Monday, December 15, 2008

Peanut Butter Balls

es I am feeling better and thank you for being patient while I took a week off to recover. It was a bad cold but I think I am close to being over it today, we'll see! It's one of those colds with stages that come out of nowhere to surprise you just when you think you're over it.

Anyways, I thought what better way to make a come back than to post a yummy recipe? Especially a gluten free one so I can snitch a tiny bit of the dough. I've always loved cookie dough and that's about the only time I catch myself really craving wheat flour- when I make The Mr. chocolate chip cookies!



Peanut Butter Balls
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup dry milk powder
1/2 cup honey
semi sweet chocolate chips (opt.)

Measure ingredients into medium sized bowl and knead with your fingers till well mixed. I know some people think that using fingers in baking is gross, but people have been kneading bread dough for centuries so it must not be that bad. Roll into truffle sized balls and place onto a wax paper lined pan. Chill in refrigerator.

At this point, you can drizzle them with chocolate or roll them in powdered sugar, chopped peanuts, coconut, sprinkles or anything else that sounds good. I chose to dip the entire ball in chocolate (see below) because it makes them sturdier at room temperature for serving. Next time I might add some chocolate sprinkles to the very top for a fancy look and a little bit of crunch.

Opt: Melt semi sweet chocolate chips in the microwave. I just grabbed a glass bowl and poured the chips in till it looked like it would cover all the balls and I only had about a tbsp left over. Sit one ball onto the tines of a fork. Use a spoon to pour the melted chocolate over the ball in a large glob. Tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to evenly coat ball and tap off excess chocolate. Slide onto waxed paper lined pan with a toothpick. If you keep the toothpick clean this works really well to make a smooth chocolate coating. Continue till you are done all the balls, or save 1/2 for a different coating. Let harden in refrigerator once again.





14 comments:

  1. those look scrumptious! glad you're feeling better :)

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  2. Ohhh those look so yummy Chatty! I'll have to write that one down for my PB and Choc loving daughter Ü
    Cute new layout by the way! You found a nice, matching background for your banner!
    Will I get to see you in LA next week?

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  3. Glad you're feeling better finally! What a yummy looking recipe! Hmmm, you're tempting me to try it out.

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  4. Hey! those look really really good! I might have to make some.... :) oh, and thanks for putting my shop up here!

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  5. Yum to the peanut butter balls! Love the new background! Glad you're feeling better... Your niece is adorable... I see her cute pics every Sunday at D&G's house, I was just Ooohing over her yesterday. :-) And YAY for etsy! If I could find time to sew something that is not for a wedding or my children's wardrobes, I would have things on there too! So cool!

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  6. Thanks everyone!

    Glenda- No, The Mr. and I are staying home this time. We usually make it every second year, but it is increasingly hard if not impossible to get Christmas off at his work now.

    Holly- You're welcome! Hopefully it results in some sales for you. Congrats on selling the 6 hats via you MIL's workplace! How cool!

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  7. Glad you're feeling better! Those look delicious. We used to make some growing up that we called peanut butter balls and loved, but we lost the recipe. This recipe looks close only I don't remember honey and then we would mix chocolate chips right into the dough. Yours look like peanut butter truffles Yummy!

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  8. My mom used to make those - they're delicious - and your photos are great. I really like your background.

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  9. Thanks K!

    It was a lot of fun learning how to work with html. This template is actually the Dots Dark template but the backgrounds and widths of each area as well as many other things are now changed. HTML is crazy, I am glad it's over!

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  10. Hey I just made some of these with white chocolate! Yours look good too and make me want to make more. :-)

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  11. Michelle- Mmm, white chocolate! I will have to add that to my long list called "how to decorate PB balls!"

    Who are you?! :) Just wondering if I know you, as your profile isn't open to the public and I know more than 1 Michelle. You should add your last initial or some other hint!

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  12. They were good! We had some last night.

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  13. Michelle SackstederDecember 16, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Sorry Chatty!! I haven't ever left a comment on these things before and I don't have a blogger profile. Hopefully this will help. :-)

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  14. Hi Michelle! Glad to know that I know you. :)

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