May 18 2010

Quick and easy peanut butter balls

I came upon a recipe from Parents magazine for peanut butter balls, and I knew I had to try them. The recipe:

  • 1/2 c all-natural peanut butter (Go with Skippy! It’s yummy)
  • 1/3 c honey
  • 1 c powdered milk
  • 6 oz. dark chocolate

Combine honey, peanut butter and powdered milk. Roll into 20 1″-balls. Melt dark chocolate and dip balls in. Refrigerate until hardened.

That’s it! Now, I think they sort of have a gritty texture, but they are very sweet and do the trick when you want something chocolatey and peanut buttery.

I used a toothpick to help transfer the ball from my pan to a dish.

Next time, I will make them even smaller so there’s a better chocolate-to-peanut butter ratio.

There’s surely yummier versions of this recipe out there, but since the ingredients are so few and it’s so ¬†quick, I think this recipe is a keeper.

3 Responses to “Quick and easy peanut butter balls”

  1. My favorite PB Ball recipe is:

    2 cups PB
    1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
    3 cups powdered sugar (about enough to make a stiff dough)

    Mix the ingredients together, roll into small balls, then dip into melted chocolate. For a change, mix in 1-2 cups of rice krispe cereal into the dough, then dip.

    These are one of my favorite sweets to make at Christmas time to give away. Always a favorite!

  2. This is a similar variation that looks good. Costco sells fabulous almond butter for a great price!

  3. Oh you are just cruel! Those are some of my favorite treats. My aunt used to make us some that were to DIE for! LOVED them. :)
    .-= megscole64´s last blog ..So Where’s My Free Time? =-.

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