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Peanut butter balls stacked on eachother with top one cut in half to show filling
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Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Make sure to make a double batch and share one. Everyone loves a good peanut butter candy. This is an age old recipe, better than any Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 36 balls
Calories 98kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $5

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 package 10 ounces Chocolate melting chocolate (such as Ghiradelli or Candiquik)

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, cream the peanut butter and butter together with a hand mixer.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar until well combined. Add the vanilla.
  • Line a large cookie sheet with wax paper and spray with nonstick spray.
  • Scoop a teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture and roll into a ball. Place on the cookie sheet. Continue until all the peanut butter mixture is gone.
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes until hardened.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt the melting wafers for 30 seconds. Stir and if not completely melted add for an additional 10 seconds, stir and repeat as necessary. (Refer to package directions for melting instructions as well.)
  • Remove the peanut butter balls from the refrigerator. Using a toothpick, dip one ball at a time into the chocolate until covered. Place back on the lined cookie sheet. Let harden completely before serving.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg