Peanut Butter Balls
We are positively NUTTY for these chocolatey treats! You’ll love rolling the dough into balls and dipping them in chocolate- licking your fingers is an absolute must!
Stuff you'll need:
Stand mixer/electric mixer
Bowls (heat proof)
Measuring cups and spoons
Fork and wooden skewer
3/4 peanut butter
3 cups icing sugar
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 softened salted butter
1 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 crushed peanuts
Add softened butter to the bowl of stand mixer or large bowl and mix on high until light and fluffy.
Once fluffy, add peanut butter and mix on high for 2 additional minutes.
Add salt and vanilla to your bowl and with your mixer on low slowly add icing sugar little by little. Mix until the sugar is full incorporated and your dough resembles a coarse crumbs.
Using your hands, grab about a tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball- your dough may feel dry at first but your hands will warm the dough and help bind it together.
Place balls on a baking tray and place tray in the freezer for 1 hour.
While your peanut butter balls are finishing setting in the freezer, start melting the chocolate, either with a microwave or bain-marie.
Microwave - Using a heatproof bowl break/chop chocolate into small pieces and heat for 30-40 second intervals until chocolate is melted. Stir in between each interval. Be carful not to burn chocolate!
Bain-marie - Fill a heavy pot 1/4 full of water and bring to boil. Place a stainless steel bowl on top of the pot, making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the boiling water. Add chocolate and gently stir with spatula until completely melted.
7. Place melted chocolate in a bowl big enough to roll your peanut butter balls in and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
8. Remove frozen peanut butter balls from freezer and drop them one at a time into the melted chocolate. With your fork and wooden skewer gently roll ball around, covering all sides and set on pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle crushed peanuts on top of each bowl before the chocolate hardens.
9. Set your finished peanut butter balls into the fridge for 30 mins before gobbling up!