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