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I have a really cute recipe to share today. If you loved Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls, than you will love these Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls. They are just as creamy and delicious but in adorable football shapes.

Enjoy these Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls that are perfect for the big game! Creamy and delicious and oh so cute! Get all the tips here.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Football:

Enjoy these Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls that are perfect for the big game! Creamy and delicious and oh so cute! Get all the tips here.

My family loves having football parties! We love making these Chocolate Peanut Butter footballs because they go great with our football theme party! My kids even help make them because they are so easy and so fun to make.

Plus they are the perfect size when you are wanting a sweet treat.

The best part about the Chocolate Peanut Butter Football recipe is that you can make them ahead of time! Prepping ahead of time when entertaining as it helps me prepare other game time recipes!

We love making these for a Super Bowl Party. If you’re looking for more ideas, check out the best Super Bowl Party Food.

Enjoy these Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls that are perfect for the big game! Creamy and delicious and oh so cute! Get all the tips here.

More easy chocolate peanut butter recipes:

If you are looking for other chocolate peanut butter recipes, here are some of my favorites.

Enjoy these Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls that are perfect for the big game! Creamy and delicious and oh so cute! Get all the tips here.

The perfect football shaped dessert!

Let’s get started making these fun football shaped treats. Everyone is sure to love them and they are so cute made into footballs.

I used a Wilton Candy dipper to make these. If you don’t have one, I highly recommend one. They help prevent using excess chocolate and help make them look neater too. I used Wilton sparkle gel in white for the lines.

My kids will round the peanut butter ingredients in a ball and then easily shape them into footballs. They don’t have to be perfect! Once you dip them in chocolate they will look great!

Enjoy these Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls that are perfect for the big game! Creamy and delicious and oh so cute! Get all the tips here.

Ingredients for Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs:

Enjoy these Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls that are perfect for the big game! Creamy and delicious and oh so cute! Get all the tips here.

How to make Football shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls:

1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and set aside.

2. Mix peanut butter, butter and vanilla together in a large bowl.

Enjoy these Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls that are perfect for the big game! Creamy and delicious and oh so cute! Get all the tips here.


3. Slowly add one cup of powdered sugar to the creamy mixture, mixing well each time. By the time you get to the third cup of powdered sugar, the mixture will become very difficult to stir with a spoon. Take your rings off and start mixing with your hands.

Enjoy these Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls that are perfect for the big game! Creamy and delicious and oh so cute! Get all the tips here.

4. Once all of the powdered sugar is incorporated into the peanut butter mixture, you can start making your balls. Simply pinch off a small amount and roll between your hands to form a small ball. Then shape into footballs.

Enjoy these Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls that are perfect for the big game! Creamy and delicious and oh so cute! Get all the tips here.

5. Place the peanut butter footballs on the prepared cookie sheet with waxed paper.

6. Once you have made all of your balls, melt your chocolate. My favorite way to do this is in the double boiler, but if you don’t have one, you can simply put a metal or glass bowl on top of a saucepan with about an inch of water in it. As the water in the saucepan begins to heat up, the steam will heat up your bowl and start melting your chocolate. Be sure to add the shortening to your chocolate – this will make covering your peanut butter balls with chocolate a lot easier.

7. Then one at a time, drop your peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate. Lift the ball out of the chocolate with a fork or use the wilton candy dipper and then transfer it to the waxed paper.

Enjoy these Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls that are perfect for the big game! Creamy and delicious and oh so cute! Get all the tips here.
Enjoy these Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls that are perfect for the big game! Creamy and delicious and oh so cute! Get all the tips here.


8. Once all of your peanut butter balls are coated, put the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper in the fridge for 15-30 minutes. This will ensure the chocolate coating is completely hardened.

Enjoy these Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls that are perfect for the big game! Creamy and delicious and oh so cute! Get all the tips here.

9. Use the Wilton sparkle gel in white to create laces on your football. Allow to dry and enjoy!

Enjoy these Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls that are perfect for the big game! Creamy and delicious and oh so cute! Get all the tips here.

It’s that simple to make these Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls!

These Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls will be a hit at your super bowl theme party! They will definitely score big points!

Enjoy these Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls that are perfect for the big game! Creamy and delicious and oh so cute! Get all the tips here.

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Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

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Enjoy these Football Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls that are perfect for the big game! Creamy and delicious and oh so cute! Get all the tips here.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 268

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 oz bag of chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • wilton candy dipper
  • Wilton sparkle gel in white

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and set aside.
  • Mix peanut butter, butter and vanilla together in a large bowl.
  • Slowly add one cup of powdered sugar to the creamy mixture, mixing well each time. By the time you get to the third cup of powdered sugar, the mixture will become very difficult to stir with a spoon. Take your rings off and start mixing with your hands.
  • Once all of the powdered sugar is incorporated into the peanut butter mixture, you can start making your balls. Simply pinch off a small amount and roll between your hands to form a small ball. Then shape into footballs.
  • Place the peanut butter footballs on the prepared cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  • Once you have made all of your balls, melt your chocolate. My favorite way to do this is in the double boiler, but if you don’t have one, you can simply put a metal or glass bowl on top of a saucepan with about an inch of water in it. As the water in the saucepan begins to heat up, the steam will heat up your bowl and start melting your chocolate. Be sure to add the shortening to your chocolate – this will make covering your peanut butter balls with chocolate a lot easier.
  • One at a time, drop your peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate. Lift the ball out of the chocolate with a fork or use the wilton candy dipper and then transfer it to the waxed paper.
  • Once all of your peanut butter balls are coated, put the cookie sheet in the fridge for 15-30 minutes. This will ensure the chocolate coating is completely hardened.
  • Use the Wilton sparkle gel in white to create laces on your football. Allow to dry and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Easy peanut butter footballs are perfect for parties and more. So cute!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 268kcal, Carbohydrates 27g, Protein 4g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 12mg, Sodium 117mg, Potassium 104mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 25g, Vitamin A 150IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 25mg, Iron 0.5mg

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They are going to be such a hit and everyone will love these bite size footballs. Serve these with other fun party snacks and you are set to watch the big game.

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  1. can I use an all natural peanut butter for the pb ball recepie.
    I do not use anything with additives.

  2. 5 stars
    Definately will try the Chocolate covered peanut butter footballs. Milk Chocolate is what my family likes the best so milk chocolate it is. These will be a big hit on game day. ?