Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Peanut Butter Balls

1 cup peanut butter
6 tablespoons butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
12 oz chocolate flavor candy coating cut up

At times I add chopped up pieces of pecan to the mixture.

Line a tray or baking sheet with waxed paper, set aside.  In a bowl, stir together peanut butter and butter.  Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring until combined.  If nessary knead with hands until smooth.  Shape peanut butter mixture into 1" balls place on the prepared tray.  Set aside.
In medium heavy saucepan melt candy coating over low heat stirring until smooth.  Remove from heat, cool 5 minutes.  Using a fork, dip balls one at a time into coating, allowing excess coating to drip off.  Return to waxed paper, let stand until coating is set (10 minutes). if desired, drizzle balls with any remaining coating.  Store, tightly covered, in the refrigerator.  Makes about 40 candies.

1 comment:

Rhonda Sue said...

these would taste like homemade Reeses cups? they sound yummy