Thursday, December 17, 2009

Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Balls
from the kitchen of Kay Wilkinson

These are a Christmas tradition at my house growing up. They are so good that my mom usually ended up making two or three batches. They are fun to make together as a family - they can be time consuming but worth it!

1 cube butter (soften)
2 cups plain peanut butter
4 cups powder sugar
3 cups mashed Rice Krispies*
1 12 oz bag of chocolate chips
1/2 lb Milk chocolate Hershey bar
1/4 block of paraffin wax (buy in the canning section - a box has 4 bars. Use 1/4 of one bar)

Cream butter, powder sugar, Rice Krispies & peanut butter together. (Add the peanut butter last.) Roll the mixture into small balls. You may have to add more peanut butter if the mixture is not sticking together well. Chill the balls in the refrigerator.
In a double broiler melt wax. Add chocolate chips and Hershey bar. After the chocolate has melted, turn to low heat. In the double broiler let the water roll gently, don't let the water boil vigorously.
Get the peanut butter balls out of the fridge and drop each ball into the chocolate. Coat evenly. I use a fork when I dip the balls into the chocolate that way most of the chocolate will drip back into the pan.
After you dip all the balls put them in the fridge so they will set up.


* I put the Rice Krispies on wax paper and use a rolling pin to mash.

Don't double this recipe - it has never turned out whenever we have tried to double it.


Rebecca said...

I'm so excited to have this recipe. i remember trying these a couple years ago and they are AMAZING! I was actually thinking about them the other day...

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