Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Goodies #3

Peanut Butter Balls

2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup unsalted butter (room temp)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
9 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
2 tbls shortening
Line baking sheet with wax paper.
Place peanut butter, butter, and salt in a bowl and microwave till soft. Add vanilla and confectioners sugar and use your hands to mix untill the consistency is of dough. You can add more confectioners sugar if you want.
Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet and refrigerate until firm.
In a double boiler, melt chocolate and shortening. Stir till smooth.
Use the melted chocolate to dollop on top of the peanut butter balls or to coat them completely. Place the balls in the fridge till the chocolate is set.

1 comment:

Libby Murphy said...

Oh it wouldn't be Christmas with out these little jewels. Mouth watering and addictive!
Happy Twirls