Homemade Reese’s

| 10/31/2011 9:15:56 AM

Tags: real food, do it yourself, Karen Keb,

I love chocolate. And I love peanut butter. And let’s not forget salt. When I was young, my mom used to make these delicious little balls of peanut butter and chocolate goodness that contain absolutely nothing healthful. But I firmly believe inhomemade reeses all things in moderation and eating these once a year—whether that’s Halloween or Christmas—certainly won’t kill you; though they’re so addictive they might put you in a sugar coma! Consider yourself warned.

These make a great gift at the holidays, along with an assortment of other handmade candies.

* Peanut Butter Balls * 

12 ounces crunchy peanut butter (not the “natural” kind that separates)

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

16 ounces powdered sugar

Linda Bradford
12/17/2011 12:08:59 PM

Adding Heath Bits to the PB mixture puts these over the top!!

Karen Keb
12/13/2011 10:03:20 PM

They can be refrigerated afterwards so they set up quicker, but if they're consumed within 2 days or so they don't have to be refrigerated. Especially this time of the year when it's cold, no worries about them melting.

Kristin Ferguson
11/4/2011 6:07:36 PM

Do they need to be refrigerated after they are done? I'm trying to find recipes for things that don't need to be kept cold so I can package them and give them as gifts in baskets with other canned/baked goodies.

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