Peanut Butter Balls

peanut butter ballsPeanut Butter Balls for Valentine’s Day!

This is a recipe my boyfriend’s mom makes and it is always a hit. One of my personal favorites as well. She calls them peanut butter bon bons, which is probably more appropriate then peanut butter balls 😉

Ingredients

  • 2 cups peanut butter (creamy)
  • 2 cups confectioner sugar
  • 4 tbsp (1/2 stick) of melted butter
  • 3 cups rice krispies
  • 1/4 square of parafin wax
  • 1 package of chocolate chip morsels

Directions

  1. Combine peanut butter, confectioner sugar, and melted butter. Add rice krispies, mixing with a spoon or spatula. 
  2. Put this mixture into the fridge for 1 hour. This step is key. I made this once without putting it in the fridge and the dough was so sticky that it was impossible to roll into balls.
  3. Remove from fridge and roll into about 1 inch balls. It doesn’t really matter. I actually like them to be slightly larger. I personally like a greater peanut butter to chocolate ratio.
  4. In a pan, grease the bottom and sides with butter and add entire contents of chocolate chips. Melt on low heat.
  5. Add 1/4 a square of parafin wax. It’s much easier to shave the wax. This allows it to melt. SOOOO wax in chocolate…what?!?! I know, I felt the same way. Apparently it’s totally normal. The wax actually helps keep the chocolate hard and intact. Makes sense and it’s completely fine to consume!
  6. Dip each ball into the chocolate and place on waxed paper to cool and harden.
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