.

The kids love helping also since these can be shaped into molds, by hand in hearts or egg shapes, so Easter, Christmas, and Valentine's Day are always super special making these together.

Everyone loves the peanut butter and chocolate combination and these even freeze well so you can make them ahead of time.

Using white chocolate can even be tinted the color to match the theme of a party your making these for, I even did them for a gender reveal party.

Just tint white chocolate to the holiday theme or use dark chocolate and add colored sugars to match your theme.

For these instructions, scroll down to the printable recipe card and print off this easy candy recipe!

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Candy Making Fun

Whether it's Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Game Day or Christmas, you can shape this no-bake peanut butter delicious candy into whatever you like.

The candy is creamy but held together perfectly with graham cracker crumbs and the butter makes them smooth with the peanut butter and a favorite flavor pairing.

They look so adorable in Easter baskets, in Christmas tins and you can even use them for treat bags at Halloween.

This recipe is so versatile but the best part is how fast and easy these no-bake treats are.

homemade chocolate peanut butter candy in hearts and egg shapes for Easter

Ingredients You Will Need(scroll to the recipe card for exact measurements)

  • peanut butter
  • graham crackers
  • chocolate for melting(chocolate chips, white chocolate, candy melts)
  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • Optional: colorful sprinkles, nuts, or sugars

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Quick Tips

  1. I always refrigerate it for easy handling for around 30 minutes
  2. melt in 1-minute intervals in the microwave and keep and stir in-between times for chocolate melting
  3. I either shape the dough by hand or use dollar store silicone molds for some shapes
  4. use two forks or a dipped spoon for easy coating of the candy
  5. any holiday can be transformed in colors just by using color-coordinated sprinkles can make this candy a festive treat to match the theme
  6. dark white or milk chocolate can be used and white chocolate can be tinted with food coloring or use candy melts
  7. these easily shape into heart form, rounds, eggs, footballs for other parties 
  8. these are perfect for fundraisers
  9. freeze them coated with chocolate on a cookie sheet when solid addition to a freezer bag and take them out when needed
  10. roll them in tinted coconut while the chocolate is still wet

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Special Events Candy

As I said before the creativeness for when, where, and how to make chocolate-covered peanut butter candy is endless.

Charity events are perfect and these are always great fundraisers.

These are great for gameday shaped into footballs, baby showers in white pastel-colored dipped chocolate, or any other occasions just leaving them in round shapes.

Again get creative, these are so moldable and fun I am sure you will be able to give me some more ideas and I would love to hear about them.

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Try Some Of Our Other Favorite Holiday Recipes

Peanut Brittle

Baked Caramel Corn

Irish Potato Candy

No-Bake Rum Balls

Easy Fudge Recipe

Salted Caramel Bites

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A Little More Special

When you make candy homemade, it sure shouts out you're someone special.

The best part about them is no one has to know how easy these are to make!

One last thing, I have also used almond butter instead of peanut butter.

If you have food allergies you can also try substituting with sunflower butter included in the recipe card.

Holiday Peanut Butter Chocolate Candy

Holiday Peanut Butter Chocolate Candy

Yield: 40
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min
This is an easy no-bake peanut butter candy made with just 5 ingredients and perfect for any holiday!


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • dark, milk, or white chocolate (use good grade chocolate) around 8 to 12 ounces
  • Optional Garnishes:
  • colored sugars or sprinkles, nuts, coconut
  • food coloring to tint nuts or coconut
  • Note: see the recipe for Sunflower butter at the end for food allergies


  1. In a medium-sized, bowl, add the peanut butter and butter mixture together.
  2. Add the graham cracker crumbs then slowly add the powdered sugar to form a ball.
  3. Shape by hand or use themed plastic Molds for Holidays, game day themes, or any event you have.
  4. Place them on the parchment-lined cookie sheet. I refrigerator them (as they are easier to dip in melted chocolate) for around 30 minutes.
  5. Melt the chocolate.
  6. Dip the candy into the melted chocolate using two forks.
  7. Place on the parchment paper and sprinkle with coordinating holiday-themed colors of sprinkles or sugars, nuts, coconut etc.
  8. Store in the refrigerator until set or freeze on a cookie sheet until firm them place in ziplock bags.
  9. Sunflower Seed Butter:
  10. 6 cups raw sunflower seeds
  11. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  12. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  13. Put the sunflower seeds on a cookie sheet and toast in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally until
  14. golden brown. Do not overbake them. Watch them carefully.
  15. Sunflower seeds cook rapidly and burn easily.
  16. Cool for a few minutes then out them into a food processor.
  17. Pulse them for a total of 30 minutes, stopping every 2 to 3 minutes to scrape down the sides.
  18. After about 20 minutes, the seeds should start releasing some of the oil they have and the butter get creamy.
  19. Keep it running for another 5 to 10 minutes until really smooth and creamy.
  20. Add the salt and vanilla extract and process for another minute
  21. Use an old clean glass jar with a tight lid to store this butter. This lasts around 2 months in the pantry or freezes for 1 year.



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  1. Oooh, these could be dangerous to have around! I'd love to make some for Easter!!!

  2. How adorable and chocolatey these are, and the good thing is that they need no bake! Happy Valentine, Claudia

  3. Chocolate and peanut butter are always a good idea! Fun video too!!

  4. What a great recipe, Claudia!! So EZ and the video makes it even more fun!! Great job!! xo

  5. Chocolate and peanut butter great combination.

  6. Chocolate and peanut butter are a favorite among my family... These candies sound so good!

  7. I love how easy these are! Plus, who doesn't love chocolate and peanut butter, especially when covered with sprinkles ;)

  8. Easter is right around the corner and maybe doing this in egg form would be good. Maybe? I know it would be good. Chocolate and PB.

  9. Oh, I love chocolate! Your recipe looks very tasty! Chocolate and peanut butter is always a good idea! I definitely want to try this! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

  10. I can see me snacking on 100 of these if I made them! They look SO tasty!!

  11. No-bake candies are the BEST! Love how versatile these little peanut butter beauties are. :)

  12. I love this peanutbutter and chocolate candies! so excited to try it! Thank you!

  13. I'm going to try this recipe with some cocoa nibs added. It looks super easy to make.

  14. These are my favourite treats I always see at my families Italian weddings. Can't wait to make them for myself.

  15. Such a simple yet delicious treat. I'm saving this recipe right now. Can't wait to serve this to my family. Yum!

  16. Bintu | Recipes From A PantryMarch 22, 2021 at 9:29 AM

    These look like the perfect festive sweet treat for any occasion! My family would love these all year round!

  17. Congratulations, your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,530. Thanks so much for sharing with us and you have a very special weekend!
    Miz Helen


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