Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Peanut Butter Cannonballs

I've loved this goofy little book ever since I picked it up at the library a few years back, and last weekend, chance of all chances, they had a hardback version on sale for $4.95 at Half-Price Books. So of course I was all over that like peanut butter on a fricking pickle!

This book is SO fun to look through and SO super-campy. It has arts and crafts ideas for everything from your own little tiki-bar to record-album bowls (which I've made quite a few of). It also has suggestions as to what kinda of bizarre stuff to spin or put on your tv as entertainment. It has a ton of strange of booze-recipes. And last but not least, it has a bunch of party-food recipes.

Now, the book's not vegetarian, though it DOES have a handful of veggie-friendly recipes that I'm determined to veganize. But it *DOES* have The Recipe of All Peanut-Butter and Chocolate Recipes, which I am now going to impart upon you in the face of potential copyright violation, because they are JUST.THAT.GOOD.

I made them a few years back, and they are, seriously, akin to eating sex. I know I sometimes hyperbolize (ok--OFTEN I do), but trust me on this one: when I served them on the 4th of July, they were greeted with orgasmic little moans from everyone. And people were just gushing about them and jamming more and more of them into their mouths with breathy little moans as the chocolate melted and squished around on their fingertips. So it's not just me for once.

  • 12 oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1/4 c. vegan nonhydrogenated margarine (at room temperature)

  • 1 1/4 c. peanut butter*

  • 1/2 c. ground up peanuts*

  • 1 c. powdered sugar

  • 1.5 c. rice krispies

*(Alternately, you can just use 1 3/4 c. super-chunky peanut butter instead of the peanut-butter and ground up peanuts mentioned above)


Mix everything together except for the chocolate chips, smooshing it in your (hopefully clean) hands until it's all mixed.

Put peanut-butter mixture in fridge to sit until cold and a bit more compactable.

Roll the peanut-butter mixture into little balls (teehee), about 1-inch in size or so. Place on a piece of wax paper on top of a pan. Once done, place back into fridge or freezer to harden again (it's important that they be pretty hard--teehee--when you do the chocolate part otherwise it'll be WAY messy).

Melt the chocolate on the stove or in a double-boiler. Dip each of the hardened pb balls into the chocolate and roll around quickly until coated. Return to pan. Finish the rest in the same way. Once done, return to freezer.

These melt fast once taken out of the fridge/freezer, so I recommend freezing them if you're having a summer/spring shindig so they don't melt immediately.

Enjoy your little sex balls.

Depending on how big you roll them, you can get anywhere from 15 to 24 of these babies.

(Original recipe from Pad Parties)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Seriously? There are no comments on this post? This is the BEST candy recipe ever! My go to for impressing people.