Peanut Butter Balls

United States
November 24, 2008 9:10pm CST
My husband loves peanut butter balls. Every year he asks his stepmother to make some and she says she might and she never does. I've never made them before and I don't even know how to make them. He said he wants her to make him some this year since he hasn't had any in years but she probably won't make them. I would make some for him but I know they probably won't turn out as good as hers. But I might look up a simple peanut butter ball recipe and try to make them. Do you make peanut butter balls for the holidays? Or is there anything that someone just loves to eat and you make it specially for them during the holidays?
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@capirani (1841)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Are you talking about Buckeyes? Those are really good...peanut butter centers dipped in chocolate. You should be able to find many good recipes online if you do a search for Buckeyes candy.
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• United States
25 Nov 08
I asked him if they were dipped in chocolate and he said yes. So I looked up peanut butter ball recipes and found a bunch of them. Some are dipped in chocolate and some aren't and there are some that you mix with corn flakes and some you mix with Rice Krispies. So I think I might print one of the simple sounding recipes off. LOL Hopefully when I make them they will taste good. LOL He said he didn't want me to make the ones with the cereal so I guess those are out.
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@capirani (1841)
• United States
25 Nov 08
The ones in chocolate are called Buckeyes because they look like the Buckeye nut from the tree. Do a search for Buckeyes and you should also find some good recipes. Have fun.
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@capirani (1841)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I have never heard of them with cereal. Sounds good though.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Here is a recipe for them. You could sub the Rice Krispies for corn flakes to make them the other way too. They are similar to buckeyes except the buckeyes don't have the cereal in them. CHOCOLATE COVERED PEANUT BUTTER BALLS 2 c. peanut butter 1 lb. powdered sugar 1 stick butter 3 c. Rice Krispies Mix well. Make into small balls. Chill thoroughly. In top of double boiler melt: 1 (6 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips 1/8 cake paraffin
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@capirani (1841)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Oh, this sounds like the chocolate peanut butter flavored rice krispy treats people make here. Only they aren't in balls. They are in baking dishes and cut out in squares.
• United States
26 Nov 08
Thanks for the recipe. That sounds simple to make.
@halynn (1809)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Those sound delicious! I be your husband will love you & appreciate you very much for doing somethings so thoughtful for him Best wishes.
• United States
26 Nov 08
yes, he's excited that he is going to get some this year.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I have never heard of them. I make sugar cookies and chocolate covered peanuts and pretzels.
• United States
26 Nov 08
I'm going to make some sugar cookies this year and I got some sprinkles for my little boy to put on them. I thought he would have fun doing that. I love the white chocolate covered pretzels...yummy!
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
25 Nov 08
The peanut butter balls (Buckeyes) that I make are 1 stick of butter 2 cups peanut butter Confectioners Sugar 1 tsp vanilla Just keep adding the sugar until they are at the consistancy that you want (no too dry)where you can handle them and roll into balls and dip in melted chocolate. If you want you can leave the very top uncoverd and then they look lik Buckeyes. Good Luck
• United States
26 Nov 08
Thanks, I may try this and see how hubby likes them.
• United States
18 Apr 09
Well I have never heard of peanut butter balls. You might be talking about buckeyes and I live in Ohio the state of buckeyes, I have never made them but I have ate them and they are good. They are pretty easy to make and it can be done. Take care and happy mylotting to you.