I did several searches for recipes and couldn't find one that I liked. I think that I would have liked the ones with graham crackers in it, but I didn't have any graham crackers and didn't want to go to the store. So, I made some modifications and made my own recipe. I think I might add more peanut butter next time, but overall it was good. I think Sata liked them!
1 cup peanut butter, crunchy or creamy (I used creamy), probably use more next time
2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup wheat germ
Put peanut butter and margarine in a microwaveable bowl. Heat for 10 seconds to soften. Stir together until well blended. Add sugar and stir until combined. Add vanilla a wheat germ.* Dough will be stiff. Roll into balls and place on a plate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Melt chocolate chips until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate to cover. Place on wax paper and allow to set; if you want to set quicker, put in refrigerator.
*I did this by hand but it could easily be done with an electric mixer.
It's so fun to experiment and see what you come up with and it looks like it was a success! I love peanut butter!
Have a great Christmas!
Ooh, those look good! I've seen these posted for years online, at message boards and blogs. I've often seen them called "buckeyes", must be a regional thing. But --- I have never made them! And I don't think I've ever seen one with wheat germ, makes them healthier, huh?!
What a great idea to add wheat germ- peanut butter and wheat germ make it a healthy cookie! Wrapped in those chocolatey-good antioxidants, what could be better!
yum! I love peanut butter balls! The idea of using wheat germ instead of the graham crackers is fantabulous: somewhat healthier (def. less sugar), and it's always in my pantry!
Kate - I think it was a success but I want a little more peanut butter taste.
Stacy - They really are pretty easy. I guess the wheat germ makes them better but with all that sugar...I don't know!
Erika - I do what I can! :-) These were fun to do...thanks for the idea.
VC - Me too! I really love the taste of wheat germ and thought that it would work well in these lovely little treats!
We always have called these Reindeer Droppings... lovely name, right?
Delicious though. I love your adaptations.
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