Getting a Peanut Butter Cup Fix
These treats are good any time of the year. I get several requests to add them to my Christmas cookie exchange. Instead of making them look like eyeballs, I add snowflakes and sprinkles.
At Easter, they can be made to look like Easter Eggs. If you use your imagination, I’m sure you could come up with a few more ideas on how to make these tasty morsels look.
Peanut Butter Balls
1 pound of 10x sugar
2 cups of creamy peanut butter
2/3 a stick of slightly melted butter
1 package of chocolate chips or white chips
White Chocolate Bark or Regular Chocolate Bark (depending upon look and preference)
- Pour the box or bag of powdered sugar into a large bowl. Add the peanut butter and stir well.
- Heat the butter until almost completely melted in the microwave (about 47 seconds).
- Pour the semi-melted butter into the sugar and peanut butter mix. Stir until blended well.
- Roll out small balls (the size of a marble) and place them on a cookie sheet.
- Place ¼ cup or so of chips with a small piece of bark in a small microwave safe dish. Heat in increments of 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until chocolate is melted.
- Quickly, toss a ball or two in the melted chocolate; turn them over until completely covered.
- With a fork, pick one ball up at a time, tapping against the bowl side, allowing the excess chocolate to drop off back into the bowl. Place on a cookie sheet.
- Reheat the chocolate when consistency gets too thick to work with.
- Decorate accordingly.
For Eyeballs: M&M’s, Red Hots, Skittles, or see other eye ideas for iris/pupil. For the veins, place a small amount of red frosting in a baggie, make a pin hole in corner of the bag and squeeze onto hardened chocolate balls.
I bet you can’t eat just one.