Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Peanut Butter Balls

Here is another simple recipe for you to make this holiday season. Because there is no cooking involved this is the perfect treat to make with your kids. This decadent candy has a smooth and creamy peanut butter filling covered in a rich layer of chocolate, tasting just like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.

Peanut Butter Balls
(Recipe  Yields 3 Dozen)

- 2 sticks butter
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 bags semi-sweet chocolate morsels (18oz.)

-Combine butter and peanut butter together in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 to 40 seconds for the butter to melt and the peanut butter to soften.
- Add vanilla and powdered sugar. Mix together until mixture has the consistency of dough,

- Form dough into 1" round balls and place on a baking sheet. 
- Place baking sheet in the freezer for an hour (or refrigerator 3 to 4 hours) till the dough becomes firm. (This makes the dough much easier to melt into the chocolate)
- Melt the chocolate morsels in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of boiling water. Dip the balls one at a time making sure all of the ball is covered with chocolate. Using a spoon remove the ball from the chocolate, allowing excess chocolate to drip off into the bowl.

- Place the chocolate covered balls back on a baking sheet. Once all the dough has been dipped in the chocolate place the baking sheet back into the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens.
- Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.


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