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Peanut Butter Balls with Graham Crackers

Classic peanut butter balls made with graham cracker and dipped in chocolate taste just like reese's peanut butter cups are an easy, no bake candy recipe that's perfect for Christmas and the holidays.
Prep Time30 mins
Additional Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 peanut butter balls
Calories: 286kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups peanut butter smooth
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ⅓ cups graham crackers crushed
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (use milk chocolate if you're going for the Reese's flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening (coconut oil would work too, but it makes the chocolate coating a bit harder)

Instructions

  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. In a large bowl, cream together peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar.
  • Stir in graham cracker crumbs and mix until well combined and smooth. Shape into balls, about 1 inch in diameter place on a cookie sheet, and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate chips and shortening. Heat for 1 minute and stir, then continue heating for 20-30 seconds and stirring after each interval until chocolate is almost melted. Stir until completely smooth.
  • Dip balls into chocolate with a fork and place on a cookie sheet until firm. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

If the mixture seems dry at first, keep stirring or beat it with a mixer until smooth. Often, it just needs more stirring.
If it's still too dry, add more peanut butter a tablespoon or two at a time, until smooth. If the mixture is too wet, add a few more graham cracker crumbs (or a couple of tablespoons of powdered sugar) until the mixture is moldable.

Nutrition

Serving: 1peanut butter ball | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg