No Bake Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
(1) 18oz jar(s)
of smooth or chunky peanut buter - i prefer smooth
(1) 16oz bag(s)
of confectioners sugar
chocolate almond bark or
chocolate candy melts or
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1In a large bowl, stir together the peanut butter, confectioners sugar and melted butter until the mixture is crumbly. For the next step, the best way that I've found to make a smooth filling is to use your hands to mix everything together.
2Line a baking sheet with foil. Roll the peanut butter filling into 1 inch balls and line the baking sheet with rows of the balls. Set the baking sheet in the freezer for 5-7 minutes to chill the peanut butter balls for easier dipping.
3While the peanut butter balls are chilling, melt the chocolate in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl that is deep enough for dipping. I melted 6 blocks of chocolate almond bark at a time, stirring at 45 second intervals until smooth.
4Remove the baking sheet from the freezer. Insert a toothpick or wooden skewer into a peanut butter ball and then dip it into the chocolate, turning quickly to cover the entire candy.
5Place onto a second baking tray that has also been lined with foil. Swirl the chocolate on the top of each candy for a pretty design. Refrigerate until the chocolate had completely dried. Store the candies in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Wanda Wilson Wanda_Wilson - Nov 11, 2013
Is the shortening used as a binder? You never said where it goes I'm assuming it goes in the bowl with the sugar , and peanut butter,ect.
LINDA BAILEY miffed13 - Nov 11, 2013
Yes it does. Sorry.
Vanessa Elliott sweetlittleflame - Nov 25, 2013
Can you use almond butter instead of peanut butter??
LINDA BAILEY miffed13 - Nov 26, 2013
I don't know why not. I think I will try that. Thanx.
shelley kuhn bellez - Dec 11, 2013
can you add raisins to peanut butter mixture?