Learn How to Make Peanut Butter Balls
You must love how the mind of a two year old works. It is so simple and yet so smart, the complete opposite of an adult’s.
We have a recipe that has been in the family for probably fifteen years now, I know – not long compared to some hundred year old family recipes, but it’s long enough. It calls for only four ingredients but it is addicting and divine. We call them peanut butter balls, I call them peanut butter truffles as it sounds more sophisticated.
How to make peanut butter balls
This is not the actual family recipe as it is not meant for public viewing, ; ) but it is a close imitation.
- Mix 1 1/2 cups peanut butter (smooth or crunchy) with 1/2 cup softened butter till smooth
- Gradually add 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar till well mixed. Then roll the mixture into 1 inch balls. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Melt your favorite chocolate (mine is dark) and dip or pour the chocolate onto the balls and put on wax paper. Refrigerate till chocolate is a hard shell.
Store in sealed container in the refrigerator. Makes 24-48 irresistible truffles in no time. Great for any occasion.
I made these when I lived at home, then my second oldest sister took over when I moved out and now it’s on to the third to supply the family with these delectable peanut butter balls.
They are perfect to make for a get-together, as you will end up with around 20-30 of these irresistible spheres of goodness, which leaves you with enough to share.
After dinner over at my parent’s house one night, Maddie was introduced to one of these – being two and a half now, boy was she stoked …she was in love!
She usually gets obsessed with every new dessert she tries and this was no different. However, the best part of this family tradition is it now has a third name, “cake ball.” Although it is not cake at all, that is what she apparently related it to. I still remember the first time she asked for one at home – we were puzzled for a moment – then we realized that these were the only ball shaped dessert she’s every had.
We had to call my sister and let Maddie put in her order – after requesting “ball cake” we explained over speaker phone that these are indeed, the famous peanut butter balls. The response …an uproar of laughter.
Two year old’s have their own language, sense of humor and are very precious.