By special request, I present peanut butter balls.
A family favorite. A Christmas classic. A no-bake, low-stress, why-not-do-it sort of thing.
collect the stuff.
1/2 c. butter (softened or room temp)
1 lb. powdered sugar (about 3 1/2 c.)
2 c. peanut butter
2 c. rice krispies
16 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips w/ paraffin wax OR 1 pkg. milk chocolate almond bark
Mix first four ingredients.
(how it happened in my kitchen...)
First try stirring with your handy wooden spoon. Carefully, mind you. You don't want to crush the krispies.
After awhile, switch to a fork. Because we all know that pb + powdered sugar practically screams "fork it."
After a go at that, just dive in. Take off your rings, and plunge your (well washed) hands into that aromatic mixture.
Shape it up. 1 inch balls will work.
Make some larger ones for your husband who likes a good, hearty bite.
Make some smaller ones for yourself, because then you can have two & not feel bad.
If they aren't sticking together enough, add a little bit more pb.
Then add a little bit more p.sugar because you added too much pb & now it's a little too sticky.
Keep going with this system until your consistency is flawless.
Melt your chocolate concoction of choice & dip away.
Place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper or foil.
(I put mine in the freezer because it's speedy and I like 'em good & cold.)
Do the dishes. And do it with a happy heart. Because you're all done! And because even though wet pb doesn't smell that great- wet chocolate smells absolutely wonderful. And by the time you're done cleaning, you can have yourself a well-earned, freezer-firmed, fresh pb ball.
happy Christmas dessert-making.