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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

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Category: Kids, Chocolate

 Ingredients List

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter (I use Jif)
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 cups confectioners”™ sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring or extract
  • 4 cups (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup shortening


1. In a large mixing bowl ”“ combine powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter, and vanilla. I prefer to use my hands to mix it all up and you can wear rubber gloves if you prefer because it does get messy. Mix together until everything is combined and you have a nice uniform dough. If it”™s too dry, a little more peanut butter or butter. If it”™s too moist, add a little more powdered sugar. You want it about the consistency of dry fudge. Place the bowl in the freezer until it”™s firm enough to roll into balls.

2. Once it”™s nice and firm, begin rolling the dough into 1 inch balls (give or take) and place on a wax paper or aluminum foil lined baking sheet. After they”™ve all been rolled, stick the pan(s) into the freezer to chill again.

Melting the Chocolate for Dipping:

1. You can either use the microwave directions on the package of chocolate chips or use a double boiler. Usually ”“ microwave directions will tell you to microwave in increments of 30 seconds. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ”“ because chocolate easily gets too hot and then it will only clump into a nasty mess.

2. Add chocolate chips and shortening to a large bowl or double boiler to melt. Once chocolate is thin enough to start dipping, use a toothpick to dip the peanut butter balls into the chocolate. Let the excess chocolate drip off and place each one back onto the baking sheet. Allow them to sit in room temperature to dry thoroughly or you can place them in the refrigerator until set.

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