Halloween Peanut Butter Balls

One of my family’s favourite treats is Peanut Butter Balls. Luckily they are EASY to make, involve only a few ingredients, and there’s no need to preheat the oven!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cups icing sugar, sifted (if you’re using crunchy peanut butter, don’t bother sifting the sugar)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For Dipping:

Directions:

  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients. Use a small melon baller to scoop dough. Use your hands to form smooth balls.
  2. Place the balls on a lined baking sheet and refrigerate for an hour.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, or microwave, but watch carefully that it doesn’t burn!
  4. Take just a few balls out of the fridge at a time.
  5. Dip the end of the stick into the melted chocolate and then stick them gently into the peanut butter balls, place them back in the fridge until you have finished dipping all of the balls.
  6. You may need to reheat the chocolate now before you begin dipping the balls.
  7. Dip a ball into the chocolate holding firmly onto the stick and gently tap off the excess chocolate.
  8. Place them back onto the lined baking sheets and refrigerate.

Store them in the fridge for a few weeks…but they never last more than a few days in my house!  These freeze well, but I suggest freezing the peanut butter balls plain, so that the chocolate doesn’t crack.         

  

Enjoy!

Crystal

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