Frozen Peanut Butter Bites

by Mama Chocolate on November 18, 2011

Peanut Butter Candy

Oh. My Word.

You guys, this is an awesome recipe. It was submitted just today by Lawanda, and I jumped on it. It’s easy, (my favorite word,) pretty, and down-right, sinfully GOOD. These pretty little bites would make great holiday treats to give to friends and neighbors, (assuming they don’t have peanut allergies, of course.)

 

Submitted by Lawanda S, originally from The Food Network.

Ingredients

  • 1 (18-ounce) jar creamy peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (I used chocolate chips)

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Directions

Using an electric mixer or a whisk, beat the peanut butter and confectioners’ sugar together until smooth and stiff. Beat in the vanilla extract.

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Shape the peanut butter mixture into 20 (1-inch) balls and place on a waxed paper-lined sheet tray. Place the tray in the freezer for 1 hour.

Add chopped chocolate to a small bowl set over gently simmering water. Stir to melt. Remove chocolate from heat.

With 2 forks, carefully dip the chilled peanut butter balls 1/2 way into the chocolate, let excess drip off, and lay onto the waxed paper-lined sheet tray. With a fork, swirl some decorative chocolate across the top of each bite.

Place in the refrigerator for the chocolate to set and the peanut butter to solidify, about 30 minutes.

I found it awkward and difficult to use forks to dip the peanut butter balls into the chocolate and ended up just using my fingers, which worked fine.

For the drizzle, I put the warm melted chocolate into a ziploc bag, made a tiny snip in the corner and squeezed it over each little peanut butter bite.

These babies are delicious, but so rich. I’m keeping them in the fridge, and with the ingredients, I suspect they will last a few weeks at least, so we’re slowly eating them up. It only takes one or two before I feel happy.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

I love how fancy they look. In reality, they don’t take much time at all, but they look like something gourmet that you slaved over.

Thanks so much for sending this in, Lawanda!

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{Not Quite} Susie Homemaker November 21, 2011 at 1:01 am

I’ve made these & they are as yummy as they look! I also just used my fingers to dip them- I’m SO not coordinated enough to use 2 forks. :) &I love your idea for using the bag to pipe it- they turned out beautiful!
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Nicole Kubon November 21, 2011 at 7:04 am

These look soo good! Yum!
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Skye Moyer November 21, 2011 at 9:47 am

oh yummy!
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Polka Dot November 21, 2011 at 9:56 am

I can testify that these are fantastic. :)
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Darcy Novak November 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Oh my goodness.. Thank you for sharing.. This is gonna be on my list for Christmas goodies :)

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Stephanie November 21, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Wow! These look delicious and easy enough for me to make! hehe.
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HappyHomemaker November 21, 2011 at 6:24 pm

oh, boy…

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The Jacobsen Family November 21, 2011 at 11:49 pm

YUM! I have an awesome recipe for these too, and we were going to make them this week! It’s kind-of a Thanksgiving tradition around here… :)
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Jenn November 22, 2011 at 6:16 am

Mmm delicious!

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Shannon Flora November 24, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Hello Johanna,
I LOVE anything with peanut butter!! These bites look so good,I can’t bake to good so I won’t try to make them but I will give the recipe to my friend she can bake so good!!

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Nicole July 4, 2012 at 10:43 am

I made peanut butter fudge with marshmallow creme the other day, but substituted powdered sugar instead of the usual can (which I realized after it was all done, that was a bad idea). It didn’t solidify as much as I hoped. So instead of throwing the whole thing out, I searched online for an alternative: your recipe! I don’t have enough chocolate chips to dip the balls in but I can just drizzle the chocolate on top instead.

Thank you so much, I was worried that I’d have to throw the whole thing out. :)

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Mama Chocolate July 4, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Awesome, I’m so glad it was helpful! I’m thinking I need to get some more of these in my freezer soon… ;-)

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