The Strategic Retreat

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from my world’s best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe. Although I didn’t/don’t intend for The Strategic Retreat to be a recipe site I also can’t deny people the awesomeness that is my cooking. If you like cookie-type deserts you’ll love my delicious, savory, tasty and all around fantastic chocolate covered peanut butter balls. One thing that’s especially great about them, besides the taste, is that they don’t require any baking at all. I find this especially helpful when making a variety of treats around Christmas time since they don’t take up valuable real estate an the oven that’s otherwise in perpetual use. Let’s get to it.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

First off you’ll need supplies,

Ingredients:

2-3 cups of Wheaties, preferable from a box with Brett Favre on it

1 cup powdered sugar

1 cup creamy peanut butter, I use Jif

1 bag of chocolate chips

1 tbsp butter

Tools:

1 mixing bowl

1 large plastic bag

1 rolling pin

2 measuring cups: 1 cup. 1/4 cup

1 wooden spoon

1 cookie sheet

1 sheet of tin foil

1 source of coldness, a freezer works well

Once all the supplies have been gathered it’s time to do it up. I hope you don’t mind getting your hands dirty.

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Take the Wheaties and put them in a plastic bag. Take a rolling pin to the plastic bag. What we’re looking to do is get 1.25 cups of crushed Wheaties. You can’t really overdo the rolling so stick with it until the Wheaties are between rice and sand in size. Measure out 1.25 cups and put it in a large mixing bowl.

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Melt butter until liquid, pour into bowl of Wheaties and mix with wooden spoon

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Mix in 1.25 cups powdered sugar

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Mix in 1 cup peanut butter. For this stage you may want to forgo the wooden spoon and mix it up by hand. It will be a fairly dry mixture and somewhat difficult to do with a spoon. I recommend washing your hands first but that’s optional, depending on your preferred level of hygiene.

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Roll Final mixture into spheres and place on cookie sheet. The more spherical the balls the better the presentation.

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Place cookie sheet in the freezer for 2-forever hours. What we’re looking for is for the peanut butter balls to firm up.

Microwave your chocolate chips until slightly liquidy. Once the chips have melted some but not fully stir for consistent temperature and consistency.

Dip balls in chocolate. Place back on cookie sheet. Recool.

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In about an hour or so the treats will be done and will no longer need refrigeration. Trust me when I say this; you will want a big glass of milk. These bad boys are absolutely delicious. I’ve never had one complaint or even one fence sitter on these. Everybody loves chocolate covered peanut butter balls, everybody.

You’re Welcome.

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