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Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

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"It's a tradition for my sister and me to bring these chocolaty confections to functions and family gatherings," notes Rhonda Williams of Mayville, Michigan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES:70 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES: 70 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 4 cups (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 138 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 59 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine peanut butter and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until smooth. Remove from the heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and cereal. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal; toss to coat. Roll into 1-in. balls; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until chilled.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Return to baking sheets; refrigerate until set. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Balls in Country Woman January/February 2007, p 6

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 138 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 59 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls(5)

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

Made these earlier in the week and they turned out great! My husband left the chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave too long, but a bit of milk and more warming fixed it right up. Will definitely make more!

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

This recipe was awful! Too crumbly. I couldn't hardly make the balls. I'll find a different peanut butter recipe. Granted I love peanut butter balls, but I wouldn't make this kind again. Sorry.

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

They're very simple to make and taste so good. Great for giving as homemade Christmas Gifts.

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Reviewed Jul. 7, 2009

This recipe took FOREVER to make!!! Everone but me loved them. I think I was just sick of looking at and smelling these. I probably would have liked them if someone else made them:)

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2008

Thanks for posting such a GREAT Recipe. Made these yesterday and the whole family LOOOVED them. They really are great!!

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