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    Default Peanut butter balls need help

    Not sure where to put this request ....

    I am trying to make some peanut butter balls.
    Have made them in the past and had good luck. Today I am short on an ingrediant and decided to go for it anyways.
    I started with approximately a cup of margerine, not melted, and about one cup of peanut butter. About 1 pound of confectioners sugar which is what I guessed to be short on.
    So I can't roll the mixture into balls because it is too sticky.
    ..........tastes real good though
    Spoon stands up in it so all is not lost.
    What can I put into it to get rid of the sticky part ?
    I have flour, dry milk, instant pudding mix, dry powder chocalate, quick oatmeal rice crispies cereal, mini marshmellows, in the cupboard.

    I have chocalate chips that I can melt for the coating.

    Any suggestions ?
    Maybe I can split the batter up and try a few different things ?

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    I'm wondering if powdered cocoa would work? It would give them a different taste, and you'd probably have to use the sweet kind.

    You could melt the chocolate chips, make dollops of melted chocolate on wax paper, refrigerate those, then use the pb mix as filling to make HM Reese's-type treats. Maybe even garnish a few of the dollops with a mini-marshmallow or whatever you like before you refrigerate it, and put that one on top?
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    Well I let the bowl sit awhile.......
    eyeballed the rice crispies, and started adding 1 cup at a time.
    Got to 3 and stopped.
    Got out the plastic gloves and rolled into balls.
    Now sitting in refrig.
    Next step, is to melt the chocalate chips.
    I think I won this time...........whew

    All suggestions are still welcome.....

    Thinking about making several batches for Xmas

    Madhen....good idea ....may have to try something like that

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    I have read that if you put regular sugar in a BLENDER
    on HIGH that it will become powdery. Have never tried
    it, but you could try a cup or so and see if it works.

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    Good idea surilda

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    Ive never made pb balls without rice crispys --cool.

    thsi is my recipe:
    1 c icing sugar
    1 c peanut butter
    1 c rice crispys
    1/2 c cocnut
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    2 tsp butter
    but i guess if we dont have enough icing sugar why not try surilda's idea of grounding sugar. i think i might next time.

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    I read somewhere myself, that one could take regular sugar and put it through the blender. Have never tried it though.

    Okay, they looked good. I melted the chocalate in the microwave, half at a time. Tried rolling them one at a time, in the bowl. Not to my liking. As the chocalate went back hard, the balls acted like they wanted to crumble. Finally just dipped the top half of them into the chocalate. Now they look like little cream puffs. They taste good.
    I think last Xmas when I made them, I did the chocalate in the double boiler. I'm sure I can send some to work with him, and no one will complain. Last year one of his co workers came here in person to ask questions about the recipe. He wanted to make a batch with his grandson.

    One old recipe I have here calls for paraffin ( wax ). Anyone do it this way?

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    LOL, I was going to suggest rice cereal. I've added rice cereal, crushed cheerios, oats, all kinds of things. Very forgiving peanut butter balls. Just to add, I make mine with a little honey and dried milk and rice krispies. That's it. Kids think it's dessert and it's actually good for them.

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    Cool Peanut butter balls

    Have you tried putting them in the fridge for a few, to get them chilled? I have found that they are cooled enough to work with quickly that way.

    Works for me...

    Good luck.

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    I love pb and chocolate - instant ecstacy!!

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    Did you have any graham crackers in your cupboard?

    When I got home today, I looked at a recipe I had
    saved to make peanut butter balls for Christmas.
    It has melted butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar
    AND graham cracker crumbs in it. It actually was
    a recipe for bar cookies, but the peanut butter mixture
    was so good, I decided to make peanut butter balls
    out of them next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surilda View Post
    Did you have any graham crackers in your cupboard?

    No, I did not. And I looked too
    Found all sorts of things way back in the far corners earlier.
    I think maybe I should buy a pkg to experiment the next time with.

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    The first one i ever made called for graham cracker crumbs but i thought they were to sweet so i found recipe that called for rice krispie so i use that and everyone likes them.

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    yummmmmy!! I am going to make some!!

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    I have tried to make powdered sugar in the blender but no matter how much I put in at at time or how long I blend it, it's still grainy. I do know that if you don't put enough in it gets hot and melts!!!!

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