Friday, March 8, 2013

Family Recipe Friday | Chocolate Balls

The weeks leading up to Christmas each year were a special time in our house while I was growing up. We prepped for the holidays like most families, cutting a Christmas tree, putting lights on the house, and hanging our stockings. One of my favorite holiday prep activities was my mothers baking. Every few days she would make a different type of baked goods.

My mother is an excellent baker, and as her loving family, we were ready to taste-test each of her creations. It certainly didn't matter if she used the same recipe year after year, we still needed to sample one from each batch.  As each batch was finished, she would put them in tins and set then on our screened-in porch (there is no need for a freezer during Wisconsin winters).

As Christmas grew closer, her stock of cookies would dwindle between our repeated "sampling" and the various gatherings we attended. My favorite thing to sample from her porch stash were her Chocolate Balls. Seriously, who doesn't love peanut butter and chocolate? To this day, I still prefer most of my cookies a bit on the chilled side, lol.

Chocolate Balls

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups rice krispies
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix ingredients and form into small balls that are approximately 1 inch in diameter. Chill balls until firm. Dip balls in chocolate. Keep cool until shortly before serving.

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