Tis the season for easy baking….
Fa la la la la… don’t bake at all.
It’s true! You don’t need to bake these! You can even watch me make them, it was really easy, and you could start an assembly line of family to help you make them. Just make sure them hands is clean.
Peanut. Butter. Balls. With a little crunch. You won’t be disappointed.
This is another one of those recipes that made my coworkers want to get me fired. And I work at a new place now! Easily transported, small and easy to pick up and walk away with, and then come back for more. Again. A third time.
You just can’t deny the appeal of peanut butter. Unless you don’t like it, but as my boss happily pointed out – “Well, that just means more for me.”
Peanut Butter Balls via Two Twenty One
What You’ll Need (Makes ~30 balls):
- 3 cups rice krispies (or rice cereal)
- 2 cups smooth peanut butter
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temp
- 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
- Melting chocolate/Candy Melts
- Mix the butters together so they’re smooth & there’s no lumps.
- Pour in the rice cereal and powdered sugar (I did the sugar in two additions so it wouldn’t poof up)
- Put in fridge long enough so the “dough” firms up enough to mold into balls (at least a half hour, up to 2 hours)
- Melt chocolate
- Dip balls
- Chill & eat.
So easy guys. I did this all in a night, so it can be done quickly and mostly stress free (I burned a batch of chocolate, but I’m over it).
The challenge is the dipping, and I’ve figured out a method. Get a small rubber spatula, and when you drop the ball into the chocolate, spin it around with the spatula and then pull the ball up the side from underneath, let any extra chocolate drip off, and let it roll off your spoon onto wax paper/whatever you’re using to let the chocolate balls set. There’s some leftover chocolate on the spatula once it drops to touch up too, so it’s pretty simple!!
So says the blogger who has had massive trouble with this in the past. I promise though, look at how smooth those are. Before if you asked me to do this I would’ve laughed and said no.
So here’s to you this holiday, bringing in treats that your coworkers want you fired for. But in a good way 😉