White Chocolate Kissed Peanut Butter Balls

February 18, 2011

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These are my new favorite snack. They’re a riff off my coveted peanut butter power bombs that I like to munch on before/after hitting the gym and sometimes even for a quick breakfast. The old version is classic, but the white chocolate takes it to a whole new level. I used my favorite white and dark chocolate peanut butter to transform these peanut butter balls into something special. These babies are addictive, so try and resist the urge to pop them like candy. If that’s not possible, you may want to make the balls smaller so you’re not eating peanut butter by the fistful…or not. It’s your call.

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White Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls (makes about 6)

1 cup white chocolate peanut butter

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup sliced almonds

1 dash cinnamon

1/4 cup raisins (or whatever dried fruit you like)

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls (makes about 6)

1 cup dark chocolate peanut butter

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 tsp cocoa powder (optional)

1/2 cup sliced almonds

**Use one bar or bag of good white chocolate for the coating

Directions:

Melt the peanut butter in a sauce pan on the stove top, on medium-low heat. Once it has thinned out, add the oats, cinnamon, nuts, raisins, and cocoa powder and stir until combined.

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Allow the mixture to cool until it hardens. I recommend throwing the whole pot into the fridge and letting it cool for about 30 min. Then, pull it out for a few minutes to soften a bit.

Roll the mixture into little balls and place on a sheet of parchment.

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Once the peanut butter balls are set, melt white chocolate on the stove top over low heat. Don’t rush the melting process or else you’re likely to end up with stiff, burnt, foul chocolate.

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Once the chocolate has melted completely, drizzle a bit over the top of each peanut butter ball.

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Try not to get carried away.

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Oh geez.

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Next, put the peanut butter balls back into the fridge to allow the white chocolate to set.

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Once set, you can store the peanut butter balls in the fridge or at room temperature for a week or so.

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Indulge as you like.

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Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies February 26, 2011 at 6:38 am

Those look glorious. Your pics of them really make them look their best. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your PB balls up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-6.html

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suicide_blond February 21, 2011 at 11:32 am

oh wow…
and the pics are great as well!
xoxo

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods February 21, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Thank you!

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Lauren February 20, 2011 at 8:03 am

I LOVE PB & Co.’s peanut butters – especially White Chocolate Wonderful and Dark Chocolate Dreams. These chocolate peanut butter balls look absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious. Great recipe!

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods February 20, 2011 at 11:05 am

Thanks, Lauren! I really love these peanut butter too. There are so many great flavors.

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Carine February 20, 2011 at 5:02 am

Gosh! You’re makin me hungry!

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Katrina (gluten free gidget) February 19, 2011 at 10:57 pm

My husband would love these!

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J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm

YUM! Love the addition of slivered almonds.

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Lauren at KeepItSweet February 19, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Those dark chocolate peanut butter balls are calling my name!

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Lisa {Smart Food and Fit} February 19, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Um Yum! You and I must be thinking the same, pb and chocolate!. I made some chocolate pb cups the other day w/ nutella! I’ll have to make these today!

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods February 19, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Nutella, peanut butter cups sound like heaven! I def want the recipe!

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Nicole @ Of Cookies & Carrots February 19, 2011 at 12:38 am

Um, those are gorgeous. I want to eat them ALL.

I may have to try this…

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods February 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Please do, and let me know how they turn out!

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Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) February 18, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Those look simply amazing. I love the white chocolate drizzled on top. Very professional looking :) I made a similar similar recipe, but it had dates. Addicting, I tell you!

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods February 18, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Thank you, Caitlyn! I love the idea of using any dried fruit- dates, cranberries, raisins, anything you like!

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