I was extremely impressed with this recipe. Reese's cups are my favorite.... OMG these taste exactly like them... very delicious! The scary part is they were way too easy to make. As several other reviewers mentioned chilling the dough after the little balls are made works perfect. Something I didn't read that made it easier for me. Second batch I chilled all the little balls and during that time is when I warmed up my chocolate chips in the microwave, that way it was timed perfect instead of the chocolate setting a bit before the balls were chilled. Very good recipe.
Even better than Reese's Peanut butter cups! I used milk chocolate chips (with a few semi-sweet thrown in.) After measuring the ingredients out, I started to just mix it to taste. Worked great. I Pam-ed a mini-muffin pan and pressed the PB mixture into it and then froze the pan. They popped right out and I dipped in chocolate. Way good!
This recipe was so incredibly easy and delicious!!! I did have to use more shortening in the chocolate to make it dippable, but other than that - perfect! I also topped with sliced almonds, coconut flakes, drizzled white chocolate, or sprinkles for a pretty presentation. A must try! - edit - after making this once, I thought this was just way too sweet. Now I only use 3 cups sugar and increased the graham crackers to almost 2 cups to keep the consistency. They are way better now, you can eat a couple and enjoy them without being overwhelmed with sweetness and the peanut butter taste comes through more.
Peanut Butter Balls
3 c. crisped rice cereal (measure out 3 c. then crush)
2 c. smooth peanut butter
3/4 c. butter (softened)
3 3/4 c. powdered sugar
1 pound of melting chocolate, like almond bark, or the like
Mix together: 2 c. smooth peanut butter and 3/4 c. butter=
Add: 3 3/4 c. powdered sugar 3 c. crushed crisped rice cereal
Use cookie scoop to make uniform balls. Roll into balls. Melt 1 lb. of chocolate. Dip balls into chocolate. Remove with a toothpick. Place on foil or wax paper until cool.
Yields 3-4 dozen peanut butter balls, dependent on size.