Sunday, December 19, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

We're going to Chicago next week and I wanted to bring some home-made treats to celebrate the holidays with. The Rice Krispies and chunky peanut butter gives these balls a delicious crunch!

3 cups of chunky peanut butter (save 2 Tbsp for drizzling)

1 lb. powdered sugar, sifted
2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Rum, optional

2-9 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients (except chocolate) together and form into balls. If the mixture is too dry and is crumbling instead of forming into balls, drizzle with a little rum to make it moister.

In a double-boiler over hot water, melt chocolate chips. Dip balls, covering with chocolate, shake off excess chocolate. Dip twice for more chocolate coverage, if necessary. Place dipped balls on sheet pan lined with aluminum foil. Put in the fridge to allow chocolate to firm up.

In a small bowl, heat extra peanut butter in the microwave for about 35 seconds. Using a spoon, decorate chocolate balls with drizzled peanut butter.

1 comment:

  1. These looks AWESOME. My girlfriend is coming over today for a bakefest! Wish you were coming too! LOVE YOU FRIEND!