December 17, 2008
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
step 1.
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.
step 2.
Shape it up. 1 inch balls will work.
(...my kitchen)
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.
step 3.
Melt your chocolate concoction of choice & dip away.
step 4.
Place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper or foil.
step 5.
Let harden.
(I put mine in the freezer because it's speedy and I like 'em good & cold.)
step 6.
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.

11 comments:

Bryant said...

Because we all know that pb + powdered sugar practically screams "fork it."

What a great line. I like how you write. So easy to read. Those look great.

Emily said...

these are far too dangerous to ever make, but i must say...they look heavenly!

Tina said...

these look so delicious! thanks for sharing the receipe :)

marta said...

oh my goodness these look amazing. since peanut butter chocolate is my favorite baskin robbins flavor, methinks i will love these. thanks for the recipe.

Megan said...

Oh wow, Summer, these look so cute and yummy! Anything with peanut butter and dipped in chocolate is a winner in my book :) What a fun treat!

notebookdoodles said...

i am going to try and make these on the weekend with my sisters. thank you so very much!!!!

♥sb

Elisabeth said...

i just picked up rice krispies & will be making these momentarily. and yes, i love how you write. it feels like we're having a friendly chat.

Courtney said...

Oh yum, these sounds slightly like Puppy Chow, but different. Thanks for the recipe- I'm filing it away!

Blair said...

those sound delish!

erin elizabeth king said...

love them! we made them tonight, ate too many, then gave some to friends : ) thanks for the recipe!

pve design said...

great balls of fire and blazing goodness.
yummo

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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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