I always make Peanut Butter Balls for the holidays. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate with a bit of crunch make it a family favorite.
- 1 ½ cups peanut butter, Skippy or equivalent, not natural peanut butter
- 3 and 1/2 cups to 3 and 3/4 cups of powdered sugar
- ½ cup butter. softened
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Mix peanut butter, butter and vanilla with an electric mixer until well blended.
Add the powdered sugar, a little at a time, blending with the mixer until all the sugar is mixed in. The dough will be slightly crumbly.
Form the dough into 1 – 1 1/2 inch size balls by rolling the dough between your hands. Set formed balls on a plate or cookie tray.
12 oz. bag of milk chocolate chips, Guitard is my favorite for its flavor
2 Tbs. shortening
Heat the double boiler to the lowest boil you can achieve.
When the chips are melted, dip one peanut butter ball into the chocolate Roll the ball in the chocolate until it is well covered.
Remove the peanut butter ball picks to cookie sheets lined with waxed paper.
Once they are cool you can put them in plastic containers in the refrigerator or freezer. They will keep for several weeks.
This peanut butter ball recipe with delight your favorite chocolate and peanut butter fan. I guarantee it!