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cherry peanut butter balls

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Wallace, NC

WEB PHOTO 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.

(2 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 3 Hr

Ingredients For cherry peanut butter balls

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

How To Make cherry peanut butter balls

  • 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.

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