It’s that time of year again. It’s time to make homemade candy. My favorite confection to make is peanut butter balls.
I shared my recipe here on Ozarks Maven last year and had great feedback. So, I decided to share it again for my new readers and those of you who’d like the recipe without searching my archives.
Peanut butter balls are easy to make and wonderfully popular. I’ve never had anyone complain that I made too many. The only drawback is that the process can be a bit messy. I personally don’t mind get my hands sticky, but plastic gloves can be worn to avoid skin to candy contact.
Ingredients 2 cups crunchy peanut butter (I always use Jif or Peter Pan) 2 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1 pound dipping chocolate or almond bark
Directions Mix peanut butter, confectioners sugar, and butter together until completed blended. Roll into balls the size of your choice (most people make one inch balls) and place them on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Melt chocolate or almond bark according to package instructions and carefully drop one ball one at a time in the melted chocolate and use a fork to roll them around until completely covered. Remove balls from the chocolate and let the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl. Return the balls to the wax paper and let the chocolate set up completely.
You can use sprinkles, colored sugar, or melted chocolate drizzle to decorate them, but I like mine plain. Store them at room temperature in a Christmas tin or plastic container with a snug lid. Thank you for reading Ozarks Maven! If you’ve enjoyed my little seeds of wisdom and joy, please subscribe to Ozarks Maven, Like Ozarks Maven on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter @OzarksMaven.
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