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Grandma’s Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

January 3, 2011

My grandmother always made these peanut butter balls for Christmas. Well, she would start by making them early and trying to hide them in the freezer upstairs. Guess what we found out as kids? These taste amazing frozen. Yeah, bad us. I blame it fully on my brother. I really don’t like dipping stuff in chocolate, but these are worth it every time. The recipe couldn’t be easier, it is the chocolate dipping that is annoying. I don’t know why my grandmother only made them for Christmas, but now it feels weird to eat them other times during the year. Probably for the best, as I can’t just eat one!

These are called Buck Eyes I think down here, but they leave a bit of exposed peanut butter. Not cool people! You need maximum chocolate coverage. Oh, and use good chocolate to make it worthwhile. As attested to on NYE, they were being inhaled at quite a rapid pace even before people got drunk. They are kind of like crack and you gravitate towards them.

Peanut Butter Balls

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
½ cup minced dates
½ cup finely chopped nuts (I just used crunchy pb)
chocolate chips for melting

Mix peanut butter, confectioner’s sugar, minced dates and nuts together. Form into 1-inch balls. Freeze until hardened and then dip into melted chocolate. Refrigerate and keep refrigerated until served.

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  • Reply Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) February 1, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    i love all your recipes! these def caught my eye.. anything with pb i say!

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    • Reply Shannon February 1, 2011 at 5:31 PM

      Thanks! I have a pb problem! Well, this week it is an almond butter problem, you know…I like to switch it up 😉

  • Reply Laine February 9, 2011 at 7:07 AM

    holy crap- these are delicious!!! Thanks for sharing. I used almond butter and toasted almonds rather than pb (all I had). YUM!!!

  • Reply elspeth February 28, 2011 at 12:47 AM

    I’ve been obsessed with chocolate dipping again myself. I even made chocolate covered almonds this week! Talk about time consuming! (Then I had a bowl of unused chocolate 😉 …)

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  • Reply Joanne T Ferguson March 15, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    G’day! One word? YUM!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday No Rules Party!

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