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Old 02-18-2012, 08:36 AM   #1
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Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut butter and chocolate have to be my favorite sweet. Here are some balls we made a couple of days ago with my daughter. Very easy and you can't eat just one, so make sure you have some help or you will end up eating two dozen by yourself in a couple of days....
Ingredients: 1 cups peanut butter
16 ounces powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup butter, divided
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:
1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and place in the freezer.
2. Mix peanut butter, cup butter, sugar, and vanilla. Remove frozen sheet. With hands form nickel-sized balls. Mixture will be stiff. Place balls on sheet and spear with a toothpick.
3. Once sheet is full place sheet back into the freezer and allow balls freeze while slowly melting together chocolate and 1/2 cup butter in a double boiler. You can use a microwave also, but be careful and do it in 20 second increments and stir each time to ensure even melting.
4. Remove balls from freezer and coat in chocolate as desired and replace onto waxed cookie sheet.
5. Freeze or refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer to allow chocolate to firm.
6. For storage, keep refrigerated.

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Old 02-18-2012, 08:58 AM   #2
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We call these buckeyes and make them every Christmas. I use the candyquik chocolate to dip them. It's a lot easier and doesn't melt at room temp.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:08 AM   #3
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I was wondering if you could use other chocolates. I usually buy the Baker's chocolate bars when making anything like this.

Wanted to also add that I have not made this, but my mother-in-law has. I find that hers are lacking something. The peanut butter mixture is too sweet where the chocolate coating is not sweet enough. Have you found that your recipe is balanced?
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:19 AM   #4
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Thanks for the recipe! My husband is trying to quit smoking and these may help!
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:38 AM   #5
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I was wondering if you could use other chocolates. I usually buy the Baker's chocolate bars when making anything like this.

Wanted to also add that I have not made this, but my mother-in-law has. I find that hers are lacking something. The peanut butter mixture is too sweet where the chocolate coating is not sweet enough. Have you found that your recipe is balanced?
They seem good to me. Maybe a bit of salt to counteract the sugar?
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:40 AM   #6
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Mind you she has yet to share the recipe with me LOL
Thank you for sharing this. I will have to try them. I love peanut butter balls. We just find hers were a bit unbalanced :)
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:49 AM   #8
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These look wonderful Rock
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:49 PM   #9
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Here is my Peanut Butter Maker

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Old 09-24-2015, 06:43 PM   #10
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After I dip balls in chocolate (semi sweet and dark) I sprinkle with Kosher salt. Perfect combination.
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