Thursday, December 2, 2010

Krispy Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Growing up we always went to my Grandma and Grandpa's farm every Christmas Eve - after attending the Children's Mass at our church.  The house was always full of family members, great food and treats and gifts. **It was magical**  Everyone that attended the Christmas Eve Celebration always brought something along to share with everyone. 

I am still not sure who always brought these heavenly peanut butter balls.  I remember how the chocolate coating would shine (makes me wonder if they used Paraffin wax in the melted chocolate).  I would bite into the firm chocolate and a crunchy explosion would happen in my mouth.  The creamy peanut butter, which had a slight hint of salt, the crunchy Krispy rice cereal combined together perfectly. 

That was the only time each year I had this treat.  So as a grew up, I decided I needed to find a recipe or make one that would remind of being a child at the farm on Christmas Eve.

Okay I need to confess my first year of making these....I never gave any of them out......I ate my all myself over a two week period.  I think that Christmas season I gained at least 10 pounds - thanks to these Peanut Butter Balls.  This year I have sealed them up!  I have only eaten a couple....I am so proud of myself.

Here is the recipe I continue to tweak for Krispy Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls.




Ingredients:

2 cups peanut butter ( I like Creamy)
1 stick butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 pound powdered sugar
3 cups Rice Krispies
1 pound melted chocolate

Directions:

Mix first 4 ingredients.






Add in Rice Krispies.


Roll into balls.


It is much easier and cleaner, if you roll all of them out first, before dipping.

Dip into Chocolate. 

I love to use my crock pot to heat up the chocolate.  It helps keep it warm and liquefied as you dip all the tasty peanut butter balls.


This photo makes me think I should call them Peanut Butter Mice - Don't they kind of look like that?
Hope everyone tries this recipe out and has some self control not to eat all of them like I did that one time :)

3 comments:

  1. My husband would LOVE these! Going to have to try them.

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  2. Hope you have luck with this recipe - I am still controlling myself - but I think I need to enjoy one for dessert right now :)

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  3. This recipes sounds delicious! What chocolate do you recommend?

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