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Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls only require a few ingredients and they are so easy to whip up. They make the perfect treat for your loved ones, or to give away as gifts.
Author: Julie Bonner @MomFabulous.com

Ingredients

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup salted butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 packages 1 lb each Chocolate Candy Coating

Instructions

  • Mix the peanut butter, salted butter and vanilla together in a large bowl.
  • After they are well mixed together, add in the powdered sugar, a little at a time. You may need to add a bit more or a bit less powered sugar. You have enough powered sugar when the mixture holds together well in one giant ball in your mixing bowl.
  • Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for 15 - 25 minutes until they firm up. (You can also cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)
  • Shape the dough into 1-inch balls.Cover and refrigerate again, for about 15 - 20 minutes. Skipping this step makes the dough very hard to dip into the chocolate.
  • Melt the chocolate according to the package directions.
  • Dip the peanut butter balls one at a time into the melted chocolate. Let the excess chocolate drip off, as the chocolate will pool a little when you set it down. Place the dipped peanut butter chocolate ball onto wax paper and let it harden.
  • Chill until ready to serve. Also chill them a little before packaging them up for gifts.

Notes

The peanut butter ball dough can be stored, tightly sealed, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before dipping in chocolate.
If the dough becomes too soft at any time while working with it, put it back into the refrigerator.