Have you ever had one of those PMS days when you just NEED chocolate? I try to explain this to my husband, it’s not a want, I really do need it to function some days. That and Diet Dr. Pepper.
Anyway, so I was having that kind of day and needed to make something really rich. Really satisfying and scrumptious. And then I needed to eat that something while curling up with a blanket and my laptop to scrap. It was all I could think of to make my day better.
Here is what I came up with. And they are good. Really good. So good that when I accidently dropped half of one, I picked it up, inspected it for carpet hairs, and then ate the rest. Yes, they are that good.
Make these. And then eat them. And when your husband asks you what you did all day, smile sweetly and say, “oh, you know, watched TV (or scrapbooked!) and ate bon bons .”
Peanut Butter Cake Balls
Prepare and bake a box of yellow cake mix according to package directions. When cooled, crumble cake in a large bowl until cake is fine crumbs.
While cake is cooking/cooling, prepare the following:
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- drizzle of milk, as needed
Beat ingredients until frosting consistency. Mix about 2 cups frosting into the cake crumbs. Mixture will be gooey, like a cookie dough consistency. Chill in refrigerator or freezer for a bit until “dough” is stiffer and workable. Roll into small bite-size balls or use a small cookie dough scoop. Place in freezer for about an hour (optional, but makes the next step easier).
Melt 1/2 package milk or dark chocolate chips with a TBSP canola or vegetable oil. (I put in microwave for 30 seconds, stir, 30 seconds, stir.) When chocolate is melted, dip the frozen balls in chocolate and place on waxed or parchment paper. Melt the other half of the chocolate when you need it. (I only melt a bit at a time because it starts to thicken when it cools.)
Place in fridge or freezer for a bit until chocolate has hardened. I like to store these in the freezer and then eat them cold. YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUM
Linked to Mouthwatering Mondays