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
This is the mise en place for the chocolate covered peanut butter balls.
This is the chocolate. If you are using chocolate chips you won’t need to chop it up.
The butter should be melted.
The peanut butter and coconut get mixed together in a bowl with the melted butter and vanilla.
This is the mixture at this point.
Then, the graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar gets added.
The mixture should then be formed by hand into about one inch balls.
The chocolate is melted in a double boiler. Here I’m just using a Pyrex bowl over a tall pan with water.
The balls get covered in the chocolate and set aside to cool on waxed paper.
Here is the completed batch of cookies.