chocolate covered peanut butter balls

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

So, I was rushing to get it all done and I missed reading all of the instructions. Ooops.

Sometimes, that can be a problem. Turns out it wasn’t in this case. So I’m here to tell you to just throw it all in together and save yourself the time so you can bank a little of it for snuggle time with your kids or an extra few minutes with the hubby (or…some time ALONE).

chocolate covered peanut butter balls

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

1/2 C creamy peanut butter
3 tbsp salted butter, softened
1C+ powdered sugar (icing sugar)
chocolate to melt for coating (I use Merckens chocolate wafers. You could also use chocolate chips.)

Instructions

(What the recipe said to do…)

Mix peanut butter and butter together in a mixing bowl. Gradually stir in powdered sugar until combined well into a dough ball. If needed, add more powdered sugar a little at a time until mixture holds together in a large ball.

Cover and refrigerate to let peanut butter dough firm up, about 15 minutes. (You can also cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to form balls.)

With cold hands, shape dough into small balls and place on a baking sheet; refrigerate for at least 20 minutes to allow to firm up again. (The heat from your hands will make them soft.)

Melt chocolate and dip cold peanut butter balls, one at a time, into melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper or parchment paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate until set and ready to serve.

chocolate covered peanut butter balls

chocolate covered peanut butter balls

chocolate covered peanut butter balls

chocolate covered peanut butter balls

chocolate covered peanut butter balls

(What I did…)

Mix peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar together in a mixing bowl until combined well into a dough ball. If needed, add more powdered sugar a little at a time until mixture holds together in a large ball.

Cover and refrigerate to let peanut butter dough firm up, about 15 minutes. (You can also cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to form balls.)

Shape dough into small balls and place on a baking sheet; refrigerate some more to allow to firm up again. (The heat from your hands will make them soft.)

Melt chocolate and dip cold peanut butter balls, one at a time, into melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper or parchment paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate until set and ready to serve. I used a wooden skewer to dip them (actually, I also used a spoon and dripped the chocolate over the peanut butter balls) and touch them up.

These were a hit with everyone this Christmas. I added them to my Christmas goody trays and put out platters of them with other chocolate goodies. It’s pretty hard to beat chocolate and peanut butter together.

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