My family makes these every Christmas, they're one of our favorites. The maple flavoring is the key ingredient!

BECKE
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the butter, peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and maple flavoring. Cream well and knead well.

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  • Melt the chocolate chips over low heat. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls. Dip into melted chocolate chips.

  • Refrigerate overnight (or at least for about 15 minutes) on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; 11.4 g total fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 72 mg sodium. 25.6 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2005
I've made these several times and they are always devoured! However I have never used the maple extract (I just double the vanilla) and prefer milk chocolate over semi-sweet. I think they taste just like Reese Cups. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2010
i was not that impressed with this...i mean for one i ran into some difficulties dipping as the batter would fall apart once i tried to dip I had to research another recipe to realizee that you were supposed to roll into balls and refridgerate for a period of time...and then use a broiler to melt the chocolate so it stayed thinner....once I did this stuff and used toothpicks to help dip....IT BECAME SUPER EASY....I wish this recipe would've been more helpful for first timers who didn't know the things that may seem common sense to others...:) Read More
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223 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 121
  • 4 star values: 60
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2005
I've made these several times and they are always devoured! However I have never used the maple extract (I just double the vanilla) and prefer milk chocolate over semi-sweet. I think they taste just like Reese Cups. Read More
(358)
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2005
I've made these several times and they are always devoured! However I have never used the maple extract (I just double the vanilla) and prefer milk chocolate over semi-sweet. I think they taste just like Reese Cups. Read More
(358)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2006
The whole reason I wanted to make these was because last weekend I bought one at a speciality store and it was so good I wanted to make them for Christmas. So today I made them! I also doubled the vanilla and skipped the maple flavoring. They turned out exactly as I wanted them too and they didn't cost a dollar a pop! I melted down some PB chips and made squiggles on the top to make them extra pretty! This one is a keeper! No need to add anything extra - the dough will seem crumbly but when formed in balls it will be fine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2006
I liked the recipe but made a few changes I added 1/2 Cup more peanut butter and used less maple extract (1/4 tsp) the peanut butter mixture was a little grainy instead of creamy so I added 1 tsp milk and warmed up slightly in microwave before rolling in balls and dipping in chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2010
i was not that impressed with this...i mean for one i ran into some difficulties dipping as the batter would fall apart once i tried to dip I had to research another recipe to realizee that you were supposed to roll into balls and refridgerate for a period of time...and then use a broiler to melt the chocolate so it stayed thinner....once I did this stuff and used toothpicks to help dip....IT BECAME SUPER EASY....I wish this recipe would've been more helpful for first timers who didn't know the things that may seem common sense to others...:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2006
I used maple syrup instead of maple extract. As stated in the recipe you really need to knead the dough to get a nice consistancy. Also refrigerating balls before dipping in chocolate made it alot easier. had a hard time keeping them hidden till Christmas;P Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2007
Wow!!! These were fantastic. My kids said they tasted like reeces peanut butter cups. Made a couple of changes used 1 stick of butter maple syrup and 2 bags of milk chocolate chips. I don't have a double boiler so I put chips in microwave bowl with a tablespoon of shortening. Thanks this is definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2005
These little treasures were very good but I would leave out the maple flavoring completely next time. I also added a tablespoon of melted parafin to the chocolate chips to give the balls that professional chocolatier sheen. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2006
This recipe is very yummy! I tried a few different recipes for Peanut Butter Balls from this website and this one is my favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2004
These are the best Peanut Butter Balls I have ever eaten! The maple flavoring makes this recipe. I have tried other recipes with out the maple flavoring and none can compare! Read More
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