Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

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Crystal ~

By
@crystal7

I make these on various holidays through out the year. They make nice gifts and a tasty addition to your Christmas candy tray. This recipe makes a lot of candy. The amount varies depending on the size of peanut butter balls you make.

Rating:
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Serves:
approx. 40-60
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Step-by-Step

  • 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.
  • 4Place balls on 2 cookie sheets lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to firm the up, or you can set them in the freezer too.
  • 5Dip peanut butter balls into chocolate coating.
  • 6Chocolate 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)
  • 9Using a tooth pick, dip peanut butter balls in the chocolate mixture and then gently tap off the excess chocolate.
  • 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.

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About Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Course/Dish: Candies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American