Few things go together as well as peanut butter and chocolate. It has to be one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations and one that I talk about a good bit for recipes. Growing up, my Grandmother would make little peanut butter balls that looked just like little buckeyes. She’d mix all of the ingredients together and roll the peanut butter mixture around to form these little bite sized treats. Then, she’d carefully dip them into her chocolate leaving just a bit of the peanut butter peeping through at the top.
Now, those buckeyes were wonderful treats that I surely love still, but when Little Buddy and I were making them when he was younger we decided not to fool around with all that special dipping. And by request, we decided to make them a little bit bigger.
Okay, a good bit bigger.
We also changed the recipe just a tad from my Grandmother’s classic one. I don’t think she’d mind and I know she’d love the changes.
Here’s how we made them.
Recipe time includes time for chilling peanut butter balls to firm before dipping in the chocolate as well as the time for the chocolate to dry.
This recipe makes a wonderful make-ahead treat that you can easily store in an airtight container in your freezer if made well in advance. To serve, simply remove from the freezer and allow to reach room temperature.