Saturday, January 9, 2010

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

Another cookie that we make for Christmas is the chocolate covered peanut butter ball.  It is a variation on Ohio’s Buckeye.  This recipe was made by my Mother in my childhood.

Here is the recipe:

1 cup Unsalted Butter

2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs

1 cup Shredded Coconut

1 cup Peanut Butter

1 pound Powdered Sugar

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

12 ounces Semisweet or Dark Chocolate

Mise en place

This is the mise en place for the chocolate covered peanut butter balls.

Chopped chocolate

This is the chocolate.  If you are using chocolate chips you won’t need to chop it up.

Melted butter

The butter should be melted.

Peanut butter and coconut

The peanut butter and coconut get mixed together in a bowl with the melted butter and vanilla.

Wet ingredients all mixed

This is the mixture at this point.

Finished mixture

Then, the graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar gets added.

Formed into balls

The mixture should then be formed by hand into about one inch balls.

Melted chocolate

The chocolate is melted in a double boiler.  Here I’m just using a Pyrex bowl over a tall pan with water.

Dipped into chocolate

The balls get covered in the chocolate and set aside to cool on waxed paper.

Finished cookie

Here is the completed batch of cookies.

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