Saturday, December 11, 2010

Love, dipped in chocolate: Peanut Butter Balls

You'll never guess how I spent most of the day yesterday....

Mmmm-hmmmm. That's right. Holiday baking. Love it.

I made a batch of Oreo Truffles and tried a new recipe: Chocolate Chip Biscotti.

And a family favorite: Peanut Butter Balls. I received this recipe from my mother in law, who got it from a long time family friend. {Korina, tell your Mom she has made it to the big time: her recipe is on my blog. Like three people are probably going to read this. Tell her to hire a public relations consultant. ;)}

So here we go...

Peanut Butter Balls

2 C. peanut butter/ 18 oz. jar
2 C. powdered sugar
4 T. melted butter
3 C. rice krispies
2 C. Choc. Chips
1/2 bar paraffin wax

Mix PB, sugar and butter. Stir in rice krispies. Roll into 1 in. balls. Refrigerate for 2-3 hrs. (or overnight). Melt chocolate chips and wax in a double broiler (I grate the wax to make it melt faster. I fake a double broiler by placing a glass bowl over a saucepan with simmering water in it.) Dip balls into chocolate using a toothpick. Place on wax paper and immediately cover toothpick hole with sprinkles. Chill to set. Makes 52.

We love these. I literally put my retainer in my mouth to keep me from snacking on a few while platting them for neighbors. One neighbor isn't home today and their plate is sitting on the counter beckoning me to nibble. But I won't. Not today. Soon enough, my little chocolate friend. Soon enough.

What are YOUR favorite holiday treats?



Joyful Blessings said...

They sure look good. I bet the girls love helping out with the baking, such fun this time of year with the kids.

NyYaNkeEcHiCk050 said...

Rofl!! Those PB Balls are THE best. I still haven't made them yet this season but I probably will make at least 2 batches. :D I'll try to remember to tell my mom ;) Ur too funny.


Lorena said...

Very easy recipes, thanks for sharing!!

How did you like the biscotti?

Can I borrow that Peanut Butter Ball recipe for my blog?

Kayte said...

I liked the biscotti... I think next time I will make them smaller. They were easy for sure, and made a bunch. I think they'd be perfect for a cookie exchange.

Of course you can use the recipe!

Rena said...

I spotlighted your recipes and blog!!

Sending more people your out you may have the paparazzi soon :)