Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Laura's peanut butter balls

My husband, Josh has been craving some peanut butter balls lately. His Mom and his sister make them sometimes. They are a delicious no bake "cookie". They are kind of more like a crunchy truffle if you will. Definitely not cookie like, but I have no idea what else to call it. They are crunchy peanut butter centers dipped in chocolate. Perfect for the peanut butter lover like me. Josh sent me a recipe, and I came up with my own variation.

Here's my recipe:
  1.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or tin foil. 
  2. Measure out 2 cups unfrosted corn flakes, and crush into smaller pieces. I used a pastry cutter for this, which worked great.
  3. Combine crumbled corn flakes with 2/3 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 stick of softened unsalted butter, and 2/3 cups of either smooth or chunky peanut butter (I used natural peanut butter and it worked fine) using either a wooden spoon or your hands. I had to kneed it at the last bit with my hands.
  4. Shape peanut butter mix into approximately 1-inch balls and place them on prepared cookie sheet.
  5. Melt about a cup and half chocolate chips in the microwave until completely melted, Stiring every 30 seconds. 
  6. Using a spoon, gently roll one  cookie at a time in the melted chocolate, until coated.
  7. Place it back on parchment-lined sheet. Repeat with the remaining cookies, adding more chopped peanuts as needed (about 1 cup in total for this recipe)
  8. Put them in the freezer for about an hour or so. I think they taste better that way.  Store in airtight container. 


  1. These look and sound yummy. I'm stopping by and following from VB's Friends Following Friends. Great blog keep up the great work.