If you are making this sweet treat as one of our camping food recipes no refrigeration required, you will need to be making it on a cooler weather camp trip so the chocolate can harden. This Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls Camping Recipe is fun to make with kids … as long as they are not eating them as fast as they roll them. LOL
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Non-Refrigerated Ingredients Camping Dessert Recipe
In my collection of camping dessert recipes, I made this one as part of an emergency preparedness campaign so I had to use ingredients that did not require refrigeration … which is also great for camping!
Emergency Tip: It’s important to maintain a food supply that will meet your family’s needs for a minimum of 72 hours; some people like to have an even longer supply. No matter how large your emergency supply; make sure you rotate items so you will have fresh food, water and medications in the event of an emergency.
Steps To Make No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls
Step 1. Mix the ingredients. In a large bowl you are going to combine the peanut butter, marshmallow and mixed nuts. Then you will fold in the cereal.
Note: Most rice cereals are GF but double check the brand if you’re preparing this as gluten free camping food.
Step 2. Roll into balls. This is the fun part that the kids can help with. You roll the peanut butter mixture into balls approximately that are approximately 1 inch sized and set aside.
Step 3. Melt the chocolate. Using camping propane and a stove with the burner set to low heat, mix the chocolate and shortening in a small sauce pan, stirring until it is just melted.
Camp Cooking Tip: It is best to use a camp stove that has a control knob for easy temperature regulation. You can use the heat of a campfire but make sure you are maintaining a low heat otherwise you will burn the chocolate.
Step 4. Cover the balls in chocolate. Take the pan off of the heat and roll the peanut butter balls in the chocolate mixture until the entire ball is covered.
Step 5. Cool to harden chocolate. Remove the balls from the pan and let harden on a piece of wax paper in a cool location. If a refrigerator is available, it works best but coolers or a tabletop location with cool air temperatures work too.
Prepare In Advance
To prepare as one of our make ahead camping meals, do this:
- At home: Prepare recipe as directed. Let cookies cool. Place in ziplock freezer bags or food storage containers and freeze.
- At camp: Defrost in cooler or refrigerator. Serve and enjoy.
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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls Camping Recipe
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow fluff
- 1/8 cup mixed nuts finely chopped
- 1 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
- 1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 4 tablespoons shortening
- In large bowl combine peanut butter, marshmallow and mixed nuts.
- Then fold in cereal.
- Roll into balls approximately 1 inch sized and set aside.
- In small sauce pan, mix chocolate and shortening and heat slowly over low heat of camp stove just until melted.
- Take off heat and roll peanut butter balls in chocolate mixture.
- Let harden on wax paper in cool location (if refrigerator is available, it works best but coolers or location with cool air temperatures work too.)
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