Peanut Butter Balls

Posted by Mandy on December 21st, 2010. Filed under: Candies, Chocolate, Desserts, Holiday Favorites, Kids Can Help, Uncategorized.

Are you starting to get the picture here? I’m somewhat obsessed with peanut butter…can you tell? I think it’s one of the finest things on this earth! And something about this time of year makes me want to eat it in every single dessert or sweet that I make. I promise after this week the peanut butter recipes will cease for a while…well, at least for a day or two. :) Tonight while making these my mom called to chat a few minutes and asked me what I was making. When I told her she said we’d made them before, but after tasting them I’m pretty darn sure I’ve never had these before. I am beyond excited about how easy and delicious they are! This is the perfect Christmas candy for anyone on your holiday list!

Just a few items that you most likely already have on hand

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter and 1 stick margarine until blended. You can see I’m using my mixer. My kitchen philosophy is to never do by manual labor what a mixer can do for you.

Gradually stir in sugar.

Shape mixture into 3/4″ balls. Place the balls on the waxed paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In a small saucepan, melt chocolate and remaining margarine over low heat. Once melted, dip the balls into the chocolate and place back on the baking sheet. Refrigerate until the chocolate has time to harden.

I just couldn’t help myself…I had to have a bite!

Peanut Butter Balls

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

3/4 cup margarine, softened

2 cups powdered sugar

1 (6 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)

Line baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper; set aside. In a mixing bowl fitted with paddle attachment, combine peanut butter and 1/2 cup margarine until completely blended. Slowly add sugar. Shape mixture into 1″ balls and place on waxed paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt chocolate and remaining margarine over low heat. Dip the balls into the chocolate and return to the waxed paper. Refrigerate for one hour, or until the chocolate has hardened. Store in the refrigerator.

1 Response to Peanut Butter Balls

  1. Deborah Almoney

    Can you substitute butter for the margarine? Or will it affect the texture/chocolate? I try to stay away from margarine. ..

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