Monday, December 20, 2010

Peanut Butter Balls

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Even though I start my Christmas shopping early in the year. I never seem to have enough time for making holiday treats. There's so many recipes I'd love to make, those in my own recipe box, not to mention all of the delicious recipes my fellow bloggers have posted. Unfortunately, this year I think my only treat is going to be these Peanut Butter Balls. I am reposting last year's post for these delicious treats!!

What Christmas treat are you known for? You know that recipe you make every year and everyone asks you for this recipe. For me, it's these decadent Peanut Butter Balls. It doesn't get any better than peanut butter and chocolate.

I've been making these at Christmas since Justin was small. My recipe is scratched onto a piece of notebook paper, it has my son's scribbles and a phone message he took for me on the back. Too sentimental to rewrite onto a recipe card!



Peanut Butter Balls
1/2 cup butter
3 cups Rice Krispies
2 cups smooth peanut butter
1 pound powdered sugar
8 ounces Hershey's chocolate bar
6 ounces semi sweet chocolate bits
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cake paraffin

Melt butter, stir in peanut butter until smooth. In a large bowl, combine rice krispies and powdered sugar. Pour peanut butter mixture over rice krispie mixture. Stir until combined well. Chill for at least one hour. Roll rice krispie mixture into balls approximately the size of walnuts.

In a double boiler or a bowl over a pan of boiling water, combine chocolate bar, chocolate chips, paraffin and vanilla. Stir until melted and combined.

Dip balls into chocolate mixture, making sure to cover all sides. Place on waxed paper to dry.

I am linking this to Tasty Tuesday's, Tuesday's at the Table and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

13 comments:

  1. Those look amazing!!! You're making me hungry!

    I hope you have a very merry Christmas. :-)

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  2. OH man, those sound amazing, I am hoping to fit a batch or two of them in this week. Thanks for a delicious recipe. Merry Christmas!

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  3. Oh man. These do sound good. Looks like they'd be great finger food for holiday get togethers =)

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  4. as usual, yummy - hoping to have time to make these for xmas eve - if not my granddaughters are coming for a night and this will be on our agenda!
    cheers and merry christmas!
    dana

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  5. I could almost cry these sound so good! Peanut butter and chocolate just can't be beat. Ever.

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  6. I am not known for my baking at Christmas time. In fact, this is the first year that I decided to bake-It must be all the inspiration I get when I visit my fellow bloggers blogs. I do make a antipasti platter for Christmas Eve that is usually pretty festive and is enjoyed.

    Your peanut butter balls look really good. I can see why your family would enjoy these treats.

    Cheers.
    Velva

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  7. It is hard to beat peanut butter and chocolate! These sound delicious and I have two visitors who will love them. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  8. Your peanut butter candies look so good! My family would flip for them! I love the sound of the recipe card, filled with sentiment! You should frame and display it!

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  9. Great minds have been thinking alike again I see...LOL! We're both eating similar treats today.

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  10. I've made a similar recipe before but never with the Rice Krispies added. I like that!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Julie!

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  11. Those look so delicious and decadent!

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  12. I've come by to wish you Happy Holidays.

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