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Mar 20, 2007 09:57 PM

Chocolate meatball challenge

That's correct. Young Bite-Bite the Second has requested chocolate meatballs -- and I'm looking for suggestions. Creative liscence a given. Does not necessarily have to involve meat, but probably should have chocolate in some form or other. Could be sweet. Could be savory. Have lots of ingredients to hand. Was thinking maybe something with chocolate, coconut and rolled oats. All suggestions/ideas/creative inspiration welcome.

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  1. I used to make chocolate covered peanut butter balls. VERY fattening as it calls for butter and peanut butter.
    18 ounces peanut butter
    1 (16-ounce) box confectioners' sugar
    1 1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
    3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
    12 ounces milk chocolate, melted

    In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, graham cracker crumbs, and butter. Mash together until combined. Form the mixture into balls. Transfer to the refrigerator until hardened, about 30 minutes. Dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate and set inside mini paper cupcake forms. Let the chocolate set before serving.
    Roll in chocolate then chopped peanuts. Or, what about rolling rice krispy treats into balls instead of layering in a cake pan. You can add the coconut, mini chocolate chips, peanuts, mini marshmallows...whatever. Once they're cooled you can roll in chocolate then cocoa powder or ? KQ

    1. A friend of mine makes a similar ball recipe to KitchenQueen's except the filling also includes coconut and chopped pecans.

      A few other ideas...
      Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, melted white chocolate, and rice krispies; scoop into balls and refrigerate. Dip in melted milk or dark chocolate, then serve w/ a raspberry sauce... (meatballs and marinara...)

      Crushed wafer cookies or oreos w/ corn syrup, nuts and sugar. Let set then dip balls in melted chocolate and roll in coconut if desired.

      Melt white or dark chocolate with peanut butter and marshmellow cream; make balls and cool. Dip in melted caramel then roll in nuts/oats/coconut or whatever else you desire.

      Mix condensed milk, cocoa, coconut and crushed biscuits. Make balls and roll in grated chocolate and/or coconut.

      A couple of online ideas:

      Why not make these guys into "balls":

      1. Why not make truffles- the ultimate chocolate meatball.

        1. You could make buckeyes, only dipping the whole thing in chocolate.

          1. Wow. Some great ideas. Thank you. Who would have thought there were recipes online for chocolate meatballs? And still giggling about the idea of truffles as the ultimate chocolate meatball. Am currently deliberating between evil peanut butter or the chocolate drop cookies. If a recipe calls for coconut and doesn't specify sweetend or unsweetened (ie in the drop cookie recipe) do y'all think it safe to assume unsweetened?