Saturday, January 23, 2010

Peanut Butter Balls

These are an absolute hit every time I make them. I typically make them at Christmas time, but they would make an oh so yummy Valentine's treat as well. They look like little truffles when they're done. Put some little heart sprinkles on top and voila!

Peanut Butter Balls
makes a ton

1/2 c. butter
1 lb. powdered sugar
2 c. crunchy peanut butter
3 c. Rice Krispies

Mix until well blended. Form into 1" balls. It will be kind of dry, so form it as best you can, then I like to chill them in the fridge so they hold their shape better before dipping.

Dip them in chocolate and put sprinkles on before the chocolate sets up.

I like to dip them in Guittard A'peels, which are a high quality dipping chocolate. It tastes great, much better than the almond bark you buy at the grocery store. As long as you don't overheat it while melting it, it won't get the white streaks like melted chocolate chips will. If you're in the Salt Lake area, you can buy them at Orson H. Gygi or Kitchen Kneads off of Redwood road.