Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand

Peanut Butterballs

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 21 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 1 min
  • Yield: about 50 balls
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Ingredients

18 ounces dry-roasted unsalted peanuts

Peanut oil

1 pound confectioners' sugar

1 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

12 ounces milk chocolate

Additional equipment: 2 cookie sheets, about 50 paper bonbon cups or mini-muffin cups, any color

Directions

  1. Grind the peanuts in a food processor until smooth. If the mixture seems too thick and grainy, add peanut oil a little bit at a time by drizzling a thin stream through the feed tube with the motor running. Puree until smooth and the consistency of peanut butter.
  2. Transfer the peanut butter to the bowl of a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or any large bowl) and add the confectioners' sugar, graham cracker crumbs, and butter. Mix together until smooth. Form the mixture into bite-size balls and set aside on an un-greased cookie sheet. Chill until slightly firmed, about 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, arrange the paper cups on a cookie sheet. Melt the chocolate. Dip the tops of the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate and set each one, chocolate side up, in a paper cup. Let the chocolate set before serving, about 30 minutes at room temperature (or refrigerate 10 minutes if you're in a hurry).
  4. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
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