Oh yes those three words that make magic when combined, Chocolate and Peanut Butter, my first true food love. I got this recipe from my grandmother, it was the first recipe I ever asked for, I was ten and it was my favorite uncle’s funeral and I could not help myself fm asking for a recipe! So here it is, My Grandmother’s Peanut Butter Balls.
- 1 Jar Natural Peanut Butter
- 1 lbs Butter
- 1 Cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
- 1 Cup Crushed Kix
- 3 Cups Confectioner Sugar
- 2 lbs Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 bar of Ghirardelli Baking Chocolate Bar
My Grandmother’s Peanut Butter Balls
In a large mixing bowl combine Peanut Butter, Butter, Sugar, Graham Cracker Crumbs and crushed Kix. You can use a pastry cutter to start but I usually end up using my hands to get it really well combined. Once all the ingredients are well combined it’s time to make some Peanut Butter Balls. Roll Peanut Butter mixture into tablespoon sized balls. This makes a lot of balls so I usually do this in two batches of 40. Place the balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet and let them chill in the fridge for at least 2o minutes.
Once the balls are chilled set a pan of at least two cups of water to boil. Put a large metal mixing bowl on the pan of boil water and melt the chocolate chips and the Ghirardelli Baking Chocolate Bar in the metal bowl. Once the chocolate is melted and well mixed together roll each ball in the chocolate. Use two spoon, one to roll and left the ball out of the chocolate the other to whip the excess chocolate off the bottom of the ball and set the chocolate ball cleanly on the cookie sheet. Once all the balls are covered in Chocolate set the cookie sheet back in the fridge to cool and harden.
Now the hard part, wait twenty minutes. Once the chocolate is hardened enjoy! There is plenty to share so be sure to share the love and give a few to some loved ones. These make the perfect party favor or hostess gift. They store well and can be made well in advance so there is no excuse not make these next time you have a few minutes to save for those upcoming holiday occasions.