Chocolate Balls

Chocolate Balls

36 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Cynthia  Escalante
Recipe by  Cynthia Escalante

“This is a peanut butter and graham cracker, chocolate covered treat. My mother made these to send to friends and relatives at Christmas time.”

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Original recipe yields 3 dozen



  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in graham cracker crumbs until well blended. Form the dough into 1 inch balls by rolling in your hands, or by using a cookie scoop.
  2. Melt the semisweet chocolate chips, semisweet chocolate squares, and the shortening in the top half of a double boiler. Use a fork to dip the balls into the melted chocolate, and place on wax paper to cool until set.

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These are soooo tasty. A few tricks that were helpful: 1. Freeze the pbutter balls before dipping - not solid but an hour in the freezer worked great for me. The kitchen was warm and so were my hands - without the freezing, the balls were too mushy to really dip. 2. Use toothpicks to dip the balls in the chocolate (which I had no probs with). This creates a small pinprick size hole at the top, which I covered with a small dot of chocolate - the perfect topper! Everyone loves these - they are disappearing out of the freezer before the holidays even begin!



Step #1 goes smoothly. Step #2 for me was a disaster. After adding the shortening to the chocolate, the ingredients turned to sludge. Fortunately, I have a friend who makes these, and she gave me her recipe for the dipping mixture and the end result was fantastic. Melt 2 cups of choc. chips with 2 tbsp. veg. oil in microwave on high for one minute. Stir and microwave for 30 seconds more. An additional 15 seconds might be required. Dip the balls as instructed in the last sentence of Step #2.



Excellent!!..I just made them without a hitch..I did use the vegetable oil instead of the shortening..I also added 1/2C. white chocolate chips and 1 1/2C chocolate chips..just because I wanted them lighter in colour..I also made them teeny weeny, pop in your mouth size..I also used 2 toothpics, one to dip and one to slide them off the other toothpic, sliding it over the hole to cover it..They turned out perfect! Thanks for the recipe..

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Amount Per Serving (36 total)

  • Calories
  • 121 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs
  • 12.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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