Peanut Butter Balls

Fantastic dessert!  I actually made it before we left for Thanksgiving and I fell in love with it!  The best part is that it’s extremely easy to make (and you can make it ahead of time and it’ll still be tasty)!  Therefore, this will be a favorite.  

PB Balls
Adapted from: Smitten Kitchen Blog

1/4 cup (2 oz) cream cheese, softenend
1 1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup graham crackers, crushed (we used Cinnamon flavored- extra falvor!)
salt
3 cups confectioners sugar
10 tbsp unsalted butter, melted & cooled
10 oz dark chocolate, coarsley chopped/broken
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a bowl with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and peanut butter together until combined well.  Add the graham crackers, also until well combined.  Add the sugar and butter until mixed well.  Then take about a tablespoon of the peanut butter mass, and shape it into a ball (can be large or small; although because of the rich flavor, I’d stick to smaller).  Place the ball on a pan lined with parchment paper.  Keep making the PB balls until all of it is used.  Then place in the fridge for about 30 minutes (this is not necessary, but it was easier to dip the PB balls in chocolate this way).   

Meanwhile, melt the chocolate, in the microwave or over a double boiler, until completely smooth.  Add the vanilla to give it a little extra flavor. 

When you’re ready to dip the PB balls into the chocolate, use a fork or a skewer to dip each of them into the chocolate.  Dip it around so each is completely coated with the melted chocolate.  Place back on the tray with the parchment paper.  Once finished dipping all of the PB, chill them in the fridge for 30 minutes.

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One response to “Peanut Butter Balls

  1. Delicious – I got to eat them at Thanksgiving!!

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