Peanut butter balls are my favorite holiday treat to whip up. They were a tradition at my house while I was growing up, and I’ve continued that tasty tradition into adulthood. My husband gets really excited this time of year because he knows his favorite candy will soon be forthcoming.
This candy is easy and delicious. I’ve never had anyone tell me they didn’t like my little bites of happiness. 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.
Margarite’s Peanut Butter Balls
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.
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