Prep 2 hrs
Cook 5 mins
I adopted this recipe from the RecipeZaar account. I have not had a chance to make this myself. If you are finding that your chocolate is going to hard, melt in a tbsp (or maybe even less) of shortening. That will make the chocolate stay soft. I got that trick from Chocolate Covered Apricots.
- 3⁄4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 3⁄4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 16 ounces semisweet chocolate or 16 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- In a bowl stir together the brown sugar, 1/2 stick of butter, the graham cracker crumbs, and the peanut butter until the mixture is smooth and chill the mixture, covered, for 1 hour, or until it is firm enough to form into balls.
- Form teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls and transfer the balls as they are formed to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper- chill well or freeze until firm (makes dipping a lot easier).
- In a metal bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water melt the chocolate, stirring until smooth, and let the chocolate cool.
- Dip the balls into the chocolate mixture with a fork, coating them well and letting the excess drip off, transfer them as they are coated to the baking sheet, and chill them, covered loosely, for at least 1 hour or overnight.
- (The balls may be double-dipped if desired.).
My men requested these saying, "mom, do not add nuts or coconut, just plain like a Reece's." So, when I found your recipe, I knew it would be a hit. Always a special treat for the holidays. Thanks Lou!!
I usually make the rice krispie kind also, but thought I'd give this a try. I did not have unsalted butter so just used regular and it still turned out just fine. This is one of those recipes that you usually would have all the ingredients on hand. Thx.
Oh my goodness, thank you for posting this recipe. I couldn't get the chocolate part to work right; it melted, then it got hard as a brick. So I just put them in the fridge as they were. Good grief, these things are addicting. I'm going to try the chocolate again, next time I make them, and use a different kind. These have incredible peanut butter taste.