Friday, December 14, 2012

Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

Last year I shared a recipe for French Cookies that is a must-make this time of year for the holidays.  While that is a true statement, there is one other recipe that makes holiday baking complete: peanut butter chocolate balls.

I remember making this recipe as a kid and it seemed like it took the whole day – mix it up, shape into balls, let  chill, dip in chocolate.  I’m not sure if we doubled the batch or if we were just slow workers back then but I also remember that the long, hard day of work completely paid off when we ate our weight in peanut butter chocolate balls.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

I crave these babies this time of year.  And when I invited some friends over last weekend to do some holiday baking, you better believe that this recipe was one of the first on my list.  I’ll share a little more about that baking party on Monday but I couldn’t wait one more minute to share this recipe.

This is a holiday must for me, it’s a perfect recipe to include kids in the kitchen and they make perfect gifts for friends and neighbors.  Also, if you are a Biscoff fan, swap the peanut butter for Biscoff in these and you’ll be in heaven!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

Yield: 40-50 balls

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 2-3 hours (includes chill time)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls, aka, Buckeyes, with a crunchy twist. Simple, no-bake and totally addicting!

Ingredients:

2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, melted
12 ounces (1 1/2 cups) powdered sugar
5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
20 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Mix the peanut butter, butter and sugar in a large bowl until blended. Add the cereal and mix thoroughly.

Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls and place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet; I use a small cookie scoop. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over low heat. Dip the prepared peanut butter balls into the chocolate and refrigerate until firm. Store at room temperature.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

 

53 Responses to “Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls”

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — December 26, 2012 @ 2:47 am

    Aww, we wanna see the inside! 🙂 I can imagine it must be awesome, though. And French cookies? I have no idea what those are. Gonna go check them out!

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