My very favorite treat to make at Christmas is Peanut Butter Bon Bon’s. It’s a recipe my mom got from an old friend when I was a child. So I have been enjoying this most of my life. It was always fun to go to my mom’s house for a day of Christmas candy making. This year, for some reason, we made candy separately. Maybe since we live next door to each other it’s not quite as novel to get together since we see each other ever day? Either way, I made this yesterday for our party. I have spent the week sick and almost didn’t get them done. But a party would not be a party without them, so I busted them out.
I am glad I did!
The recipe is really quite simple.
- 2 cups peanut butter (crunch or creamy, doesn’t matter)
- 1 1/2 cubes/sticks of butter
- 3 cups Rice Krispies
- 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 bags semi sweet chocolate chips
Form the mixture into 1″ (or so) balls. Size doesn’t really matter *wink*Melt your chocolate chips in the microwave or a double broiler. I’ve done it both ways. I usually only melt one bag at a time. Don’t think there is a reason for it, I just do. The original recipe from my mom’s friend had added wax to the chocolate, but we have never bothered with it.
Now, you may be wondering why the title of this post is “Chef’s Chocolate Salty Balls.” I have a story.
If you are an old South Park fan, then maybe you remember an episode where Chef was singing about his “chocolate balls.” One day, many years ago, I took a tin full of bon bon’s to work with me. One of my very good friends, who was a giant South Park fan, exclaimed: “They’re Chef’s Chocolate Salty Balls!!” I said: “Oh my God! You are right!!” And we had a very good laugh about it. Ever since, my family has called them by their South Park name.
I hope you enjoy them, no matter what name you give them.