Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

First off I have to tell you two things:

1} These Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are not at all good for you.
2} They take a good half day to make.

But are they worth it?

Yes and No.

Yes ~ because for a special occasion dessert {like for a party} they are delicious and impressive-looking.
No ~ because they are loaded with sugar. {But if you can limit yourself to eat just one or two I change my answer here to yes, too.}

I was given this recipe to make for a Christmas party, otherwise I probably would not have chosen to make them. I’m not big on making candy. That being said, I’m glad I made them. With the exception of dipping strawberries into chocolate, I have never made anything that needed to be dipped into chocolate. And now I have a great respect for hand-dipped chocolates and their makers. These babies are time consuming ~ and I made 200 of them!

Give these Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls a try if you are wanting a Christmas party finger dessert or a nice little gift for someone special. You will probably hear “Wow, did you make these?” And you can proudly reply, “I sure did!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Yield: Makes about 80 balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3-3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 16 ounces chocolate chips {semi~sweet or milk chocolate}

Directions

  1. Mix the peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar together by hand or in a stand mixer.
  2. Slowly add the powdered sugar. {I only used about 3 cups or a little less ~ the dough became too stiff to mix in more by hand or mixer}
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls {not any larger or the finished product will be too large} and place onto a cookie sheet.
  4. Chill in refrigerator until cold.
  5. Melt the chocolate chips on low until they are melted. {I have a gas stove and kept it on the very lowest setting throughout the dipping process so the chocolate would stay melted.}
  6. Dip the balls individually into the chocolate and place on waxed paper. {I used 1 regular spoon in one hand and a slotted cooking utensil in the other hand and moved the candy ball back and forth so the excess chocolate could drip off}
  7. Let the chocolate harden completely and then place in refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve.
http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/chocolate-peanut-butter-balls/

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10 Responses to Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

  1. ~cara~ April 23, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    OH my gosh…. These were so amazing, my mouth is watering… I need to make some!!!

    • Lori April 23, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

      Let’s get together and make them ~ that would make the whole process so much more fun. Then we would eat together, too!!! 🙂

  2. Marlys @ This and That September 17, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    I love these, although I make mine in a pan and cut them into bars… Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope that you will join us again this week.

    • Lori September 21, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

      Hmmm. I’m going to have to try them in a pan ~ that would definitely cut out a few hours of labor. Thanks for the idea.

  3. Karly December 16, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    I would have a problem sharing these! Thanks for linking up with What’ Cookin’ Wednesday!

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