Here’s my own version of my grandma’s classic Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls. She made these during the holiday season but I say, “Make them whenever you want!” Enjoy.
So, my grandma’s recipe called for a few ingredients that I omitted like raisins, walnut and parafan wax (yuck). So, it’s a simpler (and yummier) recipe in my opinion.
If you’re trying to watch your waist line, good luck only eating one. They’re so addicting.
To start off, mix all of your ingredients in your Kitchenaid or other mixer. Pretty simple so far, right? Then, using a spoon, scoop up a tablespoon-size hunk and form into a cute little ball. Warning: your hands are going to get messy. Then, place each of the balls on a cooling rack that is already on a cookie sheet.
If you want all of your peanut butter balls to have a good coat of chocolate on them, you’ll need two bags of chocolate chips. You can use milk chocolate or semi-sweet. Whatever you prefer. If you don’t know how to melt chocolate chips in the microwave, click here for some instructions.
Using the same bowl that I melted my chocolate chips in, pour a generous coat over each ball. Then, give it a second for all of the chocolate to drip on to the cookie sheet. Put the cooling rack on a sheet of waxed paper. Then, scrape the remaining melted chocolate back into the bowl, put the cooling rack back on the cookie sheet and then keep pouring.
Repeat this with the second bag of chocolate chips until all of the peanut butter balls are completely covered. As a last step, make sure you gently move each of the peanut butter balls onto a clean cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. I learned the hard way and they stuck right to the cooling rack. Put your peanut butter balls in the fridge and allow to cool. Enjoy!
Afterwards, you can give these away as a cute little gift. Just wrap each individual ball in a foil candy wrapper.
Alright, here’s the recipe:
Here’s some other yummy chocolate and peanut butter recipes that’ll knock your socks off:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
- Peanut Butter Cookie Cups with Dark Chocolate Ganache
- Peanut Butter Buckeye Balls
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