Well, it is that time of year again when we start to hustle around to finish all of our Christmas shopping and planning festive get-to- togethers with family and friends. With all the craziness of the holidays, it is nice to have some down time, and what better way than to relax next to a nice fireplace with some hot chocolate.
Last night I spent some time shopping around at the grocery store picking up the items I need to make these Peanut Butter Snow Balls. It is finally starting to feel a bit like Christmas, baking and some festive tunes are always a much needed ingredient for this season.
I was a bit concerned when I decided to take on this task of baking these peanut butter balls, after talking with some friends and hearing their experience, I thought for sure it was going to be harder than it seemed. But, I was convinced I could complete this task.
Firstly, I laid all my ingredients out and read through my recipe that I got off of Kraft Canada. (By the way, I recommend this site to everyone- they have great recipes and they are all so easy to make.) Once I got my head wrapped around what I needed to do, I started to measure out all my ingredients.
- Step One: Add 3 tablespoons of softened butter to ¾ cup of Kraft Smooth Peanut Butter. Blend together.
- Step Two: Add in 1 cup of icing sugar and ½ cup of Honey Graham Crumbles. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
- Step Three: Shape 1” balls on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. You should be able to make about 40 balls. Once you have finished, place the cookie sheet in the fridge for 30 mins, or until hardened.
- Step Four: Melt 1 pack of Bakers Semi-Sweet Chocolate in the microwave. Should only take about 2 mins, and mix together to soften the bars.
Now, here comes the fun part and the creative thinking. The easiest way I found to cover the peanut butter balls in the chocolate without getting your fingers sticky is to take a tooth pick and insert it in the center of the ball, drunk this into the chocolate and place back on the parchment paper. Continue to do so until all balls have been covered in chocolate. To give it a bit of Christmas cheer, place some Christmas colored sprinkles on the chocolate when it is still soft. Once completed, place back in the fridge for about another 30 mins, or until chocolate has hardened. Total time to make these balls is about a 1 ½, but if you have some music playing in the background, it makes it all much more fun.