A FAMILY FAVORITE that is requested by my relatives each winter. They are pretty in gift boxes and are easy to make. Nothing is better than the combination of chocolate and peanut butter! Yield depends on size of ball you make.
Melt butter in small saucepan. Add peanut butter and vanilla to melted butter. Mix well.
In a large bowl mix graham cracker crumbs, coconut and pecans. Blend in peanut butter mixture.
Form by hand in 1 inch balls the size of a quarter.
Melt the butter and chocolate chips in a double boiler. Stir as chips begin to melt and keep on low heat. Use a toothpick to dip each ball into chocolate.
Place on a sheet of wax paper and allow to dry. (I use wax paper on a cookie sheet and place balls in refrigerator to cool quickly.) Store in air-tight container. We like them kept cool in the refrigerator.
Note: Chocolate almond bark squares may be used instead of chips.