Totally Scrumptious Moon Balls for Moon Day

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Totally Scrumptious Moon Balls For Moon Day

One Small Step, One Giant Celebration!

Today we celebrate the anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s famous first step onto our stellar neighbor, the moon. And celebrate we shall … with homemade Nutty Peanut Butter Moon Balls. Watch these little morsels go from full to half to total lunar eclipse at your next party!

Nutty Peanut Butter Moon Balls

Nutty Peanut Butter Moon Balls


Nutty Peanut Butter Moon Balls Ingredients

  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup Hiland Dairy Butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag white candy melts


In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter and butter until well blended.

Nutty Peanut Butter Moon Balls Step 1

Add the powdered sugar and mix well.

Nutty Peanut Butter Moon Balls Step 2

Add the cereal and stir until thoroughly blended. Your mixture should look slightly crumbly.

Nutty Peanut Butter Moon Balls Step 3

Softly roll peanut butter mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a platter. Tip: Try to leave bumps for a more “cratered” look to resemble the surface of the moon.

Nutty Peanut Butter Moon Balls Step 4

Freeze peanut butter balls until firm, approximately 15 minutes.

Pour candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl.

Nutty Peanut Butter Moon Balls Step 5

Heat for 1 minute and stir. Heat for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until melted and smooth.

Using a cake pop stick, coat the balls with the melted candy and tap away excess for a more textured look. Return to the platter.

Nutty Peanut Butter Moon Balls Step 6

Let the melted candy set for about 5 minutes. Eat immediately, or refrigerate and serve later.

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Diva’s Tip

If your mixture is too crumbly to roll into balls, simply add a few more tablespoons of softened Hiland Dairy Butter or Hiland Dairy Milk.

The Dairy Diva

~The Dairy Diva

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