First things first: This recipe is kick ass. Full Stop.
A caveat before we get started: Again, this recipe calls for a Hershey’s chocolate bar, but that’s bullshit. I used Lindt, along with Ghirardelli chocolate chips, and the result was almost mystical.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 Lb. Powdered Sugar (what, you don’t have a kitchen scale? Get one.)
3 Cups Rice Krispies
1 16 oz. Jar Crunchy Peanut Butter
1 Stick Butter, melted
2 Tbsp. Vegetable Shortening
1 Giant Hershey Bar, plain
1 16 oz. Pkg. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
In a large bowl, mix powdered sugar, Rice Krispies and peanut butter
by hand with a mixer because that’s why God made Kitchen Aids. Pour melted butter on top and mix by hand thoroughly. There is no downside to using an electric stand mixer.
Form into small balls and place on wax paper. This is harder than it sounds. The mixture is pretty dry and prone to crumbling, so don’t think you can just roll your hands and make these. The technique to form the balls is a combination of crushing everything together with the palms of your hands and then forming the ball shape with the fingertips of one hand while cupping the ball in the palm of your other hand.
Using a double boiler, melt shortening. When melted, add Hershey bar and chocolate chips. Stir until thoroughly combined.
Using a teaspoon, dip each ball into the melted chocolate and place on wax paper. Chill.
I am definitely making this recipe again. These are mind-blowing.