Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
October 25, 2011
"I make these every year at Christmas. They are a favorite candy of young and old. The servings of candy varies on the size you shape the peanut butter balls. This makes alot of candy."
- Serving Size: 1 (20.9 g)
- Calories 97.3
- Total Fat - 5 g
- Saturated Fat - 3.2 g
- Cholesterol - 12.3 mg
- Sodium - 28.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 13.7 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0 g
- Sugars - 13.7 g
- Protein - 0.1 g
- Calcium - 2.3 mg
- Iron - 0 mg
- Vitamin C - 0 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
In a large microwave safe mixing bowl, combine butter and peanut butter.
Microwave for about 1-2 minutes or until butter and peanut butter is combined and smooth and creamy. Stir the mixture a few times during the microwaving process.
Remove the bowl from the microwave; stir in the powdered sugar. You may need to use your hands to thoroughly incorporate it.
Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls while the mixture is still warm. If mixture becomes too crumbly, put the bowl back into the microwave and warm it up some more.
Place peanut butter balls on 2 cookie sheets lined with wax paper. Stick a toothpick in each ball. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
Dip peanut butter balls into chocolate coating.
Melt all coating ingredients in a small mixing bowl in the microwave just until melted; stirring often.
Put the bowl of melted chocolate on top of a small saucepan filled with a little bit of water on low heat. This will keep your chocolate warm. (If you have a double boiler, you can use that).
Dip peanut butter balls in the chocolate mixture and then gently tap off the excess chocolate.
Place the chocolate covered peanut butter ball back on cookie sheet and twist the tooth pick gently to pull it out. Using the toothpick, swirl the chocolate a bit over the tooth pick hole to cover it for a neater appearance.
Set cookie sheets in the refrigerator to set the chocolate. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
This makes alot of candy. Approximate 5-6 dozen peanut butter balls, depending on the size you shape the candy.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.