- Do not over-boil the Karo and sugar. If you do, the peanut butter balls will become hard as a rock, not chewy like they should be.
- Do not use chunky peanut butter. Jolene and I made that mistake, thinking that it would not make a difference, but it does. The chunky peanut butter makes it harder to shape the balls, thus they fall apart, and are too dry. You need smooth peanut butter to keep them moist and in a ball.
Bring Karo and sugar just to a boil.
Immediately remove from heat and stir in peanut butter.
Pour peanut butter over Special K cereal mixture and shape into balls.
Peanut Butter Balls
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups Karo syrup
18 oz. (1 jar) smooth peanut butter
4 Tbsp. flour
7 cups Special K cereal
1. Place sugar and Karo into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Immediately remove from heat once it starts to bubble and stir in peanut butter.
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together flour and Special K. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal. With greased hands, shape peanut butter and cereal into tightly compressed balls.
3. Place balls on wax paper and let cool completely. Enjoy.
Yield: 6 dozen balls