Monday, January 21, 2008

Grocery item goes gourmet (part 2)

After making the Oreo Truffles last week, I thought I would try the recipe with Nutter Butters. I don’t have a classic Peanut Butter Ball Recipe, so I thought, what the heck. They came out pretty good. I think I like the Oreo Truffles a little better though. Mainly because the flavor is so distinct. With these, its just a good old tried and true peanut butter and chocolate combo. Just plain………!

Nutter Butter Balls

Start by finely chopping the cookies…
Making Nutter Butter Balls

Combine with cream cheese and roll into balls…
Making Nutter Butter Balls

And dip in chocolate… easy!
Dipped in chocolate

Nutter Butter Balls

1 pkg. Nutter Butter cookies (broken… use cookie with the cream center)
1 8oz. package cream cheese (softened)
chocolate bark

1. Finely crush all but 5 cookies in a food processor or place them in a ziploc bag and crush into a fine consistency.
2. Combine with cream cheese. Use the back of a large spoon to help mash the two together.
3. Roll the mixture into 1″ balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet.
4. Melt chocolate as directed on the package and then dip balls into chocolate, tap off extra and set aside on wax paper covered cookie sheet to dry.
5. Once dry, refrigerate and enjoy!

Makes about 30 balls.

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Jennifer said...

Very interesting. I bet these are delicious! Any excuse to buy Nutter Butters and sneak a few for myself….

January 21, 2008 03:39 AM
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Patricia Scarpin said...

These are sinful!! I love peanut butter and chocolate…

January 21, 2008 04:02 PM
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Laura B. said...

These do look good, however I think I am definitely going to have to try the Oreo version.

January 22, 2008 12:05 AM
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JEP said...

Mmmm…peanut butter & choc are my favorite combination:) Amazing photo!

January 22, 2008 01:03 AM
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Bakerella said...

Thanks so much everyone!

January 22, 2008 02:55 AM
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Cindy. Lo. said...

Simple and delicious!
I love it!

January 22, 2008 03:07 AM
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Make and Takes said...

Ahhhhhhh, Nutter Butters are my favorite and now you just made them even better! It’s the perfect easy recipe. Thanks.

January 23, 2008 03:43 PM
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Cookie baker Lynn said...

You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. Yumm.

January 24, 2008 09:05 PM
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Bakerella said...

Thanks cindy lo
make and takes – it easy and you’re welcome.
cookie baker lynn – you are sooo right!

January 25, 2008 01:16 AM
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Kat said...

I just happened across your board this morning, and have been reading all of your archieves! I love your blog – and I am terribly hungry for something chocolatey and sweet!

This peanut butter balls look so good.

January 25, 2008 09:16 PM
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Bakerella said...

Thanks Kat. I’m glad you like it here. Come back any time for a chocolate fix!

January 26, 2008 01:10 AM
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jamezu said...

Wow, these look incredibly delicious. I love chocolate and anything that goes with it. n_n

January 28, 2008 05:05 AM
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Dawn said...

Wonderful! Looks so easy too. Thanks for sharing. Ok if I share your recipe on one of my other cooking boards?

Dawn

February 2, 2008 07:27 PM
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Bakerella said...

jamezu – thanks, me too.

Dawn – sure, just reference/link back to me if you don’t mind.

February 3, 2008 02:54 AM
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Anonymous said...

perfection! Today’s Valentine’s project! Um…darest I ask why the recipe calls for “one package, minus five, Nutter Butter cookies”?

February 13, 2008 02:39 PM
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Bakerella said...

anonymous – thanks and I made this recipe up based on an oreo truffle recipe that suggested not using all of the cookies. It might work just as well with all of them, though.

February 14, 2008 02:45 AM
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maureen said...

anonymous again…oh my goodness!!! I dipped them in 62% semisweet cacao…oh, my goodness!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day, and thank you, Bakerella! maureen

February 14, 2008 02:30 PM
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Bakerella said...

I’m glad you like them, Maureen.

February 16, 2008 02:55 PM
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SUSAN said...

I made the oreo ones last week and tonight I’m making the nutter butter ones. SO GOOD. I only dip the tops in chocolate b/c I’m lazy and it’s easier. Then I sprinkle crumbs on the top. They are much loved!

February 21, 2008 12:37 AM
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Bakerella said...

I’ll remember that the next time I’m in a hurry. Thanks.

February 22, 2008 12:05 AM
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Darla said...

Ok seriously, YUM!

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Nutter Butter cookies. *wondering where I’ve been*

February 22, 2008 01:06 AM
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jillytacy said...

I just discovered your blog and all I can say is “Wow! It looks great and you make it look so easy!” I’m hooked and will be checking back to see what other yummy creations you come up with. Thanks for sharing you creative talent with all of us.

March 1, 2008 02:15 PM
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Bakerella said...

darla and jillytacy – thanks!

March 2, 2008 10:28 PM
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??????? ????????? said...

Posting from Athens, Greece, I really have to say your blog is a must-see! Unfortunately, no Nutter Butter cookies in Greece, so I used vanilla crean filled cookies. Is it possible to be more specific on the cookies quantity? For instance, tell me the net weight of their package? I really thing I used less cookies than I should. Either way, they were delicious and didn’t make it to see another day…

March 5, 2008 01:22 PM
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??????? ????????? said...

Posting from Athens, Greece, I really have to say your blog is a must-see! Unfortunately, no Nutter Butter cookies in Greece, so I used vanilla crean filled cookies. Is it possible to be more specific on the cookies quantity? For instance, tell me the net weight of their package? I really thing I used less cookies than I should. Either way, they were delicious and didn’t make it to see another day…

March 5, 2008 01:22 PM
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??????? ????????? said...

Posting from Athens, Greece, I really have to say your blog is a must-see! Unfortunately, no Nutter Butter cookies in Greece, so I used vanilla crean filled cookies. Is it possible to be more specific on the cookies quantity? For instance, tell me the net weight of their package? I really thing I used less cookies than I should. Either way, they were delicious and didn’t make it to see another day…

March 5, 2008 01:22 PM
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??????? ????????? said...

Posting from Athens, Greece, I really have to say your blog is a must-see! Unfortunately, no Nutter Butter cookies in Greece, so I used vanilla crean filled cookies. Is it possible to be more specific on the cookies quantity? For instance, tell me the net weight of their package? I really thing I used less cookies than I should. Either way, they were delicious and didn’t make it to see another day…

March 5, 2008 01:22 PM
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??????? ????????? said...

Posting from Athens, Greece, I really have to say your blog is a must-see! Unfortunately, no Nutter Butter cookies in Greece, so I used vanilla crean filled cookies. Is it possible to be more specific on the cookies quantity? For instance, tell me the net weight of their package? I really thing I used less cookies than I should. Either way, they were delicious and didn’t make it to see another day…

March 5, 2008 01:22 PM
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??????? ????????? said...

Posting from Athens, Greece, I really have to say your blog is a must-see! Unfortunately, no Nutter Butter cookies in Greece, so I used vanilla crean filled cookies. Is it possible to be more specific on the cookies quantity? For instance, tell me the net weight of their package? I really thing I used less cookies than I should. Either way, they were delicious and didn’t make it to see another day…

March 5, 2008 01:22 PM
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??????? ????????? said...

Posting from Athens, Greece, I really have to say your blog is a must-see! Unfortunately, no Nutter Butter cookies in Greece, so I used vanilla crean filled cookies. Is it possible to be more specific on the cookies quantity? For instance, tell me the net weight of their package? I really thing I used less cookies than I should. Either way, they were delicious and didn’t make it to see another day…

March 5, 2008 01:22 PM
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??????? ????????? said...

Posting from Athens, Greece, I really have to say your blog is a must-see! Unfortunately, no Nutter Butter cookies in Greece, so I used vanilla crean filled cookies. Is it possible to be more specific on the cookies quantity? For instance, tell me the net weight of their package? I really thing I used less cookies than I should. Either way, they were delicious and didn’t make it to see another day…

March 5, 2008 01:22 PM
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Bakerella said...

I wish I was posting from Greece. :)
Next time I go to the store, I’ll give get the info, but in the meantime, I think this is the size package I used.

http://www.nabiscoworld.com/Brands/ProductInformation.aspx?BrandKey=nutterbutter&Site=1&Product=4400004631

March 6, 2008 04:58 AM
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??????? ????????? said...

I see… I used less than half of it, well, weight concerned. And I was wondering why the balls were so soft and sort of lost their shape easily… Thanks a lot!

March 7, 2008 07:14 AM
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??????? ????????? said...

I see… I used less than half of it, well, weight concerned. And I was wondering why the balls were so soft and sort of lost their shape easily… Thanks a lot!

March 7, 2008 07:14 AM
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??????? ????????? said...

I see… I used less than half of it, well, weight concerned. And I was wondering why the balls were so soft and sort of lost their shape easily… Thanks a lot!

March 7, 2008 07:14 AM
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??????? ????????? said...

I see… I used less than half of it, well, weight concerned. And I was wondering why the balls were so soft and sort of lost their shape easily… Thanks a lot!

March 7, 2008 07:14 AM
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??????? ????????? said...

I see… I used less than half of it, well, weight concerned. And I was wondering why the balls were so soft and sort of lost their shape easily… Thanks a lot!

March 7, 2008 07:14 AM
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??????? ????????? said...

I see… I used less than half of it, well, weight concerned. And I was wondering why the balls were so soft and sort of lost their shape easily… Thanks a lot!

March 7, 2008 07:14 AM
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??????? ????????? said...

I see… I used less than half of it, well, weight concerned. And I was wondering why the balls were so soft and sort of lost their shape easily… Thanks a lot!

March 7, 2008 07:14 AM
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??????? ????????? said...

I see… I used less than half of it, well, weight concerned. And I was wondering why the balls were so soft and sort of lost their shape easily… Thanks a lot!

March 7, 2008 07:14 AM
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Bakerella said...

Checked at the store today. There are 32 cookies in one package. So I must have used 27. But they are somewhat oblong and not round like oreo sandwich cookies.

March 8, 2008 05:16 AM
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Debidee said...

I was pondering these and it occurred to me you could amp up the peanut butter flavor by replacing half the cream cheese with peanut butter. Ooh, and decorate the tops with a peanut so you can tell them apart form the oreo ones on a plate.
Of course, we don’t have Nutter Butters here in Canada, but we do have maple leaf cookies… hmm…maple and white chocolate… I might just have to go to the grocery store :)

March 8, 2008 03:34 PM
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Bakerella said...

debidee – I like your idea with the peanut butter, I may ave to try that next time. And maple leaf cookies sound good. Thanks!

March 17, 2008 11:29 PM
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Mary T. said...

Not Martha sent me over here (congrats on Cupcake Week!) and these look like the best things I have ever seen. Why oh why am I on a diet right now?!?

Cheers!

April 1, 2008 10:19 PM
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E said...

I replaced 2oz of the cream cheese with 1/3 cup peanut butter and added a 1/4 cup chopped peanuts. They were fantastic and had a great texture. Thanks for the great recipe.

April 4, 2008 02:27 AM
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Bakerella said...

Mary T. – thanks for stoppin by!

E – that sounds great. Thanks for the info.

April 9, 2008 02:46 AM
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Kendalls Mom 3 said...

Oh my gosh…just found your website!! Love it! My husband is NUTS…pun intended….about PB and chocolate. I just told him about this recipe and he told me to please print it out!

April 14, 2008 02:36 AM
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Bakerella said...

kendalls mom 3 – that’s cute. Hope he likes it.

April 14, 2008 03:48 AM
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Jenna said...

I just made these and they’re so delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe :)

May 8, 2008 10:28 PM
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Bakerella said...

jenna – you are welcome.

May 9, 2008 12:50 AM
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Ginger said...

I also make these its a great recipe.Never did Oreo version.but want to try them.Thank you so much!
hugs ginger

September 13, 2008 05:35 PM
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Bakerella said...

The oreos are knockouts!

September 15, 2008 11:31 PM
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John & Beth said...

I’m going to try these this year with girl scout cookies :-)

September 19, 2008 02:02 AM
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Bakerella said...

Let me know how they come out.

September 20, 2008 02:42 AM
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brislenn said...

Just got finished making your Nutter Butter Bite Size treats. Simply delicious! However, I noticed that they seemed to “weep” a little while I waiting for the chocolate to harden. I think it was actually some of the oil of the peanut butter in the cookies and I’m sure it wasn’t the chocolate. The only thing I did differently was to put the balls of cream cheese and cookie in the refrigerator while I got the chocolate ready. Anything to prevent this? Did any others experience this?

November 13, 2008 03:34 PM
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Bakerella said...

brislenn – I didn’t put mine in the fridge, so I don’t know if that could be the cause or not. What kind of chocolate did you use?

November 14, 2008 03:39 AM
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Anonymous said...

Why do you crush all *but 5* of the nutter butters?

November 14, 2008 11:25 PM
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Bakerella said...

Proportions mainly. A similar recipe I used for oreos did not use the entire package, so I followed suit here. You can probably get away with the entire thing though.

Also, I had to eat a few a long the way. :)

November 15, 2008 02:50 PM
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Webbyzard said...

I am sure the peanut butter truffles you made are delicious but you have to try to make the melted chocolate with really good semi sweet dark chocolate; it made a world of difference. The taste was devine! I took a baking class two weeks ago and made these delicious truffles with real chocolate not candy melts – see how it turned out at http://www.examiner.com/x-1490-Broward-County-Restaurants-Examiner

November 15, 2008 10:26 PM
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Bakerella said...

Oh, I love dark chocolate. The ones I’ve made without using the candy coatings just seem to melt on my fingers as soon as I touch them though.

Mercken’s makes a dark chocolate candy coating that’s pretty good btw.

November 17, 2008 05:27 AM
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??????? ????????? said...

Once again, these little guys saved my day (and my nameday). I made them for a treat at the office and they were an absolute hit. I used strawberry flavored cookies but the impact was equally smashing. Zillions of thanks!

January 20, 2009 11:32 AM
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??????? ????????? said...

Once again, these little guys saved my day (and my nameday). I made them for a treat at the office and they were an absolute hit. I used strawberry flavored cookies but the impact was equally smashing. Zillions of thanks!

January 20, 2009 11:32 AM
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??????? ????????? said...

Once again, these little guys saved my day (and my nameday). I made them for a treat at the office and they were an absolute hit. I used strawberry flavored cookies but the impact was equally smashing. Zillions of thanks!

January 20, 2009 11:32 AM
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??????? ????????? said...

Once again, these little guys saved my day (and my nameday). I made them for a treat at the office and they were an absolute hit. I used strawberry flavored cookies but the impact was equally smashing. Zillions of thanks!

January 20, 2009 11:32 AM
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??????? ????????? said...

Once again, these little guys saved my day (and my nameday). I made them for a treat at the office and they were an absolute hit. I used strawberry flavored cookies but the impact was equally smashing. Zillions of thanks!

January 20, 2009 11:32 AM
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??????? ????????? said...

Once again, these little guys saved my day (and my nameday). I made them for a treat at the office and they were an absolute hit. I used strawberry flavored cookies but the impact was equally smashing. Zillions of thanks!

January 20, 2009 11:32 AM
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??????? ????????? said...

Once again, these little guys saved my day (and my nameday). I made them for a treat at the office and they were an absolute hit. I used strawberry flavored cookies but the impact was equally smashing. Zillions of thanks!

January 20, 2009 11:32 AM
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??????? ????????? said...

Once again, these little guys saved my day (and my nameday). I made them for a treat at the office and they were an absolute hit. I used strawberry flavored cookies but the impact was equally smashing. Zillions of thanks!

January 20, 2009 11:32 AM
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Bakerella said...

??????? ????????? – Zillions of Yays!!! Glad they were a hit.

January 23, 2009 01:32 AM
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Amanda said...

I made these and to me they LOOK better than they taste. Don’t get me wrong, they are tasty, but not so good that I can’t not eat them. They are still sitting in my fridge and they aren’t “calling” to me. LOL I like things to be a little sweeter. BUT, my husband adored them and they are calling to him!

I am going to try the Oreo cookie one next.

February 8, 2009 10:59 PM
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Bakerella said...

Amanda – I totally agree with you. But, I think you will like the oreo ones better.

February 9, 2009 05:25 AM
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Lauren said...

I’ve got a great recipe for Peanut Butter Truffles that’s a light and smooth peanut butter ganache on the inside if anyone is interested. Definitely a winning recipe in my family!

February 9, 2009 07:34 PM
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Anonymous said...

Lauren, pb ganache sounds fantastic. Would you share?

I totally want to try these nutter butter balls. I like oreos, but I LOVE nutter butters. Glad I found your blog, Bakerella!!

February 16, 2009 04:29 AM
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Bakerella said...

Lauren – sounds yummy

Anonymous – ditto.

February 16, 2009 04:04 PM
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Lovey said...

Thank you so much for posting all these great recipes! Everything we have tried has been a hit. We made these Nutter Butter treats for Valentine’s Day for my daughter’s soccer team. The moms were upset that I only gave them to the kids. hahaha I am sad it took me so long to get around to making them because they are our new favorite treat.

BTW, I found the cookies are cheaper at Target than the grocery.

February 16, 2009 04:22 PM
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Bakerella said...

Great and thanks for the tip Lovey!

February 17, 2009 05:00 AM
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Liesl said...

I AM SO MAKING THESE!!! Hello…peanut butter with chocolate! YUMMY!

March 11, 2009 07:39 PM
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Kevin said...

Those look really good!

March 16, 2009 12:55 AM
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Bakerella said...

Liesl and Kevin – And, they are easy!

March 16, 2009 04:58 AM
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Betsy said...

I’m going to attempt to make these as a pop using a 2 3/4″ cookie cutter in the shape of a Number 3. Think it will work? I’ll be sure to let you know but would appreciate any thoughts or tips you might think of off the bat. I’m scared . . . but courageous (or stupid) enough to try!

March 17, 2009 08:13 PM
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Bakerella said...

You are courageous. Let me know how it goes.

March 18, 2009 02:52 AM
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Danielle said...

Hello Oh wonderful baker! Can u offer any tips for dipping these in the chocolate-i see u didn’t get those “feet” or puddles of chocolate at the bottom. What;’s your secret?? Thanks!

April 5, 2009 03:05 AM
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Bakerella said...

If it puddles a lot, immediately draw a separation line with a toothpick, that way it can be broken off easily when it dries.

Or tap off the excess chocolate more before you lay on the wax paper.

April 7, 2009 02:15 AM
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LinnyGirl said...

Super easy. I was eating these 45 min. after I started making them. I didn’t use cream cheese (I sorta hate cream cheese), and just used peanut butter and powdered sugar.They lost shape a little under the dipping chocolate, but I think if I lessen the peanut butter and up the powdered sugar they’d be perfect next time (I used 8 oz of peanut butter). But they’re fine now — and I just keep them in the fridge.

April 12, 2009 03:09 PM
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Bakerella said...

I’m sure they taste good that way too.

April 17, 2009 12:56 AM
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linnygirl said...

I did them again last weekend and used less peanut butter. I used about a 3/4 cup of peanut butter, maybe a 1/4-1/2 cup of powdered sugar and a 1/8-1/4 cup of ground peanuts. They were perfect, completely peanutty and held their shape in the melted chocolate. And they still had that fun crystally nutter butter texture. I think these are way better than the Oreo ones. I made those last weekend too, and I still think these are tops.

April 27, 2009 08:30 PM
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Heather said...

Wow! Of course being Canadian I could not try these but just wanted to let you know that I have made the Oreo version as well as a Maple version. Please check out my blog for more…
http://heatherscreativebug.blogspot.com/2009/05/dear-bakerella-i-sure-do-like-your-blog.html

Thank you so much for sharing!

May 9, 2009 02:02 AM
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keepfeeling said...

hi! i am finally going to make these tomorrow and i'm sooo excited!

question – i have a bag left of about 9 oz of semi sweet chocolate chips from ghiradelli that i was going to melt. do you think i should use a whole 12 oz bag, or should 9 be ok?

thanks so much!

August 20, 2009 11:07 PM
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Shanna said...

With the cream cheese in these would you say they’re not safe to keep out of the fridge for an extended period of time or not safe to make and ship to a friend? Do you think it would be better to make with peanut butter instead of the cream cheese?thanks

October 21, 2009 12:48 AM
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bakerella said...

Shanna – Yes, I would keep these in the fridge. You could try them with peanut butter. Let me know how you like them.

October 25, 2009 10:12 PM
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karla said...

do i use the whole cookie or only the half with the cream

October 26, 2009 03:19 AM
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bakerella said...

karla – yep. the whole cookie.

October 27, 2009 09:05 PM
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ABeck said...

I made these along with the regular cake balls for my wedding reception. They came out so delicious and were so easy to make. I also made brownie balls with brownie crumbled up and cream cheese frosting; they had a wonderful texture with a little crunch from the edges of the brownies, sooo good!! With the nutter butter ones I used the reserved cookies and sprinkled them on top while they were still wet. What a hit these are!! Thank you for the wonderful ideas :)

October 30, 2009 06:56 AM
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Tracy Stratman said...

I finally tried these last weekend and I must say…WOWZERS! They were a huge hit. I made both the nutter butter and oreo and loved them both. Thanks for always making baking so much fun!

November 16, 2009 10:12 AM
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anonymous said...

you might like this peaunut butter ball recipe
http://www.joyofbaking.com/candy/PeanutButterBalls.html

November 21, 2009 06:17 AM
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Stephanie Perez said...

Wow… A friend of mine made the Oreo ones for a small get together and I couldn’t believe how easy they were to make… I love this recipe! Thanks from the Deep Heart of Texas, Bakerella!!

December 15, 2009 02:43 PM
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Patty said...

Have made these for Christmas gifts and people are raving over them.

December 16, 2009 01:59 PM
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tina said...

buckeye recipe (penut butter balls)
4 sticks butter
32 oz jar PB
3 boxes confectioners sugar
chocolate candy coating

Melt butter in large bowl, mix in PB. Mix in sugar, 1 box at a time. You have to use your hands to mix in the last box. Now roll into walnut sized balls. Dip into chocolate candy coating. Enjoy! The powder sugar really makes these melt in your mouth.
Warning: this is a large recipe makes 2 full cookie sheets.

December 30, 2009 06:34 PM
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Helene said...

Oreo balls (of all different flavor combinations) have become an absolute staple at our family functions! Everyone requests them – I can’t wait to try the Nutter Buttter version. You said the peanut butter taste isn’t really strong – I am going to try to dip some in melted peanut butter chips and then drizzling melted chocolate over for decoration… another choc/pbutter combo we have tried and loved is to just dip regular oreo balls into melted pbutter chips – these are actually my fave combo, so I can’t wait to try the nutter butter ones – bought the cookies yesterday!

January 7, 2010 10:30 AM
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Leah Jackson said...

I made these last night, only thing I did different (and it makes it SOO MUCH EASIER) is add the Cream Cheese to my crushed cookies in the food processor instead of trying to hand mix. It took about 30 seconds to mix the two. They turned out GREAT SUPER AWESOME. I brought some to work and they didn’t believe that I made them!

January 15, 2010 02:22 PM
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