Friday, December 11, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Christmas Treats

I wanted to share a few of my favorite Christmas treat recipes. These recipes are all very simple to make and taste delicious!

My aunt Sue gave me this recipe for CHOCOLATE COVERED PEANUT BUTTER RITZ COOKIES. It is one of our favorite Christmas treats. These are so easy to make and they taste AMAZING!

Here is the recipe:


Peanut butter
Ritz crackers
Melting chocolate
About half as much white melting chocolate as the other
(You can also use milk chocolate and white chocolate chips melted with some shortening)

Spread peanut butter on crackers and top with more crackers to make cookie sandwiches. Melt chocolates together. Dip crackers in chocolate with fork and set on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. If using melted chocolate chips put in the fridge to set up. If using candy coating then they should set up at room temp. in just a few minutes. Sometimes I dip these in milk chocolate but I like them better dipped in both chocolates melted together. Enjoy!

My Friend Jody gave me this recipe for OREO BALLS. She said they were to die for so I had to try them out. She was RIGHT! If you haven't tried these you should.

Here is the recipe:

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 package of Oreos, crushed
23 oz bag of milk chocolate chips melted with 4 Tbsp. vegetable shortening or chocolate candy coating

Crush the Oreos (including the white filling) into fine crumbs with a food processor. Once they are all crushed then mix them with the cream cheese (do this in a mixer, not by hand). When it is well combined then you can start rolling the mixture into balls. Lay them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper (and don't let the balls touch each other). Once you have all the balls made, put them in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes.
While they are hardening, melt the milk chocolate in a bowl.
Set out another big piece of wax paper to set the balls on once they are coated.
If dipping in melted chocolate chips then place dipped balls in the fridge to set up. If using candy coating they should harden at room temp in a few minutes.

My friend Lette gave me this recipe for CHOCOLATE COVERED RICE KRISPY PEANUT BUTTER BALLS. These always go over well! This recipe makes a lot so you may want to half it unless you are giving them out as gifts.

Here is the recipe:


2 cups creamy peanut butter

2 cups powdered sugar

4 Tbs. butter

4 cups rice krispies

Mix everything together and roll into balls and place on wax paper. Chill for 15-20 minutes.
While peanut butter mixture is chilling melt chocolate.

23 oz. bag of milk chocolate chips melted with 4 Tbsp. vegetable shortening or chocolate melting chips. If using chocolate chips then you will need place the balls in the fridge to set up. If using chocolate candy coating then they should set up at room temp.

Cover balls with chocolate. Makes approximately 4 dozen.


sweetjeanette said...

The chocolate covered rice krispies peanut butter (I just messed up that name LOL) balls sound amazing. I've never seen these. I really don't know which, but you should come over to my blog and participate in the Christmas Goodies Recipe Exchange on the 15th! You've got some great sounding treats!

Christmas Goodies Recipe Exchange

Syndi said...

These all sound delicious! I love anything that looks that easy. Thanks for posting them.

Jeanette said...

I am making treats this weekend, what a timely post....the oreo balls and rice crispy balls have to be added to list. Thank you for sharing

Bonny said...

Do you have to keep the Ritz cookies and the Oreo balls in the fridge? I find the chocolate starts to get melty if I don't. Is there any way to avoid that?

Jadi said...


If you are using melted chocolate chips then maybe you need to add a little more shortening. You can also use Wilton's chocolate candy melts or candy coating. Those are made to set up quickly and shouldn't melt once they set up.

CYNTHIA said...

Thank You so much for your blog. My Dad always made the peanut butter balls. Your blog was easier than trying to find the recipe since I moved and cook books are still packed. Your a big time saver.
Blessings to you this Holiday season!!!

The Tablescaper said...

I love these recipes. They look delicious and easy. Thanks so much for sharing them.

- The Tablescaper

sweetjeanette said...

ok I had to come back and tell you that I made these rice krispies for my (extended) family's Christmas Eve party...and they were a hit! I loved them myself too! Thanks bunches and bunches for posting this recipe!!!

Aubrey said...

I have made the oreo truffles before, but the pb rice krispie chocolates sounded good so I made some for Valentine's this year. They were super easy to make and we enjoyed eating them! Thanks!

Cricket And Scott said...

I have been making these Oreo Truffel balls for years. I also sprinle them with a little crush up Oreo crumbs after I dip them. It makes a big difference!

Linda Phillips said...

Try spreading marshmallow cream on the top Ritz cracker before putting it on top of the peanut butter covered one. I made these for Christmas treats years ago. You can dip in milk choc. or white choc. May have to make them again soon.

Anonymous said...

Do you melt the butter for the rice krispy peanut butter balls?

Kerry Murphy said...

Hey there, I just wanted to let you know that I have been using your Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Peanut Butter Balls recipe for the past two Christmas' and it is one of my husband's favorites! I shared this recipe on my blog Passing Period:

Thank you!

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