Recipe by Sharon Burnham
"It is basically, just what the name implies."
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1 1/2 cups
1 1/3 cups
graham cracker crumbs
semisweet chocolate chips
These were great. After dipping, I sprinkled with pecans and coconut! Very easy.
Tip: Put balls in freezer to firm before dipping. Makes it much easier
Too sweet! My hubby didn't think so... but next time I make these I will only put in 3 cups of sugar and WAY more (2 cups) peanut butter. It could stand to have more graham cracker crumbs, too. I was able to make ONE bag of choc. chips last the whole time, but I added a little cream and oil for a smoother texture. I think that those will affect the hardening capabilities of the chocolate... we'll see! Good, but next time only 3 cups sugar!!! It's got potential.
Everyone in my extended family kept snitching these delicious peanut butter balls this Christmas. I'm a chocolate snob, so I used Ghiradelli semi-sweet chips. I couldn't bear to pollute it with shortening or any other fat - and quite frankly the thicker chocolate coating was perfect for me (but had to use 3 bags of choc chips). I microwaved the chocolate to melt it, stirring frequently, and used a spoon to dip the balls - much easier than a double boiler and toothpick routine. And if you're wondering - use creamy peanut butter!
These were a hit at my church's Christmas party. I would recommend TWO bags of chocolate chips though. I did not have enough chocolate to cover all of the peanut butter balls.
This is such a quick recipe to make; and they dissappear just as fast!
The only thing I did differently was I used Rice Crispies instead of the graham cracker crumbs and milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet.
You can also roll them in crushed nuts, cocoa powder, powdered sugar or coconut as an alternative to the chocolate.
I used this recipe last year for Christmas presents. The recipe at that time said to combine 1 1/2 ounces of parafin with the chocolate chips, rather than the shortening. The parafin worked great. Haven't tried this with the shortening.
These were delicious! I used a size #60 scoop(small scoop from The Pampered Chef) to make perfect 1 Tbsp. balls. But I felt the chocolate was too thick and would melt on your hands, so I added a half a bar of parrafin wax to the MILK chocolate chips (don't care for semi-sweet). They melt in your mouth, not in your hand! Does anyone know if these freeze well???
The absolute BEST peanut butter ball recipe I've tried. My kids and I used this recipe to make peanut butter eggs for Easter. They turned out really well. The texture was perfect and the taste was out of this world! The graham cracker crumbs are the secret ingredient, I think. My mother thought these were the best. Candy-making can be intimidating, but this recipe is so simple and yields delicious results. They disappear quickly, so consider doubling the recipe. I will use this recipe every year for Christmas, and whenever else I can find an excuse to make them!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/72 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 72
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 63
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