Thursday, December 11, 2008
Peanut Butter Balls
These are so quick and easy and unfortunately, I could eat the entire pan! Very very tasty. It's a quick and easy way to make your own "Reese's Peanut butter Cups". I've tried lots of recipes for these, but this one is my favorite!
1 cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups peanut butter (I use chunky Adams Natural)
1 bag milk chocolate chips
Melt the butter and peanut butter in a saucepan on medium-low heat. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and stir until mixed well. It will be a very thick consistency, almost a ball. Remove from heat. Roll the "dough" into teaspoon size balls. Cool for about fifteen minutes in the refrigerator. In your microwave, melt the chocolate chips. SLOWLY! Thirty seconds and remove from the microwave and stir, then thirty seconds more and again until they are creamy. Do not overcook the chips or they will crystallize and be of no use. Place a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Using a fork or spoon, roll the balls into the melted chocolate chips until completely covered. Place them on the wax paper and chill. Enjoy!!