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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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

121.3 calories; 2.5 g protein; 12.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 48.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/26/2005
I just didn't care for these that much. Edible but not something I'd bother repeating. Read More
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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2008
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.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
VEGAN APPROVED! This is a great easy recipe! I used rice crispies instead of graham crackers to make it GLUTEN FREE for a guest and everyone loved them! I also didn't have baking squares of chocolate but it made no difference I just used the chocolate chips and shortening. Afterwards I covered them in different toppings like coconut and walnut! DELICIOUS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2007
I haven't tried this particular recipe but I make something similar every year. After reading a lot of the reviews I figured I would add a little tip: Instead of shortening I use 1 stick of household parafin wax mixed with 1 bag of chocolate chips in a double boiler for the coating. The wax helps the chocolate set quicker and harder and makes for a nice sheen. It also thins the chocolate to make it easier to dip the balls. Also if your peanut butter is too thin or melty just keep adding more confectioners sugar until the dough is stiff enough to work with. We make peanut butter balls similar to these every year (never tried it with the graham cracker though may have to try that this year!)and we love them! It's a must have every year!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2004
Tastey! Easy but somewhat messy. Next time I will make some minor changes such as line the storage container with wax paper before I start dipping the cookies. Use a toothpick to dip the cookie in melted chocolate. Then put the cookie on the wax paper. I needed to put mine in the fridge to set so it got a little messy transferring the cookies... but a very good cookie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2008
Amazing & rich! I substituted graham crackers with rice crispies and the shortening with 2 tbsp vegetable oil (as previous reviewers recommended). The best!! HINT: Keep extra confectioners (icing) sugar on hand when you roll the balls as it helps keep the peanut butter mixture off your hands. Also use the freezer to help keep the balls solid both before and after you've dipped them in the chocolate. It takes time but WELL worth it!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2002
I made this recipe as a cookie exchange for the holidays. Instead of using the semi-sweet chocolate i used chocolate candy melts which I already had. It came out great. Tastes better than peanut butter cups. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2005
Very good but very very rich!! I would try to make smaller chocolate balls next time. Still a great recipe Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/26/2005
I just didn't care for these that much. Edible but not something I'd bother repeating. Read More
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