Monday, March 23, 2015

Peanut Butter Balls:

We are pretty serious about our peanut butter around here!! There's only one or two who don't really care for it, and by that, I mean they don't eat it on everything they can think of! They still eat it, though!!
It had been a few years since I had last made peanut butter balls. My grandma used to always make them for Christmas, so Kaitlyn decided she was going to make some this year.
They turned out really good and everyone enjoyed them!
Hope you give them a try!!

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 & 1/3 cups powder sugar
1 cup rice crispy cereal
1/2 cup cream peanut butter
1/2 ts. vanilla
1 & 1/2 cups chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening

Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar, rice cereal, peanut butter and vanilla; mix until well combined. Using a cookie scoop, shape the dough into balls; place on wax paper lined baking sheets. Chill for 30 minutes. Place the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe dish. Microwave on high for 30 seconds; stir. Continue to heat in 15 second intervels, until chocolate is melted and smooth, stirring well after each intervel. Place a ball onto a dinner fork, and dip into the chocolate. Allow excess chocolate to drip off, and then, using a toothpick, push the ball off of the fork onto a wax paper lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining balls. Chill until set. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for fridge.

-Click HERE to watch the Pioneer Woman make truffles. We use the same dipping technique for these peanut butter balls as she does for her truffles. This way you can see what I'm talking about, since I'm not very good at explaining things!!
-White Chocolate Chips work good too!

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