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Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

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Ever get a craving for rich milk chocolate surrounding a luscious peanut butter center? These little candies will fit the bill. Did you know they are sometimes affectionately called buckeye balls?
Ingredients
  Peanut butter 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Skippy)
  Powdered sugar 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Milk chocolate chips 12 Ounce (Guittard)
  Shortening 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Prepare the baking sheet and line it with wax paper.

MAKING
2. In a stand mixer cream the butter and peanut butter for few minutes, add vanilla and mix it slowly, add the powdered sugar a spoonful at a time.
3. Once smooth dough if formed, make a small balls about ½ inch to ¾ of an inch in diameter.
4. In a double boiler melt the chocolate chips along with the shortening, melt for 3 minutes or until you achieve a smooth texture.
5. Dip the peanut butter in the chocolate and coat it well, using two toothpicks roll the peanut butter balls and place it in the prepared tray.
6. Once done keep it in the refrigerator to chill for at least an hour.

SERVING
7. Serve the peanut butter balls after a hearty meal.

Things You Will Need
Double boiler
Stand mixer
Baking tray
Wax paper
Toothpick

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Dish: 
Coating
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Peanut Butter
Restriction: 
Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
90 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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