Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls!

I loved these things since first bite! Brian's mom made them and OH-MY-GOSH! Insanely delicious and insanely addicting. You're better off making these for someone else because it's likely that you will eat them all.




Ingredients:

3C. Rice Krispies
36 oz. Reduced Fat Jif peanut butter
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 stick butter, melted
3C. confectioners sugar
quarter stick of parafin wax ( about 1/4 c) - can adjust as needed. see next section

Mix crispies, PB, Melted butter and sugar. Shape into smallish balls. Smaller than a golf ball but bigger than a marble.



Refrigerate until chilled. After about an hour or so you can take them out and re-roll them so they're nice and smooth.

Next, use a double boiler to melt the chocolate and wax. For those of us who don't have a double boiler  I just used one large pan with water and a smaller one on top and it worked great. That wax is great for the covering because it's super easy to work with and it forms a thin glossy shell. Normally I'm not the kind of chef who would use something as un-natural as paraffin wax, but considering the other ingredients, might as well just got for it!

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Dip. Dip. Dip Dip. and let the chocolate drip off so it's not swimming in a base of chocolate. Then refrigerate again. We love ours frozen so we keep them in the freezer.



Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. My MIL used to make these so I use her recipe which is similar to yours. ;^) I've since stopped using the paraffin wax and it doesn't make any difference. Maybe not quite so shiny but just as tasty!! Thanks for reminding me!

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