Dec 17, 2011

Peanut Butter Balls (Recipe)

I loved Reese's Peanut Butter Cups as a kid (who am I kidding, I still do).... they were my favorite, especially on Halloween night!  Nothing goes better together more than chocolate and peanut butter.  And this time of year, with all the Christmas baking and cookie exchanges, it's a perfect excuse to make peanut butter balls.... they're so easy to make (and eat)!

Peanut Butter Balls


A peanut butter mixture is made and formed into small balls, then dipped in melted chocolate and set to cool... delicious (I have a hard time eating "just one")!

Peanut Butter Balls Recipe
3 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
14oz chocolate (1 bag of Candy Melts)
  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, mix the butter and peanut butter until thoroughly combined.  
  • In a large bowl, sift the powdered sugar, then add the melted peanut butter mixture and stir until well blended (you might have to use your hands toward the end).  
  • Set wax/parchment paper on a tray/baking pan (that will fit in the fridge), then roll the peanut butter mixture into one inch balls and set them on the paper.  
  • Place the filled tray in the fridge until mixture is hardened....... about 30 minutes.  If you plan to add the chocolate another time, move the balls to an airtight container and store in the fridge. 


      Peanut Butter Balls

      While the rolled peanut butter mixture is hardening in the fridge, melt the chocolate in a double broiler (I used Chocolate Candy Melts).  Using a toothpick or skewer, dip the peanut butter balls into melted chocolate, swirl around to coat the entire ball, then set them on wax/parchment paper to cool.

      Peanut Butter Balls

      Peanut Butter Balls

      Peanut Butter Balls

      Peanut Butter Balls 

      Since I used a skewer to hold the peanut butter ball, there was a hole on the top, so I took a little extra chocolate and swirled it around the top to cover the hole (the swirl makes it pretty).....
      Peanut Butter Balls

      Peanut Butter Balls

      Peanut Butter Balls

      Once the tray is filled let them sit out to cool and harden.... then go ahead and share them (or eat them!)....

      Peanut Butter Balls

      Peanut Butter Balls

      Peanut Butter Balls

      Try to eat just one.... I dare you :)

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      6 comments:

      1. we made these twice already this year, and our now on our third batch today because sawyer had the idea to add an m&m to the inside of each.. so batch number 3 has a surprise inside! aren't they just the BEST! love the toothpick idea!

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      2. ha.... glad to know I'm not the only one addicted to these sweets (I was eating them while typing the post!). I like the idea about the surprise inside.... might try that on our next batch, thanks :)

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      3. YUM! and i love how you displayed them on that pretty plate! Love, Traci

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      4. Oh, our family favorite are buckeyes which are very similar! I'm a SUCCOR for pb and ch!

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      5. i just bought all the ingredients for these last night. but using a skewer is so smart. i have some on hand, so i am going to try your method!

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