Chocolate Peanut-Butter Balls


2 cups peanuts, unsalted, dry-roasted, no skins
1/4 cup peanut oil
10 ounces powdered sugar
1-1/2 cups graham-cracker crumbs
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
16 ounces (1 pound) milk-chocolate chips
3 tablespoons heavy cream


Place peanuts in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to grind. With the motor running, add peanut oil for smooth consistency. In a medium-size bowl, combine ground peanuts, powdered sugar, graham-cracker crumbs, and melted butter. Mix until well combined. Form into 1-inch balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Refrigerate until peanut balls are hardened.

In a double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate and cream. Dip balls into melted chocolate. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment and chill in refrigerator. Serve in mini-cupcake paper liners.


2 dozen pieces

Preparation Time

60 Minutes

Total Time

105 Minutes

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