|recipe originally from Kraft|
This is a Kraft recipe that my mom has made for as long as I can remember. They are a recipe that immediately transports me back to childhood. They were my favorite Christmas treat, and I recall how eager I was whenever my mom made them - which was only at Christmas.
When I was 16, I discovered just how much of a pain they are to make. I wanted to help with the Christmas baking, and decided to attempt these. I was no stranger to baking, but had never made anything quite so "sticky" before.
I called my mom in tears, they weren't rolling properly and I was so upset - - my favorite recipe, and I was failing. She calmly walked me through it and I managed to get them done.....when they were finished, I vowed to never make them again.....
Then the next year came and I forgot my "vow" and called my mom in tears again....it took me quite a few years to "perfect" the art of making peanut butter balls - but now, I can safely say I have my methods down and they are easy for me to make.
Peanut Butter Balls
1 cup of peanut butter
1 cup icing sugar
2 cups rice krispies
2 tbsp melted butter
chocolate to coat (I am not sure exactly how much is needed, as I tend to use more than is recommended. I would say a small bag of chocolate chips should be good - but if you haven't made them before, you may want more just in case)
Mix the first 4 ingredients together with a hand/stand mixer; chill (MIN 1 hr, but I prefer to do this in 3 steps, so overnight)
Roll dough into small balls (size is up to you); chill (again, MIN 1 hour, but I do overnight)
Melt chocolate in a double boiler; quickly roll balls into chocolate and place on wax paper covered baking sheet to set (I use 2 small forks for the coating, you need to be quick because the chocolate is hot and will melt the balls)