This recipe (and picture because I forgot) comes from my Parents magazine. In the past I have made Peanut Butter Cups several times, but never just balls. I like the balls because it is less chocolate, although a bit trickier to dip. I also like the added element of sprinkles, it made it more festive. I made these to give to my Visiting Teaching ladies for a little Valentine's Day treat.
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
5 TBS. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. chocolate candy melts, or chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients together; knead until smooth, adding up to 1/2 c. more powdered sugar as needed to prevent sticking. Roll dough into 1" balls and set on wax paper-lined baking sheet. Chill 1 hour. Line 2 more baking sheets with wax paper and set aside.
Microwave candy melts (or chips), stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Drop the balls in a few at a time to coat. Remove balls with fork allowing excess chocolate to drip off. Roll balls in sprinkles to coat. Place on lined baking sheets; chill until chocolate is set.