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Old 09-12-2008, 12:49 AM   #1
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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls




Here's what you'll need:

4 cups of confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
1 1/2 cups of smooth peanut butter
1 cup (2 sticks) of butter
1 1/3 cups of graham cracker crumbs
2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips (16-ounces)
1 tablespoon of shortening

Here's what you'll need to do:


In a large mixing bowl, combine the confectioners sugar, peanut butter, butter and graham cracker crumbs.

Mix until well combined.

Shape into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with waxed paper. You will need 2 cookie sheets.

Put the chocolate chips and shortening in the top of a double boiler.
If you don't have a double boiler, you can easily make one by using either a stainless steel or glass bowl and placing it on a pot with about an inch of water in the bottom. Make sure that the bowl does not touch the bottom of the pot.

Melt chocolate over medium low heat stirring constantly.

Remove from heat but keep the chocolate over the hot water in the double boiler. Using a toothpick, dip each peanutbutter ball into the melted chocolate, turning to coat evenly.

Place on the waxed paper lined cookie sheets and remove the toothpick. Place in the refrigerator to cool so that the chocolate hardens. These will need to be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Enjoy!

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Old 09-12-2008, 09:40 AM   #2
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Looks delicious ! Thanks for the recipe and pictures showing how to do it.
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:10 AM   #3
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That's similar to my recipe for Buckeyes but we don't use graham crackers. I'll have to try adding that to my recipe this Christmas. To make them buckeyes don't dip all the way into the chocolate and leave a part of the peanut butter ball showing.
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:08 PM   #4
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ok im makingthese this week. I got a awsome block of choclate i want to use.


My freind makes one similar but its oreo cookies
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:24 PM   #5
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Love the composition of the first photo, Mama!

Perfectly lovely and delicious-looking!

Lee
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:24 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone! The kids and grandkids all came over and they're nearly gone!
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:19 PM   #7
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those look really good and tasty. I have to make some next weekend =). Thank you for the recipe
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:51 PM   #8
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That's similar to my recipe for Buckeyes but we don't use graham crackers. I'll have to try adding that to my recipe this Christmas. To make them buckeyes don't dip all the way into the chocolate and leave a part of the peanut butter ball showing.
That's so cool! Jabbur, we're from Michigan - not the Buckeye State, but we sure had a lot of 'em As I was looking at this recipe, I was thinking, I should make this for DH's birthday - he loves Reese's peanut butter cups. And to have them looking like buckeyes would be great! Thanks!

And thanks to Mama for posting the recipe and the pictures! He's going to love these!
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:21 PM   #9
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You're welcome! They taste a lot like a Reese's peanut butter cup.
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:18 PM   #10
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oh, those look so yummy. jake would devour those. mama, you're an excellent dessert-prepper!!
is a bag of confectioner's sugar enough fer 4 cups...
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