Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

This one of my favourite Christmas treats - they taste like peanut butter cup chocolate bars.  A little messy to make but really worth it!


3/4 cup butter (do not substitute margarine)
3 1/2 cups of  icing sugar
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 to 3 cups of chocolate coating wafers

Microwave the butter in a mixing bowl until it is melted.  Add the icing sugar and mix with a hand mixer...

Then add peanut butter, milk and vanilla...

Mix well and then form into one inch balls...

Add this point, you need to put cookie sheet into the freezer for 30 minutes...

Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate.  I use a spoon to toss the ball in the chocolate and take it out with a fork.  That way, the excess chocolate will drip off.  Once they are all dipped, put the parchment lined cookie sheet back in the freezer.  After about an hour, transfer the balls to a container with the parchment between the layers.  Make sure you refrigerate or freeze these as they have butter and milk in them.  Great for Christmas gift giving or a cookie exchange.  Enjoy!

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