Baking yummy sweet treats is something I love to do every Christmas, especially so that I can share them with family and friends in cute little Christmas treat tins.
One of my most requested treats is always peanut butter balls. This year, due to lack of time, I decided to make them as snowballs, however you can also dip them in melted chocolate so that they are chocolate-covered peanut butter balls!
First, melt 3/4 cup of butter and 2 cups of peanut butter in the microwave in a large bowl (I use Kraft Peanut Butter in Smooth, but you could try Crunchy too).
I then melt 1 cup of butterscotch chips separately in the microwave or in a double boiler and then add it to the butter/peanut butter mixture.
Next, add into the large bowl 4 1/2 cups of icing sugar and 3 cups of Rice Krispies. Stir it up really well so that all of the dry ingredients get mixed well with the melted butter.
Once the butter is mixed in really well, you may find it easier to ditch the spatula and get mixing everything with your hands. That way you can get down to the dry ingredients in the bottom of the bowl and get everything to stick together. When everything is blended well together, I then put the whole bowl in the fridge to chill for about an hour.
After chilling for a little while, roll the mixture into 1 inch balls and place them on wax paper or parchment paper.
If you want to make them chocolate-covered peanut butter balls, I would chill them again first. Then melt some dark chocolate or milk chocolate chips slowly in a double boiler on the stove (so that it doesn’t burn…burnt chocolate is the worst!), and using a toothpick, stab each ball and fully dip it in the chocolate. Place the chocolate covered ball back onto a wax-paper lined cookie sheet and then place in a cool spot to chill.
Otherwise, you could fill a shallow bowl with icing sugar and roll your peanut butter balls in the icing sugar to coat them and make them into snowballs! Then drop them into cute little paper baking cups and chill!
Remember, these are definitely not peanut-free treats, so don’t offer these to anyone you know that has a nut allergy!
Eat and enjoy! I hope everyone had a marvellous Christmas with their loved ones. XOXO