Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Husband's Favorite: Peanut Butter Balls

When my husband was growing up, many Sundays his family would make Peanut Butter Balls.  Last Saturday night while we were grocery shopping, he mentioned that he would like to have Peanut Butter Balls for dessert on Sunday.  He told me that, as a kid, he used to make these by himself.  It is the only recipe that he knows by heart!  So my daughters made him some Peanut Butter Balls on Sunday.  Our oldest son Dustin loves them too.

Recipe for Peanut Butter Balls

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup white corn syrup
1-1/3 cups peanut butter
7 cups Rice Krispies, Special K, or Corn Flakes cereal

Place all ingredients, except cereal in a medium sauce pan.  Place cereal in large mixing bowl and set aside.  Stir together the ingredients in the sauce pan and heat on medium heat.  Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently,  until mixture boils.  When it boils, take sauce pan off heat and pour the mixture onto the cereal.  Mold into balls.

Red Couch Recipes Notes:

1.  Do not use natural peanut butter in this recipe, especially the "stir" kind. 
2.  We used Corn Flakes, but my mother-in-law things Special K is best.
3.  Make sure you stir while cooking so that the mixture doesn't brown on the bottom of the pan.
3.  Butter your hands before you mold the balls.
4.  These are best eaten within a few hours (that is never a problem at my home ;).  They tend to harden up a bit if they are not eaten within a few hours.

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Debbie said...

Joni, this looks like another winner to me. I've eaten peanut butter balls, but they didn't have the crunchy cereal. That would be yummy.

Anonymous said...

I really crazy about butter ball.It really yummy ad testy.Thanx to share with us this type of recepies.It really informative for us.


Jacqueline said...

I have never had these! Sound easy and yummy and I bet you could try a lot of different cereals with them!

Lynn said...

Sounds like a nice, easy snack:@)

Lisa said...

Never had anything like this, but I can tell that it is something I would really like. No wonder they vanish quickly!

Renée said...

D E L I S H and easy=fabulous!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I think my husband would love these too!

Anonymous said...

These look delicious. Love any thing with peanut butter in it.

Beth said...

We used to get these at school for lunch. Loved them! I have always liked Rice Krispie treats too.
Thanks for sharing! Beth

Kathleen said...

That is so sweet your kids wanted to make them for their dad!

Sue said...

I can see why your husband likes these:) We make what we call "Peanut butter balls" too, but they're different. I'll have to do a blog post.

Susan at said...

I have heard of these - but never made them. I think my family would love them. Thanks for the reminder!

Pam said...

I love this recipe. My husband makes it just like you do, but then he puts half into a 9 x 13 pan. Then he puts vanilla ice cream over that and then the rest of the cereal mixture over that. He puts it in the freezer until solid. It's hard to cut, be careful! Yummy!!