Can your teeth handle one more holiday sweet before they start to hurt? If so, here's the sweet you need to include on your holiday cookie platter. They're quick and easy to make, and they're no bake! And if you're like me, you most likely have some leftover melted chocolate from some other holiday goodie that you've saved and here's the perfect time to use it.
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups smooth peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs
2 cups rice cereal
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup mini-chocolate chips
2 (12 ounce) packages of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 TBSP food grade cocoa butter or 1 TBSP shortening
In large bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter and vanilla. I just used a spatula to do this.
Add the graham cracker crumbs, rice cereal, powdered sugar and mini-chocolate chips.
Take off your rings and get your hands dirty. Combine all ingredients well, then roll into 1 inch balls. Place on wax paper and freeze for a half hour or so while you melt the remaining chocolate.
In double boiler, melt chocolate chips and cocoa butter or shortening. Stir until smooth. Dip balls into chocolate and place on wax paper to set chocolate. Let chocolate harden and store balls in airtight container at room temperature.