Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Cookies: Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

WARNING: Today's cookies are made out of BFFs Chocolate & Peanut Butter, and are combined in such a way that they create a highly addicting and crave-able couple of bites. (But you know you're going to eat more than one, so...look out.)

I was introduced to these "cookies" (that, honestly, aren't at all cookies, but more of a truffle) at a family party. Matt's cousin made them, and they were little balls of heaven. I decided to try them last year, and they were everyone's favorite. They were especially incredible cold. We kept them in the fridge where the filling would get nice and firm and the chocolate developed a little crisp when you'd bite into it. I'm drooling right now.

The kids can totally help you with these! Bonus, they are no-bake!

You Need:
2 Cups Cream Peanut Butter (it's a whole jar, I like Peter Pan)
1 Stick Butter
1/2 Tspn Salt
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
2 Cups Rice Krispies Cereal
12oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

1. In a small sauce pot on low-medium heat, melt the butter and peanut butter together.

2. When melted and combined, remove from heat and stir in the salt.

3. In a large mixing bowl, stir the cereal and powdered sugar together.

4. Add the contents of the sauce pot (while still warm and somewhat thin) to the cereal and sugar. Mix together until well combined.

5. Make small balls out of the mixture and chill for about 15 minutes until firm.

6. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave or on the stove, and dip the balls in chocolate. Chill again to set the chocolate.

Check them out on the platter - they're "cookie" #4!


I've got one more to share with you on Monday! xo

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