Peanut Butter Balls

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.


Elisabeth said...

and they were YUMMY! Thanks! Liz

SimplySearcy said...

I did these before and they were YUMMY but like you said hard to dip so this time im trying lollipop sticks like they are using on the cake balls...i hope this helps for putting sprinkles on them too!!! ill let you know.