Chocolate Peanut-Butter Balls

I’ve gotten several requests for my grandmother’s chocolate peanut-butter ball recipe, so I thought I’d post the recipe here. I think what sets these apart is the Rice Krispies, which make them much lighter and crunchier than some recipes.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
2 cups chunky peanut butter
1 lb. powdered sugar
3 cups Rice Krispies
12 oz. chocolate chips (preferably dark chocolate)

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Process:

1. Cream butter and peanut butter together in a mixer.

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2. Mix in the Rice Krispies and powdered sugar (or have your sous-chef do it for you). Use your mixer’s slowest speed, or you’ll have sugar all over the kitchen. img_58811

3. Using an ice-cream scoop (or a melon baller), make uniform balls out of the peanut butter mixture. A dome shape keeps these from rolling away.

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4. Heat the chocolate chips in a double-boiler until melted. As you see, I don’t own a double-boiler; a bowl set over boiling water in a saucepan does just fine img_58951

5. Dip the balls into the chocolate. I find that chopsticks allow you to let excess chocolate drip off. img_58961

6. Allow the balls to cool on a rack or in the refrigerator, and enjoy! img_58981

Happy Holidays!

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