Peanut Butter Balls
2 2/3 Cups Peanut Butter
1 Cup Butter
4 Cups Icing Sugar
2 Cups Rice Crispies
12 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
3-4 TBSP Wax Pellets (I know it helps keep the chocolate hard)
The first thing your going to want to do is melt the chocolate chips and the wax pellets in a double boiler. If you don't have one just use a heat safe mixing bowl over a pot with water in it. We put the stove on Med until the water heated up and then we turned it down to Med-Low. The reason you want to do this first is that even though the chocolate chips melt quickly it takes longer for the wax pellets to completely melt and mix in properly.
Roll out the peanut butter mixture into balls of roughly the same size. Set them on parchment paper, on a cookie sheet. This makes clean up way easier you'll see why soon. Then place them in the fridge for a good hour so they chill and become hard.
Here's Vanna, I mean Meaghan cheerfully dipping the chilled PB balls into the chocolate. You see two chocolate bowls going as we had tripled the recipe and needed a ton of chocolate to get them all done. I believe we got close to 100 PB balls out of the whole thing.
There are two spoons going as you need to roll them to get the excess chocolate to drip off otherwise it will gather around the bottom of the PB ball as it hardens.
In case you don't already know her this is Monica, she's the one semi responsible for Christmas baking in Oct and she's also the one who got me into canning my own salsa. That stuff is liquid gold. I can't seem to bring myself to buying the store stuff. I'll show you how to can salsa some other time.