Making Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls - Each year, we make a lot of Buckeye cucumbers to give them to family and friends and eat during the holiday. And although I love the pleasures of Buckeye, I wanted to do something a little more festive this weekend.
These spheres of pistachio butter covered with chocolate are very similar to those of horse chestnuts but are completely dipped in chocolate and covered with festive contrasts.
This time of year is ideal for this kind of popular enjoyment. They are easy to do, and they all love the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Add adorable red, white and green sprinkles, and you'll get something really fun.
I have a delicious and easy recipe to share with you today. I received this recipe from friend years ago when I participated in my first Christmas cookie exchange. These are so delicious, they are like Reese bean burgers, but they are bullet-shaped. They melt in your mouth. It's so good.
Do not worry if you have never made balls of peanut butter before. These are very easy to do! You only need a handful of ingredients and a little bit of time and soon you will enjoy these peanut butter balls. We always prepare candy dishes for the neighbours and these precious gems are very popular. Try this recipe today.
1-1 / 2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon of vanilla
3 cups of powdered sugar
12-ounce chocolate bags
2 tablespoons of butter
Cover a baking sheet with candle paper and a reserve.
Stir peanut butter, butter and vanilla in a large bowl.
Gradually add a cup of sugar powder to the creamy mixture, stirring well each time. * [b] Note - I do not sift my powder into powder! I only have 1 cup full and you drop it in my bowl. [/ B] *
When you reach the third cup of sugar powder, the mixture will become very difficult to mix with a spoon. Remove the rings and start mixing them with your hands.
Once all of the sugar powder has been incorporated into the peanut butter mixture, you can start making your balls. Just push a small amount and roll between your hands to form a small ball. Place the balls of peanut butter on the baking sheet made with waxed paper.
After you make all your balls, melt your chocolate. My favourite way of doing this is in the double boiler, but if you do not have it, you can just put a metal or glass pot over a pot with about one inch of water. As the water in the pot begins to heat, the steam heats the pot and begins to melt your chocolate. Be sure to add butter to your chocolate, this will make it much easier to cover balls of chocolate peanut butter.
Once, pour the balls of peanut butter into melted chocolate. Lift the chocolate ball with a fork and then transfer it to the waxed paper.
After all balls of peanut butter are covered, place the cookie sheet in the fridge for 15-30 minutes. This will ensure that the chocolate coating is fully hardened.
What do you think; Does not it sound so easy to do? Try these peanut butter balls on your own. If you are lucky, you will still have something tomorrow. Once I put them on the counter, they were gone. Everyone is my home, I like it!