Recipes

Peanut Butter Balls


Ingredients:

1 Stick of butter (soft)
2 Cups of creamy peanut butter
3 Cups of powdered sugar (no need to sift)
1 Tsp vanilla extract
2 Bags of milk chocolate chips


Directions:
  1. Cream together soft butter and peanut butter with hand mixer.
  2. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time until all is blended. Batter will be sticky.
  3. Place wax paper over the dough and place in the fridge to firm up.
  4. Remove dough and roll into small 1 inch balls, place on wax paper lined cookie sheet (you can put powered sugar on your hands to roll if it is still sticky)
  5. Place cookie sheet with rolled balls into the fridge and freezer to get firm.
  6. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a microwave safe-bowl to met.
  7. Remove the PB Balls and using a tooth pick or spoon dip the balls in the chocolate.
  8. Place back on the wax lined cookie sheet and allow chocolate to harden. (I placed back in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes)



We made these for our work for the nursing home cause every Tuesday we have cooking class & they loved them & they are really good when they are in the freezer especially :) so if you make them tell me how they turned out, and if you loved them too!!!

ENJOY!!!!

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Corn Dip



 Now this is a simple recipe my cousin Dan made it during thanksgiving & oh my gosh you'll want to keep coming back for more it's that good, and I personally like to dip this in Frito's (the scoops)

1 cup mayo
1 cup shredded parm
2 cans corn (drained)
  diced jalapenos
1 block (1/2 pound) Pepperjack cheese 
 
 Shred the block of cheese and mix all ingredients together - put in a small crock pot and stir til creamy - usually takes about 2 hours to melt down. Serve & Enjoy!!


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Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

2 sticks of butter
1 cup of light brown sugar
1 reg. bag of pretzels (you'll use about 3/4 of the bag)
12 ounce bag of chocolate chips
Sea salt - ( I use our coarse sea salt with our grinder)

Preheat the oven to 400.

Line a large bar pan with parchment paper, cover with pretzels
In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium-low heat. When it begins to bubble add the brown sugar. Stirring occasionally let the butter/sugar mixture meld together and brown. This should take about 3 minutes. Do NOT let it boil, you will have sticky goo that is no good. When you have a nice, brown caramel pour it over the pretzels, slowly and evenly. You can then use a spatula to spread it out, you have to work quickly and gently. It hardens fast so even pouring is the best method.

Bake the sheet for 5 minutes.
Remove the sheet from the oven and sprinkle the whole bag of chocolate chips evenly over the mixture.
Place back in the oven for about 45 seconds. If you let it sit there too long the chocolate will burn.
Remove from the oven and use a silicone spatula to evenly spread the chocolate over the top.
Sprinkle with sea salt and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.







 

78 comments:

  1. I am glad I found your blog on a Saturday. This way I have time to make these peanut butter balls

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  2. doesn't get any better than this!

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  3. Yummm! My boys would love these! Liked you on FB too. Hope you can join The Cookie A Day Challenge's Recipe Hop tomorrow.

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  4. This sounds good. I'm going to try this out! I'm now following you back also!

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  5. The peanut butter balls sound so yummy!

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  6. I am for sure goin to try the peanut butter balls,yumm!! TY:)

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  7. The peanut butter balls sound so yummy so I have to make these. My son is going to love these. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  8. Love the peanut butter balls, Living in Ohio, we call them 'buckeyes'. i guess because if one leaves a little opening at the top, one can make it look like a buckeye nut.

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  9. Have you ever tried putting oatmeal in your peanut butter balls?

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  10. I have been looking for an easy recipe for peanut butter balls, so thank you!!

    April C.

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  11. I'd make the corn dip without the parm cheese and use a shredded mexican blend instead.

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  12. Both of these recipes sound really good. One for your savory tastebuds and one for the sweet. Perfect!

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  13. thanks for wonderful recipes shared with us; will have to try to make sometimes!

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  14. I love peanut butter balls, yum!

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  15. I am printing and trying the recipe for the peanut butter balls.

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  16. Oh, yum!! Peanut Butter Balls- I remember these!

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  17. Oh, I just read your recipe for Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark and I am intrigued by it. I've made the toffee with soda crackers but never thought to make it with pretzels before. And the tip about not letting the sugar mixture boil was super helpful. I always wondered why sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. I'm pinning this!!

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  18. We love Chocolate & Pretzels - so what's not to love? And easy too - if you watch out not to burn the caramel! And I happen to know that Sea Salt and Chocolate are a terrific combination.

    They only change I might TRY is to substitute Dark Chocolate Chips for the semi-sweet morsels (we LOVE dark chocolate!) and it sounds like there might be enough sugar to keep it sweet. I'll try it both ways... and let you know how it goes. Thanks & Happy New Year!

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  19. YUM!! The Peanut Butter Balls sound amazing!

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  20. For some reason - I can never read a recipe without wanting to change or substitute SOMETHING. In this case, I'm thinking / wondering how the Peanut Butter Balls would come out if I substituted CRUNCHY Peanut Butter for the Creamy..

    I know I've done that before in Asian recipes for Peanut Sauces - and my Hubby likes the crunch. Well, I guess I'll never know unless I try it! I'll keep you posted!

    Jesselyn A./Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. I'm obsessed with peanut butter and I love oreos. I am so trying these recipes! They are making my mouth water!

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  22. All of these sound wonderful. But I am intrigued with Chocolate Suicide! I would, make that will, be making that one. I love chocolate!

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  23. I so have to make the chocolate suicide for our next family get-together - my sister and I are always trying to "one-up" each other on decadent desserts and I may finally win with this one!

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  24. Pretzel bark is a great idea! I always make peppermint bark at Christmas time... Ill have to try this one, too.

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  25. omg no way! i am totally trying those peanut butter balls and wish i saw this when i was still pregnant with my daughter lol

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  26. oh my, that Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark looks amazing. Id love to make that for the holidays

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  27. Yummm... I am so making the PB Balls for my little man tonight, thank you! If he could only eat PB he would. Lol)

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  28. Tara u rock, i want to try ur peanutbutter balls next tuesday. :) ;)

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  29. The peanut butterbutter balls sounds yummy. Think that's going on my list to take home for xmas :) thanks so much.

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  30. The Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark sounds wonderful. I have been looking for a good Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark recipe.

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  31. Oh wow, your peanut butter balls sound amazing!! I will definitely be making these for the family this weekend!

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  32. Salted pretzel bark sounds really yummy. I love all of the ingredients so I am thinking together they would be amazing. A perfect holiday treat. Fun to make, and everyone would love!

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  33. The peanut butter balls sound delicious, and I think this would be fun day for the grandchildren to make :)

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  34. Those Peanut Butter Balls sound yummy!! My husband wants me to make them...thanks for the recipe :)

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    1. They are so delicious. I would recommend making them sometime (:

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  35. I've been looking for a quick recipe that contains protein but some sweetness. I think the PB balls are a winner!

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  36. Love the recipe for Peanut Butter Balls - they look easy to make, seem very transportable (so great for traveling) and PB is a great source of protein!

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  37. LOL - I just read the **WARNING not a diet recipe** for the Chocolate Suicide recipe. Who wouldn't want death by chocolate??

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  38. Oh I have to try some of these recipes! Sounds so good

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  39. This corn dip sounds great - have never tried it but my family would like it with the spices and cheese

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  40. These are really great recipes. Thanks for the incredible posts.

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  41. Yum! These all look good! Especially the chocolate suicide!!

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  42. The Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark sounds good . When I first heard salted caramel I thought ooh , but since I taste a lot of it , I must say I really like it. This with the pretzels added to it sound so good. Cant wait to make it. thanks for the recipe

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  43. Definitely want to try the corn dip! We don't do mayo so I might sub for greek yogurt or something!

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  44. I would sure love to make the Peanut Butter Balls! Thanks for the recipe!

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  45. These recipes sound so good. I will need to try some of them.

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  46. peanut butter balls sounds soooo good!

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  47. The peanut butter balls sounds delicious, thanks.

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  48. We are always looking for different treats to prepare our grandkids!

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  49. This is a fabulous collection of recipes to try.I will really enjoy the corn dip as we like to spice things up and it sounds awesome! Thank you for posting this.

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  50. This is a fabulous collection of recipes to try.I will really enjoy the corn dip as we like to spice things up and it sounds awesome! Thank you for posting this.

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  51. This is a fabulous collection of recipes to try.I will really enjoy the corn dip as we like to spice things up and it sounds awesome! Thank you for posting this.

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  52. This is a fabulous collection of recipes to try.I will really enjoy the corn dip as we like to spice things up and it sounds awesome! Thank you for posting this.

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  53. these sound amazing ty for sharing this recipe with us

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  54. these sound amazing ty for sharing this recipe with us

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  55. peanut butter balls are so good! add some chocolate!

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  56. The Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark sounds really good! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  57. The corn dip sounds so yummy. I don't care if it is fattening!

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  58. The corn dip sounds so yummy. I don't care if it is fattening!

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  59. I love your recipe for the salted caramel pretzels..adding chocolate chips
    Sea salt makes it so much more than just a casula treat

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  60. So simple and I will be trying it this weekend!

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  61. i would like to try the peanut butter balls recipe==thanks

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  62. Oh, the Peanut Butter Balls recipe brings back wonderful memories!!

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    1. I highly suggest making them they are soooo good!

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  63. I'm going to make the Peanut Butter Balls and drool over the rest of the recipes. Thanks for having such easy, scrumptious recipes.

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  64. These peanut butter balls look delicious! i'm definitely making those for our next family get together!

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  65. I'm craving all 3 of these now. Time for game day.

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  66. Oh my goodness! I think that pretzel bark is about to be made in this house! Great timing too! Just in time to make sure I can master this recipe for the holidays. Thank you for sharing.

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  67. Hi Tara! I've found your blog via Blogging Boost. I was immediately drawn to the recipes tab... Peanut Butter Balls and Salted Caramel Pretzels???? Oh my... I gotta try them! :)
    By the way, I just LOVE the layout and theme of your blog. xx

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  68. I have been wanting to make some peanut butter balls, but when the hubby comes home with a huge bag of Reeses after Halloween, I might as well wait.

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  69. Peanut Butter Balls sound like a winner!

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  70. I love anything that has to do with peanut butter. This looks delicious.

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  71. I would love to try the peanut butter ball. Thank you for sharing.

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  72. I haven't had peanut butter balls in years. Thanks for the recipe!

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  73. i havent made these since i was a kid with my mama,,this would be fun to do with the grandkids,they would love it

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  74. I love the peanut butter balls and I added coconut and chia seed to mine.

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