I love cooking. Following recipes and having a bunch of random ingredients turn out into something delicious is so gratifying and it’s awesome! I’m not the greatest at cooking but I’m hoping that this semester I can fall into the habit of meal prepping and experimenting with new recipes.
The other day I made these delicious no bake peanut butter balls with my best friend, Katie. They’re really simple to make and they’re a great treat! It’s so hard to stop eating them once they’re all done! I looked up some other recipes yesterday and found most of them followed a similar pattern to this one but I figured I would just share with you all the recipe that we used.
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter (or substitute vegan butter)
1 cup peanut butter (of your choice, we used a smooth one)
2 cups rice krispies
2-3 pieces of chocolate almond bark
So when Katie and I decided to make our peanut butter balls we figured that since we were making some for both me and her family that we had better double the recipe. But the list of ingredients is for just one batch!
To begin, we mixed the butter, powdered sugar, and peanut butter together in a standing mixer. We then slowly added in the rice krispies just because I wanted to make sure they were all evenly coated with the peanut butter mixture.
Before we started the rest of the process, we took a kitten break.
Isn’t he precious? His name is Louis!
He was just curled up on the blanket watching us from the living room so we had to go play with him for awhile. He’s so sweet and also so mischievous.
Okay! Back to the peanut butter.
After we mixed everything together, we started to roll everything up into bite sized balls. Heads up: you will get peanut butter all over your hands and probably under your nails too. On another note it does make your hands pretty soft.
Since Katie and I made a double batch, and made our balls bite size, we ended up with about three trays full of them. Of course this all depends on how big you roll them and if you make just the original recipe or more.
Now I’m jut imagining how it would’ve turned out had we made one giant peanut butter ball, haha.
After we rolled out a bunch of them, Katie and I melted down some chocolate almond bark in a bowl. The two of us just used the microwave although if you want to get fancy I’m sure you could use a double broiler or something. (If either of the two of us tried that something would go incredibly wrong. Like we specialize in microwaved soup and very crispy grilled cheese).
If you are like us and decide to go the microwave route it should take about a minute, depending on your microwave of course, to melt down the few pieces of almond bark you use.
After you’ve melted the chocolate, start coating the balls. We just drop them in the bowl, scoop chocolate over them until they’re completely covered and then tap off the excess after scooping it up with a fork. This was probably my favorite part of the process just because I didn’t have to get my hands coated in peanut butter again.
Once everything is covered in chocolate, eat any leftover chocolate and then put the trays into either the fridge or freezer to set the chocolate. They shouldn’t have to be in there for more than an hour and on a side note, they taste really good when they come right out of the freezer!
There’s a look at the finished peanut butter balls.
These are really simple to make and took us about an hour from start to finish. The rolling and coating are the most time consuming parts but again, the size and quantity of what you make definitely plays into that.
If any of you decide to try this recipe let me know! I’d love to hear what you all think of it!
Have a great week!