Peanut Butter Cake Balls

Recipe Rating:
 7 Ratings
Serves: about 4 dozen
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1 box moist deluxe yellow cake mix (you can use chocolate cake mix if you'd like)
8 oz peanut butter, creamy
8 oz peanut butter, crunchy
milk or semi sweet chocolate melted for coating cake balls
1 pkg peanut butter chips melted for drizzling (optional)
roasted peanuts chopped finely for sprinkling (optional)

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Annamaria Settanni McDonald Recipe
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Brooklyn, OH (pop. 11,169)
Member Since Aug 2010
Annamaria's notes for this recipe:
What is great about this recipe is that you can use Yellow Cake instead of Chocolate Cake. This allows the Peanut Butter to really come through when using the yellow cake. I leave it up to the chocolate outside layer to bring in the chocolate flavor. But if you'd like, you can use chocolate cake.
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Make cake according to package directions and cool cake.
Crumble cake with forks and mix in both peanut butter. Scoop 1" balls or use cookie scoop to form cake balls. Smooth out balls with your hands and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Chill or freeze cake balls.
Melt chocolate and roll cake balls and throughly coat with chocolate and place back on cookie sheets with parchment paper. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts or drizzle with melted peanut butter chips or coating. Let set and serve. I've noticed that if you do this the night before the flavors mingle better.

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user Teresa Mattox MotherTeresa53 - Apr 26, 2011
I've had the cake balls you make using canned icing with the crumbled cake and didn't care much for those. Love peanut butter so will definately try these.
user Kimi Gaines kimijo - Apr 30, 2011
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user Amy Miller amiller10 - May 5, 2011
I made these for Teacher Appreciation Week at the school I work at and it was a huge success! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
user Amy Miller amiller10 - May 5, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user regina hunt genegene - May 11, 2011
please i need specifics on the chocolate coating, how many, how much to melt, etc. Thanks!

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