I have such an easy and delicious recipe to share with you today – Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls Recipe! These are so delicious – they are just like mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, but in ball form. They melt in your mouth. They are that good.
Check out this video to learn how to make this Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls Recipe!
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
Don’t worry if you have never made peanut butter balls before. These are very easy to do! You only need a handful of ingredients and a little time and you will soon be enjoying these peanut butter balls for yourself. We always put together plates of goodies for the neighbors and these little gems are very popular. Try this recipe today.
It’s become a family tradition to make these for holidays and parties. It doesn’t get any easier than Peanut Butter Balls Recipe no bake! I make these every year and get asked for the recipe for peanut butter balls!
1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
12 oz bag of chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and set aside.
Mix peanut butter, butter and vanilla together in a large bowl.
Slowly add one cup of powdered sugar to the creamy mixture, mixing well each time. *Note — I do not sift my powdered sugar! I just scoop out 1 cup full and dump it in my bowl.*
By the time you get to the third cup of powdered sugar, the mixture will become very difficult to stir with a spoon. Take your rings off and start mixing with your hands.
Once all of the powdered sugar is incorporated into the peanut butter mixture, you can start making your balls. Simply pinch off a small amount and roll between your hands to form a small ball. Place the peanut butter balls on the prepared cookie sheet with waxed paper.
Once you have made all of your balls, melt your chocolate. My favorite way to do this is in the double boiler, but if you don’t have one, you can simply put a metal or glass bowl on top of a saucepan with about an inch of water in it. As the water in the saucepan begins to heat up, the steam will heat up your bowl and start melting your chocolate. Be sure to add the shortening to your chocolate – this will make covering your peanut butter balls with chocolate a lot easier.
One at a time, drop your peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate. Lift the ball out of the chocolate with a fork and then transfer it to the waxed paper.
Once all of your peanut butter balls are coated, put the cookie sheet in the fridge for 15-30 minutes. This will ensure the chocolate coating is completely hardened.