Originally Posted by StirBlue
Your peanut butter balls looked beautiful. I have made the peanut butter ball with a recipe similar to yours. They really scream to be coated. Do you have any trouble with the peanut butter balls getting soft and melting in the warm chocolate? Do they need to be chilled first? I was thinking about using chocolate bark. How does that toothpick thing work?
No there are no problems with the peanut butter ball melting, because I add so much powdered sugar. I think I added a little under 2 pounds of powdered sugar... well actually I'm not positive... I got sick of using the extremely small scale so I just poured until I felt it was good enough. Anyways the balls should hold together and be firm enough that they wont mold just by being picked up.
Now for the toothpick trick, all I did was put the ball in the chocolate, roll it around with the toothpick without piercing it, and then when it was completely covered, I poked the toothpick far in enough that it would hold sideways on the toothpick. Then i just slowly moved it to the sheet beside me, and placed it on the sheet, and just carefully twisted the toothpick while pulling up but not taking the ball far off the sheet.