I got this recipe from my mother several years ago. Not sure where she got it but I can tell you this is the most decadently delicious candy you can possibly imagine. It is always a part of our Christmas baking. I like to put them in petit four papers.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
6 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix sugar, peanut butter, butter, coconut, walnuts, and graham cracker crumbs in a large bowl using hands until thoroughly blended. Roll 1 inch balls and place on a baking sheet. Chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator.

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  • Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring after each melting, for 1 to 3 minutes (depending on your microwave). Do not overheat or chocolate will scorch. Dip peanut butter balls into the chocolate until they are completely coated. Allow chocolate to harden before serving.

Nutrition Facts

597 calories; protein 8.5g; carbohydrates 62.4g; fat 39.5g; cholesterol 27.1mg; sodium 233.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2009
the consistancy was a little dry but all in all it was pretty good! i did add a little less coconut then the recipe said and it was much better Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/11/2009
This is really similar to the recipe that my grandmother has passed on to the girls over the years. We use pecans instead of walnuts and add butterscotch chips to the chocolate chips for the coating. Also to make the coating harden a little better and a little more shiny we add a half a block of edible food wax (found in baking isle). Read More
(5)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2009
the consistancy was a little dry but all in all it was pretty good! i did add a little less coconut then the recipe said and it was much better Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2010
Instead of dipping in the melted chocolate I drizzled the chocolate over the balls...either way delish!! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2010
I'm not sure why these have such a low rating because I thought they were delicious. After mixing all the ingredients I did find they were a bit dry (though not so dry that I couldn't form them into balls) so I just added another large dollup of peanut butter and they were perfect. I also added some butterscotch chips to the chocolate for dipping because I like the flavour of the two together. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 2 stars
11/11/2009
This is really similar to the recipe that my grandmother has passed on to the girls over the years. We use pecans instead of walnuts and add butterscotch chips to the chocolate chips for the coating. Also to make the coating harden a little better and a little more shiny we add a half a block of edible food wax (found in baking isle). Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2012
I can't believe I found this recipe. Thank you so much COGRANDMA4!! These are what my mother made and I like them so much better than the traditional buckeyes. The variety of textures and flavors! You are right...decadent!! I did use pecans instead only because that is what mom did and we're a pecan family. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2014
making these for holiday gifts super easy and really good. Everbody loves them added they freeze well I like to roll them in the chocolate and drizzle with opposite color like white and black or get creative cost them in white and drizzle red and green it's pretty and festive Read More
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