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Subject:Peanut Butter Balls *RAWR!*
Time:10:39 pm
Current Mood:chipperchipper
I made what has become a much asked for sweet I make tonight. So I thought I'd take pictures [step-by-step] and what-not for a change :D



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Original Recipe:
via Mary Sheirden
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1 tbsp butter
1 cup icing sugar
1/2 coconut (opitional)
2 cups Rice Krispies

Mix all together, and roll into balls. Melt in a double boiler 2 tbsp or more para-wax add one package of chocolate chips.



What I Do:



Toss together 1 cup icing sugar, and 2 cups Rice Krispies in a bowl.



Mix in 1 cup smooth peanut butter, and 1 tbsp margarine--

 

--with my hands.



It is rather messy [but it doesn't mix as well with a spoon and it risks crushing the rice crisps]

 

Roll into small balls [D:], and place on trays covered in wax-paper.



Then melt about 2/3 cup of bittersweet chocolate chips [*secret* and a pinch of table salt ;P *secret*] in a double boiler or in a bowl over a pot of boiling water.



Then I coat each ball in chocolate using a semi-tricky duel spoon method.



Set in fridge to cool until chocolate has hardened [I find setting in a cool place makes the coating shinier/nicer than letting harden at room temp' (which is odd because my experience with chocolate has been that chilling it makes it cloudy and/or gritty)]



Ta-da!~♪



I took this to play with my camera's Macro setting :P Doesn't it look cool~ :D
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projecturzu2
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Time:2008-12-15 04:04 am (UTC)
I love that last photo!!

These look sooo good. I'm totally going to attempt to make some sometime. :)
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lady_noremon
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Time:2008-12-15 04:18 am (UTC)
:D

You really should, they should be less messy than that cookie we made :P
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hisensei808
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Time:2008-12-15 05:40 am (UTC)
Looks yummy, but I hate peanut butter. you did give a ma great idea for next week though. I am going to photograph too! lOok forward to that. Cheers!
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lady_noremon
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Time:2008-12-31 09:21 pm (UTC)
:(

What about peanut butter & banana samiches?

Yes! Go for it! I await!
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alchemy_hisoka
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Time:2008-12-30 04:02 am (UTC)
Mmmmmmm. ^____^

I've never had peanut butter balls made with Rice Krispies, but it sounds good. Also, yay for no coconut.
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lady_noremon
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Time:2008-12-31 10:34 pm (UTC)
^_^

I actually like coconut myself, but I really liek these with Rice Krispies. It makes them crispy/crunchy :3
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alchemy_hisoka
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Time:2009-01-14 02:34 am (UTC)
Every Christmas, one of my uncles always sends a large box of chocolates (called, for some reason, Ice Cream Candy even though there's nothing ice cream about them). There are multiple fillings, including vanilla, mint, strawberry, and coconut. Unfortunately, you can't tell by looking at them what's what. I'd have saved you the coconut ones, but . . . well . . . I don't think you'd like them nibbled on with parts spit out. (My dad finished them off this year.)
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