Saturday, July 3, 2010
Cookie Recipe #182 - No-Bake Chocolate Balls
Once you get beyond the chocolate coating, a light, crunchy filling meets your taste buds and brings yumminess.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup peanut butter chips, 1/4 cup unsalted butter, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup chopped dates, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1/4 cup white chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons orange juice, 1 teaspoon grated orange rind, 2 cups crispy rice cereal, 1 cup chocolate chips.
Instructions: Melt peanut butter chips and butter in a pan over low heat, mixing frequently (or melt in microwave); set aside to cool.
In a large mixing bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, dates, walnuts and white chocolate chips, mixing thoroughly so that all pieces of date are separated and coated with sugar. Add orange juice and rind to butter mixture; blend into date mixture. Fold in cereal.
With wet hands, shape dough into 1 inch balls and place on a pan or baking sheet. Chill in refrigerator until hardened (at least one hour).
Melt chocolate chips over low heat in small saucepan, stirring frequently. Dip chilled balls in chocolate until completed coated spreading with a spatula, if needed. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate until chocolate hardens.
Makes 2 1/2 - 3 dozen chocolate balls.
"The Ultimate Cookie Book", Tormont Publications Inc., Montreal, Canada, 1997.