Jingle Balls All The Way

Every year in December the ladies of the family get together and bake. We make sugar cookies, ginger snaps, peanut butter, chocolate chip cookies and more….but our favorite is grandma balls. These scrumptious peanut butter/chocolate balls are well……scrumptious. Grandma would have to make these by the buckets to keep the kids happy.

12208299_10153702736257440_7943098806592868_nGrandmas traditional peanut butter and chocolate ball recipe has been handed down and is now made by several generations of the Howard women. This recipe is a close family secret BUT this year we thought we would tweak the recipe a bit and come of with a variety of balls….and share the recipe/s. This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ball is delicious. If you use the right kind of chocolate, it can even be considered Vegan. Either way, the kids will love them.

You will want to hide some of these for the adults!



1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
2-3 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk chocolate chips
2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (for dipping)
Sea salt (optional)

Line a baking sheet with wax paper. In a bowl mix together butter, sugar and vanilla. Then add flour and mix just until combined. Stir in the milk chocolate chips. Make one inch balls and place on the pan. Freeze for about 30 minutes. Balls may seem a bit crumbly while rolling. When the dough is firm, remove from the freezer and dip the cookie dough in melted chocolate. Tap off an excess chocolate and place on wax paper and top with sea salt if desired. Place back in the freezer until chocolate has hardened. Store in the fridge.