Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
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- 1½ sticks butter, unsalted
- 1½ cups of creamy peanut butter
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- chocolate coating:
- 4 pieces of almond bark
- 1 12-oz. pkg. of milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1In a large microwave safe mixing bowl, combine butter and peanut butter. Melt in the microwave for about 2 minutes or until butter and peanut butter is combined. Stir the mixture a few times during the microwaving process.
2Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir in the powdered sugar. You may need to use your hands to thoroughly incorporate it.
3Roll the mixture into small balls while mixture is still warm. If mixture becomes too crumbly, put the bowl back into the microwave and warm it up some more.
5Dip peanut butter balls into chocolate coating.
7Melt all coating ingredients in a small mixing bowl in the microwave just until melted; stirring often.
8Put the bowl of melted chocolate on top of a small saucepan filled with a little bit of water on low heat. This will keep your chocolate warm. (If you have a double boiler, you can use that instead of melting the chocolate and bark in the microwave)
10Place ball back on cookie sheet and twist the toothpick gently to pull it out. Using the toothpick, swirl the chocolate a bit over the tooth pick hole to cover it.
11Chill to set the chocolate. Store the candy in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. These also freeze well.