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I have hundreds of Peanut Butter Balls to make! HELP! ???

post #1 of 20
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I make PB balls every year for my hubby's coworkers and my little boy's teachers and bus drivers, so I end up making hundreds, literally. Anyway, my question is this- can I roll these now and stick them in the freezer? I plan on dipping them next weekend. Should I dip them while they are frozen or will that cause a problem. In previous years I have used just regular choc. chips and the chocolate as always seemed to thin when I dipped them so this year I bought guittard chocolate a'peels (I think they are just like candy melts, not sure). Is this a good choice? Soory about all the questions, I just want them to turn out perfect this year. They've always been good but I just want to step it up a bit. Thanks!
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post #2 of 20
Hey, my cousin and I make approx. 350 peanut butter balls in addition to, like, 200 lbs of OTHER candies! LOLL Freezing the candy shouldn't hurt it at all as long as you triple wrap it. You can also dip them while frozen, no problem. At least WE have never had a problem. GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!!! I KNOW we will. Candy Days coming up this week!

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post #3 of 20
Hi Ishi ... here in Ohio, we call chocolate-dipped peanut butter balls "buckeyes", and boy, are they YUMMY!!! I get orders for them often, and I always freeze them ahead of time. I find that they are much easier to dip in the melted chocolate when they are frozen. So, you should be just fine! icon_smile.gif

P.S. - I see that you love "Elf", too! That is one of my all-time favorite holiday movies! I just love Will Ferrell!!! thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 20
What are these "peanut butter balls" you speak of?
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post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by cakesbyjess

Hi Ishi ... here in Ohio, we call chocolate-dipped peanut butter balls "buckeyes", and boy, are they YUMMY!!! I get orders for them often, and I always freeze them ahead of time. I find that they are much easier to dip in the melted chocolate when they are frozen. So, you should be just fine! icon_smile.gif

P.S. - I see that you love "Elf", too! That is one of my all-time favorite holiday movies! I just love Will Ferrell!!! thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif



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post #6 of 20
I also freeze and then dip. I freeze the leftovers when I have an order for them too ( not dipped of course).
ELF is my all time Favorite Christmas movie too. My dh is always making fun of me..LOL
post #7 of 20
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Thanks for the responses! Great to see so many Elf fans out there! It has now surpassed my former favorite Christmas movie, A Christmas Story, for the number 1 spot! I still love them both but Elf is just so hilarious!

Bethola- I love that line, too! I think I will answer the phone like that tomorrow just for kicks.

Anyway, about the PB balls. They are rolled and frozen, now. But here's a question- is your PB dough pretty sticky and soft when you roll it? It rolled up pretty well but it was a bit messy. Do you guys have the same experience? Did I not add enough powdered sugar? It tastes great and they are really solid now that they are in the freezer so it shouldn't be a problem dipping them. Just curious what y'alls experience is.
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post #8 of 20
These sound good. Are they peanutbutter cake balls??
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post #9 of 20
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Kay- they are actually peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar, mixed up then rolled into balls and dipped in chocolate. They are to die for!!! Just like reese's cups but better!
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post #10 of 20
I would love your recipe. If you would like to share you could PM me if you don't want it all over. They sounds AWESOME. And my family and friends would love them.
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post #11 of 20
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Sure! This one's no secret. I use this recipe that I found on Recipezaar. In fact, you'll see the feedback I left last year under the name Mama's Apprentice. It's really yummy. As I say in the feedback, you may need to add a bit more powdered sugar than what is called for. Here's to your first PB balls!

http://www.recipezaar.com/73503

I'm sure your family will thank you!!!
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post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by Ishi

Thanks for the responses! Great to see so many Elf fans out there! It has now surpassed my former favorite Christmas movie, A Christmas Story, for the number 1 spot! I still love them both but Elf is just so hilarious!

Bethola- I love that line, too! I think I will answer the phone like that tomorrow just for kicks.

Anyway, about the PB balls. They are rolled and frozen, now. But here's a question- is your PB dough pretty sticky and soft when you roll it? It rolled up pretty well but it was a bit messy. Do you guys have the same experience? Did I not add enough powdered sugar? It tastes great and they are really solid now that they are in the freezer so it shouldn't be a problem dipping them. Just curious what y'alls experience is.



Are you my "long lost twin" or what? I drive my family and friends CRAZY watching 24 hours of a Christmas Story every Christmas!!!! Actually Ralphie looks like my oldest son when he was a little boy and even has the same "lisp"! But, I digress! This thread is about peanut butter balls and I have to get "psyched up" to do my 300 on Friday!

Beth in KY
post #13 of 20
I had an idea, Thake three peanut butter balls in graduated sizes, staked on top of each other dipped in white choclate, add prettzal pieces for arms , possibly something for a hat, fondant scarf, and draw faces with edible markers or RI and make snowmen . You would probably have to secure them w/ a skewer or toothpick. You could make a display with coconut snow. Do you all think this would work. Also if you need to cut the sugar for dibetics or whaterver powedered milk instead of sugar or for part of the sugar works great and tasted good too. I like them this way best and it seems a little more nutrtitious too.
post #14 of 20
I make a "log" of the peanut butter filling and then freeze it or cut it and roll them--makes it a little faster then scooping and rolling. They will be fine frozen and then dipped. I have to make those, salted nut rolls, peanut brittle, penuche, toffee, ect so it is busy here too. We make as much as we can ahead of time and yes freeze some of it. As long as its wrapped well you can't tell it spent time frozen.
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Originally Posted by Missyleigh

I had an idea, Thake three peanut butter balls in graduated sizes, staked on top of each other dipped in white choclate, add prettzal pieces for arms , possibly something for a hat, fondant scarf, and draw faces with edible markers or RI and make snowmen . You would probably have to secure them w/ a skewer or toothpick. You could make a display with coconut snow. Do you all think this would work. Also if you need to cut the sugar for dibetics or whaterver powedered milk instead of sugar or for part of the sugar works great and tasted good too. I like them this way best and it seems a little more nutrtitious too.



You can also put Splenda in a blender/food processor to make it "sugar free powdered sugar!" Then dip it in sugar free dark chocolate melts. Um Um GOOD for those that need to watch the sugar intake. I make sugar free candy for a friend every year and while it's NOT EXACTLY like the regular candy....it IS a great treat for people who must live a near sugar free life!
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