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Holiday Peanut Butter Balls

These Holiday Peanut Butter Balls are a delicious holiday treat with a crispy, creamy inside and covered in chocolate and holiday sprinkles on the outside!

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It’s hard to believe that the holidays are here already. With that being said there will plenty of parties whether it be for work, friends or family. This holiday peanut butter balls recipe is perfect to take to any party and doesn’t take much time to make. They are rich in taste and hard to just eat one. Serve them up on a holiday dish and you are ready for the party.

Can you Freeze Peanut Butter Balls?

Yes, you can freeze peanut butter balls. To do so, make sure the chocolate is set completely and place in an airtight container in a single layer and stack with parchment paper in between in layer. Store in freezer for up to one month.

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Tips for the Best Peanut Butter Balls

  • Make sure to use creamy peanut butter for a smooth consistency. 
  • If you don’t have a double broiler, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time stirring in between until creamy and smooth.
  • Make sure the chocolate is set before consuming.
  • Store remaining leftovers in an airtight container in fridge for up to 4 weeks.
  • You can make these throughout the year by omitting the holiday sprinkles and sprinkle with sea salt or nothing at all.

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Holiday Peanut Butter Balls Ingredients

Yields: 3 dozen

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks) – softened at room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 12 oz bag semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon solid shortening
  • Holiday sprinkles

 

How to Make Holiday Peanut Butter Balls

Line a large baking sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the peanut butter and softened butter. Next, add the powdered sugar and stir well to blend completely.

Put the cereal to a food processor and grind them slightly. Then, add the cereal to the peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar mix and mix until well incorporated. 

Cover and chill for 15 minutes in the fridge for easier handling.

Remove from refrigerator and roll into 2 inch balls. Place on lined baking sheet.

In a double boiler, melt the shortening. Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted and smooth.

Dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate. You can either work from the double boiler pan or you can transfer the melted chocolate into a smaller bowl for easier handling. Place the chocolate coated peanut butter balls on the lined baking sheet.

If desired, sprinkle each peanut butter ball with holidays sprinkles before the chocolate hardens.

ENJOY!!

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Can you make these up ahead of time?

Yes, you can always make these up ahead of time to have on hand when you have a party to go to. After you make them just make sure to store chilled in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks. Then you can grab the container put them on a platter and head out the door.

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Holiday Peanut Butter Balls

Holiday Peanut Butter Balls

Yield: Makes 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks) - softened at room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 12 oz bag semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon solid shortening
  • Holiday sprinkles

Instructions

    1. Line a large baking sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the peanut butter and softened butter. Add the powdered sugar and stir well to blend completely.
    3. Add the cereal to a food processor and grind them slightly. Add the cereal to the peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar mix and mix until well incorporated. 
    4. Cover and chill for 15 minutes in the fridge for easier handling.
    5. Remove from refrigerator and roll into 2 inch balls. Place on lined baking sheet.
    6. In a double boiler, melt the shortening. Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted and smooth.
    7. Dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate. You can either work from the double boiler pan or you can transfer the melted chocolate into a smaller bowl for easier handling. Place the chocolate coated peanut butter balls on the lined baking sheet.
    8. If desired, sprinkle each peanut butter ball with holidays sprinkles before the chocolate hardens.
    9. ENJOY!!

Notes

Store chilled in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks.

3 Comments

  • Christmas Images 2016
    December 3, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Nyc Recipe….

    Reply
  • evelyn
    December 5, 2016 at 10:30 am

    where can i click to print just the ingredients

    Reply
  • Kathy Youngblood
    December 9, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Can you freeze these peanut butter balls

    Reply

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