Saturday, January 16, 2010

Peanut Butter Balls

These are hands-down the #1 thing I get the most praise for when I make them at Christmas time. It doesn’t hurt that they are super simple and one of my favorite too. When we lived in AZ our neighbor would do just about anything for these and would sneak them off the plate to hide them from his wife, so he could have them all for himself.

½ c. peanut butter
3 Tbsp. butter
1 c. sifted powdered sugar
8 ounces chocolate-flavored candy coating

1. In a mixing bowl stir together peanut butter and butter. Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring till combined. Shape into 1 inch balls; place on waxed paper. Let stand till dry [about 20 minutes (I’ve found that they never truly dry, I just let them sit for the heck of it)].
2. Melt candy coating. Cool slightly. Dip balls, one at a time, into coating. Let excess coating drip off peanut butter balls. Place on waxed paper; let stand till coating is firm. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.
Yield: about 30 pieces

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