They were the hit of our annual Festivus holiday party. I can’t claim any originality here, as the recipe came from the Joy of Baking. This video and recipe will give you all the details. http://www.joyofbaking.com/candy/PeanutButterBalls.html
However, the rule of thumb (you don’t want to know where that saying originated…wouldn’t that be a fun page to start on this blog?) Anyway the rule of thumb is – don’t skimp on ingredients! Use a good brand of peanut butter. Use an exceptional brand of dark simi sweet chocolate, and leave the balls in the freezer for a good amount of time before you try to dip them in the chocolate.
Yes, this recipe isn’t the fastest to make – the only difficulty I had was getting the toothpick out of the ball after the dipping process. – but definitely worth the trouble. And I’ve got the five pounds to prove it! Enjoy!