Vegan Pistachio Butter Balls

Let the Christmas cookie marathon continue! Not quite sure what it is with me and holiday balls, but they seem to be my thing. Which reminds me of this holiday classic:


lolol – so today, I’m sharing a family recipe for Pistachio Butter Balls – vegan style, of course.

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The Recipe

Oven: 325 F
Bake Time: 15-20 minutes

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 cup Earth Balance butter
  • 1.2 cup raw pistachios, chopped
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 extra cup of confectioners sugar

To make:

  • Cream together sugar and butter, until smooth
  • Add vanilla and nuts to the mix, and give it a quick stir
  • Slowly sift in flour, mixing well as you go (use hands if easier, towards the end)
  • Roll into small balls – the dough will look crumbly, so you may want to wet your hands every once in a while during this
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until light brown on the bottom
  • Add 1 cup confectioner’s sugar to a small bowl – as soon as you take cookies out of oven, dip in bowl and toss around
  • Allow to cool (I cover with a bit more sugar, too!)

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Super simple classic, people. And they look like little mini snowballs. Doesn’t that make you happy? xx Bianca


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10 thoughts on “Vegan Pistachio Butter Balls

  1. Argh its times like this I get frustrated with very little other options to replace things like processed sugars for macrobiotic options. These look so good. Who knows, maybe I can come up with something! Thanks for ideas :)

  2. Yeeeesssss! A Schweddy balls reference!!! I make raw cacao balls that I call Scheddy balls, just to fish around to see if anyone is a much of an SNL fan as I am haha! I’m so glad I found your blog! I immediately started contributing to #aVeganHoliday, and I hope I make some tastebuds happy! I know you probably already know how amazing you guys are, but in case you didn’t, I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Have a look at my blog post (link below) for the rules if you’d like to accept. And thank you for the inspiration! =)

    • LOL yes! I love old SNL – it was the best!! That skit is such a classic. I’m so excited to hear you are contributing :)

      Thank you so much for nominating us – we’re honored! <3

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