Each December I set aside a few days to bake lots of goodies for neighbors, friends, and colleagues. After years of creating different baskets and trays and trying a zillion recipes, I have narrowed it down to my top 3 treats. Each one unique and different, but each one will be devoured in minutes! I promise! My mother always made homemade door step gifts every Christmas so I guess it just seemed natural to follow suit. These days I feel like homemade gifts come around less, but when they do, I’m always excited and grateful. So if your looking for some treat inspiration, your in the right spot! Today I’m sharing my all time most asked for recipe (my peanut butter balls) along with 2 other festive favorites that make great homemade door step gifts.
I always hit up the Dollar Tree for my packaging. They sell clear loot bags in packs of 25 for of course $1 or clear cellophane rolls depending on how much your giving away. Ribbon, decorative shred, and clear mini plastic bowls are all you need to present these peanut buttery yummy treats in a classy way. You’d never guess it was all purchased at the Dollar Tree!
Homemade Door step Gifts- Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
Creamy peanut butter dipped in yummy smooth chocolate
- 2 lbs semi- sweet chocolate chips (sometimes I use dark chocolate chips too)
- 2 18 oz Jars of creamy peanut butter (I prefer Skippy)
- 2 lbs powdered sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3 cups Rice Krispies Cereal (optional)
Mix peanut butter, butter, and sugar together with an electric mixer. Fold in rice krispies if using them. Roll into balls (approx. 1" size) and place onto a wax paper covered baking sheet. Place in freezer for an hour before rolling in chocolate.
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or place a metal mixing bowl over a pot of boiling water (medium heat) to melt chocolate.
Dip and roll each peanut butter ball in the melted chocolate and place on a wax covered baking sheet. Drizzle sugar or sprinkles on top before chocolate sets. Place in freezer to set for 30 min. Remove and store in fridge until 30 min before ready to serve.
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