Cherry Peanut Butter Balls

CONNIE BOLDA

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@DuplinLady

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These are fun to make and even more fun to eat. Surprise your family or guest with the peanut butter & cherry combination. These need to be refrigerated in steps - but the end "candy" is so good.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

3 Hr

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter (no substitution) softened
1 c
creamy peanut butter
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
confectioners' sugar
24 large
maraschino cherries with stems
additional confectioners' sugar
2 c
(12 ounces) semiswet chocolate chips
1/4 c
shortening (crisco)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cream the butter, and add peanut butter with vanilla - Mix well in a small bowl
2
Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar. Cover and refrigeate for at least 1 hour.
3
Pat the cherries dry with a paper towel. Dust hands with additional confectioners' sugar. Wrap each cherry wth a rounded tablespoon full of peanut butter mixture; shape into a ball. (Peanut butter mixture may need tobe refrigerated occasionally while rolling cherries). Cover and refrigeate for at least 1 hour. In a microwave, melt chocolae chips and shortening; str until smooth. Dip peanut butter balls in cocolate & place on wax paper. Refrigeate for at least an hour before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies