Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Balls

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Over Memorial Day weekend a couple weeks ago at my father’s house, I needed to make a quick, yummy and easy dessert for the entire family to enjoy. Well, I didn’t need to make one but I wanted to, and believe me, my family wanted me to as well.

We are a big peanut butter and chocolate family so I thought I would whip up a quick batch of peanut butter balls to compliment the Raspberry Magic Balls that I already had made. I’m not a one dessert-making gal much to my sister’s chagrin. I like everyone to have a choice. 🙂 So, I decided to make the peanut butter balls but quickly realized we were out of powdered sugar.  That is an integral ingredient in those balls. Not to worry because the internet was to the rescue and I found a great recipe that used crushed graham crackers (which I had!) instead. I was willing to give it a try and I’m so glad I did. They were delicious! My family loved them.

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Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Balls

Makes: 20-24 balls

 

Ingredients:

1 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy)

1 1/2 cups graham crackers crumbs

¾ cup mini chocolate chips or Heath bits

1 – 1 ¼ cup chocolate (I used semi-sweet chocolate)

Directions:

1. Take your graham crackers and blend to crumbs in a food processor until you get 1 ½ cups. Add graham crackers crumbs to the 1 cup of peanut butter. Mix it up good. You want the mixture to be dry enough to be able to form balls. Add a little bit more peanut butter or cracker crumbs to achieve this consistency if need be.

2. Form 24 even sized balls with your hands and place on a wax paper covered plate, cutting board or baking sheet. Freeze for 30-60 minutes.

3. Melt the chocolate in the microwave until just melted (do not overcook!) or use a double boiler and stir chocolate until melted. Placed mini chips or crushed Heath bits in a small bowl. Note: You can use whatever topping that you would like including nuts, crushed Oreo…etc.

4. Using a toothpick or fork dip the peanut butter balls in the melted chocolate, one at a time, and then toss in the topping until covered. Refrigerate or freeze until firm.

5. That’s it. Enjoy!

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pbballs5 Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Balls

pbballs5 Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Balls

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Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Balls
 
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Recipe type: dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy)
  • 1½ cups graham crackers crumbs
  • ¾ cup mini chocolate chips or Heath bits
  • 1 – 1 ¼ cup chocolate (I used semi-sweet chocolate)
Instructions
  1. Take your graham crackers and blend to crumbs in a food processor until you get 1 ½ cups. Add graham crackers crumbs to the 1 cup of peanut butter. Mix it up good. You want the mixture to be dry enough to be able to form balls. Add a little bit more peanut butter or cracker crumbs to achieve this consistency if need be.
  2. Form 24 even sized balls with your hands and place on a wax paper covered plate, cutting board or baking sheet. Freeze for 30-60 minutes.
  3. Melt the chocolate in the microwave until just melted (do not overcook!) or use a double boiler and stir chocolate until melted. Placed mini chips or crushed Heath bits in a small bowl. Note: You can use whatever topping that you would like including nuts, crushed Oreo…etc.
  4. Using a toothpick or fork dip the peanut butter balls in the melted chocolate, one at a time, and then toss in the topping until covered. Refrigerate or freeze until firm.
  5. That’s it. Enjoy!

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Mollie
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This was exactly what I was looking for, thank you so much for posting this.

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mariel
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i love it very much

mariel
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i want it very much!i m inspired!

megs
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Made these using Extra Crunchy peanut butter and Chocolate graham crackers instead. I made mine a bit on the large side. They froze well and the melted semi-sweet chips are a nice smooth finish. Didn’t add anything to roll it in as this recipe is enough to already cause diabetes 😛 Cannot wait to see what my peanut butter chocolate-loving husband thinks of this when he tries it tomorrow

Linda
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I just made these while sitting out the Blizzard here in New England! Delicious. I used salt free Peanut Butter (melted a little). They turned out great. My old recipe called for sugar & butter, so these are just right and not overly sweet like they usually are! Thanks! 😉

Melissa Duncan
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Love the recipe! After pinning it, didn’t take long to rush out but the few things I needed an make them for my family! As us women know there’s a certain time we crave chocolate an sweets and last weekend was mine! They turned out amazing! Simple recipe yet taste like they were bought in a candy shop! The only thing I changed is half crunchy pb and half regular pb. Crunchy seems to have lots of nuts an I wanted some but not over powering, so the regular balanced it out perfectly! Can’t wait to see what else I… Read more »
Reen
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Hi! Once these are complete do they need to stay refrigerated?

PseudoShea
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Yummy! Great overall taste and pretty presentation. My only issue was that, as another reviewer said, the balls were a little crumbly even after freezing and so using a toothpick didn’t work as well as simply rolling them around in the melted chocolate. Also, similar to many recipes that require chocolate dipping, it often requires more dipping chocolate than specified by the recipe. I agree with whoever said that you should make the peanut butter balls small — they get considerably larger when covered in chocolate.

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Alex
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You could probably use Almond butter as a substitute for peanut butter. But these look awesome! I am going to make these as a treat for my theater class

sarah
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Also, a tip for those who said their chocolate was too clumpy. Add a tbs of vegetable shortening to it while melting. I do this for my cake pops, and chocolate covered strawberries. Helps it smooth out and it is still amazing!

sarah
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I didn’t have graham crackers so I used pretzels. I dipped some in milk chocolate and some in dark. Then topped with chocolate chips and sprinkles. Soo yummy!!! Thank you for the great ideas!

Amaranth
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Oh so yummie, just perfect for the cold weekend!

Larissa
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Any ideas for a gluten free substitute for the graham cracker?

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