|Peanut Butter Balls rolled in cookies & pretzels
to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection
So you may have noticed that Easter is coming. And if you have spent anytime on Pinterest you have seen all sorts of bunnies, eggs and spring colored goodies. But what I noticed is that there isn’t really many desserts that have to do with Jesus’ death and resurrection, the reason my family celebrates Easter. There are chocolate crosses in the stores but I wanted something we could make. Last year the kids and I did Resurrection Rolls but this year I thought it would be fun to create something of our own. I took my mother’s peanut butter balls recipe and created what I like to call “stones rolled away.”
Stones Rolled Away – Easter Candy
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. butter
5 c. powdered sugar
12 oz dipping chocolate
10 chocolate sandwich cookies (oreos), crushed (I used the ones with chocolate cream in middle)
1/2 c. crushed pretzels
Mix peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar. Roll into balls and stick toothpick in each one. Place on cookie sheet close together. Freeze overnight or at least several hours. The kids helped me with this part.
Melt dipping chocolate in a double boiler (or microwave), you might need to add some oil to it, if it’s thick or gloppy (we did). Remove balls from freezer and dip in chocolate. You want to make sure you have everything ready before you pull these out of the freezer or they thaw to much and the toothpick falls out. (I know this from personal experience).
Roll in crushed cookies and pretzels, mixed together (I actually placed it in the bowl and used a spoon to cover with the cookie mixture). Place on wax paper. This part isn’t as kid friendly because of the hot melted chocolate but you could have an older child help with covering with the cookie mixture (mine was at school).
When harden remove toothpick.
Oh! I almost forgot to tell you how these tasted! They were really good and I’m not even a huge peanut butter fan. My family, which loves peanut butter, gobbled them up!
Do you have any fun Easter goodies you make?
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