Thursday, August 26, 2021

grandma's cookbook . . . Peanut-Butter Balls!

If you are looking for a recipe for a treat which is beyond enjoyable . . . these peanut-butter balls are for you! I made them for Dave 40 years ago and within a month and a half, he proposed to me! :^) Wonderful things happen when you make these peanut-butter balls for people! :^)                                                   

Yes, the video is of the mountain/volcano where Dave and I met, and where he proposed to me - Mt. Lassen - enjoy this little, "One minute vacation"!

Ingredients - 
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 2 cups peanut-butter
  • 3 cups rice crispies cereal
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup solid shortening
  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions -
  • mix butter, sugar and peanut-butter then add the cereal and shape into 1 inch balls
  • melt butter, shortening and chocolate chips, stirring so it is smooth - be careful not to overcook or scorch chocolate - a double boiler is very helpful in this step
  • dip each peanut-butter ball into chocolate and set on waxed paper to set (I usually put them in the freezer at this point and then keep them in the freezer - they are particularly enjoyable frozen!)
This is another fun recipe to make with your grandchildren! Talk with them about how the peanut-butter balls are a sweet treat and share with them some of the sweet "treats" God has blessed your life with. Lead them in praising God for His amazing goodness to us. Ask your grandchildren to think of someone you could "treat" with a gift of some of the peanut-butter balls. Help them make a box or bag to put them in and then take them to give a neighbor or shut-in this sweet treat (be sure they do not have a peanut allergy).

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