Peanut Butter Balls or Bars
peanut butter (about 16 oz, I think..) (crunchy or creamy or both)
butter or margarine
semisweet chocolate chips
shortening or paraffin
1Bring butter or margarine to room temperature (soft).
2Mix butter with peanut butter and vanilla. I clean out my peanut butter jars and just use what I have, some crunchy some creamy.
3Add powdered sugar, mix well.
4Roll into balls and chill (or press into dish for bars)
melt chocolate chips on 50% power in microwave for about 1 min., add shortening or paraffin, and stir until smooth. Continue heating at 15 second intervals, stirring until all smooth.
6dip peanut butter balls into chocolate and remove with toothpick or spoon and cool on wax paper
7OR pour chocolate over peanut butter bars in dish to make coating, sprinkle with chopped peanuts if desired.
Kelsea Cox Kelsea - Dec 10, 2010
So on number 7 instead of doing the balls I could just put on like a cookie sheet and cover it in chocolate to make it more of a cookie bar? I'm new to these desserts but this sounds delicious.
Holly Roeder roederwriter - Dec 15, 2010
Yes, i've done that before, and they are still tasty, and take much less time!
Debbie Roach coastalmom - Dec 17, 2010
Love these. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Making these this week-end!!
Chris T. chrisb64 - Aug 10, 2011
Great recipe...similiar to what I have used for many years...I used less butter and add a 2-3 cups of rice krispies to the mixture...it gives it a nice texture and they can be made into balls or pressed into a pan as well. Thank for sharing :o)
Vicki Taylor bible - Sep 29, 2011
MAKE THESE ALOT LOVE THEM THANKS