So if you thought the last recipe on the blog for Snickers popcorn was sickly sweet, then I better warn you now, this next recipe is not for the faint hearted. As you would be aware by now, over the next couple of months we are working our way through the top sweet treat crazes for this year. And for this week I decided to tackle my favourite flavour/ingredient on the list.......PEANUT BUTTER! And who doesn't love peanut butter?..... oh unless you are one of those unfortunate people to suffer nut allergies that is! With so many recipes to choose from, (think peanut butter cups, peanut butter brownies, peanut butter cookies and even peanut butter smores and yoyo's), I decided to give you a recipe that is so simple, even the youngest of tackers will be able to help you in the kitchen with this one!
So enjoy this one really......and don't let the guilt get to you too much. Just enjoy each bite and the buttery peanuty crispy goodness :)
Crispy Peanut Butter Balls
2 cups smooth peanut butter
4 cups icing sugar
3 cups rice bubbles
250g dark/milk chocolate melts
300g granulated nuts
Melt the peanut butter and butter in saucepan over a low heat, stirring to combine.
In large bowl, mix rice bubbles and icing sugar together.
Pour melted peanut butter over rice bubble mixture and mix well to combine. You will need to use your hands to ensure mixed thoroughly (but check the temp of the mix first before plunging your hands in).
Form into 4-5cm balls or smaller, and place on tray lined with baking paper. (Tip - wash your hands every three or four balls to stop the balls from becoming sticky)
Chill for 30 mins or until firm.
Place nuts in a large bowl and set aside.
In a microwave, melt the chocolate (use dark or milk depending on your preference) in 30 second increments until melted and runny.
Using a spoon, place a dollop of melted chocolate the size of a 20c piece in the palm of your hand (again check the temp here), and roll one of the balls between your hands to coat in chocolate.
Transfer the ball into your bowl of nuts and coat thoroughly.
Place on a tray lined with baking paper and repeat for remaining balls.
Chill until ready to serve.
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