Hello The Company Store readers! Jen from The Heart Comes Home over here. The holidays are amongst us and it’s my favorite time of year. It brings extra time to spend with family, gift-giving, and my favorite—FOOD! I’m so excited to share with you one of my favorite holiday treat recipes.
You know that one holiday treat that reminds you of your childhood, and it just isn’t the Holidays if you don’t have it? Well these Crispy Peanut Butter balls are it for me. You could count on grandma to have them every year. Now I’m passing on the tradition with my own family. And I can even get a 4 year old to eat them!
You can even get ahead of the holiday baking and make them today, they store wonderfully in the freezer for up to 3 months! Don’t worry though, they’ll NEVER last that long. Be sure to read through the recipe before making them.
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
4 cups rice crispy cereal
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Mix room temperature butter with the peanut butter until blended. Add the powdered sugar and blend. Then add the rice crispy cereal and mix well.
Form into 1 inch balls, place on cookie sheets, chill till firm in refrigerator (overnight is okay). *Tip: I spray my hands every so often with Pam cooking spray so it doesn’t stick because it will!
Melt chocolate in double boiler. I add 2 ounces of food grade paraffin wax that has been grated finely to melt faster, this gives the chocolate coating a gorgeous shiny look. You do not have to use the wax if you don’t want to. Dip them and place on cookie sheet. As you dip them place them back on cookie sheet and chill until set. I store these in the refrigerator.