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nutty peanut butter fudge balls

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Nor Mac
The Berkshire’s, MA

I think this was originally a recipe from Hershey. They are yummy. I like to make a lot of different desserts for the holidays. This is one that has been requested over and over. They make great gifts for neighbors, friends, and relatives.

★★★★★ 1
serves 24
prep time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For nutty peanut butter fudge balls

  • 1/2 stick
    butter or 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 c
    peanut butter
  • 1/4 c
  • 3 2/3 c
    confection sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 3 c
    chopped peanuts
  • 1 1/2 c
    chocolate chips (dark or semi-sweet)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    shortening (do not use butter or margarine, must be shortening)

How To Make nutty peanut butter fudge balls

  • 1
    line a 9 inch pan with foil
  • 2
    cook butter,peanut butter,and milk in saucepan until it is melted.gradually beat in powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • 3
    remove from heat and pour in to pan. note:cool completely. mixture will look dry but that's ok.)
  • 4
    line 2 trays with wax paper.roll peanut butter mixture in to 3/4 inch balls until firm enough to handle.if they get a little warm refrigerate for a bit.
  • 5
    place chocolate chips and shortening in a bowl. microwave on medium. stop microwave and sir when it looks like it is melting. do this just until all melted.
  • 6
    dip peanut butter balls in to chocolate mixture then roll in chopped on waxed paper. refrigerate until firm. store in fridge or cool place.
  • 7
    These make awesome gits for the holidays too.