Chocolate Peanut-Butter Crunch Balls

Chocolate Peanut-Butter Crunch Balls
Servings: 42 Yield: 3-1/2 dozen balls Prep 20 mins Chill 2 hrs Cook 1 min Stand 2 hrs

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 8 ounces milk chocolate, broken in pieces
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped peanuts

Make It

1. Beat peanut butter and corn syrup in medium-size bowl until well blended. Stir in cereal until well mixed.

2. Using rounded teaspoon, shape mixture into balls. Place on aluminum foil-lined large baking sheet. Chill several hours or until firm.

3. Place 6 ounces chocolate in medium-size microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at full power for 1 minute. Stir chocolate until melted and smooth. Add the remaining chocolate and continue stirring until smooth and well blended.

4. Using a fork, spear peanut butter balls; dip into chocolate, turning to coat completely; shake off excess chocolate by gently tapping fork on edge of bowl. Return to baking sheet. If chocolate thickens too much, microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds, until soft enough to dip.

5. Let stand about 2 hours or until chocolate is almost firm. Sprinkle tops with finely chopped peanuts. Let stand until hardened.