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How to Make Peanut Butter Balls

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My family and I always make these becaues the reciepe was passed down from our great great grandma. It's one of our favortie treats and they aren't that hard to make.
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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• 3 cups Rice Krispies
• 2 cups peanut butter
• 1 lb. powdered sugar
• 1 stick margarine
• 1 large Hersey bar (8oz)
• Hersey chocolate chips (6oz)
• ½ cube paraffin wax
• Red food coloring
• Milk

Step 2: Supplies

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• 3 bowls (large, medium, and small)
• Double boiler, pot, or large microwavable bowl
• Measuring cup and scale
• Rubber spatula
• Slotted spoon
• Spoon
• Measuring cups
• Measuring spoon
• Cookie scoop or hands
• Wax paper

Step 3:

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Wash your hands.

Step 4:

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Measure rice krispies, peanut butter, and powdered sugar and mix in large mixing bowl.

Step 5:

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: Melt stick of margarine and add to the bowl with rice krispies, peanut butter, and powdered sugar and IMMEDIATELY mix with your hands.

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After mixing wash your hands again.

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Form peanut butter balls with cookie scoop or with your hands.

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After forming peanut butter balls wash your hands again.

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Fill the bottom pot of the double boiler with water and the top pot with the chocolate and paraffin wax. (If you don’t have a double boiler put the chocolate in a pot or microwavable bowl and melt it. Be careful not to burn the chocolate).

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Turn on the stove and melt your chocolate. Make sure to stir it so it doesn’t burn.

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Once the chocolate has melted stick 3 to 4 peanut butter balls in the double boiler (or pot/microwavable bowl). Roll the balls around until they are coated with chocolate and scoop them out with your slotted spoon and set them on the wax paper.

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Let the peanut butter balls cool.

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Enjoy!

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In the spirit of Valentine’s Day we decided to drizzle red over the balls for decoration. This isn’t a normal step so it isn’t necessary but I will include the steps. Ingredients and supplies are listed above.