Recipe by Karin Christian
"These are a no-bake great tasting ball."
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creamy peanut butter
2 1/2 cups
graham cracker crumbs
semisweet chocolate chips
Fantastic!!! But I did find some tips. I didn't have graham crackers (I know!) So, I did half a batch with crushed rice krispies and half with crushed chocolate cereal (In my case, nesquick). I hate semi-sweet chocolate and liked them much better with milk chocolate chips. You will need more chocolate than the recipe calls for if you dip them all. For chips I won't bother with a double boiler. Just microwave for 1 min and stir. Refrigerated them for an hour before I rolled them, and coated my hands in icing sugar. Made it way easier. I used "chopsticks" (two straws) to roll them and get them out.
Other than that, I didn't change a single ingredient. I think I'll go get one now!
Oh my! These were such a hit at our office potluck. I made the recipe as listed, using only 2 cups of the graham cracker crumbs, but it was still just a bit too "dry" to form ball. I just added another 1/4 cup of butter. If you're making this in the first place, the chances are calorie trimming is not the goal. That did the trick, and the balls were doable. It is absolutely imperative to chill the peanut butter balls before dipping them as they will fall apart. Once they're dipped, the cooler temperature helps the chocolate "set" more quickly. Using the small bit of wax really makes the coating shine. The big test: They were delicious!!!! Everyone loved them! Think I'll have one now.
I have my own recipe for peanut butter balls and in order for the chocolate to stay thin easy to manage i suggest melting half a stick of parrafin wax into the chocolate
Loved this recipe. I decided not to add the graham crackers and it turned out to be delicious.
I'm giving this a 4 star because it was a great tasting recipe and we love that it uses ground graham crackers instead of rice crispy's, but in the making the balls were hard to get into a ball with out kind of falling a part a little. (the recipe calls to add only 2 of the 2 1/2 cups to the peanut butter mixture, then add the remaining half cup if needed... I only used the 2 cups, and didn't even add the extra half cup and it was still too dry) I almost added a bit more peanut butter to help that out, but I just proceeded based off of the instructions. The outcome was fabulous! I tried the peanut butter balls with rice crispys and my hubby didn't like them... with the graham cracker, you don't get that crunch and they are more creamy... much better! Next time I make this I think I'll add some extra peanut butter and only use the 2 cups graham crackers for sure! Thank you for the good recipe!!!
This recipe is delicious!! I did use wax instead of shortening though, and the balls were so pretty. I made them as a gift basket item and everyone who tasted them raved about them. I was asked for the recipe four times!! I also rolled some of the freshly dipped balls in crushed nuts.
Everybody loved them. I wasn't sure about the pecans in the peanut butter but it was amazing. I'm looking for more idea on what to roll the balls in. I tried toasted coconut, grahmcracker, and pecans and they were all great. One note: they are very rich and most agreed that, even though I had made them small, they would have been better if they were very small balls. Also, if you find that the dough falls apart when you try to roll them into balls just work the dough a bit in your hands and try rolling it again. Def a must try.
I made these as one of my Christmas treats I give away! They were the big hit of the treats. One friend said I should sell them!
2008 update...made them again and they were even better. I REALLY whipped the butter, vanilla, salt and peanut butter until fluffy. It made them just melt in your mouth. Use Ghiradelli choco chips and they were tremendous.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Peanut Butter Balls V
Serving Size: 1/100 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 100
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 59
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